Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Lifetime is readying a follow-up series to "Surviving R. Kelly" called “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” with one major difference: This time, R Kelly will be behind bars when it airs. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
December 30, 2019 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Few TV documentary series can boast having a more powerful real world impact than “Surviving R. Kelly.” Though allegations of sexual abuse against minors followed R&B superstar R. Kelly for years, it was a six-part series aired by Lifetime last January featuring testimonials by...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago. Lifetime is readying a follow-up series to "Surviving R. Kelly" called “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” with one major difference: This time, R Kelly will be behind bars when it airs. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
December 30, 2019 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Few TV documentary series can boast having a more powerful real world impact than “Surviving R. Kelly.” Though allegations of sexual abuse against minors followed R&B superstar R. Kelly for years, it was a six-part series aired by Lifetime last January featuring testimonials by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, actor Alec Baldwin stands in a New York City court, for a hearing on charges that he slugged a man during a dispute over a parking spot in 2018. Baldwin didn't slander Wojciech Cieszkowski in interviews about a parking dispute that turned physical, a judge has ruled, as dueling lawsuits between the two continue. (Alec Tabac/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
December 27, 2019 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin didn't slander a man in interviews about a parking dispute that turned physical, a judge has ruled as dueling lawsuits between the actor and the other driver continue. Baldwin's remarks — including claims that Wojciech Cieszkowski's driving was “really fast,” “really...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, actor Alec Baldwin stands in a New York City court, for a hearing on charges that he slugged a man during a dispute over a parking spot in 2018. Baldwin didn't slander Wojciech Cieszkowski in interviews about a parking dispute that turned physical, a judge has ruled, as dueling lawsuits between the two continue. (Alec Tabac/The Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
December 27, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin didn't slander a man in interviews about a parking dispute that turned physical, a judge has ruled as dueling lawsuits between the actor and the other driver continue. Baldwin's remarks — including claims that Wojciech Cieszkowski's driving was “really fast,” “really...
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December 27, 2019 - 1:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin didn't slander a man in interviews about a parking dispute that turned physical, a judge has ruled as dueling lawsuits between the actor and the other driver continue. Baldwin's remarks — including claims that Wojciech Cieszkowski's driving was “really fast,” “really...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, DaBaby performs "Sugar" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Grammy-nominated rapper “DaBaby” was detained in North Carolina hours after he gave away toys to children and shortly after his concert. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued citations to the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resisting and officer Monday, Dec. 23, news outlets reported. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 24, 2019 - 12:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was handcuffed and cited on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in North Carolina hours after he performed a concert and gave away toys to children. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued citations to the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, on...
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HOLD FOR STORY BY WILLIAM J. KOLE — FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. More than two years after he hanged himself in his prison cell in April 2017, while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, Netflix is releasing "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" on Jan. 15, 2020. Hernandez's suicide came just a days after he was acquitted of most charges in another double murder case. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 21, 2019 - 1:06 am
BOSTON (AP) — More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's story still fascinates — and now it's heading back to the small screen. Netflix is releasing “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” on Jan. 15. The three-part documentary examines...
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December 20, 2019 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drita D’Avanzo of the reality TV series “Mob Wives” and her spouse have been arrested on weapons and drug charges. D’Avanzo and her husband, reputed Colombo crime family associate Lee D’Avanza, were in court on Friday after executing a search warrant on Thursday evening at the...
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FILE - This combination photo shows singer R. Kelly after the first day of jury selection in his child pornography trial at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago on May 9, 2008, left, the late R&B singer and actress Aaliyah during a photo shoot in New York on May 9, 2001. Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994 according to a revised indictment filed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
December 18, 2019 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he schemed with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. Kelly entered the plea in New York via a video feed from Chicago...
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FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to 2 years in prison Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 for his entanglement with a violent street gang that fueled his rise to fame, but was spared a much harsher possible sentence because of his extraordinary decision to become a star witness for prosecutors. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
December 18, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday by a judge who said his extraordinary cooperation with prosecutors let him dodge potential decades in prison but did not absolve him entirely for using a violent gang as his “personal hit squad.” The 23-year-...
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