Celebrity legal affairs

May 01, 2020 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The conviction of a former hip-hop and rap promoter who ordered the killing of a friend of 50 Cent was upheld Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that James Rosemond was properly convicted of murder-for-hire charges. Rosemond was accused of hiring a crew to kill an...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. A man was arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting at the Louisiana home of the “Duck Dynasty” star. Daniel King Jr. was booked into a correctional center after Robertson's estate in West Monroe was struck by gunfire on Friday, April 24, 2020, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Saturday, April 25. No one was injured in the shooting, authorities said. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 29, 2020 - 2:18 pm
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Three members of “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson's family have received protective orders against a man charged with shooting at homes on their Louisiana estate. Daniel King Jr., 38, was booked into jail on a charge of aggravated assault by drive-by shooting after two...
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FILE - This April 10, 2019 file photo shows Jason Mitchell at "The Chi" FYC Event in Los Angeles. The star of the hit Showtime series "The Chi" who was also featured in the film "Straight Outta Compton" has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges. A Mississippi sheriff says Jason Mitchell was arrested Wednesday, April 22, 2020, during a traffic stop in Gulfport. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 23, 2020 - 7:59 pm
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A fired star of the hit Showtime series “The Chi" who was also featured in the Academy Award-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton" has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges on Mississippi's coast. Jason Mitchell, who portrayed Brandon Johnson on the cable series' first...
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Shown is a portion of a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Washington. The Paycheck Protection was supposed to be a lifeline for small businesses, helping them stay afloat and keep their employees on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. But guidelines from the Small Business Administration say that businesses are ineligible if someone who owns at least 20 percent of the company is incarcerated, under indictment, on probation or parole or had been convicted of a felony within the last five years. Ineligible would-be applicants and advocates say the restrictions are a slap in the face for those who have served their time, especially from an administration that has trumpeted second chances. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
April 21, 2020 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Damon West was hoping the government's coronavirus rescue package for small-business owners would help replace the income he's lost now that he can't travel the country as a keynote speaker. But then he got a call from his accountant. A question on the application form asked...
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In this photo taken from video released by Spanish National Police, showing police escorting suspected Egyptian extremists detained in a Monday overnight raid, in Almeria, Spain, Tuesday April 21, 2020. A suspected Egyptian-born Islamic State fighter described by police investigators as a "dangerous extremist" and two other people who are being investigated for possible links to religious extremist groups have been arrested in southern Spain, the country's National Police announced Tuesday. (Spanish National Police via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 1:33 pm
ALMERÍA, Spain (AP) — A former London rapper who stopped making music not long after his father's extradition to face terror charges in the bombings of two U.S. embassies was arrested Monday in southern Spain on suspicion of joining Islamic State fighters in Syria. Two sources close to the...
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April 20, 2020 - 3:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of four of the eight passengers killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter have joined the NBA star's widow in filing wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned and operated the aircraft. The suits on behalf of three members of one...
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April 16, 2020 - 6:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty Thursday to killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, prosecutors said. Dr. Amie Harwick died Feb. 15 after she was thrown over the third-floor balcony of her Hollywood Hills apartment,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2015 file photo, Ayesha Curry arrives at the Autism Speaks to LA Celebrity Chef Gala in Santa Monica, Calif. A celebrity branding company is seeking at least $10 million in a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Curry, food and lifestyle personality and wife of NBA star Stephen Curry. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
April 15, 2020 - 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A celebrity branding company on Wednesday sued Ayesha Curry, the food and lifestyle personality and wife of NBA star Stephen Curry, seeking more than $10 million for breach of contract. Flutie Entertainment said in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that the five years...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike in New York. A judge has allowed Avenatti to be temporarily freed from a federal jail in New York City and to ride out the coronavirus scare at a friend's house in Los Angeles. On Friday, April 10, 2020, U.S. District Judge James Selna said Avenatti may stay at the home of Jay Mannheimer, near Venice Beach, during the 90-day release period but he first must get tested for COVID-19 and be quarantined for 14 days at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 11, 2020 - 4:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has allowed Michael Avenatti to be temporarily freed from a federal jail in New York City and to ride out the coronavirus scare at a friend's house in Los Angeles. The attorney, who rose to fame representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. "Full House" actress Loughlin, Giannulli and other prominent parents told a judge Wednesday, March 25, 2020, that he should dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of "extraordinary" misconduct. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 09, 2020 - 12:27 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. FEDS DENY ALLEGATIONS FROM LOUGHLIN: Federal prosecutors are denying allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion...
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