Singer/rapper Cee Lo Green has been handed three years of probation and a community service sentence after striking a plea deal relating to an ecstasy charge.
The Forget You hitmaker, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, hit headlines last year (13) after an ex-girlfriend accused him of slipping her ecstasy before having sex with her following a dinner date in Los Angeles in 2012. He pleaded not guilty to the claim at the time of his booking, but subsequently agreed to plead no contest to a felony count of sharing ecstasy in a deal which allows him to maintain his innocence.
He entered the plea during a brief court hearing on Friday (29Aug14), when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young ordered the star to serve probation.
The 39 year old must also complete 360 hours of community work at the MusiCares Foundation of the Recording Academy, which provides financial aid and medical care to musicians who have fallen on hard times. He must also attend 52 private alcohol counselling sessions, reports TMZ.com.
Prosecutors had previously dropped a charge of sexual assault against Green on the grounds of insufficient evidence. The plaintiff, whose identity has not been revealed, alleged Green spiked her drink during a date in November, 2012, and she later woke up naked in a bed with him in the room.
Actress Megan Fox is letting destiny decide whether or not she should have more kids after giving birth to her second son earlier this year (14). The sexy Transformers star admits she's not opposed to having a large family, and she isn't taking extra precautions to make sure she doesn't fall pregnant again.
She says, "There's not a plan, but I'm gonna be, like, one of those weird people that doesn't not try, but isn't trying - and just leaves it up to the universe."
But she's not ready to have baby number three just yet - she recently timed a romantic weekend away with husband Brian Austin Green to make sure they didn't conceive.
She tells chat show host Chelsea Handler, "I made sure I wasn't ovulating because I didn't want to get pregnant again."
Lest you think Megan Fox has it easier than non-celebrity moms, here are a few awesome quotes from her recent interview with Chelsea Handler:
"You don't really have a life. You're home a lot. You don't sleep..."
"You don't even get to poop alone—you have to take the babies with you."
And as far as her date nights with hubby Brian Austin Green? They spent the night in a hotel once, and it was very carefully calculated:
"We did that one time and we made sure I wasn't ovulating because I didn't want to get pregnant again. Sorry! Too much information."
No life, no sleep, no pooping in private? And date nights planned around your ovulation? Megan Fox has officially proven that she's just like the rest of us moms.
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Megan Fox was stunned to learn the middle name she had picked for her baby son, who was born earlier this year (14), was also her great-grandfather's. The Transformers star and her husband Brian Austin Green had already selected Bodhi as the first name for their second child - after Patrick Swayze's character in one of the new mum's favourite films, Point Break - but they were still deliberating on a middle moniker when Fox received a strange call from her mum.
She explains, "His middle name is sort of spiritual and religious for me, in that Ransom can also mean being saved. I pitched it to Brian and he was like, 'You know, I feel like that's such a typical, like, actor-y thing to do to name your kid something so weird and I don't know if we can make it work'.
"Two days later my mum texted me and was like, 'You know, if you haven't chosen a middle name, your great-grandfather's middle name was Ransom, and maybe that'll work'. I didn't know because... he died before I was born... We figured it was meant to be."
"Brian doesn't get any intimacy whatsoever." Actress Megan Fox admits her sex life with husband Brian Austin Green is non-existent now they are parents to two young kids. She gave birth to son Bodhi in February (14) and is also mum to 22-month-old boy Noah.
"I've walked the floor. I came once when my husband (Brian Austin Green) was here for (TV drama) Sarah Connor. I wasn't promoting anything. I came in a Star Wars T‑shirt, and I walked around and nobody bothered me one time." Megan Fox feels at home at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California. The actress will be there this weekend (25-27Jul14) to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Soul songwriter/guitarist Teenie Hodges has died, aged 68. Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges passed away on Sunday (22Jun14) at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas due to complications from emphysema. His death comes just three months after a pneumonia scare landed him in hospital following an appearance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas in March (14).
Family friend Lawrence 'Boo' Mitchell tells The Commercial Appeal newspaper, "It's a huge blow to Memphis music. Teenie was an icon as a songwriter and guitarist. Guitarists all around the world loved and imitated his playing. But Teenie... man, he was one of a kind."
Hodges, who is credited with helping shape the music scene in Memphis, Tennessee, played guitar in bands from the age of 12.
In 1965, he joined his two brothers in Hi Rhythm Section, the house band which worked on hit soul recordings with Al Green, Ann Pebbles, Otis Clay and Syl Johnson. He is most famous for co-writing Green's hits Take Me to the River and Love and Happiness.
A short film about his career, titled Mabon Teenie Hodges: A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original, was released in 2013. He also featured in a documentary called Take Me To The River, which was shown at SXSW this year (14).
Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson expressed his sadness at the news on Twitter.com on Tuesday (24Jun14), writing, "So sad to hear that Teenie Hodges has passed away. He's one of the greatest soul guitar players ever + he co wrote 'Love And Happiness'. RIP (rest in peace)... Teenie Hodges was also an incredibly kind dude who I had the good fortune to spend time around back in March. Alot (sic) of people will miss him."
Sexy star Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green have bought late crooner Bing Crosby's former home in Toluca Lake, California. The couple paid over $3 million (£1.9 million) for the modernised ranch home, according to TMZ.com.
Hollywood beauty Megan Fox plans to make just one movie a year to support her family after confessing she has lost her passion for acting since becoming a mother. The Transformers star welcomed her first child, son Noah, in September, 2012, and she became a mum for a second time earlier this year (Feb14), when she gave birth to a boy named Bodhi.
Fox, who is married to actor Brian Austin Green, reveals having two children so close in age means "total chaos" at home and she is still learning how to balance her time between her boys.
She tells Parents.com, "It's hard because I don't feel like I'm ever giving either one of them 100 per cent of my attention or 100 per cent of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt. Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them...? It's hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time."
The actress, who is currently promoting the forthcoming live-action remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has not signed up to any new projects since Bodhi's arrival, and Fox admits she would rather focus on raising her kids than building on her career, because she struggles with the guilt that comes with being a working mother.
She explains, "I've never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but especially once I got pregnant with my first son and now (having) my second, it's so hard to be a working mom especially when your heart is not in your work, when your heart is with your family."
However, Fox insists she won't disappear from the big screen completely: "I have to make one movie a year because I have to invest in their future and I have to be able to pay their way through college and be able to provide for them."
She adds, "It's all about trying to spend as little time away from my kids as possible."
Lady Gaga has threatened to reignite the controversy over her heavily-criticised performance at the South by Southwest festival by showing off a painting given to her by the 'vomit artist' who shared the stage. The pop superstar hit headlines by teaming up with performance artist Millie Brown, who threw up green and black liquid over the singer during her show at the event in Austin, Texas last month (Mar14).
Gaga was accused of glamorising eating disorders by promoting vomit painting, and she has now revived the debate by publishing a photograph of an artwork given to her by Brown.
The Poker Face star posted a snap of the vomit piece on her Littlemonsters.com website, adding in a caption, "Millie Brown made this for me, she said it was 'ARTPOP' and represented our artistic revolution. I'm so happy people are talking about art more. We must keep it alive."
Gaga's vomit stunt previously came under fire from fellow singer Demi Lovato, who has battled eating disorders in the past, but the kooky star defended her decision to promote vomit painting by insisting the practice is "art in its purest form".