Veteran British DJ Dave Lee Travis had a "propensity" to grope women and hoped his fame gave him "the perfect right" to abuse them, a court in London has heard. The former BBC Radio 1 stalwart, who was cleared of 12 indecent assault charges in February (14), is facing a retrial on three counts, and the hearing formally began on Friday (05Sept14).
The jury was told Lee Travis is facing two charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault involving three different women between the 1980s and 2008.
One alleged victim claims she was groped when she was working on a theatre show with Lee Travis, another accuses him of groping her outside his dressing room before a chat show appearance, and a third is a journalist who says she was molested during an interview at the DJ's home in Buckinghamshire, England.
Prosecutor Miranda Moore, QC, told the jury at London's Southwark Crown Court, "We say that these incidents show that he has a propensity to lay his hands in a sexual manner on young women and that he is an opportunist... The defendant seemed to act as if he had the perfect right to grope."
Lee Travis denies all three charges.
The trial continues.
Rising Australian actor Ryan Corr pleaded guilty to heroin possession at a court hearing in Sydney on Tuesday (02Sep14).
Corr, who stars in Russell Crowe's upcoming directorial debut The Water Diviner, admitted a charge of possessing a prohibited drug after police officers caught him with a bag of heroin. However, Corr walked away from Waverley Local Court on Tuesday without a conviction.
His lawyer Chris Murphy argued it would hinder his acting career as he could be banned from entering certain countries. Magistrate Julie Huber agreed and said, "It is quite clear that you are a young man with a long, successful acting career and there is nothing to suggest that career won't continue."
The court was also told that Corr had not taken the drug and no drug-taking equipment was found in his possession.
He was handed a 12-month good behaviour bond, which is similar to probation.
Actress Jamie Chung is convinced her movie co-star Selena Gomez will be "fine" despite her rumoured reunion with troubled singer Justin Bieber.
Gomez and the Baby hitmaker have been dating on and off since 2010 and sparked rumours of a reconciliation last month (Aug14) when they were spotted together on a trip to Ontario, Canada, where Bieber grew up. Many fans fear Gomez will be dragged down by Bieber, who has had a turbulent 2014 with various scandals including a DUI arrest and a court case over an egg-throwing incident.
However, Chung, who stars with Gomez in upcoming comedy Rudderless, is adamant the young star will not be adversely influenced by her beau.
Chung tells the New York Daily News, "She has a good head on her shoulders. She comes from a really good family. In terms of her personal decisions, you can't tell someone what to do. They're going to discover that on their own. I have faith that she'll be just fine. I know who she is and she's a really great girl."
Rapper Young Jeezy has been released from jail after posting $1 million (£588,000) bail for a gun possession charge linked to a fatal shooting at a recent concert. The hip-hop star, real name Jay Jenkins, was taken into custody last Sunday (24Aug14) after police discovered an assault rifle on his tour bus.
Detectives believe the firearm is the same weapon used to kill 38-year-old record label boss Eric Johnson backstage at Jeezy's joint Under the Influence of Music concert with Wiz Khalifa in Mountain View, California on 22 August (14).
Jeezy and five members of his entourage were arrested and charged as no one came forward to claim ownership of the gun.
He pleaded not guilty to the count during a court hearing in Newport Beach, California on Tuesday (26Aug14) and he walked free from jail on Thursday night (28Aug14).
The rapper also posted bail for his five associates. He is due back in court next Friday (05Sep14).
R&B star Chris Brown's day in court to answer assault charges has been delayed again after travel issues prevented the singer from making it to Washington, D.C.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was due to appear in court on Friday (29Aug14) for what would have been the third attempt to resolve an assault case dating back to October, 2013. But, according to court filings, Brown was unable to make it to the hearing and it was rescheduled for Tuesday (02Sep14).
The singer and his bodyguard were charged with beating up a young man outside a Washington, D.C. hotel. The minder, Christopher Hollosy, was convicted earlier this year (14), while Brown has rejected plea deals in relation to the case.
At the time of the incident, Brown was on probation in California for the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Stars like Charlie Sheen and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have flooded Twitter.com with messages of support to Joan Rivers and her family. The 81-year-old comedienne was hospitalised in New York on Thursday (28Aug14) after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during routine throat surgery.
She was placed in a medically-induced coma but her condition has been described as "serious" but "stable" by the star's daughter Melissa and hospital staff at Mount Sinai.
And after Melissa Rivers confirmed the news about her mother's health crisis in a statement, the acid-tongued funnywoman and fashion critic's famous friends offered their well wishes.
Actor Sheen wrote, "Please come back to us young lady," while Modern Family star Ferguson offers, "Sending all my love and prayers to my friend @Joan_Rivers right now."
Other tweets poured in from Rosie O'Donnell, Larry King, Ellen DeGeneres, Zachary Quinto and Courtney Love, who wrote, "Hang in there @Joan_Rivers So many awful gowns are going to be worn this year as bait for you pull through. Love and prayers Court."
Meanwhile, comedian and TV roast master Jeff Ross made light of his friend's health crisis, joking, "Don't worry folks, @Joan_Rivers won't die because she refuses to follow Robin Williams. Get well mama. We need you."
Williams died earlier this month (Aug14).
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.
Rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing the assault rifle believed to be the gun used to kill a record label boss backstage at a concert last week (22Aug14). The 36-year-old MC, real name Jay Jenkins, was arrested on Sunday (24Aug14) during a raid by police officers investigating the fatal shooting, which took place backstage at the rapper's Under the Influence of Music Tour concert with Wiz Khalifa on Friday (22Aug14) in Mountain View, California.
Cops suspected the weapon found on Jeezy's tour bus was the same rifle used in the shooting incident, and when no one came forward to claim ownership, the rapper, along with five members of his entourage, were taken into police custody.
On Monday (25Aug14), the hip-hop star's bail was set at $1 million (£588,000), and on Tuesday (26Aug14) he pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon in a Newport Beach, California, court.
Despite the fact weapons charges have been filed, police have yet to arrest a suspect responsible for the shooting death of 38-year-old record label boss Eric Johnson.
Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa's Under the Influence of Music tour stop in Chula Vista, California on Saturday (23Aug14) was cancelled following the tragedy, and another date scheduled for Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan next month (Sep14) has also been axed due to "Michigan State University's review of recent events and assessment of campus concerns".
Hip-hop producer Jas Prince is seeking $4 million (£2.35 million) in damages from bosses at Bryan 'Birdman' Williams' record label amid allegations he was cheated out of royalties for songs released by rapper Drake. Prince claims he discovered Drake and was instrumental in helping the Worst Behaviour hitmaker land a deal with Aspire Music Group, via which his rapping and songwriting services would be licensed to others.
As part of the agreement, Prince would receive a portion of profits and advances generated by Drake's recordings, reports Entlawdigest.com.
However, Prince alleges he was cut out of the picture in July, 2009, when Aspire executives allowed Drake to sign a joint contract with Williams' Cash Money Records and Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label, for which the rapper received a $2 million (£1.18 million) advance.
Prince has now filed suit in a Miami, Florida court to lay claim to millions he believes he is owed from Cash Money chiefs, citing charges including unjust enrichment, conversion and breach of contract.
Drake is not directly involved in the lawsuit.
It’s been 4 years since Easy A premiered. That means we’ve spent the last 4 years without a new Amanda Bynes movie. Don’t even get me started on how long it’s been since she was on TV. She was the queen of Nickelodeon in the late 90’s/early 00’s. If you’ve been suffering withdrawals from her young comedic genius, look no further.
Ashley, All That
Various Characters, The Amanda Show
Amber from the “The Girls Room” skit
Moody from the “Moody’s Point” skit
Judge Trudy from the “Judge Trudy” skit
Daphne Reynolds, What A Girl Wants
Viola Hastings, She’s The Man
Sydney White, Sydney White
Holly Tyler, What I Like About You
Penny Pingleton, Hairspray
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Marianne Bryant, Easy A
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