Teenage rapper Chief Keef is a new dad after welcoming his first son. The embattled hip-hop star, real name Keith Cozart, showed off the baby boy, named Krue, in a series of photos on his Instagram.com page on Monday (22Sep14).
In one of the accompanying captions, he wrote, "I got my 1st boy! Krue Karter Cozart Sept 21st @8:57pm In Tennessee Lil Glulla! Pops got u my boy, My twin. Lookin like yo momma here tho. Can't wait for u to come home to your Red Room (sic)!"
The kid is Keef's third. He also has two young daughters from two previous relationships and last year (13), he was ordered to pay child support to both mothers.
The birth of little Krue gives the Finally Rich hitmaker something to celebrate after a series of legal problems - he became a wanted man last month (Aug14) after failing to appear at an Illinois court hearing relating to an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in March (14).
Veteran BBC radio presenter Dave Lee Travis is facing a possible jail sentence after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman backstage during a TV show recording. The 69 year old was convicted on Tuesday (23Sep14) of groping the researcher in a corridor at a TV studio in 1995 by placing his hands on her breasts for 10-15 seconds.
The DJ was cleared of a separate charge of indecent assault, and the jury at London's Southwark Crown Court was undecided on a third charge of sexual assault, which has now been dropped.
Travis, who had denied all three charges, showed no emotion as the majority verdicts were read. Judge Anthony Leonard, QC warned the presenter, a stalwart of the BBC's flagship Radio 1 during its 1970s and '80s heyday, that "all options" including a prison term will be open when he is sentenced.
Leaving court after the verdict, Travis said, "I'm not speaking to anybody right this moment."
The case was a retrial stemming from a separate hearing earlier this year (14) when the presenter was cleared of 12 sex attack charges dating back to the 1970s.
That jury failed to reach a verdict on one count of indecent assault and one of sexual assault, and a retrial was ordered. In the run-up to the new hearing, another alleged victim came forward, resulting in Travis' conviction on Tuesday.
The young opportunists who stole Miley Cyrus' Maserati sports car after breaking into the pop star's home in June (14) have been sentenced to time behind bars.
Tylor Scott and Naomi Charles, who also stole jewelry and clothing items from the Wrecking Ball singer, while she was out of town, both pleaded guilty to felony residential burglary charges in court on Monday (22Sep14). Scott, who has a prior record, also pleaded guilty to felony grand theft and was sentenced to five years in state prison. Charles will serve a year behind bars, reports TMZ.com.
Police tracked down the Maserati thieves using surveillance video footage of them breaking into Cyrus' compound.
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.