Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of fatally shooting celebrity tattoo artist Trigz. The 40 year old, real name Michael Christopher Pebley, was gunned down outside the Black Derby Smoke Shop in North Hollywood on 9 October (14), shortly after a fight broke out inside the parlour.
Cops have since taken Robert Falon into custody and on Tuesday (28Oct14), he was charged with murder.
His bail has been set at $2 million (£1.25 million), according to TMZ.com.
Trigz, who owned the Sin City Tattoo Shop in Pacoima, California, boasted clients including Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and rocker Travis Barker.
Celebrity tattoo artist Trigz has died after he was shot outside his parlour in Pacoima, California on Thursday night (09Oct14). The 40 year old, real name Michael Christopher Pebley, reportedly worked with clients including Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and rocker Travis Barker.
The shooting occurred following a fight inside his Sin City Tattoo Shop.
Veteran actress Marian Seldes has died, aged 86. Seldes passed away at her home on Monday (06Oct14) following a long, undisclosed illness.
Her brother Timothy Seldes announced her death in a statement which reads: "It is with deep sadness that I share the news that my dear sister Marian Seldes has died. She was an extraordinary woman whose great love of the theatre, teaching and acting was surpassed only by her deep love for her family."
Her impressive career spanned 60 years and she was considered an American theatre legend. She made her Broadway debut in 1947 in the Robinson Jeffers adaptation of Medea.
She was one of acclaimed playwright Edward Albee's go-to actresses, appearing in such plays as Tiny Alice, The Play About the Baby and Three Tall Women.
In 1967, she won her first Tony Award for her supporting role in Albee's A Delicate Balance.
Seldes was nominated for four more Tony Awards, including nods for her roles in Father's Day, Ring Round the Moon, Dinner at Eight, and Deathtrap, for which she also holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for her four-year run without having missed a single performance.
She last appeared on the Great White Way in 2007 for Terrence McNally's Deuce. In 2010, she received the prestigious Tony Lifetime Achievement Award.
Seldes also made her mark in many films including Truman, Mona Lisa Smile, August Rush and Leatherheads, as well as TV shows such as Murphy Brown and Sex and the City.
Seldes also served as a professor at Julliard performing arts school, having a roster of drama students including Viola Davis, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Kline, Christopher Reeve, and Robin Williams.
She is survived by daughter Katharine Claman Andres, her only child with first husband Julian Claman. Her second husband, writer/director Garson Kanin, died in 1999.
Troubled singer Chris Brown has escaped further jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker appeared at a court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning (02Sep14) and admitted beating up a man outside a hotel in the city last year (13).
Brown, who spent two months in prison earlier this year (14) for a probation violation, was sentenced to time already served for the misdemeanour assault charge and was fined $150 (). During the hearing he apologised for his actions, telling the judge, "I'm sorry, I am very sorry."
He walked free from court with his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran by his side.
The singer's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was previously convicted on an assault charge stemming from the attack. Brown's court appearance on Tuesday marked the third time officials had attempted to resolve the case with the star. He missed a previous plea hearing scheduled for Friday (29Aug14) due to travel difficulties.
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.
R&B star Chris Brown has brushed off rumours he is set to document his post-prison career comeback on his own reality TV show. Bosses at America's BET network have reportedly been courting the Kiss Kiss hitmaker to sign on for a fly-on-the-wall project, which would follow the embattled singer as he worked through his existing legal troubles and focused on his new album X.
However, Brown has dismissed the claims, simply telling TMZ.com, "Nah, (a reality show is) not for me, man."
The 25 year old was released from prison on 2 June (14), over two months after he was jailed for violating his probation by getting kicked out of a court-ordered rehab programme for bad behaviour in March (14).
He was handed an additional four-month term in early May (14) after admitting to breaking the terms of his probation relating to his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown has another assault charge looming over him - he is due to stand trial over allegations he attacked a 20-year-old outside a Washington, D.C. hotel in October (13). A start date for the trial has been set for September (14) following his rejection of a plea deal with prosecutors.
His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, has already been convicted of taking part in the attack.
Embattled Chris Brown is heading back to court after rejecting a plea deal in his 2013 assault case. The singer is accused of beating up 20-year-old Patrick Adams outside a Washington, D.C. hotel and now he's heading to trial, insisting he is innocent of all charges.
Brown was in court on Wednesday (25Jun14), when he was offered a deal, but his lawyer Mark Geragos and the prosecutor could not agree on the details of the alleged assault.
The deal would have kept Brown out of jail, but now he could be back behind bars if he's found guilty.
The Kiss Kiss singer was released from prison on 2 June (14), over two months after he was incarcerated for violating his probation by getting kicked out of a court-ordered rehab programme for bad behaviour in March (14).
He was handed an additional four-month term in early May (14) after admitting to breaking the terms of his probation, served up during his 2009 Rihanna assault trial.
A new trial date has been set for September (14), reports TMZ.com.
Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, has already been convicted of the assault.
Prosecutors in Chris Brown's Washington, D.C. assault case have asked a judge to bring forward the newly-freed singer's trial date to the end of June (14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was released from prison on Monday (02Jun14), over two months after he was incarcerated for violating his probation by getting kicked out of a court-ordered rehab programme for bad behaviour in March (14).
He was also handed an additional four-month term in early May (14) after admitting to breaking the terms of his probation, served up during his 2009 Rihanna assault trial, while in D.C. in October (13), when he allegedly became embroiled in a fight outside a hotel.
Brown is due to appear in a Washington, D.C. court on 25 June (14) for a status conference, but the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia filed legal papers on Wednesday (04Jun14), seeking to change the hearing to the start date for the trial.
The lead prosecutor claims there is no reason to delay it any longer as Brown's probation violation admission is grounds enough to try him on the misdemeanour assault charge, according to TMZ.com.
The embattled star's lawyer, Mark Geragos, previously insisted Brown's admission was not a confession of his involvement in the attack on 20-year-old Patrick Adams.
The singer's bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has already been found guilty of assaulting Adams, who accused the minder and Brown of beating him up and breaking his nose in an unprovoked altercation.
R&B star Chris Brown has been sentenced to spend the entire summer behind bars. In court in Los Angeles on Friday (09May14), the singer admitted to violating his probation, served up during his 2009 assault trial, by getting into a fight outside a Washington D.C. hotel in October (13), and he was sentenced to a year in jail.
However, Brown got credit for the 116 days he spent in rehab, seeking court-ordered treatment for anger management, and another 59 days he has been behind bars this year, which leaves a total of 131 days, according to TMZ.com.
The R&B star was facing a four-year sentence, but the judge in the case agreed to take into account that the Kiss Kiss singer was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which could account for some of the violence.
The judge also ordered him to attend therapy sessions twice a week, and he must submit to random drug testing three times a week.
Brown, who spent his birthday behind bars earlier this week (05May14), also has an assault trial in Washington, D.C. looming next month (Jun14). His bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has already been found guilty of attacking 20-year-old Parker Adams, who accused the minder and Brown of beating him up and breaking his nose in an unprovoked altercation in October (13).
Brown has been behind bars since March (14) after a judge sentenced him to jail time after he was dismissed from a rehab facility for breaking the clinic's rules.
A judge has approved the release of five photos prosecutors entered into evidence in the assault trial of Chris Brown's bodyguard. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was found guilty last month (Apr14) of punching 20-year-old Parker Adams in the face during a bust-up outside a Washington, D.C. hotel in October (13).
He claimed he was the only one to hit Adams, and insisted during his trial that he lashed out because the victim was attempting to gain access to his client's tour bus, but prosecutors insisted that alone didn't warrant the beating the plaintiff received and charged the 25 year old with misdemeanour assault.
Brown is currently in jail in California on charges stemming from a March (14) arrest after he was dismissed from a rehab centre, where he was receiving court-ordered anger management treatment.
His assault trial has been postponed and a date has not yet been scheduled, but on Tuesday (06May14) photos showing Brown and Hollosy in custody, Brown posing with two women outside the hotel and Adams' bloodied face were released to the media.
The singer could find himself behind bars for a further four years if the eventual ruling in the assault case is deemed a violation of his probation relating to his 2009 assault conviction for beating his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.