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 jewellery 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.
Kim Kardashian's mum and stepfather are heading for the divorce courts. Kris Jenner has filed for divorce to end her 22-year marriage to former Olympian Bruce Jenner, 11 months after the couple announced its separation.
The Jenners wed in 1991 and split last year (13).
Kris has requested joint physical and legal custody of the couple's only minor child, 17-year-old Kylie.
She has also asked to keep her jewellery and assets amassed since the pair's separation.
Star Trek and Star Wars director J.J. Abrams is bringing writer Stephen King's 11/22/63 to the small screen after signing up to executive produce a series based on the 2011 novel. Executives at TV streaming company Hulu have ordered the project, which revolves around the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
King is thrilled by the news his book, about a teacher who travels back in time to stop the Kennedy killing, is to become a nine-hour thriller, stating, "If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it."
Elvis Presley's granddaughter has been given a huge acting boost after landing a lead role in director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming TV series The Girlfriend Experience. Riley Keough, who appeared in Magic Mike and The Runaways, will portray a high-end New York call girl in the drama, according to IndieWire.com. The series will be based on the director's 2009 film of the same name.
Famed Italian conductor Riccardo Muti has bowed out as a lifelong honorary director of the Opera of Rome. The music maestro has decided to end his six-year tenure at the city orchestra and has pulled out of plans to lead upcoming productions of Aida and The Marriage of Figaro at the venue.
In a letter sent to the theatre's general director, Carlo Fuortes, Muti cites company turmoil, including strikes and financial problems, for his exit.
It reads in part: "Sadly, despite all my efforts to contribute to your cause, the current situation does not guarantee the serenity I need to ensure the productions are a success."
The news comes just weeks after another revered conductor, Austrian Franz Welser-Moest, quit his role as music director of the Vienna State Opera.
Gloomy singer Lana Del Rey is set to give the dead a treat just before Halloween after booking two shows at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Summertime Sadness singer will perform on The Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever on 17 and 18 October (14).
Embattled hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is preparing to call upon Kanye West and Mariah Carey as potential witnesses in his legal battle with director Lee Daniels. Jay Z's former Roc-A-Fella Records business partner is suing the filmmaker over allegations he reneged on the terms of an investment deal, which reportedly saw Dash pour $2 million (£1.25 million) into Kevin Bacon's 2004 drama The Woodsman.
Dash claims he was persuaded to re-invest the funds into a string of Daniels' other projects, including Oscar-winning 2009 release Precious, 2012 thriller The Paperboy and 2013's The Butler, in exchange for producing credits on the movies, but the acknowledgements never materialised.
On Monday (22Sep14), the plaintiff's lawyer, Natraj Bhushan, filed new papers in the case, detailing who Dash would call upon to back up his argument in a court of law.
The rap mogul listed West as one potential witness, after enlisting the Stronger rapper, who used to be signed to Roc-A-Fella Records, to help promote The Woodsman by staging performances at venues where advertisements for the movie would run.
Dash also alleges he was instrumental in convincing Carey to sign on for 2008's Tennessee, another project produced by Daniels, by vouching for the filmmaker's talents.
Carey later went on to land a role in Precious, which Daniels produced and directed.
Dash, who has struggled with money issues in recent years, is demanding unspecified damages from Daniels, who has yet to file a response to the suit.
Jada Pinkett Smith has a whole new level of respect for Angelina Jolie after she went to great lengths to help the Collateral star set up her campaign against human trafficking. Will Smith's wife has become an outspoken activist in the fight against the illegal sex trade in recent years after setting up her Don't Sell Bodies organisation, which aims to bring an end to the exploitation of woman and children around the world.
However, the actress reveals she owes a lot to fellow humanitarian Jolie, who serves as Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for going out of her way to put Pinkett Smith in touch with the right people.
Speaking to America's Health magazine, Jada explains, "Angelina Jolie and I, we're not friends, but when I called her about my human trafficking endeavours, she went all in. And I really appreciated that because there are not a lot of times that you can call upon people in our business and get serious help.
"She put me in contact with the people I needed to be in contact with, she sent me books, sent me all the information she had.
"I'm not saying that Angelina and I are, like, girlfriends and kicking it every day, but when you call another woman who's in a position to lend support to you and she just jumps right in there - that's sisterhood."
Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer has died at the age of 82. The director passed away in Amsterdam on Saturday (20Sep14).
Sluizer garnered international acclaim in 1988 with his film Spoorloos, which was based on Tim Krabbe's book The Golden Egg.
In 1993, he directed an American remake of The Vanishing, which starred Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland.
Sluizer's next film Dark Blood hit a roadblock when star River Phoenix died of a drug overdose in 1993.
He chose to complete the production in 2007 after suffering an aneurysm and in 2012, it premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival.
The leader of a Russian Orthodox social movement is urging officials to ban Florida-based heavy rock act Cannibal Corpse from the country, insisting the band violates the nation's anti-blasphemy laws. Dmitry Tsorionov, who fronts the organisation God's Will, is calling for the cancellation of all the group's upcoming concerts because the band members promote religious hatred and sing about rape and murder.
Cannibal Corpse are the latest act to fall foul of Russia's year-old anti-blasphemy laws, under which rockers face fines and possible prison sentences for extreme lyrics repeated at shows - Marilyn Manson had to scrap a show in Moscow in June (14) due to a bomb threat, while a second concert was cancelled over fears he would insult Orthodox believers.
Metal group Behemoth also had to axe shows after they were ordered to leave Russia for violating the country's visa regulations.