Justin Bieber's tour assistant has been handed 12 months probation after pleading guilty to two charges of attempting to import border-controlled drugs into Australia. Terrence Reche Smalls made the plea by phone during a court hearing in Brisbane on Friday (13Jun14), and he was given a 12-month good behaviour bond.
He was told he will face a hefty fine if he breaches the deal.
Smalls was reportedly caught in possession of cannabis plant material and resin when he was stopped at an airport in Brisbane last year (Nov13), while on tour with Bieber and his entourage.
He initially claimed to have no knowledge of the drugs, but has since accepted responsibility for packing it in his luggage.
The news comes a day after Bieber learned a felony phone stealing charge against him has been passed back to the Los Angeles City Attorney after police officials failed to find evidence to take the matter further.
The singer was accused of taking a mother's cellphone after spotting her trying to take a photo of him during a visit to an amusement park in Sherman Oaks, California last month (May14).
Los Angeles police officials investigated the woman's allegations, and interviewed witnesses but no one saw the Baby singer grab her phone from her handbag - as she claimed.
As a result, District Attorney's officials have rejected felony prosecution and sent the case to the City Attorney.
Comedian Louis C.K. is leading calls for a video shot moments after Tracy Morgan's horrific car crash to be removed from the Internet. The 30 Rock star was left in a critical condition along with his assistant Jeff Millea and fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua, while comic writer James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair was killed in the crash in New Jersey on Saturday (07Jun14).
Editors at TMZ.com have obtained a video of the scene of the accident shot shortly afterwards, showing a man thought to be Fuqua being lifted from the wreckage. C.K., who worked with Fuqua on his sitcom Louie, is now pleading with bosses at the website to remove the footage, writing on Twitter.com, "Take it down TMZ. Now. Please... Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte in a terrible crash. They are in ICU (intensive care unit)... Arte's brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won't.... Please don't go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down. @TMZ."
Other celebrities have joined calls for video to be removed. Director Judd Apatow writes, "@HarveyLevinTMZ please take down the accident video," while actor Dax Sheperd adds, "@TMZ is our worst cultural offering. It's just a click below 'Ow My Balls.'"
The video remained on the web as WENN went to press. The truck driver whose vehicle reportedly rear-ended Morgan's limousine and caused the six-car pile-up pleaded not guilty to death by auto and assault by auto in court on Wednesday (11Jun14).
Here are this week's highlights from VH1, Celebuzz, Flavorwire, and Hollywood.com
Bare it like Beckham!Celebrate the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 12 with the only reason you started paying attention to soccer in the first place: shirtless David Beckham. Celebuzz has a gallery of all of Becks' best semi-dressed moments.
Your newest guilty pleasure TV show awaits... Once you've run through the new season of Orange is the New Black, you'll need something a little lighter and a lot campier to recover from your marathon, and ABC Family is just the place to take the edge off. Flavorwire runs down the hidden gems of the network, and the best shows you'll never admit to watching.
"My conductor don't want none unless you've got trombones, hon." Sure, Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back" is a one of the best songs of the '90s, but you know what would make it even better? A full symphony orchestra on backup. VH1 has video of the rapper pefroming the updated classic, along with other great covers you might have missed.
Queen Bey Vs. Kim K: Who Reigns Supreme? Is Beyonce's picture day ponytail cuter than Kim Kardashian's fancy white bow? Just in time for #ThrowbackThursday, Hollywood.com grades the biggest stars on Instagram to see who has the more fabulous flashback photos.
The truck driver charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto after driving into a bus carrying comedian Tracy Morgan has pleaded not guilty to falling asleep at the wheel during an arraignment hearing. Appearing at Middlesex County Superior Court, New Jersey on Wednesday (11Jun14), Kevin Roper, who is accused of causing the pile-up that cost comedian James McNair his life and left Morgan and three others seriously injured, insisted he wasn't sleep-deprived behind the wheel of his Walmart truck.
In the criminal complaint, police stated Roper had been awake for more than 24 hours at the time of the crash. He failed to notice traffic slowing in front of him and hit Morgan's bus despite trying to swerve out of the way.
Roper's bosses at Walmart believe Roper was operating within federal rest guidelines.
Under New Jersey law, a driver can be convicted if there's proof he had been without sleep for 24 hours at the time of an accident.
Roper faces five to 10 years behind bars if prosecutors can prove he ignored sleep guidelines for a trucker.
Morgan remains in hospital after the crash.
The couple accused of stealing Miley Cyrus' Maserati sportscar during a raid on her home have pleaded not guilty to the theft. Tylor Scott, 19, and Naomi Charles, 21, face charges of first degree residential burglary, grand theft of personal property, grand theft auto and unlawful driving, after breaking into the singer's North Hollywood home last month (May14), while she was on tour in Europe.
Scott faces a maximum sentence of nine years and Charles seven years and eight months.
Cyrus' car was recovered in Simi Valley, California on 2 June (14).
The suspect accused of attempting to break into Sandra Bullock's Los Angeles home pleaded not guilty to stalking charges on Tuesday (10Jun14). Joshua Corbett was taken into custody early on Sunday morning (08Jun14) after he was allegedly caught trying to gain access to the Oscar winner's property while she was inside.
The 39 year old was subsequently charged with felony counts of residential burglary, stalking and possession of a machine gun, and he pleaded not guilty during a court appearance in L.A. on Tuesday.
Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall told CNN.com that Corbett "was not in possession of the machine gun at the time of the break-in."
The Superior Court judge set his bail at $185,000 (£110,445) and ordered him to stay away from Bullock.
If convicted, Corbett could face more than seven years behind bars.
Bullock also obtained an emergency restraining order against Corbett on Sunday.
This Post Contains Spoilers for Season 4 of Game of Thrones.
It's always difficult when your favorite character gets killed on a television show. You've spent weeks getting to know them, growing to care about them, and watching them go on adventures, and so when the Grim Reaper finally comes for them, it's a bit like losing a family member. Nobody knows that pain nearly as well as those who watch Game of Thrones, which seems to kill off a beloved character every other week. Luckily, we have some good news for fans of Pedro Pascal's Oberyn Martell: you will get to see him again.
Technically, you'll only be seeing Pascal, who has been cast in the upcoming Netflix series Narcos, according to Deadline. The drama will follow the legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), and the efforts of the US government to take him down. Pascal will play Javier Pena, a DEA agent who is sent on a mission to capture and kill Escobar - as long as he doesn't get too distracted plotting his revenge. However, the Red Viper isn't the only person killed this season who will be popping up somewhere new, so in order to help you through the grieving process, we've rounded up all of the major characters who died this year on Game of Thrones, and where you can catch them next.
Pedro Pascal Who He Played: Oberyn Martell, Prince of Dorne, trader of barbs, seeker or revenge and bedder of anything with a pulse. How He Died: His head was smashed in by Ser Gregor Clegane during Tyrion Lannister’s trial by combat. What He’s Doing Next: Playing Javier Pena, a Mexican DEA agent on the upcoming Netflix drama Narcos, which is slated for a 2015 premiere. He’s also starring in the TV movie Exposed, about an investigative photojournalist, and the vampire film Bloodsucking Bastards.
Kate DickieWho She Played: Lysa Arryn, Lady of the Vale, widow of former Hand of the King Jon Arryn, new wife of Petyr Baelish, and overly attached helicopter parent of Robin Arryn. How She Died: She was shoved through the Moon Door by Petyr Baelish. Her death was ruled a suicide. What She’s Doing Next: Starring opposite James McAvoy in Filth, which is currently in theaters, as well as The Silent Storm with Homeland’s Damian Lewis, and the indies Take It Back and Start It All Over and A Northern Soul.
Burn Gorman Who He Played: Karl Tanner, one of the most disgusting, reviled people in the Seven Kingdoms... and considering the characters on this show, that’s quite an achievement. How He Died: Jon Snow ran him through with a sword during a raid on Craster’s Keep, which Karl had taken over. What He’s Doing Next: Currently starring on the AMC series Turn as the British commanding officer Major Hewlitt. He’s also playing Mr. Bran in the upcoming Disney film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and is reuniting with his Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro for the upcoming vampire film Crimson Peak.
Jack Gleeson Who He Played: Joffrey Baratheon, the worst, most insufferable child king who ever lived. How He Died: He was poisoned at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, in a plot by her grandmother, Lady Olenna and Petyr Baratheon. His uncle Tyrion has just been found guilty for his murder. What He’s Doing Next: Gleeson has retired from acting in order to focus on his studies – he’s currently enrolled at Trinity College in Dublin, where he’s studying Philosophy and Theology – and to pursue some more philanthropic ventures. Basically, the real King Joffrey is a wonderful human being.
Noah TaylorWho He Played: Locke, a hired hand who works for House Bolton, and the guy who cut off Jaime Lannister’s hand. How He Died: After he infiltrated the Night’s Watch and accompanied them on the raid to Craster’s Keep, his neck was snapped by Hodor after he attempted to kidnap Bran. Well, technically, he was killed by Bran, who was currently using his Warg abilities to inhabit Hodor’s mind. What He’s Doing Next: In addition to a playing a supporting role in Edge of Tomorrow, which is currently in theaters, Taylor will appear in the Ethan Hawke time-travel film Predestination and Welcome to Karastan opposite Matthew McFayden. He’s also doing voice work in the upcoming Maya the Bee Movie, alongside Jacki Weaver and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Andy Kellegher Who He Played: Polliver, a Lannister man-at-arms who stabbed Arya’s friend Lommy and stole her sword. How He Died: Arya stabs him through the throat after re-enacting the way that he killed Lommy. What He’s Doing Next: Appearing in two Irish films: A Nightingale Falling, which takes place during the Irish War for Independence, and The Hit Producer, which follows a down on his luck music producer as he journeys into the underworld of modern-day Dublin.
A man accused of stalking Ashanti has been granted the opportunity to represent himself at his own trial. Devar Hurd is facing 10 counts, including criminal contempt and felony stalking, after allegedly breaking the terms of a restraining order by bombarding the Always On Time singer with sexually explicit messages on Twitter.com.
He had been banned from contacting Ashanti and her family after completing a two-year prison sentence in 2012 for sending similar lewd notes to her manager mother, Tina Douglas.
Hurd, who has pleaded not guilty to the accusations, appeared in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday (05Jun14), when Justice Charles Solomon allowed the suspect the right to self-representation.
The defendant had previously complained about the way his attorney, Glenn Hardy, had handled the case so far. Hardy will remain as Hurd's legal advisor, reports the New York Daily News.
Pre-trial hearings are set to take place next Wednesday (11Jun14).
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.
Lisa Snowdon's boyfriend has been fined after admitting attacking the British model-turned-TV presenter in the street. The brunette beauty's partner Adreti Monney, also known as Tim Wade, appeared at Highbury Magistrates' Court in London after he was caught pushing the 42 year old into a wall by a policeman in February (14).
He pleaded guilty to assault was handed a conditional discharge and fined $160 (£100).
A representative for Snowdon, who started dating Monney in January (14), insists the couple has moved past the incident and is staying together, telling Dailymail.co.uk, "They had had an argument which led to a very minor scuffle in the street.
"At no point did Lisa press charges or indeed wish to press charges and the couple have moved on from the incident."
Snowdon previously dated Hollywood star George Clooney.