Top Story: Cocaine Bust for Eminem’s Ex-Wife
Kim Mathers, bad-boy rapper Eminem‘s former wife, was charged with possession of up to 25 grams of cocaine and two driving violations Monday, The Associated Press reports. St. Clair Shores, Mich., police told AP an officer stopped the 28-year-old Mathers on June 10. After arresting her on the driving charges, police say they found cocaine on her person and in the car. The drug charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. An arraignment was expected as early as Tuesday. Mathers was charged with possession of cocaine in July 2001 but not convicted.
Knight Arrested on Parole Violation
Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight could face another year in prison for violating his parole after he was arrested last month for allegedly assaulting a parking lot attendant for giving Knight the wrong parking spot, AP reports. Knight‘s lawyer, Robin Yanes, told AP the allegation is “ridiculous.” “Have you ever seen the size of Suge? If he hit one of those little valets, the guy would be broken,” Yanes said. No official charges have been filed, but parole officials said they will ask the California Board of Prison Terms to determine if Knight violated the conditions of his parole, stemming for his arrest in 1992 on assault and weapons violations.
Nicholson’s Ex Pleads Guilty to Assault
Actress Rebecca Kelly, aka Rebecca Ann Broussard, the mother of Jack Nicholson‘s two children, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of assault after an incident of air rage on a 2002 Virgin Atlantic flight, AP reports. Kelly, who admitted to taking tranquilizers before boarding the plane due to fear of flying, allegedly became angry when airline staff stopped serving her alcohol on a flight from Los Angeles to London. AP reports she allegedly hit and swore at an attendant, then was handcuffed as the flight was diverted to Winnipeg, where she was arrested and spent a night in detention. Kelly was given conditional release and ordered to reimburse Virgin more than $26,000.
Lil’ Kim Gets Gems Back
Lil’ Kim’s jewelry, valued at $250,000, was recovered at JFK International Airport Friday after it had disappeared a week earlier, AP reports. The missing jewelry, which had mistakenly been mixed with the hip-hop artist’s regular luggage when she boarded a plane to Los Angeles June 20, was found wrapped inside a rag by a United Airlines worker in a locker room for airline employees, her attorney Mel Sachs told AP. No arrests have been made as yet.
Marvel Files Second Suit Against Sony
In the $10 million suit filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Marvel Enterprises alleged that Sony Electronics has blocked efforts to license the Spider-Man brand for consumer electronics under a 1999 agreement with Sony’s movie unit, Reuters reports. Marvel is also currently embroiled in a separate legal battle with Sony’s movie division over licensing rights.
The Golden Swan Will Fly
No, that isn’t a secret agent code, but the award that will be handed out at the first annual Copenhagen International Film Festival. Running Aug. 13-20, the festival with feature 14 European-made films in competition with the winners taking home Golden Swan statues, AP reports. The festival’s three-member jury will be led Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, Oscar-winning Danish director Bille August and Jan Troell from Sweden.
Role Call: Slater’s All Alone, Herzog Explores Loch Ness
Christian Slater has signed up to play supernatural detective Edward Carnby in Alone in the Dark, a movie based on a video game franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be loosely based on the video game’s last franchise, the 2001 Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare, where Carnby uncovers the mystery of his close friend’s death and teams up with an intrepid female anthropologist named Aline Cedrac. Ultimately, the pair discovers a gate into hell…How about a documentary on the Loch Ness monster? German filmmaker Werner Herzog is on board to helm The Enigma of Loch Ness which will explore the myth of Scotland’s famous monster, delve into the locals’ conception and look for clues to how the mystery began. Maybe ol’ Nessy will show up!