Gucci Mane's jail time has been extended after the rapper pleaded guilty to aggravated assault following an attack on a fan at an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub. According to Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones, the incarcerated hip-hop star, real name Radric Davis, pleaded guilty on Monday (15Sep14) to hitting a man in the head with a vodka bottle in March, 2013.
Reports suggest the victim, an Army staff sergeant, was merely asking the rapper to pose for a photo with him.
Davis has been sentenced to serve three years behind bars. This will be added to the 39-month federal firearms sentence he was handed in August (14).
R&B star Chris Brown found himself in the middle of another club brawl in the early hours of Thursday (11Sep14) after members of his entourage clashed with revellers in New York. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was hosting an event at the VIP Room hotspot when some people in his crew became embroiled in a heated altercation with a group sitting nearby.
Bottles were reportedly thrown as tempers flared and one person suffered an eye injury as a result of the fight.
Police were called to the venue to investigate, but no arrests were made, reports the New York Post.
It is not yet known if Brown himself was directly involved in the scuffle, which took place two years after he faced-off with rapper Drake in a similar brawl at another Big Apple nightclub.
The news comes a week after Brown was sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to a misdemeanour assault following an incident in Washington, D.C. last year (13).
The hitmaker was jailed in March (14) after violating his probation when he was kicked out of a rehab facility, where he was seeking court-ordered treatment for anger management issues following the altercation. He was still on probation after he attacked his then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2009.
British rapper Dappy is facing a possible jail sentence after he was convicted of punching a fellow party-goer in a row over a woman at a nightclub in England last year (13). The former N-Dubz star, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, denied attacking Devonn Reid at the Evissa in Reading, England on 6 October (13), but he was found guilty of assault by beating at Reading Magistrates' Court on Friday (05Sep14).
The court heard the 27 year old punched Reid during a spat on the dance floor, with prosecutor Zainab Mohamed calling it a "completely unprovoked attack."
Reid testified the drama took place after he saw Dappy talking to his girlfriend and a female pal.
He told the court, "Dappy said to me 'What, don't you want me talking to them?'... I turned to look at him and that is when he hit me straight on the nose... He had just turned and hit me straight with his right hand. After that we just gone (sic). Bouncers came and grabbed him, I have gone to the toilet to clean myself up. He had popped my nose."
The rapper is now facing the possibility of a jail sentence for his third assault conviction in two years. He was found guilty last year (13) of involvement in a brawl at a gas station in Surrey, England in 2012, for which he was given a six-month suspended prison sentence, and in June (14), he was convicted of slapping a party-goer at a nightclub and was fined $1,280 (£800).
Rising rapper Bobby Shmurda is facing up to 15 years behind bars following his arrest on gun possession charges. The 20-year-old star, who has shot to fame with his so-called 'Shmoney Dance' from his Hot N**ga video, was busted by police on 3 June (14) after allegedly showing off a 9mm Glock pistol in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York.
He was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon, which could land him a lengthy prison sentence.
Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, is currently free on $10,000 (£5,882) bail, reports the New York Post.
News of the charge emerges a day after a New Jersey nightclub appearance by Shmurda ended in chaos when an estimated 200 fans ran for cover as gun shots rang out outside Club Eden.
The rapper, fresh from a surprise appearance onstage with Drake at his Tuesday night (26Aug14) show in New Jersey, had already left the premises when a driver leaving the venue early on Thursday (28Aug14) fired off two shots in the Roselle car park. No one was hit by the bullets, but cops raced to the scene to control the panicked crowd and help clear the area.
A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Jovan Clayton after the rapper failed to turn himself in to begin a four-month jail sentence. The Rej3ctz star pleaded no contest to receiving stolen property stemming from an arrest in April (14) amid accusations he had taken more than $2,000 (£1,177) worth of alcohol and personal items from revellers at a Los Angeles nightclub.
Clayton was handed a 120-day prison sentence and three years probation, and he was ordered to surrender himself to authorities on Friday (15Aug14) to begin his stint behind bars.
The hip-hop star-turned-actor did not show up by the deadline, so a judge in California has now issued a bench warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.com.
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Upon hearing of Robin Williams' death, I witnessed many a friend attempt to choose his or her favorite of the actors' many terrific films... most of these attempts dissolved into chaotic indecision. So let's make it easier — while Williams' dramatic genius is well documented in pictures like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, his penchant for the dark and twisted well chronicled in Insomnia and One Hour Photo, we'll always have a very special place in our hearts for his comedy. As such, we limit our expedition to this realm: which is Robin Williams' funniest role?
There are a few candidates that leap out as frontrunners — Mrs. Doubtfire, for one. It's hard to top a film in which a grown man, disguised as a husky Scottish nanny, tosses a piece of fruit at Pierce Brosnan. But we'd be remiss to discount some of Williams' other laugh riots: He's delightful in the courageous and sharp Good Morning, Vietnam. He's outrageously kooky in the oddball dark comedy The Fisher King. And without even showing his face, he's a tour de force in Disney's Aladdin. Peruse the complete list of Williams laughers below, and then chime in with your feelings.
MRS. DOUBTFIREWilliams plays a newly separated father of three who dresses up like a kindly housekeeper in order to spend time with his estranged kids.Funniest moment: An unexpected run-in with the legal representative charged with determining his aptitude as a parent (and human being) forces Williams to dash from room to room, donning and shedding his Mrs. Doubtfire disguise, juggling accents and sticking his face in pies.
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM Williams plays a 'Nam-based disc jockey keeps his Army base lively with his irreverent radio show.Funniest moment: Any one of Williams' rapid fire on-air bits (much to the chagrin of the stuffed shirts in charge).
THE FISHER KINGWilliams plays a delusional derelict who entertains Medieval fantasies years after the death of his wife.Funniest moment: Williams' forceful escort of new friend Jack (Jeff Bridges) across the street, completely unfazed by oncoming traffic.
POPEYEWilliams plays a live action version of the animated sailor on a perplexing and listless quest through the neighborhood of Sweethaven.Funniest moment: Williams' genius is in his sardonic murmurs; after every ridiculous affirmation by one of the lively Sweethaven residents, Williams will mutter something nearly unintelligible and certainly hilarious under his breath.
THE BIRDCAGE Williams plays a gay nightclub owner who is married to his star performer (Nathan Lane) and father to a notably ungrateful young buck (Dan Futterman) who brings his girlfriend and her conservative parents over for dinner... prompting Lane to dress up as a woman. We're noticing a trend.Funniest moment: In truth, Williams is the straight man in this picture, letting Lane take most of the broad, wild comedy. But he does have plenty of good deadpan one-liners to enjoy.
PATCH ADAMSWilliams plays a doctor who holds dear to the maxim that laugher is the best medicine when he makes it his mission to lift the spirits of his ailing patients.Funniset moment: That old lady squeezing noodles can't be beat.
ALADDINWilliams plays an all powerful Genie, tasked with the wishes (and friendship) of dopey street rat Aladdin when the latter discovers his magical lamp.Funniest moments: It's gotta be his entrance. Williams puts on a veritable stand-up routine when he meets "Al" for the first time in the dank caves below the desert.
Which is your favorite? Cast your vote!
Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye took actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar to his first nightclub when he was just 12 years old. The former Saved By The Bell actor says "she was way ahead of her time", despite the fact she is two years younger than him.
Actor Anwan Glover is recovering in a Washington, D.C. hospital after he was beaten and stabbed in a club attack early on Sunday (03Aug14). The Wire star, who portrayed gang member Slim Charles, was partying at hotspot Cafe Asia this weekend, when he was struck in the face by an unknown assailant.
According to a police report, when Glover turned to face his attacker, he was hit in the back of his head by another person, knocking him to the ground, where he was kicked and stabbed while down.
The 41-year-old actor claims he heard someone shout, "He has a knife," before feeling a sharp pain in his side.
He was admitted to George Washington University Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration on the right side of his torso. However, his condition is currently unknown.
Glover, who also appeared in Oscar-winning movie 12 Years A Slave, is no stranger to violence - as a youth, he was shot 13 times in the rough Washington, D.C. neighbourhood of Columbia Heights, where he grew up. He has since used his voice to promote local anti-violence campaigns.
Van Halen star David Lee Roth is mourning the loss of his uncle, New York nightclub boss Manny Roth, following his death this week (beg28Jul14) Roth owned Greenwich Village club Cafe Wha? which became a haven for 1960s folk stars like Bob Dylan and Mary Travers and comedians Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.
It was also the place where Animals bass player Chas Chandler first saw Jimi Hendrix and persuaded the unknown guitarist to let him manage his career.
Announcing the sad news on his website, Roth writes, "Uncle Manny has passed away. He was 95 years old. He was happy, laughing and smiling right up ’til the end. His presence already missed. His contributions with us forever."
A court in Italy has overturned Silvio Berlusconi's conviction for paying a teenage girl for sex in 2010. The former Italian Prime Minister won his appeal against the conviction on Friday (18Jul14). The charge related to allegations he slept with 17-year-old nightclub dancer Karima El-Mahroug, also known as 'Ruby the Heartstealer', and then used his political influence to cover it up.
Berlusconi, 77, had been handed seven years in prison relating to the underage sex charge and was given a lifetime ban on holding political office.
The media mogul is currently serving a community service sentence relating to a separate conviction on tax fraud charges.
Documentary about nightclubs beginning with Prohibition in the 1920s, when nightclubs became an American phenomenon. Refined in the 1930s and '40s, the American nightclub became the premiere form of live entertainment in America. Movies, radio and television drew talent from nightclubs and emulated their settings. Most of the top nightclubs were secretly owned by mobsters. Others were run by visionary impresarios, like Lou Walters, father of journalist Barbara Walters.