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James Holmes made another appearance in court today, as a hearing was held to listen to arguments from media outlets who believe a judge should unseal various documents related to the July 20 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Both sides – the prosecution and the defense – actually prefer to keep these documents away from the public while the case is pending.
But while a decision was not made regarding that issue, Holmes’ attorneys did show their hand a bit:
They asked for prosecutors and investigators turn over every shred of evidence in their possession in order for the allegedMore >
Jermaine Jackson, one of the main players in the family revolt against the Michael Jackson Estate, has officially defected from the rebellion … mostly.
While he has “deep reservations” about their conduct, Jermaine is bowing out of official efforts to challenge the power of his late brother’s executors.
“I rescind my signature from the letter which was sent to the Estate, and which should never have gone public,” Jermaine Tweeted Wednesday.
“I still hold deep reservations about many issues involving the Estate,” he adds.
“I will continue to bring scrutiny and a resolute voice wherever weMore >
Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa is reportedly livid with the NBA star over pics of him partying with women in Spain last week, but is standing by him … for now.
Vanessa Bryant flew to watch him play in the London Olympics as planned.
Sources close to Vanessa say she is “furious” and “embarrassed” over the photos of Kobe chatting up women at a party last week in Barcelona.
Here’s one TMZ photo of Kobe and the girls in question at a nightclub:
Reportedly, Vanessa’s anger at Kobe is not because she thinks he was putting it to those girls, but for being in a potentially embarrassingMore >
Blake Shelton incited a major Twitter war over the weekend and was eventually forced to apologize for a tasteless joke and a string of insults… all because of a fake turtle’s death.
It all started on July 27 when Shelton wrote: Does anyone know if the Eastern Box turtle is protected in Oklahoma? If so I didn’t just swerve to the shoulder of the road to smash one…
NPR blogger Barbara J. King quickly responded in shock, asking the country music superstar: That turtle’s life meant something- was your tweet a bad joke? Why would you be so cruel to a living being?”
From there, it wasMore >
This certainly puts a whole new spin on The Matrix: Revolutions.
Larry Wachowski, the acclaimed Hollywood director responsible for the hit movie franchise has apparently outed himself as a pink-haired transsexual.
He recently made an unexpected public debut as Lana Wachowski.
Wachowski has been undergoing hormone therapy as part of his sex change treatment for nearly a decade now, according to the Daily Mail (UK).
In a trailer for his latest film, Cloud Atlas, Wachowski says in a soft voice: ‘Hi, I’m Lana.’ It’s the first time he has appeared publicly as a woman.
Wachowski’s new film,More >
NFL star Tim Tebow can be seen running shirtless, in the rain, and in slow motion no less, in this new video taken at the end of a recent team practice.
You are welcome, ladies. You are so very welcome.
The New York Jets backup removed his jersey during a heavy downpour, leading to razzing from his teammates and leaving plenty of tongues wagging.
Watch. Enjoy. Then watch again if you like. It’s okay.
“You have to give him a hard time,” linebacker Bryan Thomas joked to ESPN. “Man, that’s not Christian-like,” Bart Scott added. “Maybe it was holy water?”
Or maybe TimMore >
Katherine Jackson is resting safely at home and has even agreed to split guardianship of her grandchildren with TJ Jackson.
So all is relatively calm on this family’s front, right? Very wrong.
Randy Jackson went off on a Twitter rant this afternoon, accusing the executors of his brother’s will of an assassination plot against his mom.
“It is my fear and belief, that they are trying to take my mother’s life,” Randy wrote of those in charge of Michael’s estate, adding that they are attempting to “isolate Katherine just like they did to Michael, in order to propagate their lies, financialMore >
Michael Vick appeared on Pies Morgan Tonight yesterday and said he’d be interesting in adopting a new puppy for his children, telling the host:
“I can’t take that dream away from them. That’s selfish on my behalf.”
But the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) sees things very differently, releasing a statement in response and calling out the Eagles quarterback – who spent 19 months in prison for dogfighting – for even considering such an idea.
“Vick’s journey toward rehabilitation and redemption has not reflected any directMore >
A model who claims she required 12 stitches after she was caught up in last week’s Chris Brown-Drake fight plans to sue … possibly both of the musicians.
Javier Solano, a lawyer representing Lucy Pavlovsky, says the model was in the VIP section at W.i.P. Nightclub when the violent fight went down.
He says Lucy ducked down when bottles started flying and didn’t notice her arm was gushing blood until she was making her way out of the club.
Solano says Lucy took a cab to the nearest hospital, and got a total of 12 stitches to close up two cuts on her arm, along with a tetanus shot.
NFL star Pacman Jones, the poster child for pro athletes behaving badly, must pay $11.6 MILLION in damages to the victims of a Las Vegas strip club shooting.
Pacman (real name Adam) had been sued by Aaron Cudworth and Thomas Urbanski, two security guards who were shot outside Minxx strip club in February 2007.
The now-famous incident began when Jones “made it rain” with THOUSANDS of $1 bills … then got pissed when a stripper began taking it without his permission.
A fight ensued outside the club and three people were shot, including Cudworth and Urbanski. Pacman was sued, even though heMore >
Jacob Anthonisen, an art dealer and friend of Lindsay Lohan and other stars, is currently being sought in a murder investigation, according to Radar Online.
The 37-year-old, who runs with the likes of Emile Hirsch, Mickey Avalon, Taryn Manning and Lady Victoria Hervey, has been named a person of interest.
On June 9, a decomposing body was found in the back of a Cadillac Escalade registered to Jacob Anthonisen in a parking lot in West Hollywood, Calif.
The remains were identified on Thursday as Steven John Simmons – Jacob’s stepbrother – and the cause of death was a gunshot wound to theMore >
Stop us if you’ve heard this one.
Charlie Sheen has been on a booze-and-drug-fueled bender since he wrapped Anger Management last month, a source close to the warlock said.
The 46-year-old is again partying with “a gaggle of adult film stars” – and for a time, ex-wife Brooke Mueller – at his Mulholland Estates mansion.
Mueller is back in rehab. So out-of-control is Charlie now that some of his closest confidantes have begged him to join her there to treat his addictions.
Not surprisingly, he dismisses that idea.
“Yes, Charlie is partying,” a source says. “He doesn’t want to stop. In hisMore >
Rihanna has become infamous for her Twitpics and Instagram uploads in recent months, but her latest set is strange even by her high standards.
Wednesday morning she uploaded this one. When someone asked where she’s been as “You been quiet all day”, Rihanna replied with this pic:
Yup, her arm with an IV attached. No other comment or caption.
It’s definitely her arm, too, because the elaborate nail painting job that she got before attending theMore >
A second masseur with allegations of sexual battery and harassment has come forward against John Travolta. But does either accuser have any merit?
The second plaintiff suing the actor is represented by Pasadena, Calif., attorney Okorie Okorocha, who also reps the original John Travolta accuser.
Both have chosen to remain anonymous, at least for now.
Accuser #2 claims Travolta engaged in improper behavior during a massage session at an Atlanta-area resort, according to legal documents.
In response to the new filing, Travolta’s lawyer, Marty Singer, responded: “This second ‘anonymous’ claimMore >
Just when you thought the bar could never be lowered for idiocy, Patricia Krentcil allegedly went and put her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth.
The 44-year-old from New Jersey (there’s a shocker) told NBC’s local New York affiliate that she took her daughter with her to a local tanning salon.
Krentcil, who puts Snooki to shame with her “tan” complexion, maintains that her kid was actually not exposed to any of the booth’s synthetic UV rays.
“I tan, she doesn’t tan,” Krentcil said, insisting that this whole story is merely a big misunderstanding.More >