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He may have come close to breaking Rihanna’s jaw a few years ago, but those affiliated with Chris Brown swear:
The singer did not break any laws last week when he crashed his Range Rover into a Mercedes.
There was no major damage to either vehicle, but Brown remains on probation for the bludgeoning of his ex-girlfriend, meaning any slip-up could land him behind bars.
And a new report alleges that the artist failed to provide proper driver’s license and insurance information to the woman involved in the accident, adding that the LAPD would like to discuss the incident with More >
Was the Chris Brown-Frank Ocean fight really just over a parking spot? Or did a shared history of animosity between the musicians and their camps trigger it?
If you missed it, Chris was listening to artist he represents at an LA-area studio last night; when he went to leave, Ocean and his people blocked him in.
Chris reportedly went to shake hands with Frank, only to be attacked by one of Ocean’s entourage members, and things went downhill from there.
Soon enough, a brawl involving six people broke out; Ocean told cops (and Tweeted) the fight started over a parking space, andMore >
I love you, you love me. We’re now a scandalous family…
In news that is most definitely not meant for children, Patrick Leach – the 27-year old son of the woman who created everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur – has been arrested for attempted murder.
According to TheAcorn.com, Leach is accused of shooting a man in the chest on January 9. Few other details, including motive, are available at this time – but authorities say they have come across evidence that connects Leach to the crime.
He was arrested in Agoura Hills, California, while the victim was treated at the hospital andMore >
Manti Te’o has spoken out about the Lennay Kekua death hoax, as it’s now been verified that the Notre Dame linebacker was never dating a Stanford student by that name last year.
But the Heisman Trophy finalist is denying reports that he played a role in duping America, instead releasing a statement that says he fell victim to someone on the Internet.
“This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicatingMore >
Suzy Favor Hamilton, a former U.S. Olympian in track and field, issued a formal apology today after her life as an escort in Las Vegas was exposed.
In a story on The Smoking Gun, the 44-year old admitted she has worked under the alias “Kelly Lundy,” for the past year, selling herself for $600 an hour.
Favor Hamilton lives with her husband, Mark, and seven-year daughter and told the website that the former “tried to stop” her and “wasn’t supportive” of the escort lifestyle at all.
We wonder why.
“I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I’m not the victim and I’m not goingMore >
Still on suspension by ESPN, Rob Parker has offered a public apology for the race-based rant he went on last week against Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
On First Take, the reporter referred to Griffin as a “cornball brother” and said he’s a pretend African-American, partly because the rookie is married to a white woman.Rob Parker Robert Griffin III Rant
“I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry,” Parker Tweeted today. “I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care.”
Christie Prody, O.J. Simpson’s longtime girlfriend (she dated the Juice from 1996 until he went to prison in 2009, miraculously avoiding being killed) has been arrested.
The charge? Stealing a woman’s purse. In Fargo, N.D. Outside of a mall.
She’s come a long way since dating Orenthal.
Christie Prody didn’t even get away with the purse, because the victim fought back despite minor injuries and struggled with her until mall security arrived.
Earlier this year, she was charged with stealing painkillers from a home where she worked as a nurse’s aid … and was shopping a sex tapeMore >
Austin Reed Sigg, who was arrested this week for the kidnapping and murder of 10-year old Jessica Ridgeway, reportedly confessed to the heinous crime, prosecutors said today.
During a court hearing this morning, authorities said Sigg – a student at Arapahoe Community College – admitted to taking Ridgeway’s life and also to attacking a jogger in the area.
They also told a judge that “overwhelming” DNA evidence exists that links Sigg to the crime.
Sigg, 17, will be formally charged on October 30 and is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, felony murder and kidnappingMore >
The Real Housewives of New Jersey were in need of some real medical assistance during the taping of their reunion special.
“Xanax was being passed around like candy,” Caroline Manzo’s daughter, Lauren, told Us Weekly of the gathering, which took place September 7 in Atlantic City. “There was so much yelling, Andy [Cohen] was shouting at everybody to be quiet!”
What was the source of the screaming?
For one thing, Jacqueline Laurita claimed Teresa Giudice once confessed to her husband’s infidelity.
“You walked in on your husband when he had somebody on the desk in his office,”More >
In the wake of this morning’s Empire State Building shooting – in which Jeffrey Johnson is accused of killing a former coworker and wounding up to eight bystanders – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a statement.
“Earlier this morning, a man who had been fired from his job about a year ago began shooting. He killed one person, at least nine shot. Some may have been accidentally shot by the police,” Bloomberg said as a summary, adding:
“I ask everyone to keep victims in their thoughts. This is a terrible tragedy, and it would be no doubt more tragic without the heroic actsMore >
Shirley Wygal, whose daughter lost her life inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater on July 20 and who is now suing the owners of that theater, has hired Jose Baez has her attorney.
Baez is best known as the lead lawyer in the Casey Anthony case. After helping that accused murderer go free, he wrote a book in which he detailed Anthony’s perceived mental issues.
Wygal believes the theater, due to its lax security, should be held partially responsible for the alleged actions of James Holes.
In a statement, she tells TMZ:
“When police came that night with official word, Rebecca’s babyMore >
There are endless impressive stories at the 2012 Summer Olympics – from Michael Phelps setting a medal record to Gabby Douglas winning the all-around gymnastic title to Oscar Pistorius advancing to the 400-meter semifinals – but no one has a story quite like Kayla Harrison.
The judo Gold medalist (in the 78-kilogram division) has overcome an unimaginable past, as her former coach pleaded guilty in federal court in 2007 to charges of illicit sexual conduct.
Harrison, 22, was listed in court papers as “K.H.” or “the victim.”
Kayla has been open about the experience, which she says mostlyMore >
Former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones, a.k.a. the female Sandusky, is firing back at her at critics and the rumors about her personal life despite a request by prosecutors for a gag order in her sexual assault case.
Once a captain of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals (get it?!) and a former high school teacher, Sarah Jones is accused of sexually abusing a student and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity.
“I read on blogs that I’m the female Jerry Sandusky … to read those things and not be able to comment, not be able to stick up for myself isMore >
The movie theater inside which James Holmes took the lives of 12 people last Friday is offering to pay for the funerals of those lost in the massacre.
As first reported by TMZ, several services were held this week, including one for a 32-year old mother of two named Rebecca Wingo.
And insiders say the owners of Cinemark called the chapel where her funeral was being held and made it clear it would cover the expenses for Wingo and also all other victims of the tragedy.
Rebecca’s mother actually turned down the offer, sources confirm, but only because the Victims Advocate Fund has alreadyMore >
A few weeks ago, bus driver Karen Klein was harassed by students in ways that were inexplicably horrendous. They mocked the 69-year old to no end, at one point even saying her kids should commit suicide because she’s so ugly.
It was an experience no one should ever go through… but there is a silver lining, and it’s covered in wads of cash.
Very soon after video of Klein’s bullying went viral, Internet users started to collect donations for the victim. Within 24 hours, $9,000 was raised to send Klein on a much-needed vacation.
But the story spread and the money kept pouring in. And we nowMore >