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Phone Hacking Trial: Judge to Start Summing up Case

The lawyer for Mark Hanna, former head of security of News International, on Tuesday argued that his client was part of less "glamorous" circles than his then-boss Rekebah Brooks.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJun 19th, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence Felt "Gang-Banged" By the Planet During Hacking Scandal

Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about her nightmarish experience when personal photos were stolen from her phone during a hacking scandal back in 2014. The 27-year-old actress recently explained that she still feels affected by the violating situation and revealed the reason she didn’t want to sue. “When the hacking thing happened, it was so [...] Jennifer Lawrence is opening up about her nightmarish experience when personal photos were stolen from her phone during a hacking scandal back in 2014. The 27-year-old actress recently explained that she still feels affected by the violating situation and revealed the reason she didn’t want to sue. “When the hacking thing happened, it was so unbelievably violating that you can’t even put it into words. I think that I’m still actually processing it,” Jennifer told THR. She added, “And, I don’t know, I feel like I got gang-banged by the f**king planet — like, there’s not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me. You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process.” While many other women who were also impacted wanted to sue, Jennifer says that it wouldn’t have helped her. “None of that was gonna really bring me peace, none of that was gonna bring my nude body back to me and Nic [ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult], the person that they were intended for. It wasn’t gonna bring any of that back. So I wasn’t interested in suing everybody; I was just interested in healing. I think, like, a year and a half ago, somebody said something to me about how I was ‘a good role model for girls,’ and I had to go into the bathroom and sob because I felt like an imposter — I felt like, ‘I can’t believe somebody still feels that way after what happened.’ It’s so many different things to process when you’ve been violated like that.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 20th, 2017

Here Are The 35 Questions Taylor Swift"s Potential Jurors Had To Answer In Court

Was there an assault or not? This is the question at the center of Taylor Swift's trial. Back in 2015, radio host David Mueller sued the singer claiming he lost his job when, he says, her security team wrongfully accused him of groping her at a 2013 meet-and-greet backstage at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Related: Taylor [...] Was there an assault or not? This is the question at the center of Taylor Swift's trial. Back in 2015, radio host David Mueller sued the singer claiming he lost his job when, he says, her security team wrongfully accused him of groping her at a 2013 meet-and-greet backstage at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Related: Taylor & Joe Alwyn Hide From The Paparazzi! A month later, the Love Story musician countersued, claiming he "intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission." Fast forward to Monday, jury selection for the trial began where all parties including Swift -- dressed in a white dress and black jacket -- were in attendance. According to the Associated Press, the DJ had his "back turned to Swift, who sat at a nearby table with her mother, Andrea Swift, and their attorney." Awk-warrrrrrrrd. A total of eight jurors will be selected from a pool of 60, and each were asked 35 questions, focusing on whether they are fans of Swift and whether they saw the photo of Mueller and the now-27-year-old. Each side believes the snap will determine if an inappropriate touch occurred. See the 35 questions (below): 1. Where do you currently live (what city or town)? 2. What is your gender? 3. What is your current age? 4. Please identify [how you] describe your race and/or ethnicity. 5. Do you have any problems with language, hearing, your vision, or your health that could make it difficult for you to see, hear, and understand the testimony and evidence in this case, or to sit as a juror between today and next Thursday, August 17? 6. The Courthouse is a non-smoking building. If you are a smoker, will you be able to go without taking any smoking break each day from approximately 8:45 a.m. until approximately 5:15 p.m.? 7. What is your occupation? 8. Please describe your educational background? 9. What is your marital status? 10. Do you have any children? If yes, what are their ages and genders? 11. Specialized training or background: Do you, or does anyone in your immediate family (meaning your spouse/partner and children) have specialized training or experience in any of the following areas? — Law, Police, Court or Legal System. — Media (radio, TV, newspaper, webcasting) — Music Industry (Circle One) 12. Have you served as a juror in any prior court case(s)? 13. What magazines, newspapers, websites, or blogs do you read regularly? 14. What are your primary sources of news? — Internet. Which web site(s)? — Local TV news. Which station(s)? — Cable news. Which station(s)? — Radio. Which station(s)? — Newspaper. Which one(s)? — Other. 15. Have you ever heard of, or do you know anything about, a lawsuit between a former Denver radio DJ, David Mueller (known on air as "Jackson"), and singer Taylor Swift? 16. Have you ever seen any pictures related to a lawsuit or dispute between David Mueller and Taylor Swift? 17. Have you formed any opinion about a lawsuit or dispute between David Mueller and Taylor Swift? 18. Do you have any opinion of David Mueller? If so, what is your opinion? 19. Do you have any opinion of singer Taylor Swift? 20. Do you listen to Denver-area country radio station KYGO? — Have you in the past? — Have you ever considered yourself a fan of KYGO? — Have you ever considered yourself a fan of the on-air KYGO personality "Jackson" (David Mueller)? 21. Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Taylor Swift? 22. Is anyone in your immediate family a fan of Taylor Swift? 23. Which, if any, of the following have you done in the last two years? — Listened to Taylor Swift on the radio? — Watched any Taylor Swift video (including online)? — Read a blog, magazine, or other news reporting about Taylor — Purchased a Taylor Swift album? — Paid money specifically to download or listen to Taylor Swift's music online? — Intentionally listened to Taylor Swift through an online service that you pay for? — Intentionally listened to Taylor Swift through a free online service? — Gone to a Taylor Swift concert or performance? — Done something else related to Taylor Swift that you think the Court and the attorneys should know about? 24. In a lawsuit between David Mueller and Taylor Swift would you have a bias for or against either Taylor Swift or David Mueller? 25. Did you attend a concert performed by Taylor Swift at the Pepsi Center in Denver on June 2, 2013? 26. The jurors in this case will be instructed that they must base their decisions entirely on the evidence produced in court, not from any outside source or preexisting opinions or attitudes. Can you set aside any opinions you may have developed as a result of anything you may have seen, heard, or read about this case before trial and decide this case only on the basis of evidence produced in Court and the instructions the judge will give? 27. If, as a juror on this case, you heard evidence that was in conflict with any information you learned before the trial, how would you resolve that conflict? 28. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children, ever been inappropriately touched? 29. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children, ever been wrongly accused of inappropriately touching someone? 30. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children ever been wrongly accused of other wrongful or criminal conduct. 31. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children been convicted of a crime? 32. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children, ever been a plaintiff or a defendant in a civil court case? 33. Have you, your spouse/partner, or your children ever been fired from a job.? 34. Is there anything else you believe the Court or the parties should know which might potentially be important to your possible role as a juror in this lawsuit or affect your ability to be fair to both sides? 35. The following people and entities are or may be involved in this case, as parties, witnesses, lawyers, or Court staff. Please indicate whether you know any of these people or entities, and if so, explain how. David Mueller (sometimes known as "Jackson" on KYGO Radio). Jeffrey Opp Bob Call Hershel Coomer (sometimes known as "Eddie Haskell") Shannon Melcher Tracy Dixon Ryan Kliesch (sometimes known as "Ryno" on KYGO radio) John Dimick Lincoln Financial Group Entercom Communications Bonneville Radio Evans & McFarland, LLC Gabe McFarland Cyd Hunt Gina Bowermaster Taylor Swift Andrea Swift Frank Bell Stephanie Simbeck Erica Worden Greg Dent Gabby Liddicoat Lorraine Bayard de Volo Kevin Call Venable LLP Douglas Baldridge Danielle Foley Katie Wright Judge William J. Martínez Deborah Hansen Mary George Cassandra Hill Nathan Foster Welp. We definitely wouldn't have been picked! As for how this will all end? Well, David is seeking $3 million while the songwriter wants $1 million, so the stakes aren't low. Stay tuned... [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 7th, 2017

Serial Subject Adnan Syed Deserving Of New Trial, Says Appeals Court

On Thursday, an appeals court ruled that Serial subject Adnan Syed is deserving of a new trial for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. In a 2-1 vote, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals found that the Baltimore man's "Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel was violated by trial counsel's failure to [...] On Thursday, an appeals court ruled that Serial subject Adnan Syed is deserving of a new trial for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. In a 2-1 vote, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals found that the Baltimore man's "Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel was violated by trial counsel's failure to investigate McClain as a potential alibi witness." Related: The Second Season Of Serial Is Here! Classmate Asia McClain allegedly saw Syed in their high school library during the time prosecutors said Lee was murdered. The podcast star's lawyer said defense attorney Cristina Gutierrez -- who passed away in 2004 -- had fallen "below the standard of reasonable judgment" by not investigating McClain in the original trial. The two Special Appeals judges wrote: "Trial counsel's deficient performance prejudiced Syed's defense... because, but for trial counsel's failure to investigate [McClain], there is a reasonably probability that McClain's alibi testimony would have raised a reasonable doubt in the mind of at least one juror about Syed's involvement [in] Hae's murder, and thus 'the result of the proceedings would have been different.'" This decision affirms a June 2016 lower court ruling where Judge Martin P. Welch granted Syed a new trial and vacated his conviction. According to the Baltimore Sun, the office of the Maryland Attorney General is "currently reviewing today's decision to determine next steps." Lee -- a student at Woodlawn High School -- went missing in January 1999. A month later, her body was found in a Baltimore-area park. Syed has spent the past 18 years in prison. [Image via Serial.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMar 29th, 2018

Phone Hacking Trial: Judge to Start Summing up Case

The lawyer for Mark Hanna, former head of security of News International, on Tuesday argued that his client was part of less "glamorous" circles than his then-boss Rekebah Brooks.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJun 19th, 2017

Camille Cosby Breaks Silence on Bill Cosby"s Guilty Verdict, Calls Out "Mob Justice"

Camille Cosby has released her first statement since her husband Bill Cosby was found guilty in his sexual assault court case. The statement makes mention of “mob justice,” and not “real justice” in finding her husband guilty of the crime. Camille has famously stood by her husband as he was accused of sexual assault by [...] Camille Cosby has released her first statement since her husband Bill Cosby was found guilty in his sexual assault court case. The statement makes mention of “mob justice,” and not “real justice” in finding her husband guilty of the crime. Camille has famously stood by her husband as he was accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. This trial found him guilty of the 2004 drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Camille and Bill have been married since 1964. Click inside to read Camille Cosby’s full statement about her husband’s guilty verdict… Camille Cosby Full Statement “We the people” are the first three words of our nation’s Constitution, but who were those people in 1787? Dr. Howard Zinn, the renowned, honest historian, states in his best selling book, A People’s History of the United States: “The majority of the 55 men who framed the Constitution were men of wealth in land, slaves, manufacturing or shipping.” Clearly, most people were not included in that original draft of the Constitution; no women, Native Americans, poor white men; and, absolutely, no enslaved Africans. What have the masses of people done who are treated as outcasts by “we the people”? They, through the purity of the unceasing human spirit, forced 27 amendments to the Constitution that have guaranteed fundamental rights to all people…finally doing what the framers should have done in 1787. Now enters an American citizen, Bill Cosby. The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury. Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries? Since when are all accusers truthful? History disproves that…for example, Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to mind. In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a Mississippi courtroom that a 14-year-old African American boy had sexually assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that her testimony was false. A more recent example is the case of Darryl Hunt, an African American who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a white woman, only to have DNA evidence establish in 1994 that he did not commit the crime. Nonetheless he was held in prison until 2004, serving almost twenty years behind bars, until the true rapist confessed to the crimes. These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of public opinion. In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of “The Cosby Show”; rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. Although the Smithsonian’s hierarchy did not capitulate, a disclaimer was posted on the exterior of that Museum. And all of that occurred before the trial even started. The worst injustices, however, have been carried out in the Pennsylvania Montgomery County Courthouse. Three criminal charges, promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney’s office, were filed against my husband…all based on what I believe to be a falsified account by the newly elected district attorney’s key witness. I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions. Moreover, Bill Cosby’s defense team introduced the testimony of a witness who confirmed that the district attorney’s witness admitted that she had not been sexually assaulted, but that she could say she was and get money … which is exactly what she did. I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone. How much longer will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive, legislative, media and corporate abuses of power? We, the majority of the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be….a democracy…not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness. Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law. This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country. I wish to thank the witnesses who courageously came forward at trial to testify as to the truth, as well as those witnesses who would have done so but for the judge preventing them from testifying. Someday the truth will prevail, it always does. (via Deadline)......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 3rd, 2018

Royal wedding 2018: Black bishop makes history, mentions slavery in American-style sermon

"Bishop Michael Curry is Meghan’s first act of royal modernization," proclaimed Twitter user @vptwritenow, summing up his impact on Harry and Meghan's wedding. "Cut to Camilla looking confused. Welcome to the Black church, Royals."         "Bishop Michael Curry is Meghan’s first act of royal modernization," proclaimed Twitter user @vptwritenow, summing up his impact on Harry and Meghan's wedding. "Cut to Camilla looking confused. Welcome to the Black church, Royals."        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 19th, 2018

Hilary Duff Cozies Up to Boyfriend Matthew Koma at the Dog Park!

Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma are all smiles as the spend the afternoon together at the dog park on (Saturday 18) in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old Younger actress looked cool in a leather jacket and leggings while the 30-year-old rocker looked cool in a bandana and black denim jacket for their outing. PHOTOS: Check out [...] Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma are all smiles as the spend the afternoon together at the dog park on (Saturday 18) in Los Angeles. The 30-year-old Younger actress looked cool in a leather jacket and leggings while the 30-year-old rocker looked cool in a bandana and black denim jacket for their outing. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hilary Duff The following day, the cute couple were spotted stepping out for a date at the farmers market with her 5-year-old son Luca (not pictured). Later that day, Hilary took to Instagram to share a cute post “summing up” her Sunday with Luca! Summing up a Sunday. Messy house..dogs everywhere and chasing Luca down to get his shoes on….who’s with me moms A post shared by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Nov 19, 2017 at 2:49pm PST.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 20th, 2017

The Taylor Swift Groping Legal Drama Will Continue With The Jury On Monday No Matter What Judge Decides On Her Dismissal

We WILL be seeing you all next week! As you surely know, Taylor Swift has been going head to head against a Denver based DJ, named David Mueller, in court. In case you forgot, the A-lister has accused Mueller of sexually assaulting her as he allegedly "grabbed her ass" during a meet and greet back in [...] We WILL be seeing you all next week! As you surely know, Taylor Swift has been going head to head against a Denver based DJ, named David Mueller, in court. In case you forgot, the A-lister has accused Mueller of sexually assaulting her as he allegedly "grabbed her ass" during a meet and greet back in 2013. Related: Leah Remini Wants Scientology Investigated By The Feds The feud between Mueller and Swift intensified when the disgraced DJ sued Swift for slander and the Blank Space singer responded with a sexual assault and battery countersuit. While the radio professional maintained his innocence throughout the course of the trial, the pop star testified under oath that David "grabbed [her] bare ass." Both Swift and Mueller's legal teams made their cases to the jury this week. In a twist on Friday, Taylor's team asked Judge Martinez to dismiss the case because they never directed Mueller's employer to fire him. After about twenty minutes of deliberation, the judge was unable to come to a conclusion as to whether Taylor should be released from the case and the jury was dismissed -- court will resume with the jury on Monday morning. However, a decision is expected sometime today from the judge on whether or not Taylor will be dismissed from the lawsuit against her: What to expect: Judge's ruling TODAY on releasing @taylorswift13. Regardless of ruling-- On Monday: closing arguments & jury deliberation. — Michael Konopasek (@MikeKonopasek) August 11, 2017 This officially concludes the evidentiary part of the trial and the jury will hear closing arguments next week. Since Taylor countersued, even if she is dismissed, court will have to resume to handle that part of the case. There you have it...for now! [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzAug 11th, 2017

Taylor Swift Releases Statement After Winning Groping Trial, Promises to Help Help Sexual Assault Victims

Taylor Swift has released a statement thanking the judge and jury for siding with her in her groping trial. Today, a jury delivered a verdict saying that Colorado-based DJ David Mueller did assault and batter her during a photo opportunity years ago by groping her bottom. “I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and [...] Taylor Swift has released a statement thanking the judge and jury for siding with her in her groping trial. Today, a jury delivered a verdict saying that Colorado-based DJ David Mueller did assault and batter her during a photo opportunity years ago by groping her bottom. “I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process,” Taylor told Just Jared. “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves,” Taylor continued......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 14th, 2017

Piers Morgan Phone Hacking Conversation With Charlotte Church To Be Broadcast

Documentary footage dating back to 2003 in which Piers Morgan can be seen talking to Charlotte Church about phone hacking will be broadcast tonight on Channel 4. In the clip, Morgan – who was, at the time, the editor of the Daily Mirror – tells the singer about the poor security of mobile phones and […] The post Piers Morgan Phone Hacking Conversation With Charlotte Church To Be Broadcast appeared first on Entertainmentwise......»»

Category: topSource: dailystabAug 1st, 2017

Mel B Has Lost The Bid To Have Her Domestic Violence Case Sealed

Mel B just can't catch a break. On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Spice Girls alum's bid to seal her domestic violence case has failed. Related: Mel B Accused Of Bullying ANOTHER Witness According to TMZ, the judge overseeing the case denied the America's Got Talent judge's request to have the courtroom closed AND shot down [...] Mel B just can't catch a break. On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Spice Girls alum's bid to seal her domestic violence case has failed. Related: Mel B Accused Of Bullying ANOTHER Witness According to TMZ, the judge overseeing the case denied the America's Got Talent judge's request to have the courtroom closed AND shot down her plea to have all the records sealed from the public. This is a huge loss for the A-lister as she believes her soon-to-be ex, Stephen Belafonte will expose their sex tapes by submitting them as evidence. The last thing Mel wants is for her children to one day discover the explicit content. However, per the judge, "salacious details" are often not enough to have a case sealed from the public. Thankfully, he did confirm that decisions regarding the children (e.g. visitation schedules) will not be discussed in open court. In short, the judge isn't willing to seal the WHOLE case, but will decide which topics will be public or private as the proceedings continue. Stay strong, Mel!! [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 19th, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence Explains The "Energy" Between Her & Darren Aronofsky In September"s Vogue!

Jennifer Lawrence holds nothing back! As Vogue's September cover star, the 26-year-old opens up about her relationship with director Darren Aronofsky, her upcoming projects, that video of her pole dancing, and the invasive photo hacking scandal. We've rounded up highlights from the insightful interview (below)! On being attracted to the 48-year-old director, who she met while filming Mother!: "We [...] Jennifer Lawrence holds nothing back! As Vogue's September cover star, the 26-year-old opens up about her relationship with director Darren Aronofsky, her upcoming projects, that video of her pole dancing, and the invasive photo hacking scandal. We've rounded up highlights from the insightful interview (below)! On being attracted to the 48-year-old director, who she met while filming Mother!: "We had energy. I had energy for him. I don't know how he felt about me. . . . I normally don't like Harvard people, because they can't go two minutes without mentioning that they went to Harvard. He's not like that." Related: How Do YOU Feel About J.Law These Days?? After seeing the final product of their upcoming project together, the Hunger Games starlet admitted: "When I saw the movie, I was reminded all over again how brilliant he is. For the past year, I've been dealing with him as just a human." She went on to praise Aronofsky as an "amazing father" (to his son he shares with actress Rachel Weisz): "I've been in relationships before where I am just confused. And I'm never confused with him." Filming Mother! with Darren was so intense, Jennifer revealed she ended up hyperventilating and dislocating a rib: "I ended up getting on oxygen. I have oxygen tubes in my nostrils, and Darren's like, ‘It was out of focus; we've got to do it again.' And I was just like, ‘Go fuck yourself.'" When asked about that infamous video of her pole dancing in a strip club, J.Law shared: "My biggest fear from that whole thing was that people were going to think that I was trying to be sexy. Also, it looked like I had taken my shirt off. I was in a crop top. I did not take off my shirt. I'm on the phone with my lawyers, and everybody's like, ‘Is there anything we need to know before it comes out?' And I'm like, ‘No, it's all there.'" And that wasn't the first time her privacy was compromised -- the actress said of the highly-publicized photo hacking scandal: "It's scary when you feel the whole world judges you. I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven't been able to get rid of it. Having your privacy violated constantly isn't a problem if you're perfect. But if you're human, it's terrifying. When my publicist calls me, I'm like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it?' Even when it's nothing. I'm always waiting to get blindsided again." So it's understandable why she's hesitant to allow selfies with fans in public: "I'm happy to meet people, give autographs, shake hands, and say ‘Thank you.' I wouldn't have a job if people weren't going to see my movies. It's just . . . if I'm on an airplane and I have no makeup on, I don't want to take a selfie that's going to end up on E!" Fair enough! You can read Jennifer's full feature HERE! [Image via Vogue.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzAug 9th, 2017

Judge Who Sent Meek Mill Back To Jail For Violating Probation Is Reportedly Being Looked Into By FBI!

Sketchy. Earlier this month, a judge sentenced Meek Mill to two to four years in jail for violating probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case. It's said one of Mill's lawyers believes Judge Genece Brinkley has a grudge against the celeb because he wouldn't do a remake of Boyz II Men's On Bended Knee and give [...] Sketchy. Earlier this month, a judge sentenced Meek Mill to two to four years in jail for violating probation from his 2009 drug and weapons case. It's said one of Mill's lawyers believes Judge Genece Brinkley has a grudge against the celeb because he wouldn't do a remake of Boyz II Men's On Bended Knee and give her a shoutout. Um, yes. You read that correctly. Related: Meek Mill Is *Still* Mourning His Failed Relationship With Nicki Minaj! Now, the FBI has launched a probe into Philly judge presiding over the case, according to Page Six. The 30-year-old's legal team argues Brinkley has shown "enormous bias" against Meek and acted "inappropriately" by demanding the rapper to drop his current management, Roc Nation, to sign with Philly's Charlie Mack (who has a criminal history). A source told the outlet of the new development: "The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016. Mack had previously told Meek how he ‘knows the judge and he could help him with his case.'" So strange. We'll keep you posted as we learn more. [Image via DJDM/WENN.].....»»

Category: topSource: tmzNov 14th, 2017

This Is Us Used The N-Word Without Censorship Last Night & Fans Are Shooketh!

This is… not usually something we hear on network television. But hearing the n-word in Tuesday's episode of This Is Us is what made the story so powerful — at least according to the fans! This week's hour chronicled Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) fight to legally adopt their African-American son Randall (Sterling K. Brown). Related: [...] This is... not usually something we hear on network television. But hearing the n-word in Tuesday's episode of This Is Us is what made the story so powerful -- at least according to the fans! This week's hour chronicled Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca's (Mandy Moore) fight to legally adopt their African-American son Randall (Sterling K. Brown). Related: Mandy Reveals How She Caught Her Fiancé's Eye! In the show's usual nature of exploring real world issues, The Most Disappointed Man touched on race and discrimination in the judicial system circa 1981. [These are spoilers!] The Pearsons were expecting a breezy court proceeding to make the Big Three official, but were caught off guard when the judge (Delroy Lindo) didn't think that two white parents should be raising a black child. He told the white couple: "I don't believe that child belongs in your home. That child belongs with a black family Mr. and Mrs. Pearson. How else will he see himself? Understand who he is?" Judge Bradley evoked even more emotion by using the n-word without censorship. He later explained to Jack and Rebecca: "I never understood what my blackness meant until a white man called me a n*****." Damn, NBC! Related: Kellogg's Changing Corn Pops Box After Being Accused Of 'Racism' The cast live tweeted the bombshell line, and even teased the audience with information alluding to the judge's own prejudices. Moore and Brown shared on Twitter: This is not what Jack and Rebecca were hoping/expecting to hear from Judge Bradley. #ThisIsUs — Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) November 8, 2017 See all the family photos that line Judge Bradley’s wall (families that he’s finalized)? Notice how none are mixed race?🤔 #ThisIsUs — Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) November 8, 2017 The Pearsons ended up successfully adopting Randall with the help of a different judge, but not before Rebecca penned a strongly-worded letter to Judge Bradley, signing it as "Randall's mother." Still, the judge's refusal to rule the adoption into law stuck with many fans -- some of whom understood where he came from. See what viewers had to say about the thought-provoking episode (below). The N word was just used on the NBC channel, without any censorship. Woah #ThisIsUs — Wilmer (@W1lmerSarmiento) November 8, 2017 Excuse me judge.... how dare you?? Jack and Rebecca are the most loving couple ever!!! #ThisIsUs — Tri (@LadyTri86) November 8, 2017 I have no words for this judge besides this 👇🏻 @NBCThisisUs #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/ivkfPb5kW8 — Halley K (@NKOTBSB97) November 8, 2017 "That child belongs with a black family." REALLY!!! That child belongs with a family who will love him regardless of his skin color. #TakeASeatInTheCornerJudge #ThisIsUs — Ms. Stacey L. Bracey (@thebraceygroup) November 8, 2017 honestly this is us is one of the first shows I've ever seen that doesn't make social workers and judges into one dimensional villains #thisisus — 🌻🌻🌻 (@ssdepop) November 8, 2017 He'd rather Randall be in a foster home? #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/NDFOVWd9J1 — nellawafer (@panhalfrican) November 8, 2017 #ThisIsUs just dropped the N word and I'm all for it! — Podrick Payne (@FredE_Cornbread) November 8, 2017 Your honor, say what?!?!?!?! #ThisIsUs pic.twitter.com/Fkw0yVN00E — This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) November 8, 2017 Sry, Judge Bradley. Big Three 4 lyfe! [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 8th, 2017

Rebekah Brooks Cleared of All Charges at Phone Hacking Trial

LONDON — Former News Corp exec Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges at the trial relating to phone-hacking at the News of the World newspaper, where she was editor. After editing the News of the World, Brooks rose to become chief executive.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 24th, 2014

It"s Dangerous To Sleep With Your Cell Phone?!

Um… should we not sleep HOLDING our phones then..? The California Department of Public Health issued an unexpected warning on Thursday reminding people that — though causation has not been definitely confirmed — studies have suggested that long term cell phone use may be linked to: -brain cancer -lower sperm counts -headaches and effects on learning and memory, hearing, [...] Um... should we not sleep HOLDING our phones then..? The California Department of Public Health issued an unexpected warning on Thursday reminding people that -- though causation has not been definitely confirmed -- studies have suggested that long term cell phone use may be linked to: -brain cancer -lower sperm counts -headaches and effects on learning and memory, hearing, behavior, and sleep. The best suggestion for safety the CDPH has is to keep your phone at a distance, like using a headset while talking (check), setting the phone somewhere away from you while downloading or streaming (how does that work?), and carrying it in a bag rather than your pocket or inside your bra (yes, it really says that). Related: Twitter Responds To FCC Voting To Kill #NetNeutrality! But the most surprising one to us was something we'd never even considered! "Don't sleep with your phone in your bed or near your head. Unless the phone is off or in airplane mode, keep it at least a few feet away from your bed." Um, what? If you sleep with your phone inches away from your head like so many of us do, mayyyyybe time to rethink that. [Image via E!.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 15th, 2017

Taylor Swift Announces Charity Donations For Sexual Assault Victims In Statement After Groping Trial Verdict

Now that Taylor Swift has won her trial, she has a message for her supporters — one of pure gratitude. First the Shake It Off singer takes a moment to thank everyone who helped her, writing: "I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, [...] Now that Taylor Swift has won her trial, she has a message for her supporters -- one of pure gratitude. First the Shake It Off singer takes a moment to thank everyone who helped her, writing: "I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support through this four-year ordeal and two year long trial process." But Taylor didn't stop by making it about herself. She made a point of mentioning all the assault victims who don't have a voice -- and what she would be doing to help change that: "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves." The only thing that would be better is if it was David Mueller's money going to those organizations. But Taylor's entire payout from winning her case will be a symbolic $1. [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 14th, 2017

Judge blasts David Cameron for almost causing hacking trial collapse

DAVID Cameron almost caused the phone-hacking trial to collapse while the jury was still deliberating the remaining charges on Andy Coulson, it can now be revealed......»»

Category: topSource: expressMay 14th, 2017

Rapper Meek Mill loses bid to have judge taken off his case

Judge Leon Tucker told the rapper's lawyers that he doesn't have the authority to remove the judge handling his case. He has yet to rule on whether the rapper will get a new trial.         Judge Leon Tucker told the rapper's lawyers that he doesn't have the authority to remove the judge handling his case. He has yet to rule on whether the rapper will get a new trial.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 30th, 2018

Clooney to make film about British phone hacking scandal

George Clooney is to direct a film about the British phone hacking scandal, the studio behind the project announced Wednesday. "Hack Attack" will be based on the book of the same name by Guardian journalist Nick Davies about the hacking scandal .....»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 3rd, 2015