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Kanye West Sentenced to Two Years Probation

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Legal Issues,

Kanye West and Kim KardashianKanye West has been sentenced to two years probation.

The "Blood on the Leaves" rapper was in court today where he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery against a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last year. In a special plea deal, the City Attorney did not make Kanye plead guilty and will be allowed to maintain is innocence legally.

As well as his probation, the rapper will have to undertake 250 hours of community service and undergo anger management counseling.

Kanye was originally charged with counts of battery and grand theft after an altercation with photographer Daniel Ramos at the airport in July last year. The photographer claimed he was punched and Kanye wrestled his camera to the ground during what he claimed was an unprovoked altercation. Kanye was not in court, but Daniel testified saying he felt the rapper should go to jail, claiming his emotional injuries are still prominent and he thinks the star had used the incident to promote his album Yeezus.

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Sam Worthington Arrested After Altercation with Photographer

Sam WorthingtonSam Worthington has been arrested for punching a photographer.

The Avatar actor is said to have rushed to his girlfriend Lara Bingle's defense when she was allegedly kicked in the shin by a paparazzo as the couple were leaving Cubbyhole bar in Greenwich Village, New York City. Sam was charged with assault and released on bail for reportedly punching the camera-wielding snapper in the face, and has been set a court date for February 26, the NYPD told TMZ.com.

The photographer, named Sheng Li, was arrested and booked for reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. During the scuffle, the Australian hunk is said to have referred to model Lara as his "wife," shouting at the photographer, "you kicked my wife."

However, a source told the MailOnline, "He would have been speaking figuratively. They are definitely not married, as far as I know." The couple were rumored to have tied the knot during a secret ceremony in Western Australia earlier this year and have been spotted wearing matching rings.


Justin Bieber Speeding Long Before Arrest?

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Justin BieberJustin Bieber was allegedly speeding hours before he was arrested in Miami last month.

The 19-year-old star was charged with driving under the influence (DUI), resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license on January 23, but the singer's yellow rented Lamborghini reached 136 MPH at 1.23 a.m., long before he was pulled over by police shortly after 4 a.m.

According to data, obtained by TMZ.com, from the car's built-in GPS tracking system, which recorded its speed and location at all times, the vehicle clocked 108 MPH on the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami Beach and accelerated to 136 MPH within a minute while being driven to Set nightclub, where the singer arrived at 2:27 a.m. and partied for an hour before leaving. But the data also shows that Justin was cruising under the speed limit at 27 MPH when he was arrested and accused of drag racing at between 55 and 60 MPH for 15 blocks.

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Selena Gomez’s Stalker Jailed

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Selena GomezSelena Gomez's stalker has been jailed for trespassing on her property.

Juan Garcia, who was arrested outside the "Come & Get It" hitmaker's house on January 25, was convicted after pleading no contest to the charge in court today and sentenced to 120 days in Los Angeles County Jail.

The 19-year-old obsessed fan, who previously told police that he had traveled from his home in Arizona to see the singer in person, was also placed on three years probation and ordered to stay at least 150 yards away from the 21-year-old star and her home for three years upon his release from prison, according to gossip website TMZ.com.

Police officers rushed to Selena's home in Tarzana, California last month after a family member spotted Juan creeping around and called 911. It is not known if Selena, who spent two weeks in rehab in January, was at home at the time of the incident.

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Justin Bieber to Be Charged for Felony?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Drugs, Drunk, Legal Issues,

Justin BieberPolice officers want Justin Bieber to face felony charges for throwing eggs at his neighbor's house.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department passed the case on to the L.A. County District Attorney (D.A.) on Thursday and strongly recommended that the "Baby" hitmaker be punished to the fullest extent of the law for allegedly causing $20,000 in damage to his neighbor's house in Calabasas, California last month.

"I went to the D.A.'s office today with the paperwork, and I want a felony. Of course I want a felony," Lt. Dave Thompson told gossip website TMZ.com.

The D.A. is expected to make a decision on the case, which was originally filed as a misdemeanor but could become a felony due to the extent of the damage, in approximately one week.

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Justin Bieber Given Trial Date

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Drugs, Drunk, Legal Issues,

Justin BieberJustin Bieber is to appear in court next month.

The 19-year-old singer has been given a trial date of March 3 by a Miami-Dade County judge over charges of driving under the influence (DUI), resisting arrest and driving with an invalid license.

The troubled star was detained on January 23 after police allegedly caught him drag racing a rented Lamborghini in Miami. Police officers claimed Justin, who is more than a year under the legal drinking age in the US, reeked of alcohol at the scene but his blood alcohol level was barely measurable at .014. However, it has been reported a toxicology test detected the presence of marijuana and Xanax in his system.

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District Attorney Not Pursuing Assault Charges Against Kanye

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Television, Legal Issues,

Kanye WestWhile he may be fighting with his Kim Kardashian as to whether or not their daughter North will appear on reality TV, Kanye West at least won't have to worry about facing assault charges anymore.

The Los Angeles District Attorney has decided not to go forward with prosecuting the "New Slaves" rapper over an alleged assault that occurred earlier in the month. Criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten - who is not involved in Kanye's case - speculated that this outcome could happen due to the fact that the alleged victim failed to show up for a follow-up interview with authorities: "If they don't have a cooperative victim, the case is harder to prosecute. If you have no victim, it would most likely get dismissed."

The alleged incident happened in Beverly Hills on January 13th, where Kanye reportedly responded (with his fists!) to a young man who was spewing racial slurs at the paparazzi and Kim Kardashian when she arrived to meet her fiance.

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Scooter Braun Breaks Silence on Justin Bieber

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Scooter Braun and Justin BieberJustin Bieber's manager insists he loves and cares for the singer following his arrest on Thursday.

Scooter Braun - who discovered the star in 2008 - has reached out after the "Baby" hitmaker who was charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest and drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini was apprehended in Miami Beach. "@justinbieber love you and i will act in the manner of someone who truly cares. that is all I have to say. thanks for all those concerned... Been a long day. Bottom line is we are defined by how we handle adversity. Be there when it counts. Love fully in good times and bad [sic]," he wrote on Twitter.

The 32-year-old music manager also posted a cryptic message on Instagram which has since been deleted. "What defines us is how well we rise after falling," he wrote.

Scooter and other people close to Justin are said to have warned him to "get help" or they would not continue working with him.


Justin Bieber Charged with Drunk Driving

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Justin BieberJustin Bieber was charged with drink driving, resisting arrest and drag racing.

The "Baby" hitmaker was arrested in Miami Beach yesterday after being stopped for allegedly drag racing in a rented yellow Lamborghini and soon after he failed a sobriety test, is accused of disobeying officer's orders and was found to have an expired license.

According to reports, the pop star's entourage used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive at 26th Street, near the Miami Beach Hebrew Academy, so Justin could race his car.

Speaking at a press conference, Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez said Bieber "had been smoking marijuana and he did consume a beer." He added, "During the arrest Mr. Bieber made statements that he had consumed alcohol and had been smoking marijuana and had consumed prescription medication." According to police reports which Miami Beach Police posted on their Twitter account the officer "immediately smelled an odor of alcohol emanating from the driver's breath" and noticed his "bloodshot eyes" and he had "slow deliberate movement and a stupor look on his face."

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Bieber Could Face Felony Charges for Egging Neighbor’s House

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Meltdowns, Rumors,

Justin BieberJustin Bieber could face felony charges for alleged vandalism.

The 19-year-old star, who has been accused of throwing at least 20 eggs at his neighbor's house in his gated community in Calabasas, California, yesterday, is reportedly the subject of a new police investigation after his neighbor claimed the singer caused more than $400 in damage during the attack.

A police report, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, is currently calling it a misdemeanor, but it could become a felony if there is proof Justin caused extensive criminal damage.

The unidentified resident said the Canadian pop star was also trespassing on his property at the time. Dark video footage has also been released in which you can hear the neighbor yelling, "I see you. I f**king see you!" and a young male, who is allegedly Justin, responding, "F**k you! I got another one for you, actually!" The neighbor then instructs his 13-year-old daughter to call the police.

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