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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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Chris Brown Leaves Rehab

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

Chris BrownChris Brown has left rehab.

The 24-year-old star is no longer staying at a treatment facility in Malibu, California, where he was seeking help in order to "gain focus and insight" into his previous behavior to enable him to pursue his life and career from a "healthier vantage point."

"'Chris is continuing his rehab program as an outpatient and is also completing his community service in the Los Angeles area. He appreciates all of your encouragement and support," Brown's representative said.

The "Forever" hitmaker was receiving lots of psychological counseling in rehab after acknowledging he has a major anger management problem. Chris voluntarily checked himself into the center days after he was arrested for assault following an incident where he allegedly punched a man outside a hotel on October 27.

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Khloe Kardashian Seeing a Marriage Counselor

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Sports, Television, Break-ups, Divorce, Rumors,

Kim Kardashian and Lamar OdomKhloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are seeking couples counseling.

The couple, whose four-year marriage has been rocked by allegations he cheated on her and has been battling an addiction to crack cocaine, have reportedly been visiting a prominent Beverly Hills therapist in a bid to iron out their problems.

"It was very emotional; they spoke about all of their issues. Khloe still loves and cares about him, but healing will take a long time," a source said. An insider also revealed that Lamar, 34, is "doing so much better," as he is "clean and has gained 20 pounds."

The couple put on a united front for the first time in months at Khloe's mother Kris Jenner's 58th birthday party last week. "It was just close family and friends. Lamar and Khloe are actually getting on very well and were couple-y together. It was very intimate and everyone was really pleased to spend time with them," a source revealed.

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Kristen Stewart’s Mother Plays Matchmaker

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Break-ups, Dating, Rumors,

Robert Pattinson and Kristen StewartKristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are taking relationship advice from her mother.

The Twilight star's mom Jules Stewart was reportedly devastated to discover her daughter had cheated on the 26-year-old actor with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders because she thinks of Robert as a son, and is desperate to help the couple move forward.

"Jules is the glue that's keeping Kristen and Rob together. It ripped her heart in two when she saw those pictures of Kristen in a compromising situation with Rupert - and she couldn't believe what her daughter had done. As far as Jules was concerned, Kristen's relationship with Robert was a match made in heaven and she adored him like he was her own son. At first, she struggled to understand why Kristen wanted to cheat on him," a source said.

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Ray J seeks Counseling Over Whitney’s Death

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Dating, Obituaries,

Ray J and Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's boyfriend Ray J will seek counseling to help him cope with the singer's recent death. The record producer is heartbroken after Whitney, 48, died last month - after allegedly taking a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol - and his sister Brandy has urged him to seek professional help to manage his grief.

"'Ray J is obviously absolutely devastated by the loss of Whitney, who he says was the love of his life. Even though a month has passed since she died, Ray still can't believe that Whitney is gone. He has saved voicemail messages on his cell phone from her that he has been listening to. His sister Brandy has urged him to go to counseling to deal with this loss, and he has finally agreed. Brandy and her brother are extremely close, and she has been a rock for him in the weeks since Whitney died. However, Brandy is also dealing with a huge loss, as she worked with Whitney professionally, and loved her like an older sister. Brandy recognizes that she can only help her brother so much. Ray has promised Brandy he will see someone," a source said.

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Latest Details on the Charlie Sheen Arrest

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Legal Issues, Rumors,

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller

UPDATE: You can hear Brooke’s 911 call here.

Charlie Sheen may have only been in jail for less than a day, but it’s doubtful he’ll be celebrating this New Year’s Eve.

The actor, who was arrested on Christmas Day for some type of domestic violence-related incident, is reportedly back in Los Angeles after a short stay in a Colorado jail. Meanwhile, wife Brooke Mueller was recently spotted in Aspen—the same city where Sheen was taken into custody on Friday.

Although the Two and a Half Men star was initially booked for second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief, formal charges have not yet been filed by prosecutors. Unfortunately, Mueller, who was reportedly drunk when she made the 911 call, has not been cooperating with authorities and has since tried to recant her statement. One claim she made is that Sheen threatened her with a knife.

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South Korea to Cure Cyberspace Addicts

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet, PC / Laptop,

South Korean Boot Camp

South Korea has decided that Cyberspace Addiction is a definite problem and has created the Jump Up Internet Rescue School to fix it. Students must go through military type obstacle courses, counseling sessions, and workshops to teach pottery and drumming to get away from those keyboards to break “bad” habits. The government has come up with an actual checklist based on the K-Scale (for Korea) and claims that about 2.4 million people under 18 are close to becoming addicts there. We are thinking that instead of trying to cure them, they might just take those same users and find out how they can help their country with their obvious technological skills.


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