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Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday

A judge in Washington has delayed giving her verdict in the trial of a bodyguard for singer Chris Brown on an assault charge.

Judge Patricia Wynn had been expected to give her verdict in bodyguard Christopher Hollosy’s trial Friday. But she delayed that until Monday. READ FULL STORY

Debbie Matenopoulos reveals marriage and pregnancy

Home & Family host Debbie Matenopoulos is full of big news: She got married last summer and is now pregnant with her first child, People confirms.

Matenopoulos wed Jon Falcone in Greece in a secret ceremony and tells People, “I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby.”

The mom-to-be is one of the original hosts of The View and will be returning to the morning talk show April 21 as a guest and also in a special episode saying goodbye to current View co-host Barbara Walters May 16.

Idris Elba and girlfriend welcome baby

Idris Elba is a dad again! The actor and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcomed a baby boy, named Winston, to the world April 17.

This is the first son for Elba and Garth, but Elba also has an 11-year-old son with previous wife Dormowa Sherman.

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Fox responds to Bryan Singer sex abuse allegations

Fox, the studio behind Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, has responded to claims that the director drugged and sexually abused a 17-year-old boy over a decade ago.

“These are serious allegations, and they will be resolved in the appropriate forum,” Fox said in a statement. “This is a personal matter, which Bryan Singer and his representatives are addressing separately.”

Michael Egan, now 31, has accused Singer of forcing him to perform sexual acts while promising the then-aspiring actor-model film roles. The abuses allegedly took place at California and Hawaii house parties beginning in the late 1990s. Egan claims Singer was part of an underage sex ring.

“I was raped numerous times in that house by numerous individuals,” Egan said at a press conference on Thursday. “You were like a piece of meat to these people. They’d pass you around between them.” READ FULL STORY

Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday

The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother’s funeral was held.

The church in Kent, southern England, is also where Geldof married her second husband, musician Tom Cohen, and where her mother, Paula Yates, married Irish musician Bob Geldof in 1986.

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Chris Brown trial could start as soon as Friday

Singer Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington could start as soon as Friday.

Brown’s trial is scheduled to begin as soon as a judge finishes the trial of Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy.

Both men are facing an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel in October. Hollosy’s trial began Thursday and is expected to finish Friday.

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Man suing 'X-Men' director says he reported abuse

A man who says he was sexually abused by X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer says he reported the molestation to authorities but nothing was done about it.

Michael Egan III sued Singer in a federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday claiming he was abused by the director in the late 1990s when he was 17 years old.

Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, has said that Egan’s claims are absurd and defamatory. READ FULL STORY

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York. READ FULL STORY

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hillary and Bill, is pregnant.

Clinton announced her pregnancy Thursday at a Clinton Foundation event for No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project in New York City. This will be the first child for Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky, whom she married in 2010.

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'Real Housewives' star Porsha Williams faces battery charge

Porsha Williams of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta faces a battery charge after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.

Atlanta police say they were called to the Biltmore Hotel on March 27, where Moore told an officer Williams assaulted her. READ FULL STORY

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