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'America's Next Top Model' director killed in home invasion

Los Angeles police are investigating the fatal home invasion shooting of a director who worked on the reality TV show America’s Next Top Model.

The Los Angeles Times reports 42-year-old James Howe died and his wife was seriously wounded in the Nov. 27 attack at their rented home.

Police say Howe and his wife answered the door of the Glassell Park home for what they thought was a lone salesman, but instead, two men and a woman forced their way inside.

A fight ensued at the doorway, and one of the men pulled a gun and opened fire.

The couple’s 6-year-old son wasn’t harmed.

Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Jose Perez says the shooting appeared random and there’s no obvious motive.

No arrests have been made.

Kordell Stewart and 'Real Housewives' star Porsha Williams' divorce is final

Former Pittsburgh Steeler standout Kordell Stewart’s divorce from his Real Housewives of Atlanta star wife Porsha is final. Fulton County Superior Court Judge John J. Goger issued a final decree in the divorce case Thursday.

Stewart, who retired from the NFL last year, filed for divorce from Porsha Williams in March. He claimed his marriage to Williams was “irretrievably broken.”

Williams’ lawyer Randy Kessler says they are glad to amicably resolve the matter. The pair used to appear together on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Williams is still on the show.

Stewart’s initial filing said the two married on May 21, 2011, and have no children together. Stewart was a sensation in Pittsburgh in the late 1990s and was nicknamed “Slash” for his versatility as quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. He is a sports talk show host in Atlanta.

'The Hills' alum Whitney Port engaged

Just last month, The Hills star Lauren Conrad got engaged, and now, her onetime Teen Vogue co-worker Whitney Port is getting married too.

Tim Rosenman, who was an associate producer on Port’s Hills spin-off The City, popped the question last week. The couple have been dating since last year. Port thanked all her Twitter followers for their well-wishes:
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars plead not guilty to new fraud charges

Two cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have pleaded not guilty to new fraud charges. Joe and Teresa Giudice were arraigned Wednesday in federal court in Newark on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud.

Authorities allege the couple prepared a mortgage loan application stating that Teresa Giudice worked as a real estate agent and made $15,000 a month. In reality, authorities say she was not employed.

The couple pleaded not guilty in July to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud.

Joe Giudice was also accused of failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008.

'I Love Lucy' guest star Shirley Mitchell dies at 94

Shirley Mitchell, who appeared in three episodes of I Love Lucy in its 1953-54 season, died of heart failure on Monday. She was 94.

Mitchell played Marion Strong on I Love Lucy, a friend of Lucy’s who was easily identified by her cackle. She was believed to be the last surviving cast member from the show.

You might also recognize Mitchell from her work on The Odd Couple, Three’s Company, Dallas, or The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, along with a number of other shows. Her film career included Jamboree, Big Business, The War of the Roses, and more.

Mitchell was the widow of pop composer Jay Livingston and is survived by her sister-in-law and two children, Scott and Brooke.

Alleged Alec Baldwin stalker ordered to jail after court outbursts

Before her trial even concluded, Alec Baldwin’s accused stalker was ordered to jail for 30 days Wednesday after a series of courtroom outbursts got her declared in contempt of court.

After Genevieve Sabourin’s days of sobs, gasps, remarks and interruptions continued during some legal arguments Wednesday, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert Mandelbaum told her, “That’s it.” He found her in contempt and issued the punishment, which means she’ll spend in jail while the trial continues.

Mandelbaum had warned Sabourin he might do so if she didn’t stop speaking out during the proceedings. He’s hearing the case without a jury.

Sabourin greeted the development with a soliloquy about the strain of the trial and the pain of hearing what she says are false allegations, calling herself “a person who is totally exhausted, humiliated, beat up, destroyed, alone.”

“My life is shattered in pieces,” Sabourin said.
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Alec Baldwin denies relationship with stalking suspect

Alec Baldwin testified Tuesday that he never had a sexual or romantic relationship with a Canadian actress accused of stalking him, saying that after they met she began leaving dozens of voicemails for him a night and eventually started threatening to show up at his homes.

The 30 Rock star said at the Manhattan trial of the woman, Genevieve Sabourin, that he had a meal with her at a friend’s request, gave her an email address and phone number, and later communicated with her about acting classes.

She began to barrage him with as many as 30 voicemails per night and hundreds of emails that started out as lovelorn and pleading, Baldwin said. They escalated into ominous threats to insinuate herself into his now-wife’s yoga class and to come to his homes, even as he implored her to stop and threatened to call authorities, according to Baldwin.

“It was nightmarish,” he said.

Sabourin had some outbursts as he testified, including: “You’re lying!”
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'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' contestant Aras Baskauskas engaged

Aras Baskauskas — who is competing on the current season of Survivor, Blood vs. Water, with his brother Vitas — just proposed to his girlfriend of four years, Christy Petersen, People reports.

“I didn’t think I’d be nervous, but when push came to shove, I was super nervous,” Aras told the magazine of popping the question in Big Sur, California.

Aras is in a rough spot on Survivor right now, having been sent to Redemption Island last week, but he’s still in the game. He tweeted a link to the People article Sunday with the caption “She said yes!!”

George Clooney, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Idris Elba honored at BAFTA Britannia Awards

George Clooney and Benedict Cumberbatch were honored last night at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, according to the New York Times. Clooney received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film while Cumberbatch won the award for British Artist of the Year. Other winners included Idris Elba and Sacha Baron Cohen, who pranked the audience with a skit in which he seemed to push an old woman off the stage.

Winners of the Britannia awards are chosen by members of the Los Angeles arm of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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'Switched at Birth' actress Katie Leclerc engaged

Switched at Birth actress Katie Leclerc is engaged to longtime boyfriend Brian Habecost, People reports.

“We are thrilled to start our life together,” Leclerc told the magazine. “We can’t wait to combine families and start the adventure together.”

Leclerc, who plays hearing-impaired Daphne on the ABC Family show, has a degenerative inner-ear disorder that results in fluctuating hearing loss. The actress has also had guest roles on Veronica Mars, CSI, and The Big Bang Theory.

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