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'Scandal' star Columbus Short accused of threatening to kill his wife

The wife of Scandal star Columbus Short has received a temporary restraining against the actor and filed for divorce after he allegedly threatened to kill her and himself.

Tuere Short has accused her husband of holding a knife to her throat and making death threats during an altercation on April 7. According to the restraining order, the incident started when Columbus, who appeared intoxicated, lunged at Tuere with a wine bottle as if he was going to hit her. He verbally abused her and dumped the wine on her.

When Tuere attempted to get away, Columbus followed her downstairs and grabbed a knife from the kitchen, according to the documents filed April 15. He pinned her on the couch and held the knife near her throat, threatening to kill her and himself. Columbus demanded they play a game he called “Truth or Truth” and named several men that they knew, asking if she had affairs with any of them. She denied infidelity and was able to escape with the couple’s 2-year-old daughter. Columbus allegedly slashed her tire as she drove away. READ FULL STORY

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard goes on trial in DC

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard is going on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that will be a preview for the musician’s own trial.

Christopher Hollosy’s trial begins Thursday in Superior Court.

Both men were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a Washington hotel. Hollosy told police he punched the man after he tried to get on Brown’s tour bus. The man told police Brown and later Hollosy punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with two women.

Court papers say the man’s nose was fractured.

Hollosy’s trial is expected to last one to two days. Brown’s trial will follow. Brown has denied punching the man.

'X-Men' director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past forced Michael Egan III into sex during parties in California and Hawaii when he was 17 in the late 1990s.

Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement that the claims are absurd and defamatory.

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Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler, years after separation

Nearly two years after they separated, Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler, People reports. The couple — who have two sons together, Archie and Abel — announced their separation in September 2012. They married in 2003.

Arnett has asked for joint legal and physical custody of their two sons. This was Poehler’s first marriage, while Arnett was previously married to actress Penelope Ann Miller.

Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, survives

Police have reported that Andre Johnson, a rapper reportedly associated with the Wu-Tang Clan family, severed his penis and then jumped off a building in North Hollywood early Wednesday morning. Despite being severely injured, Johnson survived the fall from the second level of the building.

Authorities were able to rush Johnson and his recovered penis to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he is currently being treated, according to Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann. READ FULL STORY

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg engaged

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are getting married, People reports.

The bride-to-be announced the engagement on The View Wednesday morning, showing off her yellow sapphire engagement ring and telling her co-hosts that son Evan helped Wahlberg out with the proposal.

Wahlberg, 44, has two sons from a previous marriage, and McCarthy, 41, has one son from a previous marriage to director John Asher.

Dave Grohl and wife expecting third child

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will welcome his third child later this year with wife Jordyn Blum, according to People.

The rocker, 45, was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week as a member of Nirvana. Grohl wed Blum, 37, in 2003, and together they have two daughters, Violet, 7, and Harper, 5.

Lindsay Lohan's mom pleads guilty to DWI in NY

Actress Lindsay Lohan’s mother has pleaded guilty in New York to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

Newsday reports  Dina Lohan also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance Tuesday on Long Island. READ FULL STORY

Lawrence O'Donnell on extended leave following taxi accident

MSNBC’s Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell is taking a leave for several weeks as he recuperates from injuries sustained Saturday in a taxi accident while vacationing abroad, EW confirmed. READ FULL STORY

WWE star Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease

Authorities in Arizona say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office. READ FULL STORY

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