Maria Jose Alvarado, the 19-year-old beauty queen currently holding the title of Miss Honduras, and her sister, Sofia, have been found dead, police told the Associated Press on Wednesday. READ FULL STORY
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On Thursday, AC/DC’s drummer, Phil Rudd, was charged with allegedly trying to have two men killed, along with charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis, and threatening to kill.
However, as of Friday, Rudd is off the hook for one of those charges. According to People, the Crown Solicitor of Tauranga, New Zealand, where Rudd was arrested, withdrew the murder-for-hire charge due to “insufficient evidence.”
Rudd’s lawyer Paul Mabey QC issued a statement, saying: “The charge for alleging an attempt to procure murder should have never been laid. The charge is now withdrawn. Mr. Rudd has suffered unnecessary and extremely damaging publicity as a result of widespread and sensational reporting of a very serious allegation, which on any basis was never justified.”
Rudd is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 24 for the other three charges.
UPDATE: The victim, a female minor, was found with “significant injuries” by the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel pool on the 27th, the San Diego Unified Port District Harbor Police informed the press on Thursday. She had attended Comic-Con prior to the incident. The police investigation concluded that her injuries were not the result of a criminal assault, rather they were likely sustained in a fall “from the distance of approximately six feet.” The findings do not affect the charges against Kalior.
At 1:15 a.m. on July 27, the San Diego Unified Port District Harbor Police arrested 29-year-old Justin Kalior at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel, EW has confirmed. According to a press release, the suspect was then “booked into San Diego County Jail at 11:20 a.m. on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.”
The victim’s friends and family quickly took to social media after the event happened, revealing that the victim had been dressed in cosplay when the attack took place. It’s unclear if the victim had attended San Diego Comic-Con, though the Marriott Marquis is known for its connection to the convention.
According to the police statement, the victim was taken to the hospital while the investigation is ongoing.
Back in February, camera assistant Sarah Jones died on the set of Midnight Rider. Jones, who was 27 at the time, was struck by a train while on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic. Georgia’s Wayne County Police Department confirmed to EW that the film’s director (Randall Miller) and producer (Miller’s wife Jody Savin) turned themselves in on Sunday.
The couple, along with executive producer Jay Sedrish, were charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in a Georgia county court on July 3. Both Miller and Savin were released on bail.
UPDATE: Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism and has been sentenced to two years’ probation.
After allegedly throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house in Calabasas, Justin Bieber is being charged with one count of misdemeanor vandalism. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office put out a press release announcing that Bieber’s arraignment will occur at 1:30 p.m. PST today, though the singer will not be in attendance.
Hollywood’s Supper Club was the site of a shooting after the BET Awards Sunday night, according to the LAPD.
A spokesperson for the police department says that shots were fired in the parking lot outside the club; no injuries have yet been reported, and no arrests have been made.
TMZ reports that a number of rappers were inside the club at the time, including Game, Meek Mill, T-Pain, and Busta Rhymes. The site also notes this is the third BET-related violent incident that occurred last weekend: There was also a stabbing inside a Meek Mill-hosted party, as well as a fatal shooting outside an unauthorized BET party in Hollywood that killed one man and injured four others.
Jesse Friedman, whose trial—alongside his father—for molesting young boys in 1988 was chronicled in Andrew Jarecki’s 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary Capturing the Friedmans, filed a motion on Tuesday to reverse his conviction, which relied upon his admission of guilt.
“I never committed a crime against any child ever,” Friedman said at a courthouse press conference. “I’m looking forward to a fair opportunity to have the evidence heard before a judge. I know that my exoneration is certain. It’s just a matter of having to fight against a district attorney that refuses to acknowledge the own evidence in front of her.” READ FULL STORY
Justin Bieber has been cleared of wrongdoing in an attempted robbery investigation. The Canadian pop star had previously been accused of trying to take a woman’s mobile phone.
Prosecutors, however, rejected the allegations due to insufficient evidence, Reuters reports. Bieber was accused in May of trying to steal the woman’s iPhone after she spotted him in the batting cages of Sherman Oaks Castle Park.
Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of burglars they say broke into Miley Cyrus’s San Fernando Valley home and stole jewelry and a luxury car, according to the Associated Press. The LAPD say a man and a woman scaled a fence and got inside the house and garage while no one was home.
This marks the second time that law enforcement has stepped in on Cyrus’s behalf in as many weeks: In late May, the 21-year-old pop star obtained a temporary restraining order against an Arizona man who was detained by police while trying to meet her.
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