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Teen cosplayer attacked near Comic-Con

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.

'Midnight Rider' filmmakers surrender to Georgia police

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.

Justin Bieber pleads no contest to misdemeanor vandalism -- UPDATED

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.

No injuries in post-BET Awards nightclub shooting

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.

'Capturing the Friedmans' subject files appeal, reasserts innocence

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 cleared in attempted robbery case

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.

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'The Shield' star allegedly admitted murder to victim's father

Actor Michael Jace was charged with his wife’s murder in May, and a just-released 911 call reveals that Jace contacted his wife’s father following the shooting.

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Miley Cyrus home burglarized

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.

'The Shield' star Michael Jace charged with shooting his wife

UPDATE: Los Angeles police are now investigating motives, including financial and marital problems, for the alleged murder.

Michael Jace, best known for playing Detective Julien Lowe on The Shield, has been charged with his wife’s murder.

After Jace’s wife, April, was found shot to death in her L.A. home, police detained Jace on Monday night, L.A. Police Detective Lyman Doster confirmed to CNN. The actor was then booked on a homicide charge Tuesday morning.

Fans might also recognize Jace from his work on Southland, where he played Terrell, a romantic interest for Regina King’s character, Lydia.

Men who plotted to kill singer Joss Stone receive reduced jail sentences

In 2013, two men were convicted of plotting to rob and kill singer Joss Stone. Now, their jail sentences are being reduced.

Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool were arrested near Stone’s house in 2011 after neighbors reported suspicious behavior. The police later found weapons — including a samurai sword and a chisel — in the pair’s car, along with notes messages such as “Once Jocelyn’s dead … find a river to dump her in.”

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