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'Sopranos' actor Lillo Brancato Jr. released after nearly 10 years in prison

Lillo Brancato Jr., best known for his roles in A Bronx Tale and The Sopranos, was released from prison Tuesday after spending nearly a decade in lockup, CNN reports. The Colombia-born actor, 37, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after attempting to steal drugs from a vacant house in New York City. When Brancato and his accomplice, Steven Armento, were confronted by off-duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui — who happened to live next door — Armento shot the cop in the chest. Enchautegui was later pronounced dead at the Bronx’s Jacobi Medical Center. Brancato was found guilty of attempted burglary; Armento was convicted for shooting Enchautegui and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

“I’m finally home!” Brancato tweeted Tuesday. “Thank you God for a second chance at life. I won’t let you down this time. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!”

'Boardwalk Empire' star Christopher McDonald charged with DWI

Actor Christopher McDonald was arrested and charged early Wednesday morning for a DWI in Wilmington, N.C., EW has confirmed.

Sergeant C.K. Parks said the 58-year-old Happy Gilmore vet, who is on location shooting  the film The Squeeze, was stopped by the State Highway Patrol at 1:45 a.m. and taken into the New Hanover County jail after a breathalyzer test determined McDonald’s blood alcohol was 0.15 — nearly two times the state’s legal limit.

McDonald was released on $1,000 bail at 7:20 a.m. He has a court date set for Dec. 11.

McDonald’s publicist had no immediate comment.

Lamar Odom arrested for DUI, released on bail

Khloe Kardashian Odom’s husband, Lamar Odom, was arrested for driving under the influence at 3:54 a.m. early Friday morning. People reports that Odom, 33, was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley for driving below the speed limit in a “serpentine manner,” according to the CHP.

CHP spokesman Leland Tang explained, “The most dangerous aspect is that he was driving 50 mph on a freeway with a speed of 65 mph. That is never a good sign. That’s not safe.” READ FULL STORY

Police: Intruder found at Jennifer Lopez's Hamptons estate

Police say an intruder had been living for a week on Jennifer Lopez’s property in the Hamptons while she was away.

Southampton police said Wednesday the entertainer had an order of protection against 49-year-old John Dubis of Rhode Island. Information on why the order was obtained wasn’t immediately available.

According to Newsday, workers found Dubis on the Water Mill property on Aug. 8 and called police. READ FULL STORY

British police pursue new leads on Princess Diana's death

British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information’s “relevance and credibility.”

Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.

The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.

In 2008, a British jury ruled that Diana, the Princess of Wales, and her companion, Fayed, were unlawfully killed due to reckless speed and drinking by their driver, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them.

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars free on $500K bond

Two stars of the Real Housewives of New Jersey were released on $500,000 bond each after making initial court appearances Tuesday on federal fraud charges.

Teresa Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, were ordered to surrender their passports and to confine their travels to New Jersey and New York. Joe Giudice could be deported to Italy if convicted because he is not a U.S. citizen.

They did not enter pleas. READ FULL STORY

Boyfriend convicted of murder in designer Sylvie Cachay's death

The playboy boyfriend of a fashion designer was convicted Thursday of strangling and drowning her in the bathtub of a swank hotel room after a tumultuous six-month relationship.

Nicholas Brooks, whose father was an Oscar-winning composer who wrote “You Light Up My Life,” put his face in his hands silently as the murder verdict was read. His girlfriend, Sylvie Cachay, was found partially clothed in an overflowing tub on Dec. 9, 2010.

Cachay’s friends cheered and Brooks’ sister wept loudly and shook as the judge set a sentencing date of Aug. 26.

“Today justice was done, but the pain is immense, and it will never go away,” Cachay’s mother, Sylvia Cachay, said in Spanish. “But she had a precious spirit, and that will live on. She’s with me always. She was with me in the courtroom, and she is with me now.”

Brooks, 27, faces a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Pia Zadora arrested after domestic disturbance

Singer-actress Pia Zadora has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and coercion after a disturbance at her Las Vegas home.

The 61-year-old Zadora was booked Saturday into the Clark County Detention Center and released after posting $4,000 bail.

She was arrested about 11 a.m., some six hours after police responded to a disturbance call at her home.

Police declined to release the name of the victim and other details, saying further information would be released Monday.

Zadora has been married to her third husband, Las Vegas police detective Michael Jeffries, since 2005. The couple met after Zadora contacted police to report a stalking incident.

After working as a child actress on Broadway, she appeared in various movies. When her film career failed to take off, she became a singer of popular standards.

Online predator pretended to be One Direction singer

A 45-year-old man in Connecticut is accused of posing as a member of the popular boy band One Direction to entice young girls into performing sex acts online.

The Waterbury Republican-American reports John Eastman appeared in court Thursday on charges including first-degree possession of child pornography, employing a minor in an obscene performance and using a computer to entice a minor.

According to an arrest warrant, Eastman used the screen name Harry.Styles888 on Skype and had pictures of the One Direction singer on his computer, which were used to convince children he was the 19-year-old Styles.

“My hope is that the girl will show me herself on camera and then pose in a sexual manner, or perform some kind of sex act for me to see,” Eastman told detectives, according to his arrest warrant. READ FULL STORY

Former 'Days of Our Lives' actor arrested for cocaine

Los Angeles County prosecutors say they’ve charged a former Days of Our Lives actor with selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home.

Spokeswoman Jane Robison says Dylan Michael Patton was charged Thursday with one count of cocaine possession.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Patton after searching his home with a warrant Tuesday. They say they seized an unspecified amount of cocaine.

Patton played the role of Will Horton from February 2009 to January 2010 in more than 100 episodes of the long-running soap opera. His character is the son of Sami Brady, who is played by Alison Sweeney.

If convicted, Patton faces up to nine years in prison.

It isn’t clear whether Patton currently has a lawyer or a publicist. A phone number listed in his name was not set up to receive messages.

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