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'Girls Gone Wild' founder convicted, could get five-year prison sentence

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis was found guilty Monday of misdemeanor counts of assault and false imprisonment stemming from a dispute with three women after a night out at a Hollywood club in 2011.

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich said in a statement that after a two-week trial, a jury convicted the 40-year-old Francis of three counts of false imprisonment, one count of assault causing great bodily injury and one count of dissuading a witness. He faces a maximum of five years in prison. A hearing to schedule his sentencing was set for Wednesday. READ FULL STORY

Reese Witherspoon arrest video hits the web

A dash-cam video of Reese Witherspoon’s recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood’s best-known actresses unfiltered as she, after “one too many” glasses of wine, takes on a no-nonsense Georgia state trooper following her husband’s traffic stop.

In video of the April 19 early-morning incident in Atlanta, posted Thursday by TMZ, the 37-year-old actress seeks to intercede as her husband is being administered a field sobriety test by the trooper. READ FULL STORY

Report: Reese Witherspoon, husband enter pleas

Reese Witherspoon and her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, entered pleas Thursday following their arrestson April 19 in Atlanta for disorderly conduct and DUI, respectively, People reports. Toth plead guilty and will face a fine and community service, avoiding jail time; Witherspoon reportedly plead no contest and will be fined $213.

On Good Morning America today, Witherspoon apologized for their actions and said she regrets the events. “We went out to a restaurant in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine,” she said. “We thought we were fine to drive and we were absolutely not. And we are so sorry and just so embarrassed. We know better and we shouldn’t have done that.”

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Reese Witherspoon cancels TV appearances following arrest

Following her arrest for disorderly conduct last Friday, Reese Witherspoon has canceled several planned TV appearances to promote her new film, Mud, the Washington Post reports. The actress was scheduled to appear on Tuesday’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Wednesday’s Good Morning America.

Witherspoon issued an apology over the weekend for her behavior after her husband, entertainment agent Jim Toth, was arrested on DUI charges. “Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”

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Former porn star Jenna Jameson charged with battery

Former adult film superstar Jenna Jameson was arrested Saturday evening for misdemeanor battery.

Police in Newport Beach, Calif., confirm that the person who was allegedly assaulted made a citizen’s arrest of Jameson and called officers to the scene. The actress was taken into police custody and later released without having to post bail.

While representatives for Jameson, who retired from porn in 2008, have yet to comment on the incident, CNN reports that she took to Twitter Sunday afternoon, claiming a friend “broke into my home and took everything.” The tweet has since been deleted.

In the years since her retirement from adult entertainment, Jameson has had multiple run-ins with the law, including a May 2012 arrest for suspected DUI.

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2 U.K. men convicted in plot to kill Joss Stone

A British jury convicted two men on Wednesday of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone.

Junior Bradshaw, 32, and Kevin Liverpool, 35, were found guilty at Exeter Crown Court on charges of conspiracy to murder, to cause grievous bodily harm and to rob. They had denied the charges.

Liverpool was given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years and eight months. Bradshaw will be sentenced at a later date.

“You intended to rob her and kill her and dump her body in the river, according to your words, and then leave the country with your accomplice Junior Bradshaw,” said Judge Francis Gilbert in sentencing Liverpool.

After the verdict, Grammy award-winner Stone expressed gratitude for support and kind wishes during the ordeal.

“I am relieved the trial is now over and that these men are no longer in a position to cause harm to anyone,” she said in a statement.

Bradshaw and Liverpool were arrested in June 2011 close to Stone’s home in southwestern England after suspicious neighbors reported them to the police. They never reached her house.

Prosecutors said the pair set off from their home in Manchester to Stone’s home in Devon armed with a samurai sword, knives, a hammer, black bags and gloves.

They were involved in a crash on their journey, and at one point got lost, asking a postman for directions to Stone’s home.

Handwritten notes found in their car made reference to “decapitate.” Another read “Jocelyn RIP” and a further note said: “Once Jocelyn’s dead … find a river to dump her,” according to prosecutors.

Other notes indicated that the pair disapproved of Stone’s being invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

Bobby Brown turns himself in for DUI conviction

Bobby Brown has surrendered to authorities and will begin a 55-day jail sentence for a driving under the influence conviction.

Brown’s attorney and a spokesman for the city attorney’s office say the R&B singer turned himself in at a Los Angeles courthouse Wednesday.
Brown pleaded no contest to DUI and driving on a suspended license in February. He will also be required to serve four years on informal probation and complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program after he is released.

The conviction is Brown’s second for DUI in less than a year. He avoided jail after pleading no contest to a March 2012 drunk driving case.
The 44-year-old New Edition singer is the ex-husband of deceased singer Whitney Houston.

Suspects had grisly plans for Joss Stone, say prosecutors

Prosecutors said Monday two men accused of plotting to rob and kill soul singer Joss Stone planned to decapitate her, then dump her body in a river.

The suspects, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, were arrested in June 2011, close to the singer’s house after suspicious neighbors reported them to police. They never reached her house.

Opening the case at Exeter Crown Court, prosecutor Simon Morgan told a jury the pair, aged 32 and 35, set off from their home in Manchester with a samurai sword, knives, a hammer, black bags and gloves for Stone’s house in Devon. READ FULL STORY

'Moonshiners' star faces public intox charge

A star of the TV show Moonshiners has been arrested for public intoxication.

Police in Danville, Va., announced Tuesday they had arrested Steven Ray Tickle — known on the show as “Tickle” — at a convenience store on Thursday.

Police say they received a report of a man sitting in the parking lot of Charley’s Stop and Shop drinking, and they saw Tickle with an open container and smelling of alcohol. READ FULL STORY

12-year-old prankster admits to 'swatting' Ashton Kutcher

Prosecutors say a 12-year-old boy has admitted making a prank 911 call that drew police to Ashton Kutcher’s home.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office says the boy admitted responsibility for making a false bomb threat and computer intrusion. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Prosecutors say the boy is also accused of making false 911 calls involving Justin Bieber’s house and a bank. Those charges will likely be dismissed, but the district attorney’s office says the allegations will be considered when the boy is sentenced.

The boy’s identity has not been released.

His calls were among several targeting celebrities in the Los Angeles area in recent months in a practice known as “swatting.” The pranks are intended to draw large police responses, including SWAT teams.

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