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As I Lay Dying's lead singer arrested in murder-for-hire scheme

The lead singer of Grammy-nominated heavy metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday in Southern California as authorities said he tried to hire an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.

Tim Lambesis, 32, was arrested at a retail business in Oceanside, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The statement said detectives received information Thursday that Lambesis had solicited someone to kill his wife, who lives in nearby Encinitas. A task force from several law enforcement agencies quickly launched an investigation that led to the arrest. READ FULL STORY

Voice of Charlie Brown facing possible prison sentence for stalking

The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several Peanuts television shows faces possible prison time for stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who had given her a breast enhancement.

Peter Robbins is scheduled to appear in San Diego Superior Court on Wednesday for sentencing. He pleaded guilty last month.

Prosecutors say the 56-year-old called his former girlfriend up to 37 times in a 24-hour period, saying he would kill her and her son if she did not give back his dog and car. They say Robbins repeatedly called the plastic surgeon to demand a refund for the breast enhancement.

The Oceanside resident is best known for his portrayal of Charlie Brown on the TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas.

'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

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