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Paul Simon, Edie Brickell disorderly conduct charges dropped

Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell will not be prosecuted on the disorderly conduct charges previously filed against the singing couple.

Simon and Brickell were arrested on April 26 by police investigating a family dispute at their home in New Canaan, Connecticut. According to the clerk of Norwalk, Connecticut, Superior Court, the prosecutor decided to drop the domestic-violence case.

CNN reports that the couple held hands in court. “Edie and I are fine,” Simon told the judge. Brickell took the blame for instigating the argument in a statement: “I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband.”

Simon, one-half of the legendary duo of Simon and Garfunkel, is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. Brickell is known for her 1988 hit “What I Am,” which was recorded with her 1980s rock group Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. The two have been married for 22 years.

Justin Bieber avoids felony robbery charge over cell phone incident

Justin Bieber can check at least one incident off his long list of legal woes: The singer will not face felony charges in the alleged attempted robbery of a woman’s cell phone.

The Los Angeles County district attorney has ruled that the May 12 altercation at a miniature golf course “does not warrant felony prosecution,” according to legal documents obtained by EW. READ FULL STORY

Lisa Kudrow demands new trial in case versus ex-manager

In February, former Friends star Lisa Kudrow was ordered to pay former manager Scott Howard $1.6 million, and now she’s asking for a retrial. This request for a new trial partly results from some communication by a member of the trial’s jury: Steve de Bode, jury foreman, wrote a letter to Kudrow’s lawyer following the trial’s conclusion, writing, “Please pass on my personal apology for the verdict to Lisa Kudrow and let her know that I firmly believe the majority decision was not correct.” In addition to the apology, de Bode also revealed some information about the jury that revealed there was jury misconduct and therefore grounds for a new trial. READ FULL STORY

Chris Brown released from jail

After spending over two months in jail, Chris Brown was released from custody at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to the Associated Press.

The singer was first jailed in mid-March when he was arrested for violating the rules of a court-mandated rehab sentence. Before that, Brown was on probation for attacking singer and then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and in May, he admitted to violating that probation by getting into a fight in Washington, D.C. Following this admission, the judge ordered Brown to remain in jail for an extended sentence.

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CNN reporter detained by Turkish police during live broadcast -- VIDEO

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CNN reporter Ivan Watson experienced first-hand the political unrest in Turkey when he was detained by police while delivering a live, on-air report Saturday.

Watson was in Istanbul covering the one-year anniversary of the Taksim Square protests when he was surrounded by plain-clothes officers demanding to see his passport. Watson showed his press card before being pulled away, camera rolling.

“We’re being detained right now,” Watson says before the camera cuts out. “I’m being kicked.”

Watson tweeted about the incident, including an update that he had been released in under an hour and that police apologized:

Video of the incident is below:

Ray J arrested on vandalism, battery charges

Singer Ray J was arrested at a Beverly Hills hotel on Friday for allegedly breaking a police car window and spitting at an officer.

Police were called to the hotel to investigate a report that Ray J, whose legal name is William Ray Norwood, inappropriately touched a woman at the bar, according to The Associated Press. Authorities found the contact to be incidental, but the 33-year-old singer refused to leave and became belligerent. He reportedly kicked out a patrol car window after being taken into custody.

Charges against Ray J include vandalism, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer.

Brad Pitt files protective order against alleged red carpet attacker

Vitalii Sediuk got a bit too close to Brad Pitt at Wednesday’s premiere of Maleficent — and now, he’s suffering the consequences: a temporary restraining order barring him from being near the actor.

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Suspect in Santa Barbara-area killings identified as son of 'Hunger Games' assistant director

The man suspected of killing six people in the Santa Barbara area on Friday night has been identified as Elliot Rodger, the son of an assistant director on The Hunger Games.

“The Rodger family offers our deepest compassion and sympathies to the families involved in this terrible tragedy,” the family said in a statement obtained by People. “We are experiencing the most inconceivable pain and our hearts go out to everyone involved.” Peter Rodger served as a second-unit director on the first installment of the popular film franchise.

According to authorities, the 22-year-old went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three men in his apartment before driving a BMW in a series of shootings. He fatally shot two female university students in front of a sorority and a third male student inside a deli. Thirteen people were injured, including two bicyclists hit by Rodger’s car, while others were hit by gunfire before the car crashed. Rodger — a high-functioning patient with Asperger syndrome, family lawyers tell ABC — was found dead with a gunshot to the head. Authorities believe the wound was was self-inflicted. READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus gets restraining order against fan

Miley Cyrus has obtained a temporary restraining order against a man who believes the singer is speaking to him through her songs.

A Los Angeles judge granted Cyrus a stay-away order against Devon Meek on Friday, reports The Associated Press. Los Angeles police arrested the Arizona resident on May 16 outside of a property believed to be owned by the pop star. In a sworn statement, one police detective wrote that Meek, 24, told officers they should shoot him in the head if he couldn’t meet Cyrus.

Meek has been placed in a psychiatric hospital, where he remains. According to filings by Cyrus’ attorneys, Meek has said he will continue to try to meet Cyrus once he is released. READ FULL STORY

Donald Sterling's wife may negotiate sale of the Clippers

Disgraced real estate mogul Donald Sterling has agreed to allow his estranged wife to negotiate the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

According to reports, Sterling surrendered control of the team to Shelly Sterling, who has been meeting with the NBA since her husband’s lifetime ban from the league on April 29. The move may prevent an involuntary sale of the team. Both the league and Shelly hope to “resolve the dispute amicably,” according to TMZ, which broke the news.

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