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Teri Polo files for bankruptcy

Teri Polo, best-known for her role in Meet the Parents¬†and currently starring in ABC Family’s The Fosters, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to People. The filing indicates the actress is nearly $1 million in debt.

According to the petition filed April 14, Polo owes roughly $772,000 in income tax and and about $37,000 in credit card debt, and says she has less than $50,000 in assets.

TMZ reported that Polo also owes $30,000 to a landlord for not cleaning up after her pets in a previous rental home, a claim she denies in her filing.

'Ice Road Truckers' star charged with kidnapping prostitute

Tim Zickuhr, one of the stars of History Channel’s docu-series Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads, has been charged with three felonies after allegedly kidnapping a Las Vegas prostitute and forcing her to jump out a second-story window last December, according to TMZ.

Zickuhr is being charged with first-degree kidnapping, extortion, and coercion, the report says. The prostitute — Snow White — says Zickuhr punched her and threatened to kill her if she didn’t return the money he believed she stole from him. The story goes on to say he tied her up with backpack straps, beat her, poured cold water on her face, and locked her in his closet demanding the phone number of someone who could pay him the $1,000. READ FULL STORY

Lawyer: 'X-Men' director not in Hawaii at time of sex-abuse claims

A lawyer for X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer says the director has credit card receipts, telephone records, and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series that show he wasn’t in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands.

Singer’s lawyer, Marty Singer, told The Associated Press on Friday that the director was in Toronto working on his first major studio film from August through October 1999. A lawsuit filed by a former child model says Singer abused him several times during that span.

A lawyer for Michael Egan III, who filed the lawsuit, did not immediately respond to phone calls seeking comment.

The lawsuit was filed under a Hawaii law that temporarily suspends the statute of limitations in sex-abuse cases.

Chris Brown trial could start as soon as Friday

Singer Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington could start as soon as Friday.

Brown’s trial is scheduled to begin as soon as a judge finishes the trial of Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy.

Both men are facing an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel in October. Hollosy’s trial began Thursday and is expected to finish Friday.


Man suing 'X-Men' director says he reported abuse

A man who says he was sexually abused by X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer says he reported the molestation to authorities but nothing was done about it.

Michael Egan III sued Singer in a federal court in Hawaii on Wednesday claiming he was abused by the director in the late 1990s when he was 17 years old.

Singer’s attorney, Marty Singer, has said that Egan’s claims are absurd and defamatory. READ FULL STORY

Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” are not covered by federal copyright law, but they have been protected in common law by states including New York. READ FULL STORY

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard goes on trial in DC

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard is going on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that will be a preview for the musician’s own trial.

Christopher Hollosy’s trial begins Thursday in Superior Court.

Both men were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a Washington hotel. Hollosy told police he punched the man after he tried to get on Brown’s tour bus. The man told police Brown and later Hollosy punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with two women.

Court papers say the man’s nose was fractured.

Hollosy’s trial is expected to last one to two days. Brown’s trial will follow. Brown has denied punching the man.

Man charged with felony stalking of Selena Gomez

Prosecutors have charged a man with felony stalking after he was arrested outside of singer-actress Selena Gomez’s home twice in one week.

Che Cruz is due to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom for an initial court appearance Monday. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of violating a court order for returning to Gomez’s home Friday, just hours after his release from jail on a trespassing case.

Jail records do not indicate whether the 20-year-old has an attorney.

He was first arrested after breaking into Gomez’s guest home March 30 and admitted in court Wednesday that he trespassed at her property. He was sentenced to probation and 45 days in jail but was released two days later.

'Client List' actor Colin Egglesfield arrested

Authorities say actor Colin Egglesfield has been arrested on allegations that he damaged property at an Arizona arts festival.

Tempe police say the 41-year-old actor known for his roles on The Client List and All My Children was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Saturday on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage. READ FULL STORY

Chris Brown's lawyer asks judge to block jail transfer

Chris Brown’s attorney has asked a Los Angeles judge to block an order that would transfer the jailed R&B singer to Washington, D.C., for his upcoming misdemeanor assault trial.

Brown is being held without bail and is due to go on trial on April 17 in Washington on the assault charge. READ FULL STORY

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