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Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai

Newspapers in the United Arab Emirates are reporting that the American drummer for the rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail after being convicted of offensive behavior in Dubai.

The government-backed National newspaper reported Tuesday that James Kottak was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai airport.

The Gulf News daily says he was arrested April 3 en route from Russia to Bahrain, where the German band was scheduled to perform at a Formula One race. Kottak was a no-show at the April 5 concert. READ FULL STORY

Broadway producer sues Valerie Harper

Broadway producer Matthew Lombardo has filed a lawsuit against Valerie Harper for failing to disclose her illness before signing on to star in his play, according to TIME.

In 2009, Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer, which later spread to her brain. The former Mary Tyler Moore Show star ended up leaving Lombardo’s play, Looped, in 2013 because of a terminal brain cancer diagnosis.


Video shows Justin Bieber celebrating after egg attack

Surveillance footage from Justin Bieber’s home appears to show the pop star high-fiving friends and celebrating after throwing eggs at a neighbor’s home in January, an investigator’s affidavit released Friday shows.

The description of Bieber’s reaction to the incident that authorities say caused thousands of dollars in damage to the neighbor’s home is included in documents filed to support a search warrant obtained in March. A Los Angeles County sheriff’s detective obtained the warrant for Bieber’s account with the online photo-sharing site Instagram, searching for evidence to match his outfit with the surveillance footage. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber released following detainment at LAX

Justin Bieber’s latest run-in with the law: detainment by U.S. Customs officers.

The Canadian pop star was held at a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol area of Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday after he landed in California from Tokyo. He was stopped for routine secondary questioning as a foreign national, his publicist confirmed to EW. Despite a petition to deport the 20 year-old from the U.S., he was not barred from entering the country. Reports say Bieber was held in the Tom Bradley International Terminal for nearly four hours before being released. He left with his entourage, which had been waiting for him. READ FULL STORY

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

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