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One Direction's Harry Styles wins court order against paparazzi

A British High Court judge has ordered paparazzi to stay away from One Direction member Harry Styles.

The order from Justice Nicola Davies bars several photographers from pursuing the singer by car or motorcycle, placing him under surveillance, and loitering or waiting within 50 meters of his home.

Styles’ lawyer, David Sherborne, said the singer had gone to court after failing to persuade the photographers to stop their behavior voluntarily.

Sherborne said the 19-year-old Styles — one-fifth of the world’s biggest boy band — “is not trying to prevent fans approaching him in the street and taking photos. He remains happy to do that, as he always has.”

The court order was originally granted last week. On Monday, the judge continued it until another hearing on Jan. 13.

'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans arrested

One of the stars of MTV’s Teen Mom 2 has been arrested in South Carolina and charged with breaching the peace.

Jail records show 21-year-old Jenelle Lauren Evans was booked into the Horry County jail just after 5 p.m. Saturday. She was released about an hour later.

Police say they were called Saturday afternoon about a man and a woman yelling outside a North Myrtle Beach home. Evans’ boyfriend told police she locked him out of the house.

Evans was arrested earlier this year in North Carolina on drug and assault charges. Her lawyer in that case said Sunday he wasn’t representing her on the South Carolina charges, and jail records listed no other attorney for her.

Teen Mom documents the challenges of four teens’ first years of motherhood.

Actress pleads guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to Obama

A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.

Shannon Guess Richardson pleaded guilty in federal court in Texarkana, Texas, to a federal charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin.

Her attorney, Tonda Curry, said last month that Richardson was ready to admit her role in sending toxic letters to Obama, Bloomberg and the head of Bloomberg’s pro-gun control group.

Prosecutors say that before Richardson was arrested in June, she tried to frame her now-estranged husband for mailing the letters containing ricin, a powdery substance that can cause respiratory failure if inhaled.

The letter to Obama, according to a federal indictment, said: “What’s in this letter is nothing compared to what ive got in store for you mr president.”

An FBI affidavit filed in the case says Richardson first contacted authorities to implicate Nathan Richardson in the scheme, but she later failed a polygraph exam and make inconsistent statements to authorities.

Shannon Richardson, who had minor roles in the television series The Walking Dead and the movie The Blind Side, later admitted she mailed the letters but maintained her husband made her do it, according to the affidavit.

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins pleads guilty to child sex acts

The former lead singer of British rock band Lostprophets has pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offenses, including trying to rape a baby.

Ian Watkins, 36, was arrested last December and charged with more than 20 offenses, including raping a baby, conspiring to sexually assault a child, and making indecent images. He had denied the charges but changed his plea Tuesday at Cardiff Crown Court and admitted 11 offenses, including sexually touching a 1-year-old, encouraging a groupie to abuse her child, and making child pornography.

Watkins will be sentenced on Dec. 18.

Lostprophets — which formed in 1997 and had a U.K. chart-topping album in 2006 with Liberation Transmission — announced it was disbanding after Watkins’ arrest.

Chris Brown ordered back to D.C. court in January

R&B singer Chris Brown’s next court appearance in Washington, D.C., is now scheduled for Jan. 8.

A D.C. Superior Court judge granted the new date Monday. Brown’s attorneys successfully argued that he should not be forced to leave anger management rehabilitation in Los Angeles to travel to Washington for Monday’s hearing.

Brown was ordered into rehab last week following a Los Angeles court appearance.

Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy will be required to appear at the next hearing. They were arrested last month on charges of punching a man outside a hotel who tried to jump into a picture with the singer. Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge.

His lawyers sought the delay because they said they haven’t had an opportunity to review evidence with him.

Amanda Bynes ruled mentally competent for DUI trial

A California judge has ruled that Amanda Bynes is mentally competent to stand trial for her DUI case, People reports.

The Easy A actress was set to appear in court on September regarding her April 2012 DUI arrest in West Hollywood. The proceedings were put on hold when her attorney, Richard Hutton, claimed that Bynes was mentally unstable to stand trial.  The case was transferred to a mental health court, where a judge ruled on Wednesday that she is mentally competent.

Bynes was placed under psychiatric hold following an incident where she started a small fire in a resident’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif in July.  In August, her stay at the psychiatric hold was extended after doctors evaluated the actress and told judges she is “gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder.”

Chris Brown ordered back to rehab after throwing a rock through his mom's car window

A rehab center where Chris Brown voluntarily enrolled for treatment says the singer was discharged after throwing a rock through his mother’s car window.

The letter from the facility was included in a probation report that was given to a Los Angeles judge and prosecutors Wednesday.

Superior Court Judge James Brandlin considered the report when he ordered Brown to spend three months in a residential treatment facility.

The rehab center is not identified in the letter, but it states that Brown threw the rock at his mother’s car after a joint counseling session Nov. 10. The incident was a violation of an agreement the singer made to refrain from violence when he entered treatment.

Brown agreed to renewed treatment in court Wednesday.

Chris Brown is going back to rehab, this time with new rules from a judge.
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Chris Brown due back in court to update judge after 2009 Rihanna attack

Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom to update a judge on his probation for his 2009 attack on Rihanna.

Wednesday’s hearing is the first time Brown has been in court since he was arrested last month in Washington, D.C. A 20-year-old man accused Brown of punching him after he tried to get in a photo with the R&B singer. READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' stars indicted on more charges

Two stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are now facing additional fraud charges.

Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice and Teresa Giudice were indicted Monday on one count of bank fraud and one count of loan application fraud. Authorities allege Teresa Giudice lied about having a job and a $15,000 monthly salary on a loan application.

The couple was indicted in July on 39 counts, including bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud. Joe Guidice was also charged with failing to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008.

The north Jersey residents are known for their lavish lifestyle on the reality show. They have four daughters.

The couple will be arraigned on the new charges Wednesday.

Chris Brown checks out of rehab

Chris Brown has voluntarily left the rehab facility he checked into just one month ago in favor of continuing rehabilitation in an outpatient program. A representative for the rapper confirmed Brown’s decision to leave the program to People.

“Chris is continuing his rehab program as an outpatient and is also completing his community services in the Los Angels area,” the rep said. “He appreciates all of your encouragement and support.”

The 24-year-old hip-hop artist entered the unidentified rehab facility shortly after he and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were released from a Washington, D.C., jail on Oct. 28, where they were arrested on an assault charge. Brown is additionally still on probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. His sentence includes community service and a yearlong domestic violence course.

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