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'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine pleads guilty to DUI

Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies, pleaded guilty Monday in a New Zealand court to a charge of drunken driving.

The 33-year-old American was fined $93 New Zealand dollars ($79) and had his New Zealand driver’s license suspended for six months during a hearing at the Ashburton District Court.

Police pulled over Pine early on March 1 after he’d attended a party to mark the end of filming on the movie Z for Zachariah, which is due for release next year. Fairfax Media reported that Pine told police he’d consumed four vodka drinks.

Police told the court that a blood test found Pine’s blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent, which is over New Zealand’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

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Chris Brown arrested for probation violation

Chris Brown was arrested Friday and will be held without bail on a warrant issued by probation officials in the latest legal entanglement for the R&B singer who has struggled to put his 2009 attack on Rihanna behind him.

The warrant was issued by the judge overseeing Brown’s case after he was informed Friday morning that the singer had been discharged from rehab “for failure to comply with rules and regulations of the program.” No further details were released, but more information will be presented to Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin when Brown appears in his courtroom on Monday afternoon. READ FULL STORY

Judge Judy files suit against Connecticut lawyer

Television’s Judge Judy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm.

The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages from Hartford attorney John Haymond and his firm.

Judith Sheindlin, a retired Family Court judge who has starred in Judge Judy for 18 years, said this is the first time she has filed a lawsuit against anyone. She said the unauthorized use of her name and image is “outrageous” and requires action.

“Mr. Haymond is a lawyer and should know better,” Sheindlin said in a written statement.

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Lawyer: Bieber should return to Florida for questions

A lawyer wants Justin Bieber to return to South Florida so he can ask more questions about the pop singer’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, as part of a photographer’s lawsuit against Bieber and his bodyguard.

Attorney Mark DiCowden says in the motion filed Tuesday that Bieber’s attorneys wrongly prevented him from asking about Gomez during a March 6 deposition. DiCowden says the actress and singer was at previous altercations between Bieber and photographers.

Photographer Jeffrey Binion is seeking unspecified damages from Bieber and bodyguard Hugh Hesney over the June confrontation outside a Miami-area recording studio.

Bieber refused to answer questions about Gomez in the first deposition and his lawyers criticized the questioning as irrelevant. DiCowden wants a judge to order Bieber to return within 30 days.

Bieber also faces DUI and other charges in Miami.

Actor Chris Pine charged in New Zealand with DUI

Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.

The 33-year-old American is due to make his first court appearance in the case on Monday, court officials said Wednesday.

New Zealand Police said in a statement that a 33-year-old American was charged March 1 with driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit, which in New Zealand is .08 percent. Police did not name the man, but said he was stopped during a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven.

Pine’s agent and publicist could not be reached immediately Wednesday for comment.

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Bieber could get a new trial date in Florida case

A new trial date could be set for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver’s license.

A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday for the 20-year-old pop singer. He has pleaded not guilty. A previous trial date was postponed while attorneys for news organizations and Bieber wrestled with releasing police videos of him giving a urine sample for a drug test.

The videos were made public last week with some segments blacked out.

Bieber and R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff were arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police called an illegal drag race with high-end sports cars. Breath tests showed Bieber’s blood alcohol content was below the 0.02 limit for underage drivers. Other tests detected marijuana and Xanax.

Miley Cyrus fan sneaks into Omaha dressing room

Police say an 18-year-old Miley Cyrus fan sneaked into her dressing room a day before her Omaha concert and left a note pleading her to meet him.

Omaha television station KETV says police reported that the man, Tucker Salvesen, entered a restricted area of the CenturyLink Center on Wednesday. He then posted a Twitter message to the pop star, telling her to look for his note.

Police say Salvesen’s note pledged his love to Cyrus and said her music gave him all the answers he was looking for to mend his broken heart.

Salvesen was detained the day of the concert in a public area at the CenturyLink Center and cited on suspicion of trespassing.

Cyrus’ publicist didn’t immediately return a message from The Associated Press on Monday.

Police video of Justin Bieber's urine test released

Police video of Justin Bieber giving a urine sample for a drug test after his arrest on driving under the influence and other charges was released by prosecutors Thursday, with sensitive portions blacked out as ordered by a judge.

The clips released Thursday show the 20-year-old singer standing behind a low partition to provide the sample. A black box is imposed over his lower half to conceal any glimpse of his genitalia. The clips show Bieber being handed a cup by a police officer and later handing it back.

The video is part of nine disks of Miami Beach Police Department video sought Florida under public records laws by The Associated Press and other news organizations. Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield agreed earlier this week with Bieber’s attorneys that some segments should be redacted to protect his privacy.

Altfield said that even in jail, Bieber’s “expectation of privacy should stay with him.” READ FULL STORY

Beyonce's father granted cut in child support

A judge approved a substantial cut in the amount of child support that Beyonce Knowles’ father must pay because his income dropped after his superstar daughter fired him as her manager.

A ruling obtained by The Associated Press shows that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge cut the amount Mathew Knowles must pay to actress Alexsandra Wright from $12,000 a month to roughly $2,500 a month. The payments are for a son Knowles fathered with Wright while he was still married to Beyonce’s mother.

Although the singer’s name is not mentioned in Monday’s ruling, it notes that her father’s income has substantially fallen since she fired him in 2011.

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'Real Housewives' star Teresa Giudice pleads guilty to fraud

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud.

In a statement given to People by her lawyer, the mother of four said, “Today I took a responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago.”

Teresa and her husband, Joe, who was with her in the U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey, originally pleaded not guilty to the charges in November. The couple had requested to have two separate trials, but both pleaded guilty to the counts Tuesday, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and three counts of bankruptcy fraud.

“I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family. Especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world,” Teresa said in the statement. “I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus, I intend to address the court directly at sentencing. I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decision, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public.”

Teresa will be sentenced on July 8 and could reportedly spend up to two years in federal prison. Joe is likely to serve between 37 and 46 months.

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