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Viral video star Antoine Dodson charged with marijuana possession

Internet phenomenon Antoine Dodson has been charged with marijuana possession, EW has confirmed. Dodson was arrested in Huntsville, Ala., according to the Huntsville Police Department, at around 2 a.m this morning. Dodson was also charged with speeding, failing to appear in court, and an insurance violation. He was subsequently released after posting $1,340 cash bond. (The arrest was first reported by TMZ.)

Dodson responded to the arrest on Twitter, writing “Let me be the first to tell it!! So just got out of jail off a weak charge. Got pulled over in my Benz and they got me.”

Dodson became famous last year when a video of him talking about an alleged attempted rape attack on his sister became a viral video sensation.

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LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian get married

Singer LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian were married on Friday in a private ceremony in California, People is reporting. The wedding was a surprise for the roughly 40 guests, who had arrived believing they were attending an engagement party. Rimes, 28, and Cibrian, 37, got engaged in December.

Rebecca Black death threats investigated by police

Reuters is reporting that police are investigating two death threats against Rebecca Black, the 13-year-old who became an instant viral video celebrity thanks to her music video for the song “Friday.” The threats were reportedly made last month. “In essence, the threats were related to getting the music off the Internet or they were going to kill her,” said Anaheim police spokesperson Rick Martinez. “We can’t validate how serious they are, but we do take it seriously.”

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Rapper Gucci Mane arrested after allegedly pushing woman out of car

Gucci Mane, the 31-year-old rapper whose real name is Radric Davis, was arrested today on misdemeanor battery charges after a woman accused him of shoving her from a moving vehicle in an Atlanta suburb, the Associated Press reports.  In the police report, Diana Graham, 36, alleges that on the morning of Jan. 28, Davis initiated a conversation with her at the South DeKalb Mall and asked if she was interested in getting breakfast. Once she entered his car, he offered her $150 to go to a hotel instead. When she refused, he shoved her out of the Hummer. Graham was treated for soreness and pain at Atlanta Medical Center, while a warrant was issued for Davis’ arrest. Davis, who has had numerous legal issues, served six months in jail for a 2009 probation violation for a 2005 assault.

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Attorney claims Michael Jackson's money troubles caused death

The attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death, believes that the singer’s crumbling finances resulted in Jackson putting his own life at risk, according to the Associated Press. “The crux of the defense is going to be that Michael Jackson engaged in a desperate act and took desperate measures that caused his death,” Edward Chernoff told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor at a pretrial hearing. “We believe at the time Michael Jackson died he was a desperate man in relation to his financial affairs.”

Chernoff requested access to Jackson’s financial records to support his argument, but Pastor denied it, saying, “I’m not going to turn an involuntary manslaughter trial into some kind of an escapade in analysis of the finances in Michael Jackson’s entire life … Right now this is major deep sea fishing.”

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren, meanwhile, dismissed the defense’s strategy as a “irrelevant sideshow” and a “smear.”

The trial’s opening arguments are scheduled for May 9.

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Motley Crue's Vince Neil charged with battery and disorderly conduct

Vince Neil is being charged with battery domestic violence and disorderly conduct after a confrontation in a Las Vegas hotel with his ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs, according to Reuters. The 50-year-old Mötley Crüe frontman — who was released from jail on February 25 after serving 10 days for a DUI conviction — is accused of jabbing his finger into the right shoulder of Jacobs, an entertainment reporter, as well as pointing and swearing at her and two of her friends at the Shimmer Cabaret lounge at the Hilton Las Vegas on March 24. Neil’s attorney says that the singer will plead not guilty and plans to “vigorously defend this case” at his arraignment in Las Vegas Justice Court on May 2.

Madonna facing lawsuit over Malawi charity

An attorney representing eight workers from Madonna’s charity Raising Malawi says his clients are suing the singer for unfair dismissal and non-payment of benefits, reports Reuters. Board members were let go last week and replaced with an interim board that includes Madonna, after mismanagement of funds halted plans to construct a girls school near the African country’s capital, Lilongwe, according to the New York Times. “Their employment was terminated by the trustees of Raising Malawi Academy for Girls ostensibly following the change of plan not to build the school as planned,” noted the workers’ lawyer, Mazondi Chirambo, who said that Madonna had 14 days to respond to the workers’ concerns. “My clients are also being forced to sign a discriminatory termination agreement before they are paid their benefits.” READ FULL STORY

ABC News declines to press charges against Chris Brown

ABC News confirms to EW that it will not press charges against Chris Brown, the hip-hop singer who reportedly vandalized the Good Morning America dressing room after the show’s host Robin Roberts asked him questions about his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend, Rihanna. This morning’s GMA reviewed yesterday’s events, revealing a shattered glass window overlooking Times Square that was in Brown’s dressing room. There was speculation that a charge of vandalism might violate Brown’s probation stemming from his 2009 plea bargain.

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Michael Lohan booked for felony domestic violence

Looks like Lindsay isn’t the only Lohan facing a felony: People reports Michael Lohan was taken into custody Tuesday in West Hollywood, Calif., on three felony charges. The charges in question: inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant, false imprisonment, and preventing a report of victimization. According to police, authorities received a call that Lohan was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute, during which the unnamed victim suffered minor injuries. “He was detained after he was spotted walking on the street near our station,” Lt. John Ratto of the Los Angeles Police Department told People. “He showed no signs of intoxication that I’m aware of and has been cooperative.” Lohan’s bail is set at $200,000.

Lohan is currently checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center being treated for an unknown medical condition he announced while at the police station. Lohan’s lawyer has not returned EW’s request for comment.

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Wyclef Jean shot in hand in Haiti; wound called superficial

Wyclef Jean was treated at a hospital and released after getting shot in the hand in Haiti, according to his publicist, as reported by CNN. The incident occurred in Port-au-Prince on Saturday, according to the rep, who said “He is doing well.” The singer is in Haiti a day before that country goes to the polls for a runoff vote in its presidential election.

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