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Husband of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star sentenced to eight years in prison

Apollo Nida, the husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of federal fraud including conspiring to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud.

At the sentencing hearing in Atlanta, Nida was also ordered to pay restitution to victims of a $2.3 million scheme. According to the report, Nida and his co-conspirators were able to launder money by opening bank accounts using the names of their victims.

[The Associated Press]

Tracy Morgan leaves the hospital and enters a rehab center

30 Rock‘s Tracy Morgan, who was severely injured in a six-car accident on June 7, was released from hospital care and transferred to an undisclosed rehab center today, his rep confirms for EW. He is expected to remain in the rehab facility for several weeks.

“While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go,” his rep said. “He and Megan wanted to publicly express their deepest gratitude to everyone at Robert Wood Johnson University for the unbelievable care and attention they provided him.”

The accident, which occurred around 1 a.m., left Morgan in critical condition for several days. However, last week, Morgan’s condition was upgraded to fair. Morgan sustained multiple injuries in the accident including a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. Comedian James McNair, who goes by the stage name Jimmy Mack, was killed in the crash.

Following the accident, 35-year-old truck driver Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Georgia was charged with causing the multi-vehicle crash and faces one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

 

Charlize Theron compares press scrutiny to 'rape'

Constant scrutiny of her private life is akin to rape, Charlize Theron told Sky News.

When asked by a British reporter about the “intrusive” nature of online stories, the star of A Million Ways To Die In The West said she avoids Googling herself because “when you start living in that world, and doing that, you start feeling … raped.”

“There are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred,” she told the reporter. “I’m very protective over them.”

Theron was in London promoting her new film when a local tabloid ran a picture of the 38-year-old leaving a hotel with her young son. Her relationship with Sean Penn has also generated considerable press in recent months.

In 2010, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart apologized for comparing the experience of being photographed by paparazzi to that of a woman being raped in an interview with British Elle.

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Bruce Willis welcomes fifth daughter

It’s a girl for Bruce Willis and his wife, model Emma Heming-Willis who welcomed daughter Evelyn Penn Willis on Monday, May 5, according to People.

Willis’ baby girl weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces. For the couple, who recently celebrated their fifth anniversary, this is their second child together (they are already the parents to daughter Mabel Ray, 2.) A statement from the rep says that “both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully.”

Looks like Willis will have to become even more of a multi-tasker when it comes to being a dad — he’s already a father to three daughters from his previous marriage with Demi Moore: 20-year-old Tallulah, 22-year-old Scout, and 25-year-old Rumer.

 

'Empire Strikes Back' and 'Absolutely Fabulous' actor Christopher Malcolm dies at age 67

Actor Christopher Malcolm has died at the age of 67. In the early ’70s, the Scottish-born Malcolm originated the part of Brad Majors in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Show and co-produced a West End revival of the cult musical in 1990. But the actor was probably best known for playing the character of Zev Senesca in Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back and Saffy’s father Justin in the beloved British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. His other acting credits included 1980’s mercenary action movie The Dogs of War, Warren Beatty-directed Reds (1981), and Highlander and Labyrinth (both released in 1986).

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Cate Blanchett cancels morning show appearances after Philip Seymour Hoffman's death

Cate Blanchett, one of the stars of George Clooney’s Monuments Men, which opens this weekend, canceled her promotional morning show appearances. The Oscar-winner had been scheduled to appear on both Good Morning America and Live! With Kelly and Michael on Wednesday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blanchett’s rep said the interviews were canceled “to allow Cate the time and privacy to grieve for the loss of her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman.”

Blanchett starred with Hoffman in 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley. She and her husband Andrew Upton remained close to Hoffman throughout the years.

'Rudolph' animator Arthur Rankin Jr. dies at 89

Arthur Rankin Jr., a director, producer, and animator best known for creating the classic stop-motion Christmas specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, died Thursday at home in Bermuda, THR reported Friday. He was 89.

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British sitcom legend and 'Harry Potter' actor Roger Lloyd-Pack dies at age 69

British character actor Roger Lloyd-Pack has died at the age of 69, according to The Guardian. Lloyd-Pack was much loved in his homeland for playing the dim-witted Trigger in the hugely popular sitcom Only Fools and Horses and the equally slow Owen Newitt in the similarly successful, Richard Curtis-penned show The Vicar of Dibley. But he was an incredibly versatile performer whose big screen credits included Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Interview with the Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in which he played Barty Crouch Sr. In addition to his TV and film roles, Lloyd-Pack was an accomplished theater actor and recently appeared alongside Mark Rylance in London productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night. According to his agent, Lloyd-Pack was suffering from pancreatic cancer and died at home surrounded by his family.

Ashlee Simpson is engaged

Ashlee Simpson, 29, and Evan Ross, 25, are officially engaged.

Ross, an actor (set to appear as Messalla in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and son of Diana Ross, announced the news on Twitter, Monday with a sun-soaked photo of the two.
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Tom Cruise settles defamation lawsuit

The publisher of two tabloid magazines said it never intended to imply that Tom Cruise had cut all ties to his daughter after his divorce and announced Friday that it had reached a settlement with the actor over two stories it published.

Bauer Publishing and Cruise’s lawyer wrote in a joint statement that the terms of the settlement were confidential.

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