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Former 'So You Think You Can Dance' choreographer Alex Da Silva guilty of rape

Alex Da Silva, a former choreographer on Fox’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance, was found guilty of raping one woman and assaulting another on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times. An L.A. county jury found Da Silva guilty of raping a 22-year-old woman in August of 2002. He was also guilty of assaulting a second woman in 2009 with attempt to rape, but the jury was deadlocked on four additional charges of sexual penetration by a foreign object and forcible rape.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy has declared a mistrial on the latter charges, which involved two women. Prosecutors are still deciding whether to seek to retry Da Silva on the additional four counts. All four victims were dancers who met Da Silva, a salsa instructor, through his dance class.

He will appear in court again on Nov. 8 for possible sentencing, and faces up to 14 years in prison.

Michaele Salahi's husband files for divorce, citing relationship with Journey guitarist Neal Schon

Tareq Salahi, husband of former The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, filed for divorce Friday on the grounds of adultery. The Salahis, who were previously known for attending a White House state dinner without an invitation, made headlines earlier this week when Tareq reported his wife missing Tuesday night. The Warren County , Va. Sheriff’s department confirmed that Michaele was fine, staying “with a good friend,” and didn’t want to return home. It was later confirmed that the friend was Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Schon is mentioned by name in the papers, and Tareq stresses the humiliation caused by the public’s knowledge of his wife’s affair. “Over the objections of me, she continually exposes our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted the same throughout the community, the nation and indeed the world, and thus caused me to suffer great harm, humiliation, and embarrassment,” says the complaint.

He also claims that Schon sent an “email with an attachment of a penis” to his own account, and that Journey paid for Michaele’s “travel, accommodations, and other expenses.” Tareq says that there is no hope for reconciliation, and mentions that the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

White House crasher husband 'devastated' wife left

FRONT ROYAL, Va. – Celebrity White House gate crasher husband Tareq Salahi is glad his wife, Michaele, is OK but heartbroken that she’s left home to be with another man, reported to be lead guitarist for the rock band Journey, the couple’s attorney said Thursday.

Tareq Salahi had reported his wife missing Tuesday night, telling authorities in Virginia he feared she had been kidnapped. Authorities, however, said ex-reality TV personality Michaele Salahi told them she was fine and didn’t want to return home. Then celebrity website TMZ reported that a representative for Journey said she was safe and with guitarist Neal Schon.

“Tareq is devastated but he is relieved to know that Michaele is safe,” Salahi attorney David Silek told ABC’s Good Morning America. “That was his first concern.” READ FULL STORY

January Jones gives birth to son

Mad Men star January Jones gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, reports People. Xander Dane Jones and his mother are “doing great,” according to a rep. It is the 33-year-old Jones’ first child.

Michaele Salahi not kidnapped, willingly by the side of Journey guitarist Neal Schon

Don’t stop believin’ this story. After White House party crasher Tareq Salahi called the authorities Tuesday to inform them that his wife, The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, had gone missing, authorities revealed that she is okay, “with a good friend” and simply did not want her husband to know where she was. As it turns out, that “good friend” seems to be Journey guitarist Neal Schon. TMZ reports that the band’s rep confirmed that Salahi is with Schon in Memphis, where Journey is scheduled to play a show with Foreigner. “Nobody kidnapped her,” the rep is quoted as saying. TMZ also reports Salahi previously dated Schon, a relationship she called “intimate and passionate.”

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Police: Michaele Salahi is fine, ‘does not want to be home right now’

Police: Michaele Salahi is fine, 'does not want to be home right now'

Tareq Salahi, husband of former The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi, called the Warren County, Va. Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night to report that his wife was missing. He had spoken to her six hours prior, but she called from an Oregon area code when she was supposed to be home in Virginia. Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron confirmed via release that Deputy Mike Glavis later spoke with Mrs. Salahi, who “seemed calm, was engaged in conversation, and assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be.” Mrs. Salahi also made it clear that she did not want her husband to know where she was, and she did not want to come home.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are working together to make further contact with Mrs. Salahi, and confirm her well being.

Before her reality TV stint, the Salahi’s were best known for attending a White House state dinner without an invitation.

'Spartacus' star Andy Whitfield, 39, dies of lymphoma

Andy Whitfield, who starred in the first season of Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand, has died of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Sydney, Australia. Spartacus was the Wales native’s first big break; most of his previous work was in Australian television.

Whitfield was diagnosed 18 months ago while preparing for the second season of Spartacus. Starz announced in January that Liam McIntyre, another Australian actor, would take over the role.

In a statement, Whitfield’s wife Vashti called her husband a “beautiful young warrior” who died on a “sunny Sydney morning” in her arms.

“No words to express the depth of such a loss. You will be deeply missed, my brother,” said Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight on Twitter.

In statements on Sunday night, Lucy Lawless and Starz paid tribute to Andy Whitfield.

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'Bachelor Pad': Holly and Blake are engaged

Bachelor Pad alums Holly Durst and Blake Julian have taken their controversial on-screen romance to the next level: According to People, the couple are engaged. Durst and Julian’s budding romance caused waves in the Bachelor Pad house, especially for Durst’s former fiancé Michael Stagliano, who was a contestant on the fifth season of The Bachelorette. Bachelor Pad‘s season 2 finale airs Monday on ABC.

'Biggest Loser' contestant Sam Poueu hospitalized: report

Biggest Loser season 9 contestant Sam Poueu is in critical condition at a San Francisco hospital, according to TMZ. Poueu reportedly fell several stories from a building on Sept. 3, sustaining a pelvic injury, punctured lung, broken leg, and torn ligaments. The name of the hospital had not yet been released, though sources close to Poueu have reportedly said he can recognize visitors and is improving daily. In a statement, NBC said, “Sam Poueu is a beloved member of our Biggest Loser family, and we are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”

L.A. County Coroner delivers Russell Armstrong autopsy results

The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner has confirmed that Russell Armstrong was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he committed suicide, the Associated Press reports. Toxicology results were delivered today for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills husband, who hanged himself with a piece of electrical cord last month. Armstrong’s body was discovered on Aug. 15, and his death was ruled a suicide two days later. Family members of Armstrong, a hedge fund manager, attributed his decision to take his own life to the negative attention he expected to receive from the show’s second season, which premiered Monday.

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