Celebrity legal affairs

February 16, 2018 - 11:31 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawyers are appealing a 25-year sentence for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Cardell Hayes' attorneys say the trial judge should have granted a new trial because a witness reached the day after Hayes' conviction said he'd heard two guns at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 14, 2018 - 11:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump's attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press. At the same time, developments...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2007 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Esteban Loaiza, of Mexico, throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza - who earned a total of more than $43 million over 14 seasons - is heading to court accused of drug dealing involving 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of suspected cocaine. The 46-year-old retired Major League Baseball player is scheduled to appear in court in Chula Vista, Calif., south of San Diego, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 14, 2018 - 7:48 pm
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, denied allegations Wednesday that he is a cocaine dealer. Loaiza, who became a celebrity in his native Mexico, made his first appearance in San Diego County Superior Court in Chula...
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Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, bites his medal during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 14, 2018 - 9:03 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The highlights of Day 5 of the Pyeongchang Olympics include a gold medal for American snowboarder Shaun White and a second consecutive gold medal in doubles luge for German duo Tobias Wendl and...
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February 13, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor's heart surgery shortly before he died. The suit filed Friday against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon used a "high risk and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby leaves Montgomery County Courthouse after a hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. Cosby’s lawyers said in a court filing Tuesday that they’ll seek a delay to allow them more time to investigate allegations from the 19 women prosecutors are seeking to call as witnesses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 06, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers say they'll need to postpone his April 2 suburban Philadelphia sexual assault retrial if some of his other accusers are allowed to testify. The comedian's lawyers said in a court filing Tuesday they'll seek a delay to allow them more time to investigate...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby leaves Montgomery County Courthouse after a hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's defense team says it wrongly accused prosecutors of hiding evidence from his suburban Philadelphia criminal sexual assault case. Cosby's lawyers acknowledged in a court filing Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, they'd made the headline-grabbing claim without realizing prosecutors told Cosby's former lawyer about interviewing a woman who cast doubt on his accuser. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 05, 2018 - 8:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers admitted Monday that they wrongly accused prosecutors in his criminal sexual-assault case of withholding evidence — an assertion seething prosecutors blasted as "outrageous and reckless." Members of Cosby's retooled defense team acknowledged in a court...
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British actor Hugh Grant leaves the Rolls Building in London after they settled their phone hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers Monday Feb. 5, 2018. Grant was at the High Court when the details of the settlement were provided at a hearing. Grant says the newspaper group had engaged in "industrial scale" phone hacking.( Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British actor Hugh Grant has settled his phone-hacking damages claim against Mirror Group Newspapers. Grant was at the High Court on Monday when the details of the settlement were provided at a hearing. Grant said the newspaper group had engaged in "industrial scale" phone hacking. "...
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FILE - This Nov. 30, 1981 file photo shows the "Prince Valiant," the inflatable dinghy used by Natalie Wood, moored at the harbor in Avalon, Calif., after it washed up on the rocks on Santa Catalina Island. Patrolmen discovered the actress' body 200 yards off Blue Cavern Point on Catalina Island, 100 yards away from the boat after a seven hour search. Investigators are now calling her husband, Robert Wagner, a "person of interest" in the 1981 death of Wood. Mystery has swirled around Wood's death. It was declared an accident but police reopened the case in 2011 to see whether Wagner or anyone else played a role (AP Photo/Paul J. Harrington, File)
February 02, 2018 - 4:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery of the death of acclaimed actress Natalie Wood has endured for nearly four decades as the investigation has ebbed and flowed like the tides off a California island where her body was found floating on Thanksgiving weekend 1981. Renewed interest came this week when the...
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FILE - A Dec. 1, 1981 file photo shows actress Natalie Wood. Investigators are now calling 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner a "person of interest" in the 1981 death of his wife Natalie Wood. Mystery has swirled around Wood's death. It was declared an accident but police reopened the case in 2011 to see whether Wagner or anyone else played a role. (AP Photo/File)
February 01, 2018 - 8:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New witnesses emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, which has prompted investigators to deem it a "suspicious death" and to name her former husband, 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner, as a "person of interest" in the case, Los Angeles sheriff's officials said...
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