Celebrity legal affairs

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 file photo, Vince Vaughn arrives at the American Cinematheque Award ceremony honoring Bradley Cooper at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor Vince Vaughn has been convicted of reckless driving after his arrest for failing a drunken driving test last year. An attorney for the 49-year-old “Wedding Crashers” star entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor count Friday, May 3, 2019 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Vaughn was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to complete a three-month alcohol program.(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 03, 2019 - 6:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Vince Vaughn has been convicted of reckless driving after his arrest for failing a drunken driving test last year. An attorney for the 49-year-old "Wedding Crashers" star entered a no contest plea to the misdemeanor count Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Vaughn was...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2015 file photo, Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, La. A federal judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit in which rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis alleged a daughter had stolen from him. U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers threw out a large number of claims on April 25, finding they were barred by the statute of limitations. The ruling leaves alive only claims by Lewis’ son and current wife that they were defamed by comments the daughter’s husband published online. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP, File)
May 03, 2019 - 6:09 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi has dismissed most of a lawsuit in which rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis alleged a daughter had stolen money from him. U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers ruled April 25 that most claims were barred by a three-year statute of limitations. He...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019 file photo, Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, clenches his fist after scoring a point against Gael Monfils, of Franc,e in the men's singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka says there has been a “worrying decline in moral standards” in tennis as “politics have overshadowed the action on the courts.” In a letter published Friday, May 3 in The Times of London, Wawrinka discusses the case of Justin Gimelstob, the ex-player, coach and TV commentator who resigned this week from the ATP board of directors after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
May 03, 2019 - 11:08 am
Tennis is in turmoil as the French Open approaches. As three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka put it: "Politics have overshadowed the action on the courts." In a letter published Friday in The Times of London, Wawrinka decried his sport's "worrying decline in moral standards" and outlined several...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen listens to a question while testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC. On May 6 , 2019, Cohen is scheduled to begin a three-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville in Mount Hope, N.Y., for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Situation" and the Fyre Festival fraudster are already there. President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is up next. It's not reality TV. It's a federal prison 70 miles (113 kilometers) from New York City where white-collar and D-list scoundrels can do...
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May 02, 2019 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday overturned a $128 million punitive damages award to the stars and producers of the long-running Fox TV show "Bones" in a dispute over profits. Judge Richard Rico's decision is a victory for the studio, 21st Century Fox, which called it a vindication. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby after he was sentenced to three-to10-years for sexual assault. An appeals court on Monday April 29, 2019, has denied Cosby's latest effort to be released from prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP, File)
April 29, 2019 - 2:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has denied Bill Cosby's latest request to leave prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. Defense lawyers say the 81-year-old comedian is likely to have his conviction overturned because of trial errors. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says they...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. On Monday, May 13, 2019, Huffman is expected to plead guilty to charges that she took part in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 29, 2019 - 2:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Felicity Huffman is expected to plead guilty May 13 to charges that she took part in a sweeping college admissions cheating scam. The "Desperate Housewives" star had been scheduled to enter her plea in Boston federal court on May 21. But a judge agreed Monday to move up the hearing...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Text messages released showed Foxx believed her office had overcharged “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself drew heavy criticism because Foxx had recused herself from the case. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
April 28, 2019 - 12:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who's pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County...
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Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, April 26, 2019. Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's court appearance.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2019 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case (all times local): 1:50 p.m. An appeals judge has declined to halt a pretrial hearing being held behind closed doors in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case. Media lawyers made the request for an emergency...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Attorneys for two Florida massage parlor employees plan to ask a judge to hold police and prosecutors responsible for the possible unauthorized release of video that they say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 25, 2019 - 1:40 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's high-profile attorneys normally don't handle second-degree misdemeanors like soliciting a prostitute, but that's only part of what he needs them to do. Their main job is to make sure the public never sees videos that police say...
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