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Cuba Gooding Jr.'s request to toss groping case is denied

Jun. 26, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge rejected Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to throw out his New York City groping case so he can continue working, saying Wednesday that she needed time to review written arguments and didn't want to make a rash decision. Judge Keisha Espinal said she wouldn't rule on the actor's request to...

Alleged sex tape in R. Kelly case turned over to defense

Jun. 26, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have turned over to R. Kelly's attorneys a tape they say shows the singer having sex with a minor girl two decades ago. The judge in the case said he hopes that at least one of the four cases against Kelly will go to trial early next year. Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood asked...

Monroe statue theft suspect previously took ax to Trump star

Jun. 26, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say the man suspected of stealing a statue of Marilyn Monroe from atop a Hollywood public art installation is the same person who smashed President Trump's Walk of Fame star with a pickax last year. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says 25-year-old Austin...

Sheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her master tapes

Jun. 26, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as "Tuesday Night Music Club" and the track "All I Wanna Do" perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group. Crow told the BBC Wednesday that her master tapes and back-ups were destroyed in the blaze and that she only discovered the...

Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

Jun. 25, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. "Not guilty, sir, honor," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state court to...

Jury weighs discrimination case of renowned California chef

Jun. 25, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A three-week pregnancy discrimination trial against celebrity chef Thomas Keller and his acclaimed New York and Napa Valley restaurants is coming to a close. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that lawyers finished closing arguments Monday in Napa County Superior Court and the jury...

Justice Department: Omarosa didn't file financial disclosure

Jun. 25, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former White House staffer and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman, alleging she failed to file a legally required financial disclosure after she was fired from her job in the Trump administration. The suit alleges Manigault...

Ex-NFL player, girlfriend indicted in Vegas child death case

Jun. 25, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pro football player and his girlfriend have been indicted on murder and 20 felony child abuse charges in the death of the woman's 5-year-old daughter, court officials said Tuesday. Former NFL and Canadian Football League running back Cierre Marcelle Wood, 28, and Amy Taylor, 26,...

Judge upholds $6.6M judgment against rapper Yo Gotti

Jun. 25, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge is refusing to throw out a $6.6 million judgment against rapper Yo Gotti. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the rapper, whose legal name is Mario Mims, appeared in court Monday asking for the decision to be vacated. Singer Young Fletcher's manager Michael...

Cosby files appeal over testimony from other women accusers

Jun. 25, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

Comedian Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" to the pending felony charges and should not have been aired in court. The appeal Tuesday challenges Judge Steven O'Neill's view that...