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Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis has been jailed for 270 days and handed a three year probation for attacking a woman at his Los Angeles mansion.

Woman to stand trial for stalking Cusack



A 33-year-old woman arrested on charges of stalking actor John Cusack is mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled yesterday.

Morgan Freeman: His darkest night

He is one of cinema's most bankable and best-loved actors. Morgan Freeman also kept his private life away from public scrutiny – until a midnight car crash

California naturists fight ban on nude sunbathing

For once, working out how to prevent their body hair from being painfully removed by the sticky waxed surface of their boards isn't the only problem facing California's nude surfers.

Briton guilty of double murder

Briton Neil Entwistle was found guilty of the murders of his American wife and baby daughter today.

Defence claims Neil Entwistle's wife shot baby then herself

Double murder suspect Neil Entwistle's lawyer today claimed his American wife killed their baby daughter before committing suicide.

Neil Entwistle - For sale: the story of my wife's murder

A British computer worker who concealed massive debts and a fascination with casual sex behind a facade of domestic harmony murdered his American wife and their baby daughter before fleeing to the UK with the apparent intent of selling his story "to the highest bidder", a US court heard yesterday.

Entwistle planned to sell story to 'highest bidder'

Neil Entwistle wrote about selling his story to "the highest bidder" after he shot and killed his wife and baby daughter, a court heard today.

Jackson faces loss of Neverland ranch

Michael Jackson needs to find $25m (£12.5m) – and fast. The Peter Pan of pop has three weeks to raise the funds to keep hold of his famous Neverland fantasy ranch, or risk losing it at auction.

An extraordinary encounter with Musharraf

As Pakistan votes tomorrow in its postponed elections, Jemima Khan is granted a rare interview with Pervez Musharraf, the country's beleaguered leader

Claire Beale on Advertising

Adland's discovered the green issue - and now it's the only one in town

Ruud Gullit: The future is orange and the present rosy for Dutch football's past master

Brian Viner Interviews: Former Netherlands captain is optimistic about the chances of his country - and England - in Germany

Boxing: Amir set to take the pro road in June

It has been a bittersweet week for British boxing. Howard Eastman returned from Los Angeles empty-handed, Andy Smith, one of the most respected managers in the business (he masterminded the careers of Joe Bugner and Dave "Boy" Green) died at 78, and Matt Skelton, at 37, acquired a world heavyweight title - of sorts - by pummelling a lump of lard from Argentina.

Jackson trial sparks reporter rage

Outside the courtoom ITV's Adrian Britton is fighting for position with the rest of them

Amid leaks and spin, media circus arrives for Jackson jury selection

He is an eccentric enigma who is either a harmless Peter Pan who treats children with charity, or a cunning paedophile who lures victims and their parents with lavish gifts.

The actor, his trailer trash wife and a 'murder' straight out of central casting

When the former Hollywood star Robert Blake wanted his wife killed he turned to two stuntmen who had worked with him 30 years ago on his hit television show Baretta, a jury heard yesterday.

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