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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.

Kurt Cobain’s only daughter launches art exhibition

She was only two years old when her father, the lead singer of iconic grunge band Nirvana, committed suicide aged 27.

Lindsay Lohan sent to jail

A California judge sent troubled actress Lindsay Lohan to jail for 90 days yesterday for violating probation in a 2007 drug case by failing to attend alcohol education classes.

Priest 'stole $1.3m from church to pay for male escorts'

A Roman Catholic priest was charged yesterday with stealing $1.3m (£850,000) in church money over seven years to use for male escorts, expensive clothing and luxury hotels and restaurants.

Judge suggests Lohan delays movie

A judge has refused a request by Lindsay Lohan's attorney to ease restrictions involving drug and alcohol testing on the actress so she can film a movie in Texas.

Reality starlet pleads to burgling Bloom house

A reality starlet accused of burgling Orlando Bloom's house pleaded no contest yesterday to felony burglary and was sentenced to up to six months in county jail after reaching a deal with prosecutors.

Police come calling for blogger who leaked new iPhone

Law questioned after technology writer is arrested over 4G handset 'find'

Police seize gear from next-gen iPhone blogger

Authorities seized computers, digital cameras, a cell phone and other items from a technology blog editor who posted pictures and details of a lost iPhone prototype.

War on Wisteria Lane: 'Housewives' star claims she was hit and then written out

On screen, the cast of Desperate Housewives gossip, sleep around, and peer enviously at neighbours over their impeccable white picket fences. But the real drama begins when the director shouts "cut!" and they return to their highly strung lives away from Wisteria Lane.

Nicollette Sheridan sues Desperate Housewives producer

Nicollette Sheridan, the actress who played a divorced estate agent in ABC's TV series Desperate Housewives, has filed a lawsuit against the show's creator and producer alleging assault and wrongful termination.

Judge makes ruling in Hopper divorce case

Dennis Hopper's estranged wife and daughter can live on his property while the couple resolve their bitter divorce case and the actor fights prostate cancer, a US judge ruled.

Jackson family to face doctor charged in death

The doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death faces a procedural hearing today, but it has prompted authorities to brace for a crowd of fans and media as well as more than a dozen members of the deceased superstar's family.

Three to face Spanish court over Sahil Saeed's Pakistan kidnap

Three people arrested in Spain in connection with the kidnap of a five-year-old boy in Pakistan will appear in court tomorrow.

Michael Jackson estate in record deal worth up to $250 million

The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late King of Pop the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 projects over seven years, according to a person familiar with the deal.

British man to be force-fed in US jail

Hunger strike is not a free-speech issue, judge rules

The Oscars: Guy Adams tweets from the ceremony

Los Angeles correspondent Guy Adams tweets live from the Oscars.

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