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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.

Court defeat for Jackson mother

A judge said yesterday that Michael Jackson's longtime attorney and a family friend should take over the pop singer's estate for now, rejecting a request from Jackson's mother to be put in charge.

Jackson family in legal bid for his money

Mother accused of 'frankly improper race to courthouse' before funeral

Teenagers who mishear sex noises attack woman's lover

US police say a teenage girl overheard her mother's screams during sex and thought she was being assaulted, so she rounded up some friends to attack the woman's lover.

Drugs investigators called in to probe Michael Jackson's death

America's anti-drugs agency is investigating the death of pop star Michael Jackson, it emerged today.

The never-ending queue at Jackson's Neverland

Fans flocked to Michael Jackson's fantasy home in California yesterday in advance of his funeral, but hopes that the ranch could be turned into a shrine to the singer may be dashed by angry locals. Guy Adams reports

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Dossier: All-out attack from Venus will blitz Safina

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Pills seized in search of Jackson mansion

Bags of pills and other medicines were seized from Michael Jackson's rented mansion yesterday as his personal physician continued to insist that the singer had not taken an overdose.

Jackson family win first round of battle for custody

Judge to decide future of singer's three children at hearing in August

Man remanded on child porn charges

An 18-year-old man appeared in court today following a police investigation into child sex abuse which led to the arrest of a mother-of-four in America.

Phil Spector gets 19 years to life for murder

Music producer's defence team claim verdict 'based on conjecture, not facts'

Q. How do you get your own back on estate agents? A. Make them the villians in CSI

A married couple are suing the makers of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, claiming that a writer of the hit TV series deliberately named two shady, sex-obsessed characters after them in revenge for a home sale that fell through.

File share programmer sued by record companies

Record companies went to court yesterday claiming €13 million from a Spaniard they claim profited from computer programs he designed to allow free music downloads from the internet.

Polanski bid to dismiss sex case rejected

A Los Angeles judge has formally rejected an attempt by fugitive film director Roman Polanski to have a 1978 sex case against him dismissed because of misconduct by prosecutors.

'Former manager' ordered to stay away from Britney Spears

A judge yesterday ordered Britney Spears' former self-styled manager Sam Lutfi to stay away from the pop star for three years, after the singer's father accused Lutfi of trying to undermine the conservatorship Spears lives under. 

Ali G character absurd, agrees judge

Channel Four claimed a landmark victory yesterday when a US judge ruled that Ali G, the character created by Sacha Baron Cohen, is so absurd that "no reasonable person" would take him literally.

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