Michael Jackson's family has demanded that paternity evidence relating to his children be dropped from a lawsuit.
The late singer's mother Katherine Jackson - who acts as a co-legal guardian for his children Prince Michael, 17, Paris, 15 and Blanket, 10, - has filed a motion asking the judge presiding over the court case to exclude any evidence relating to their paternity.
According to legal documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, Katherine claims that the jury does not need to know anything about her grandchildren's biological parentage. Budding actor and TV presenter Prince Michael and his sister Paris are believed to be the children of their father's ex-wife Debbie Rowe, while Blanket is said to have been born via a surrogate mother.
The family is suing AEG Live - who sponsored Michael's This Is It tour - for the alleged negligent hiring and supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for his role in Michael's death.
Gossip singer Beth Ditto has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. The 32-year-old rocker was taken into custody in the early hours of Saturday morning following a disturbance outside the Bungalo Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Beth - real name Mary Beth Patterson - was detained by officers for being drunk after she left the establishment and threw her shoes in the middle of the road and started shouting out the name of President Barack Obama as her friends tried to put her in a car.
"She walked out in the middle of the street, threw off her shoes and purse and screamed Obama, Obama!" a source at the bar told the Willamette Week newspaper.
The "Standing in the Way of Control" singer was later released from custody and is now awaiting a court date. If she is convicted of second degree disorderly conduct she could be sentenced to up to six months in jail and may receive a fine of up to $2,500.
Lindsay Lohan is going to rehab for 90 days.
The 26-year-old actress - who arrived to court in Del Aire, in Los Angeles County 48 minutes late today - plead "no contest" after striking a last minute deal with prosecutors in relation to charges for lying to police about driving her Porsche when she hit a cement truck on the Pacific Coast Highway last June while still on probation for stealing a necklace.
The Liz & Dick star was also sentenced to 30 days of community service and 18 months of psychotherapy, two months of which she has already completed. The troubled starlet will be allowed to complete her community service in New York after her stint in rehab and her lawyer Mark Heller will appear in court on May 2 to give a progress report.
The judge advised the actress - who was showered with glitter by a fan before entering the court - "don't drive" and warned her that this was her last chance to escape jail. He said if she violates her probation again, "we are going to be done with it,"before adding, "This is it."
Chris Brown and Drake are being sued over their New York City nightclub brawl.
The duo escaped charges following a fight at W.i.P. Nightclub in June 2012, which left a number of people injured including Eva Longoria's former husband Tony Parker and after he filed a civil suit against the club seeking damages after suffering a corneal laceration, W.i.P's owners filed documents insisting all damages should come from Drake and Chris.
Conrad Murray will plead the Fifth at Michael Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit trial.
Although the shamed doctor has been called to take the stand at Michael's mother Katherine's civil case against AEG Live - which accuses the company of being responsible for negligently hiring Conrad to care for Michael - he will not answer questions because the responses could affect his appeal, according to TMZ.
The medic has already served a year and a half in prison after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter following Michael's death, but his lawyer Valerie Wass is set to file documents arguing she is appealing his conviction and whatever he says in Katherine's lawsuit could be used against him.
Michael's son, Prince Michael, is expected to give evidence on conversations he had with his father about the concert promoter. "Prince absolutely plans on testifying," a source previously said.
Michael Jackson's son will testify at his wrongful death lawsuit trial.
Prince Jackson will take the stand in his grandmother Katherine Jackson's civil case against AEG Live - which accuses the company of being responsible for negligently hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to care for the late King of Pop - and is expected to give evidence on conversations he had with his father about the concert promoter.
"Prince absolutely plans on testifying. Prince very much wants to take the stand and plans to tell jurors about specific conversations he had with his father about AEG. Prince will also testify about the fateful day his father died, as he was an eyewitness to the efforts that were made to save his life," a source said.
In the lawsuit, Katherine, 82, contends that AEG Live - which was behind the late singer's This Is It comeback concerts at The O2 arena in London - were responsible for Dr. Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter following Michael's death, and failed to properly vet the physician before hiring him. The "Thriller" hitmaker died in June 2009 after being administered a lethal dose of Propofol by Murray.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries faked their televised marriage proposal.
The former couple - who have been fighting about how to legally end their 72-day marriage since October 2011 - re-shot scenes of the 28-year-old basketball player popping the question to the reality TV star because she didn't like how she looked during his original proposal, according to a deposition given by Russell Jay, who is producer on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, ahead of their divorce trial.
According to a transcript of the deposition - obtained by Life & Style magazine - Kim was "completely surprise"' by Kris' first proposal and asked for the scene to be filmed again because "she didn't like how her face looked in the first take."
Russell also claimed that a scene where Kim confessed to her mother, Kris Jenner, that she was having trouble in her marriage was actually shot after she filed for divorce, and that another scene which saw the then-couple argue after Kris had a hotel party with girls while Kim was supposed to be out of town was also "faked" and that she was actually present the entire time.
Stephen Baldwin is set to agree a deal over an alleged unpaid $350,000 tax bill.
The 46-year-old actor is accused of failing to pay income tax in Rockland County, 15 miles northwest of Manhattan, for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 but his attorney Russell Yankwitt says he will avoid prison and get up to five years to pay back the money owed, according to Fox News.
He added that under the deal, Stephen will plead guilty this month to a tax felony and if he manages to pay the money back in one year, his record will be wiped clean.
Stephen's arrest for tax evasion in December came six months after a court rejected the born-again Christian's claim that he and a friend missed out on a lucrative contract with oil company BP thanks to Kevin Costner and his business partner in oil cleanup, Patrick Smith.
Russell Brand is being sued for $185,000 in damages by a pedestrian. The comedian - who was first sued for $25,000 by Victor Sneed last year - has now been hit by an even bigger legal claim as the alleged victim claims he needs greater financial compensation after being mowed down by a car last October, which he says Russell was driving.
Victor alleges his mammoth medical bill needs to be paid for injuries to his left hand, left arm, left hip, neck and left wrist. He claims he's already spent $45,000 in medical expenses and will need yet another $140,000 for future surgeries.
However, Russell has strongly denied the claims and refuses to cough up the cash, believing Victor's "own negligence" was to blame for the accident. A court document reads, "Under the provisions of the California Code of Civil Procedure, [Russell Brand] denies both generally and specially each, every and all of the allegations contained in the Complaint, and denies that plaintiff [Victor Sneed] sustained damages in the sum alleged, or in any other sum or at all. Plaintiff is barred from any recovery on the basis that the plaintiff's own negligence was the sole and proximate cause of the accident and injuries he sustained."
Lindsay Lohan is refusing to accept a plea deal which includes rehab or jail.
The 26-year-old actress has been offered 45 days in jail or 60 in rehab by prosecutors after being charged with lying to police about a car accident in California last summer but she has rejected both as she doesn't want any type of confinement.
"The Los Angeles City Attorney is requiring either jail time or rehab for Lindsay as part of any plea deal in her lying to cops case. She would have to go to rehab for at least 60 days, and the jail time would be at least 45 days. Lindsay refuses to accept any deal that has any type of confinement as part of the deal. Someone with her criminal history is lucky to be offered such a great deal, but she just doesn't seem to understand that. Barring any last shred of common sense on Lindsay's part, this case is going to trial," a source said.
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