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Court Postpones Lindsay Lohan’s Misdemeanor Hearing

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Legal Issues

Lindsay LohanIt looks like Lindsay Lohan will be able to party easier in London - for now, anyway.

The troubled starlet's misdemeanor hearing regarding her assault case was postponed today, according to her lawyer Mark Jay Heller. Heller has stated he is confident that there won't be a case against Lohan. The Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver also confirmed that a criminal complaint has yet to be filed.

Lohan was arrested and charged for third degree misdemeanor assault in November when she got into an altercation with a woman in a New York nightclub. At the time, Heller claimed that the former childhood star was "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame."

The 26 year-old's next court date is set for January 15. Facing three misdemeanors, she is looking at possibly serving up to 245 days in jail.

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Lindsay Lohan Worries Producers with Her Conduct

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan's "inability to tell the truth" is putting her latest acting role in jeopardy.

Producers behind the troubled actress' next role, a television biopic of Elizabeth Taylor, are worried by conflicting reports of an alleged altercation with a female at the Chateau Marmont hotel earlier this month.
Lindsay claims she was not at the hotel on April 5, but the woman, Marisa Dugas, has filed a police report accusing her of battery. Two further reports have been given, claiming Lindsay - who was released from probation last month - was present at the party.

A source told RadarOnline.com producers "are extremely concerned about Lindsay's hard partying ways. Here are the facts, since she was formally taken off formal probation, she has been at the Chateau Marmont several times. She was definitely at the nightclub when the assault allegedly took place. However, Lindsay told the producers that she wasn't there, so even if she isn't charged with a crime, her inability to tell the truth is hurting her, period."

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Lindsay Lohan Denies Assault Charge

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Parties

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan claims she was at home last week when she allegedly assaulted a woman at a West Hollywood nightclub.

The actress was allegedly involved in an altercation with another female during a night out last Thursday, and although the woman filed a battery complaint on Saturday, Lindsay's representative claims she wasn't present.

"Lindsay was at home when this supposedly happened. There are so many holes in this story. At this point it's not a question of 'Did it happen?' because we know it didn't," Lindsay's representative, Steve Honig, told E! News.

Steve has previously questioned why the woman waited until Saturday to go to the sheriff department's at West Hollywood Station to file a complaint: "You have to wonder about someone who calls the media before the police."

The incident allegedly occurred at the Standard Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.


Lindsay Lohan Hit with Battery Complaint

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Parties

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has been accused of shoving a woman at a West Hollywood nightclub.

The actress - who, last month, successfully completed the terms of her probation, which was initially set as punishment for a 2007 driving under the influence (DUI) conviction - was allegedly involved in an altercation with another female during a night out last week and on Saturday, the woman filed a battery complaint against Lindsay.

"It's just an allegation. It's been received by our detectives," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's official Sergeant Chris Bowman. Bowman said a detective will check the validity of the complaint but Lindsay's publicist has questioned why the woman waited until Saturday to go to the sheriff department's at West Hollywood Station to file a complaint.

"You have to wonder about someone who calls the media before the police," said Steve Honig, Lindsay's publicist.


Eva Longoria Says Sheridan Case is a ‘Stain’ on Desperate Housewives

Eva LongoriaEva Longoria says the trial between Nicollette Sheridan and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has left a "stain" on the show's legacy.

The 37-year-old actress was shocked her former co-star's claims for battery and wrongful termination against Marc and ABC ever ended up in court and she is sad it is something the series will be associated with.

"I was surprised that there was even a trial and it went that far. I love Nicollette and I love Marc Cherry, and I love our work environment. It's a stain on our legacy as a hit show. It was just unfortunate, the whole thing," she told Katie Couric on Good Morning America.

Nicollette claimed Marc deliberately assaulted during an on-set dispute in 2008, an allegation he denied, and after she complained to ABC bosses about the incident her character Edie Britt was killed off. Her battery claim was thrown out of court, while her wrongful termination case ended in a mistrial in March after the jurors failed to reach a majority verdict.

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Adam Lambert Accused of Assaulting Photographer

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Television, Legal Issues

Adam LambertAmerican Idol 9 runner up is facing battery charges following an altercation with a photographer in Miami Beach on Thursday.

Photog Victor Eras says Glambert charged toward him and attacked him. Although the 38-year-old did file a report, police say Eras did not sustain any injuries. It’s not known what, if anything, precipitated the scuffle.

According to the Associated Press, the state attorney’s office will decide if any charges should be filed against the singer.

Adam addressed the story via Twitter: “Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground…. It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I’m guilty of.”

It’s actually one of the most lucid Twitter posts we’ve read all week.

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Mel Gibson Facing Violence Probe

Mel Gibson and Oksana is being investigated over domestic violence claims.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has decided to look into allegations the actor assaulted ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva during incidents dating back to January and February. According to TMZ, the Sheriff’s Department has opened a “spousal abuse” inquiry and Oksana was interviewed by deputies on Monday.

She is believed to have told officers she was the victim of violence on several occasions and made the decision to secretly tape Mel’s behavior when it got really bad because she was frightened for her safety.A statement has now been released revealing investigators are “currently gathering information regarding the allegations.”

It was reported on Thursday that Mel hit Oksana while she was holding their baby daughter Lucia. A tape recording from January allegedly reveals the Russian singer asking the 54-year-old actor what he is doing hitting her while she is carrying the tot, who was born in October 2009.

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Nicollette Sheridan Files Lawsuit Against Former ABC Bosses

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Legal Issues

Marc Cherry and Nicollette Sheridan

Was really assaulted by her former Desperate Housewives boss…or is she simply desperate for attention?

In a new lawsuit filed Monday, the former ABC actress claims a September 2008 incident between herself and writer was the reason she was let go from the hit show.

According to the papers, Nicollette was pulled aside and struck in her head and face after she “questioned Cherry about something that was in the script.” Although she supposedly reported the incident to ABC, she was later written out of the program.

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Amy Winehouse Charged With Assault

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Legal Issues

Amy Winehouse has been charged with common assault.

The singer voluntarily attended Milton Keynes police station yesterday afternoon to answer questions about an incident at the city’s theatre on Saturday and was formally arrested and charged with a Section 5 public order offence and common assault.

Amy is accused of kicking the theatre’s front-of-house manager Richard Pound after he tried to eject her from the audience during a performance of pantomime Cinderella. The 26-year-old star - who is thought to have been drinking - reportedly spent more than half an hour of the first act of the performance yelling expletives.

Her outbursts were said to include “f**k Cinders, Prince Charming, marry me” and branding the Ugly Sisters “b***hes.” Families in the audience got upset when Amy repeatedly stood up, blocking their view to jeer at the cast.

She is due to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 20 January 2010.


Ronnie Wood Arrested on Suspicion of Assault

Ronnie Wood sharing a smoke break with girlfriend Ekaterina has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

The Rolling Stones guitarist was taken into custody in Claygate, Esher, last night after officers were called by his girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova, 20, who alleged he attacked her during a row.

The 62-year-old rocker - who was divorced by his wife Jo last month on the grounds of adultery after he began a relationship with the Russian cocktail waitress - was released on bail this afternoon. A spokesman for Surrey police said, “We can confirm that a 62-year-old man from Esher, Surrey, was arrested last night on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident in Claygate high street.  He has been released on bail till a date in January pending further inquiries.”

The couple’s relationship has become more tempestuous in recent months with Ekaterina previously threatening to kill herself and Ronnie at one point moving his belongings out of their home. Ekaterina - who started her romance with the musician in 2008 -reportedly threatened to reveal everything about their relationship if he refused to take her back.

A source said, “They were definitely on the rocks - the rows were huge. He’s really unhappy. It’s a bit of a fiery relationship. Ronnie’s spokesman confirmed he was arrested after an “incident”, but is yet to comment further.


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