Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Marion "Suge" Knight and Katt Williams have both been charged with felony robbery after allegedly stealing a female photographer's camera outside a studio in Beverly Hills last month, the L.A. County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.
The Death Row Records co-founder and his comedian pal were both arrested today and prosecutors were planning to ask that bail be set at $1 million for Knight, who has spent time in prison before, and $75,000 for Williams.
Per the D.A.'s Office, the alleged incident occurred Sept. 5. Williams was arrested today when he showed up to court in Inglewood, Calif., today to be arraigned in a separate assault case, and Knight—who's been recovering from being shot multiple times at Chris Brown's MTV VMAs party in August—was taken into custody in Las Vegas.
"Mr. Knight was unaware that there was any warrant. We will be addressing the circumstances in court," his attorney, Richard Schonfeld, told NBC News. There's been no response yet from Williams' camp.
The My Wife and Kids star faces up to seven years behind bars if convicted of the offense, but Knight stands to be locked up for 30 years to life in state prison due to his prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon, according to prosecutors.
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is shining extra bright tonight!
The Big Bang Theory actress received a special star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday afternoon that she described as nothing short of "unbelievably sweet and overwhelming."
"I didn't write a speech, because I thought I would just speak from my heart and I already started crying in the car on the way over here, so I got that out of the way," she joked during the ceremony. "I still think they are going to call and say this was a mistake."
Wearing a bright Monique Lhuillier dress, the 28-year-old got emotional as she thanked her family, friends and John Ritter, a dear friend she worked with on 8 Simple Rules.
Two words you never thought you'd see together: T-Pain and NPR. Two words you thought were practically synonymous: T-Pain and Auto-Tune.
So, you can understand our shock when we came across this video of the famous singer-songwriter on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts series performing a number of his hit songs—wait for it—without any Auto-Tune!
The 21-year-old pop star took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce her new collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, sharing the first image from the make-up brand's latest Viva Glam ad campaign.
Cyrus, who stars as the face of the cosmetic line's most recent collection, strikes a seductive pose in the shot while sporting a sparkly black leotard and flashing her fierce pink pout for the camera (unsurprisingly, she sports far less clothing on her own social media account).
The "Wrecking Ball" beauty's Viva Glam lipstick shade is a hot pink hue that's sure to make you stand-out and there's even a matching lipglass to ensure the perfect pout. Miley's lipstick will retail for $15 while the lipglass will only set you back 16 bucks.
As Miley announced on her Twitter page, every dollar in sales from her Viva Glam shade will be donated to the Mac AIDS Fund, which benefits those affected by HIV.
- Mama June and Sugar Bear took Honey Boo Boo to Walmart yesterday where they bought Halloween costumes, cookies and candy
Contact Music claims an extra on the set of Sandra Bullock's new movie collapsed due to heat exhaustion. Sandra fanned the woman and gave her water until New Orleans medics arrived. The woman may have suffered heat stroke.
InTouch Weekly claims Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are renewing their vows. A source tells the mag: “Hank presented her with a wedding ring, a replica of the ring he gave Kendra when they got married that she flushed down the toilet after the cheating scandal broke. Then he asked her to renew their wedding vows — and she accepted!”
RADAR Online claims Kris Jenner is open to doing a reality show where she looks for love. A source tells the site: “She’s already pitching the matchmaking idea. She hopes to steal the limelight from her famous daughters with the launch of her own reality show. Kris has always been able to separate her personal feelings from business, if it presented the possibility to promote the family and make money. Her divorce is a perfect opportunity to do both.”
Amanda Bynes' parents quietly went to court and got a conservatorship ... after telling the judge their daughter has spent "alarming amounts" of money by purchasing jewelry for strangers. Amanda's folks filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in which they say Amanda is a "substantial risk" to herself and others. They cite her erratic behavior, including her DUI arrest last month, her shoplifting and her bizarre and sometimes violent conduct in NYC. The documents also reveal Amanda is blowing through a shocking amount of her savings. Her parents say her net worth is currently $5,747,703.36. Of that, $2.8 mil is real property -- homes. Her parents say Amanda's only income is from her rental property -- $144,768 last year. Amanda's parents say the gift purchases have been "extensive." It sounds like she's going into stores, buying stuff and just handing it out on the street. The conservatorship takes a back seat to Amanda's involuntary commitment. TMZ broke the story ... her doctors just got a 30-day extension which allows them to hold her in a Pasadena psychiatric facility. (TMZ)
Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa has retained a law firm that will file a major lawsuit over her mom's death ... TMZ has confirmed. We're told the firm -- Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz will file a medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against the clinic where Joan stopped breathing and the doctors who were involved. Our sources say Melissa retained the firm Tuesday but the suit won't be filed for around a month. We're told letters were going out Tuesday to the various people involved in the fatal medical procedure, telling them NOT to destroy records involving Joan's treatment. The lawyers also want phone logs and other documents. As we reported ... one of the driving forces for Melissa is to figure out how her mom died, but in the end, it's a lawsuit over money. (TMZ)
Dr. Luke has just filed a lawsuit against Kesha's mom, claiming she orchestrated a smear campaign of sexual lies against him and extorted him to boot. In the lawsuit -- filed Wednesday and obtained by TMZ -- Luke claims Pebe Sebert wanted her daughter to break her contract with Luke, but realizing it was iron-clad, she fueled her daughter's anger over the deal and got her to spread lies that he raped her ... in order to shame him into letting her out of the deal. Luke claims when he didn't back down from the smear campaign Pebe tried Plan B -- extorting him ... making it clear she and Kesha would continue their campaign of terror until he released her. Luke also says both Pebe and Kesha have admitted under oath he never laid a hand on Kesha. TMZ broke the stories ... Kesha is suing Luke for allegedly physically, sexually and emotionally abusing her. Luke has filed a defamation suit against Kesha. As for his suit against Pebe ... he wants more than $75,000 in compensatory damages and punitive damages on top of that. (TMZ)