LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court said Tuesday that Leslie Van Houten, who participated in two killings at the direction of cult leader Charles Manson in 1969, should be released from prison on parole. The appellate court’s ruling reverses an earlier decision by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who rejected parole for Van Houten in 2020. […]

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor who faces at least five felonies for allegedly sexually abusing Indigenous girls is scheduled to face a judge for the first time in the case on Thursday. The possible charges against Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, include sex trafficking and sexual assault, according to court […]

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she’s dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced the decision a day ahead of a hearing related to state charges […]

CNN  —  Convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has said a decades-old photograph of Prince Andrew with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre is “fake,” in a series of interviews from prison. The disgraced British socialite is currently serving a 20-year sentence in US federal prison for carrying out a years-long scheme with her longtime […]

CNN  —  Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug and a racketeering co-defendant conducted a hand-to-hand drug transaction during a court hearing, prosecutors said in a motion filed in Atlanta. Fulton County prosecutors say the alleged exchange was captured on courtroom surveillance video Wednesday. The rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, and Kahlieff Adams are charged […]

CNN  —  Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are now in the custody of federal prison officials, according to their attorney Alex Little. The couple, who last month were sentenced in November to prison for fraud and tax crimes, reported to their assigned prisons in Florida and Kentucky before the deadline on Tuesday, which […]

Celebrities and dubious spiritual leaders have always gone hand-in-hand—Hollywood and cults practically grew up together. “Faith healer” Aimee Semple McPherson’s LA church, founded just as the film industry was moving West, lured silent-era figures like Charlie Chaplin and the star who invented the phrase “It Girl,” Clara Bow. Since then, Hollywood’s list of bizarre spiritual groups has grown along […]

Washington CNN  —  Professional wrestling is known for its outlandish, dramatic stories that have captivated generations. It’s an athletic soap opera built on emotional drama with wrestlers sometimes scheming in the background for months only to make their move at the opportune moment, drawing crazed reactions from arenas packed with fans who have followed every […]

Geena Davis has detailed former co-star Bill Murray’s allegedly ‘inappropriate’ on set behavior in a new interview just months after first revealing the alleged incidents in memoir Dying Of Politeness.  The 66-year-old actress starred alongside the 72-year-old comedian on 1990 crime comedy Quick Change and talked about the alleged harassment in a new On With Kara Swisher podcast […]

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