2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2003 – Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland pleads innocent to drugs possession charges in Los Angeles. Court officials say Weiland will enter a rehab facility to combat cocaine and heroin addiction.
2003 – Steve Strange former front man of 1980’s band Visage told a London court he was robbed of a bracelet given to him by Kylie Minogue after being beaten over the head in central London. A man had been arrested for the attack.
2003 – Diana Ross appeared in a US court charged with driving while twice over the drink driving limit. Police in Tucson reported that Miss Ross could not walk in a straight line, touch her nose or count to 30 after she had been stopped for swerving across the road.
2002 – Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Miami Beach, is charged with possession of less than 5 grams of marijuana. She signs an affidavit promising to appear in court and is released.
2002 – The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresenting themselves in a deal to promote the company’s vehicles.
2001 – Peter Buck, guitarist for R.E.M., pleads not guilty to a series of charges relating to an alleged “air rage” incident during a transatlantic flight in April. Buck, appearing at Isleworth Crown Court, is accused of assaulting two British Airways staffers, being drunk on board an aircraft, causing criminal damage and interfering with a […]
2001 – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that MP3-swapping Web site Napster must stop its users from trading tunes without the permission of their copyright owners. “The court’s decision … confirms that Napster was wrong in exploiting music by artists who do not want to be a part of the Napster system,” […]
2001 – Mark Oliver was found guilty by a London court of stealing luggage belonging to Victoria Beckham from Heathrow Airport. Police issued a list of the £23,000 worth of clothes, which included 14 pairs of shoes, and a mini-skirt worth £2,000.
2001 – Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was granted a quickie divorce from Meg Matthews at the High Court in London. The couple had split last September, eight months after Meg had given birth to their daughter, Anais.
2000 – The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.’s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abram is ordered confined to a mental hospital indefinitely for his attack on Harrison and his wife, which left the […]
2000 – Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and his singer/actress wife, Patsy Kensit, obtain a quickie divorce in London Divorce Court.