2008 – The Times: The story in this morning’s paper is on the ruses various celebrities use to evade reporters outside the main criminal courthouse in Manhattan. Actor Rip Torn, for example, once led paparazzi through a park and past a gaggle of chanting construction workers before jumping into the cab of an occupied 18-wheeler, […]
1942 – Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. The Beatles have 20 No. 1 songs, more than any other recording act, and McCartney by himself or in duets has another nine. His biggest post-Beatles hits are “Ebony and Ivory,” a duet with Stevie Wonder that stays at No. 1 for seven weeks, and “Say […]
2008 – The conditions of Britney Spears’ child-custody case will stay the same after an emergency hearing took place Wednesday (January 23). In yet another strange development on the part of the singer, she made it to the courthouse — but somehow not the courtroom — for the hearing, which she had called. “There is […]
2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]
2004 – Troubled alt.rock star Courtney Love is assigned a “legal guardian” while being treated for an undisclosed ailment in New York. Breaking the news, Love’s lawyer describes his client as “beyond uncooperative.”
2004 – Courtney Love leaves hospital, where she was treated for what her lawyer says were “gynaecological” problems. Several press reports claim Love was in pain after having an abortion.
2004 – Courtney Love is rushed to hospital in New York with what her lawyer calls “a gynecological medical condition.” Police were called to her New York apartment after it was reported she was throwing bottles from her window, and she is handcuffed to the hospital gurney. She misses her court date in Los Angeles, […]
2004 – Michael Jackson’s legal team say they are stepping down from representing him in his battle against child molestation case. Mark Geragos and Benjamin Brafman are replaced by Robert Blake’s former lawyer, Thomas Mesereau Jr.
2003 – Linda Gail Lewis the sister of Jerry Lee Lewis, dropped a claim of sex discrimination against Van Morrison. Lewis had claimed that Morrison had ‘publicly humiliated’ her on stage and had tried to ruin her life by asking her for sex. She withdrew her claim after discussions with her lawyer. Morrison denied all […]
2000 – Whitney Houston’s lawyers appear on her behalf in a Kona, Hawaii, courtroom to defend her in a marijuana possession case that stems from a January, 2000, incident at Keahole-Kona International Airport in Hawaii. It is decided that the case will be dismissed in three months if Houston stays out of trouble until then.
1998 – Michael Jackson settles a lawsuit over stories and pictures in the London Daily Mirror that say his face had been disfigured by cosmetic surgery. “The photographs were taken honestly and were not tampered with, but the Mirror has since met with the plaintiff in person and acknowledges that the photographs do not accurately […]