2007 – Jennifer Lopez won $545,000 (£267,257) in a case against her first husband, who planned to publish a book claiming she had several affairs. Lopez claimed Ojani Noa had violated a previous legal settlement preventing him from revealing private details about their relationship. The star claimed Mr Noa offered not to publish the book […]
2005 – Rapper DMX is freed from Rikers Island after serving a month of a 70-day sentence for a parole violation. He received time off for good behavior and time served.
2005 – A judge orders Courtney Love to return to rehab for six months as part of her sentence for violating probation.
2003 – A Georgia judge rules that ex-New Edition singer Bobby Brown will have to serve nine days in jail for parole violations.
2003 – Bobby Brown is arrested in an Atlanta restaurant while eating dinner with wife Whitney Houston. The former New Edition star was wanted for violating parole.
2000 – Singer Bobby Brown, 31, is arrested at Newark Airport in Newark, N.J., on an outstanding warrant for probation violation in a prior drunken-driving case.
2000 – Metallica delivers over 60,000 pages of information to Napster’s San Mateo, Calif., offices, listing more than 1.4 million copyright violations of 95 Metallica songs and recordings by 335,435 distinct users.
1999 – Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland is sentenced to a year in jail for a probation violation.
1998 – The arrest of Sacramento, Calif.-based rapper C-BO on charges that his song lyrics violate the terms of his parole by encouraging violence toward police officers sets a new precedent in the debate over potentially offensive lyrics. The artist, whose real name is Shawn Thomas, is arrested and held without bail following the release […]
1991 – Randy Jackson is sentenced in Los Angeles to a month in jail for violating probation. The 30-year-old brother of superstar Michael Jackson had pleaded no contest in January to charges of beating his wife.
1900 – Although jazz legend Louis Armstrong always claimed to have been born on this date, later scholarship established that his birthday was on August 4, 1901. Louis Armstrong (4 August 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer. Coming to prominence in the 20s […]