Al-Jadeed TV's Karma al-Khayat and al-Akhbar daily's Ibrahim al-Amin might be sentenced to seven years in jail and/or fined 100,000 Euros if the Special Tribunal for Lebanon finds them to be in contempt of the court, STL spokesperson Marten Youssef told Naharnet on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the STL said the two have been summoned to appear before it on charges of “contempt and obstruction of justice.”Full Story
A U.S. judge postponed Chris Brown's assault trial Wednesday, saying the R&B singer should not be held in legal limbo and must return to California for a probationary hearing.
After his trial on misdemeanor charges was twice postponed, Brown is now due back in Washington for a status hearing on June 25.Full Story
Justin Bieber's trial in Miami for allegedly driving while under the influence has been delayed two months to July 7, a court source told Agence France Presse.
A preliminary hearing is now scheduled for June 25 before the July start date, according to the source, with the Miami Herald saying the 20-year-old singer's lawyers had asked for the delay while they try to reach a settlement out of court.Full Story
Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, a spokeswoman for the veteran U.S. actress told Agence France Presse on Wednesday.
Foster, who made a speech at last year's Golden Globes widely seen as her official coming-out, tied the knot with photographer Hedison at the weekend, according to People magazine.Full Story
It could be a scene from a television drama: five Germans, three Frenchmen, a Briton, an Italian, a Bulgarian and a Hungarian, all cooking up a plot together in their London hideout.
But this not-so-dirty dozen are on the other side of the small screen, as they are taking part in Europe's first postgraduate programme focused on writing and producing TV series.Full Story
Written by Anthony Sargon
There hasn’t been a good “Scary Movie” since the second one (although I personally love the third one), and no one can argue that the franchise has run its course. Hollywood will likely keep churning them out, but audiences aren’t stupid enough to fall for the same trick. Many of you may not know that Marlon Wayans actually produced and co-wrote the first two “Scary Movie” flicks, until the studio took over creative control and shat all over the franchise (again, I liked number 3!) Last year’s “A Haunted House” was Marlon Wayans’ chance to reclaim what was once his; the horror spoof. While I didn’t exactly enjoy the first film, I can confidently say that “A Haunted House 2″ is a superior sequel in every way, and while it’s brimming with stupidity, I couldn’t help but laugh. Do I feel ashamed for enjoying it? Just a tad.Full Story
Stephen Colbert says on a visit to the late-night show he'll take over next year he's obviously "thrilled" to be succeeding David Letterman.
The Comedy Central host told Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" on Tuesday he's going to do whatever Letterman has done. Letterman urges against it, saying, "You don't want to do that."Full Story
U.K.-born and bred Cat Deeley has found a place in Hollywood, thanks to hosting the Fox dance competition show, "So You Think You Can Dance," which will launch its 11th season next month.
The Emmy-nominated TV personality also has a role in the Hulu original comedy series "Deadbeat." A 10-episode first season is posted on the website.Full Story
Rock star Jon Bon Jovi attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development in Philadelphia that bears his initials.
The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenants and the formerly homeless.Full Story