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Former ‘Arsenio Hall’ Music Director Robin DiMaggio Charged With Embezzling From Children’s Charity

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Robin DiMaggio, the drummer and onetime musical director of The Arsenio Hall Show who recently composed a theme song for a graduating class of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs, has been arrested for wire fraud for allegedly embezzling $750,000 from a charity concert for homeless children. No other artists were involved in his alleged scheme. If convicted, DiMaggio could face up to 20 years in federal prison. According to a criminal complaint filed Monday by the U.S… Read

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Menendez Brothers Murderers Surface On Viral Basketball Trading Card

One of the entertainment industry’s most notorious murders has been spotlighted in a most unlikely place – a basketball trading card. Lyle and Erik Menendez, the Beverly Hills brothers who brutally killed their father and mother, entertainment executive José Menéndez and his wife Mary (Kitty), are depicted on a Hoops trading card from the 1990-1991 season. The brothers were captured calmly sitting courtside on the card, an action shot featuring former Knicks guard Mark… Read

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New York Prosecutors Seek “Substantial” Michael Cohen Slammer Time; Robert Mueller’s Memo Takes Kinder View

Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York hammered President Donald Trump’s former fixer on Friday, recommending that Michael Cohen get a “substantial term of imprisonment.” Minutes later, Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a separate memo on Cohen, in which specific jail time is not recommended. The Mueller memo recommended Cohen’s sentence should reflect that he lied to investigators but also take into consideration his eventual cooperation. Although he… Read

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CNN’s New York Offices Given All-Clear After Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation – Update

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UPDATE: CNN staffers returned to the network’s New York building after a phoned-in bomb threat forced evacuation during a live telecast, forcing the network to switch to taped programming. “The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been permitted to return to the building,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in an internal memo to staff. “The building is secure and safe for everyone to return in the morning.” UPDATE: All CLEAR at Columbus… Read

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Heavily Redacted Robert Mueller Court Filing On Michael Flynn Leaves TV News Pundits Grieving

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After waiting all day with bated breath, cable news network talking heads learned nothing new in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s much-redacted court fling on President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, which was released Tuesday night. TV news pundits had hoped today’s filing would provide a juicy look behind the curtain hiding Mueller’s probe from public view all these months and months. In the 13-page document, Mueller asks that Flynn be… Read

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Rhys Thomas’ Ruby Slippers Book Offers New Insights On FBI Recovery Of Stolen Shoes

Rhys Thomas at first thought the call from the FBI was a joke. The author and documentary filmmaker listened to the phone message again and jotted down the return number. "Could this be a crank call?" he wondered. "Am I a person of interest in some investigation I know nothing about?" But it was no joke. The FBI wanted him to come back to Minnesota. He wasn't a person of interest, but he's definitely an interesting person – more knowledgeable about the pair of stolen… Read

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NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs Back Kareem Hunt In First Interview After Violent Vid Surfaces

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2nd UPDATE, 1:30 PM SUNDAY:  The NFL Network is reporting there may be video of another violent incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. The former Kansas City Chiefs running back allegedly punched a man in the face at an Ohio resort in June. That, combined with the suspension he faces for his altercation with a woman in a Cleveland hotel, could lead to a lengthy banishment from the league. The former NFL rushing champion last year, Hunt was cut by the Chiefs when… Read

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Imprisoned Bill Cosby Gets 2019 Trial Date For 1974 Playboy Mansion Assault Case

Just a couple of weeks after the Superior Court of Pennsylvania rejected Bill Cosby's appeal petition in the 2004 rape case that put the once beloved comedian behind bars earlier this fall, a Los Angeles judge today inked in a new trial date for an assault of a minor that allegedly occurred 45 years ago. In a hearing Tuesday in Santa Monica, LA Superior Court Judge Craig Kaplan declared that the trial for Cosby’s supposed 1974 attack on then 15-year old Judy Huth would… Read

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IATSE Officials Embezzled Nearly $1 Million From Union In Past Decade

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IATSE has an embezzlement problem. In the past two years, former officers of IATSE locals in Alabama, Alaska, Virginia and Michigan have either been indicted, pleaded guilty or been sentenced for stealing funds from their local unions. Over the past decade, former treasurers, presidents and bookkeepers of IATSE locals in California, New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Tennessee and South Dakota have faced similar charges and have pleaded guilty or died before… Read

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No Jail Time For Latest Donald Trump Walk Of Fame Star Vandal

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Hollywood is no fan of Donald Trump and it seems that taking a pickaxe to the once Celebrity Apprentice host's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will only get you a slap on the wrist. Over three months after Austin Clay proved the second guy to smash up the current President's little piece of Hollywood Boulevard, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge gave the no-contest pleading vandal a day in county jail and three year's probation. That's a far cry from the maximum… Read

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Florida Yoga Studio Mass Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Five Injured

A gunman killed two people and wounded five at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, FL, on Friday night before killing himself, police said. No motive for the shootings has been established. But as bad as that situation was, a worse tragedy might have been averted thanks to the quick actions of an unidentified man who charged the shooter. The unknown hero was pistol-whipped, but the momentary distraction caused the shooter to break off his attack and apparently commit… Read

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Lyric McHenry Overdose Death Ruled Accidental; Body Found In August On Bronx Street

The heroin, cocaine and alcohol overdose that killed reality TV personality Lyric McHenry in August was an accident, the New York City medical examiner’s office has ruled. McHenry, the daughter of New Jack City producer Doug McHenry, was last seen by friends leaving her 26th birthday party in Manhattan hours before her lifeless body was found on a Bronx street during the early morning hours of August 14. McHenry produced and appeared in E!’s one-season show EJ NYC… Read