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Trenton All-Night Arts Festival Shooting Leaves One Suspect Dead, 22 Bystanders Wounded

An all-night arts festival in Trenton, N.J. ended in chaos as gunfire broke out, resulting in 22 injuries, 17 of them by gunshot wounds, and the death of one shooting suspect. The 12th annual Art All Night festival was proceeding smoothly until gunfire broke out earlier this morning at 3 AM. The festival was scheduled to run through 3 PM today, but was immediately stopped. One wounded teen is in critical condition, according to  Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. … Read

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Donald Trump Blasts Judge’s “Very Unfair” Decision to Revoke Paul Manafort Bail Over Witness Tamper Charge

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UPDATED with Trump tweet:  “Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns,” President Donald Trump tweeted after news networks showed footage of his former campaign manager heading to jail after a judge revoked his bail on witness tampering allegations. “Didn’t know Manafort was the head of the Mob,” Trump snarked. “What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others? Very… Read

Film

Vince Vaughn Arrested: Reports Cite DUI And Resisting

Vince Vaughn

Actor Vince Vaughn was arrested early this morning in Manhattan Beach, police confirmed to Deadline. A report by TMZ said the arrest came around 4AM PT after Vaughn was stopped at a checkpoint and had a passenger in his car. Multiple reports said Vaughn was also taken into custody for resisting arrest, and his passenger also was arrested. Aside from confirming Vaughn’s arrest, Manhattan Beach police declined to provide any further details. When contacted by Deadline, a… Read

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Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape And Sex Crime Charges In New York

Harvey Weinstein

UPDATED with more details: Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges this morning at New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, a week after a grand jury charged him. His bail had already been set at $1 million. Outside the courthouse on Centre Street in Lower Manhattan throngs of media, paparazzi and protesters gathered as Weinstein arrived wearing a dark suit and a tie. (See video clip below.) A second flock of media and onlookers stood behind… Read

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Former Epix Executive Get 4 Years In Jail For Scamming $8M Off Cabler

Emil Rensing

A federal judge today sentenced former Epix digital officer Emil Rensing to just over four years behind bars for his nearly $8 million defrauding of the MGM-owned cabler while he was employed there. Arrested just over two years ago for the elaborate scheme he pulled off from October 2010 to August 2015 while at Epix, Rensing pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud last year. As well as his incarceration time, Rensing was also hit with three years of supervised release… Read

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Literary Agency In New York Allegedly Suffers Embezzlement Of $3.4 Million

A major literary agency representing some of the biggest names in book publishing is reportedly close to bankruptcy after being allegedly embezzled for $3.4 million by a bookkeeper. The New York-based firm of Donadio & Olson is the alleged victim of the crime. The firm represents authors James Hynes, Chuck Palahniuk and Rick DeMarinis, as well as the estates of Robert Stone, Mario Puzo, Frank Conroy, Nelson Algren, Peter Matthiesen and Studs Terkel. The bookkeeper, Darin W… Read

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Donald Trump Floats Pardon For Martha Stewart, Commutation For Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

President Donald Trump clearly has pardons on his mind. After announcing earlier today that he would pardon conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, Trump said he also is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojovich. Trump made the comments aboard Air Force One en route to a fundraising trip in Texas. “I think to a certain extent Martha Stewart was harshly and unfairly treated,” Trump… Read

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Donald Trump To Pardon Dinesh D’Souza, Filmmaker And Campaign Finance Lawbreaker

UPDATED with Fox News appearance: President Donald Trump has tweeted that he’ll grant a full pardon to conservative author/filmmaker and federal campaign finance law violator Dinesh D’Souza. “He was treated very unfairly by our government!” Trump tweeted by way of explanation. Shortly after Trump’s tweet, D’Souza took his moment in the Twitter spotlight to plug his upcoming movie. His best-known film, the 2012 documentary 2016: Obama’s America, was panned by critics, with… Read

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Hollywood Tweets On Bailed Weinstein: “We Were All Silent For So Long”

Refresh for updates After months of scandal and decades of alleged criminality, Harvey Weinstein’s initial day in court came and went pretty quickly Friday. But not so fast, Harvey: Hollywood isn’t letting you slip away so quietly. “Harvey Weinstein is free on bail,” tweeted Patricia Arquette today, one of the first comments in what will no doubt be a long and continued social media discussion. “America, you do not value Women enough.” After turning himself in at the NYPD… Read

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President Trump Kicks Off His Weekend With Tweetstorm Targeting Foes

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Commander-in-Tweet Donald Trump got an early jump on his usual weekend tweetstorms, firing off a round of late afternoon volleys on the Chicago Police, Democrat opponents’ trade complaints, and laughing stocks. Trump started his day with a salute to the graduates of the US Naval Academy class of 2018, but a few hours later, his mood had soured.  He took on Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, whom he tweeted won’t let the police do their job. He then segued to more familiar… Read

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Ex-‘Dance Moms’ Star Abby Lee Miller Released From Halfway House

Abby Lee Miller

Abby Lee Miller, the former star of the Lifetime reality series Dance Moms who was let out of jail earlier this spring after serving a partial sentence for bankruptcy fraud, was released from a halfway house in Long Beach, CA today. Miller had been transferred to the house in late March after she left the FCI Victorville facility in Victorville, CA, where she had been serving a 366-day prison sentence but was released early for good behavior. She had been set to exit the… Read

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Chef Mario Batali’s Three Las Vegas Restaurants To Close As Misconduct Allegations Swirl

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Red-haired celebrity chef Mario Batali will see his three Las Vegas restaurants close as of July 27. The decision comes in the wake of reports that the New York City Police are ramping up an investigation into his sexual misconduct in Manhattan. The closures will mean approximately 298 employees will be out of work at B&B Ristorante, Otto and CarneVino in Las Vegas. B&B Ristorante and Otto are both located in the Venetian, while CarneVino is in the Palazzo. The two hotels… Read