Murder case against tennis umpire dropped

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles County judge Friday dismissed a murder charge against professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman, who had been accused of killing her husband.

LL Cool J intruder: Manslaughter in Dallas

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The transient who allegedly broke into rapper-actor LL Cool J's Los Angeles home was convicted two decades ago of manslaughter in Dallas, a prosecutor said.

Teen accused of shooting 8-year-old cousin

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- A 13-year-old Los Angeles boy is facing criminal charges for allegedly firing a bullet that killed his 8-year-old cousin, officials said.

Some want RFK assassination revisited

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- There are valid reasons to re-examine the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy to determine if Sirhan Sirhan really acted alone, conspiracy proponents say.

No arson charge for California boy

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A 10-year-old California boy who started a fire last month that destroyed 21 homes and burned 38,000 acres won't be charged with arson, officials said.

Mistrial declared in Spector case

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the Los Angeles trial of music producer Phil Spector, charged in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

Phil Spector's lawyer critical of prosecutors

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The new lawyer for Los Angeles music producer and accused killer Phil Spector has vowed to to resurrect his client's "good name."

Judge gives Blake time to find lawyer

VAN NUYS, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A California judge has given Robert Blake another week to find a new attorney and set Sept. 9 for the start for his trial on a charge of slaying his wife.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Harry Potter producer David Heyman says he has no idea why the media has been reporting there might be an eighth book about the boy wizard when the author of the popular series has always vowed to stop at seven.
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Winona Ryder trial postponed another day

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The judge in the much-delayed shoplifting case against Winona Ryder postponed the start of the Oscar-nominated actress's trial Tuesday when Ryder did not appear

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The idea of an HIV-positive muppet on Sesame Street is not sitting well with conservative Republicans, according to Variety.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

DA issues warning to LA 's Cardinal Mahony

LOS ANGELES, May 17 (UPI) -- Cardinal Roger Mahony was warned Thursday that he would be hauled before a grand jury if he did not live up to a promise to turn over information on priests in

Blake bodyguard freed on $1 million bail

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Earle Caldwell, who was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Robert Blake's wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, has been released on $1 million bail.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Prosecutors will not seek death for Blake

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Los Angeles said Thursday they have decided not to seek the death penalty in the murder case against actor Robert Blake.
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