Duo Behind Dolce & Gabbana Sentenced To One Year In Jail
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the designers behind fashion power house Dolce & Gabbana are in a pickle after aMilan court convicted the pair of tax evasion and sentenced them to one year and eight months in jail.
But don’t feel bad for the yet, the jail sentences are currently suspended pending the designers’ appeal.
At the heart of the court battle, per Vogue: Luxembourg-based holding company Gado. Their label’s main fashion lines were sold to it in 2004, and prosecutors said the move was made in order to avoid paying taxes in Italy. The investigation has been going on for six years: Two years ago, a judge threw out a tax evasion and fraud case against the pair; Italy’s high court later ruled the designers could be prosecuted for tax evasion, though not for fraud, reports the AP.
Chad Johnson Gets 30 Days In Jail For Slapping Lawyer’s Ass
A Florida judge has just sentenced Chad Johnson to spend 30 days in jail after his probation violation hearing… all because he slapped his male lawyer’s butt during the hearing.
Johnson’s attorney was oh-so-close to sealing a deal that would have kept Johnson out of jail for violating his probation earlier this year. But the butt slap enraged the judge … and she took the deal off the table.
Now, Johnson’s punishment is much harsher than what was originally proposed — He was ordered to spend 30 days in jail, his probation was extended until December 21, 2013 and he must complete an additional 25 hours of community service along with extra therapy sessions.
Amanda Bynes Arrested In NY
Amanda Bynes is back in the news, this time the troubled actress was detained in New York City overnight.
Officers arrived at Amanda’s Manhattan apartment on Thursday night in response to calls about a disorderly person. Amanda threw a bong out of the window as soon as they arrived and was then arrested for reckless endangerment and taken to Roosevelt Hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Bynes was also booked with one count of marijuana possession for allegedly smoking marijuana in the lobby of her building. She’s even facing evidence tampering charges for the bong tossing.
Jenna Jameson Arrested For Battery
Everyone’s favorite porn diva Jenna Jameson claims innocence after getting charged for battery in an incident at a home in Newport Beach, California over the weekend.
The 39-year-old Jameson was the subject of a citizen’s arrest shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday. Police officials say Jenna allegedly assaulted someone who then flagged down a cop. She was later charged with battery and released on her own recognizance with a court date for a hearing on the misdemeanor charge. No injuries were reported.
After her release, Jenna took to Twitter to clear the air. She claims that a former friend broke into her house, robbed her, then accused her of the attack.
January Jones Doesn’t Deny Hooking Up With Liam Hemsworth
So Miley Cyrus quit Twitter and is not wearing her engagement ring after photos of her fiance, Liam Hemsworth, and January Jones showed up online.
The rumor is that Hemsworth and Jones were all over each other at a party, then were seen leaving in a car together.
You’d think Jones would jump at the opportunity to deny the whole thing if it was false… but she was recently questioned by TMZ paparazzi and didn’t deny anything.
When asked “did you hook up with Liam? Why were you and Liam photographed together in the back seat of an SUV at the Oscars?” January Jones didn’t reply and went her way.
Sesame Street: Kevin Clash Leaves Big Shoes To Fill
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash didn’t just voice the little red puppet: The multiple Emmy Award winner was the show’s “Muppet leader,” helped fix technical issues, traveled far and wide to train new puppeteers, gave life to other puppets, and worked as a director and co-executive producer, the New York Times reports.
Clash will still voice Elmo for the rest of this season and the majority of next since the show tapes way in advance; gaps in his work have been filled by temporary puppeteers who have stepped in during past Clash absences. But it’s unclear who will take over afterward.
The Elmo character will carry on, but “it’s a big transition moving on without him being part of the team,” says an insider.
Kevin Clash Resigns From Sesame Street
Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from “Sesame Street” in the wake of an allegation that he had sex with an under-aged youth.
In its statement Tuesday, Sesame Workshop said “the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want,” leading Clash to conclude “that he can no longer be effective in his job.”
“This is a sad day for Sesame Street,” the statement said.
As the announcement was made, a lawsuit was being filed in federal court in New York charging Clash with sexual abuse of a second youth. The lawsuit alleges that Cecil Singleton, then 15 and now an adult, was persuaded by Clash to meet for sexual encounters.
Clash, who had been on “Sesame Street” for 28 years, created the high-pitched voice and child-like persona for Elmo, a furry, red Muppet that became one of the most popular characters on the show and one of the company’s most lucrative properties.
Clash’s exit from Sesame Workshop followed a tumultuous week that began on Nov. 12 with a statement from the company that Clash had requested a leave of absence following the charge by a man in his early 20s that he had had a relationship with Clash when he was 16.
Clash denied the charge from that man, who has not been publicly identified, calling it “false and defamatory.” Days later the man recanted his charge.
Katt Williams Arrested In Oakland
I bet he’s not laughing now: Police have arrested comedian Katt Williams last night in connection with a fight at a club.
According to sources, the incident went down at Kimball’s Carnival in East Oakland around 3 AM. The details surrounding the alleged battery are unclear.
Katt was brought to a police station for questioning. He has not yet been released.
Williams is no stranger to the police — he was detained in L.A. back in October after allegedly pulling a gun on actor Faizon Love. He was released from custody without charges.