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ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Wesley Snipes has been released from prison and transferred into a house-arrest situation. The "Blade" and "White Men Can't Jump" actor got out of the federal pen on Tuesday, TMZ reported , after serving the bulk of a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001, during which time he earned $40 million. Snipes was convicted in 2008 in Florida, but fought his sentence vigorously right up until the week or so before he went behind bars in Pennsylvania on Dec. 9, 2010.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Katy Perry is revealing details of her short-lived marriage to British comedian Russell Brand  - and they sure are fireworks. The 28-year-old pop star, who is voicing Smurfette in the upcoming flick "Smurfs 2," opened up about her relationships with Brand and musician John Mayer in Vogue's July issue , candidly expressing how hurt she was during her breakups and how she hasn't heard from Brand in some time. Her ex-husband Brand, 38, was "a magical man" when she first met him at the MTV Movie Awards in 2009, when he very publicly flirted with the singer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Hart of Dixie" star Cress Williams has tied the knot with girlfriend Kristen Torrianni. The actor, 42, who plays beloved football-star-turned-Bluebell Mayor Lavon Hayes in the CW series, wed the actress on the island of Kauai on May 21 and had a formal wedding reeption in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to his rep.  "The wedding was an intimate affair on the beach, with the bride's and groom's parents and Cress' daughter in attendance," Williams'...
NEWS
October 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A new TV commercial from the National Rifle Assn. has angered some minority lawmakers because of its portrayal of blacks and Latinos in a series of mug shots. The commercial, which asks Congress not to create more federal gun laws until current ones are enforced more aggressively, started airing Oct. 11. It shows dozens of mug shots of criminals prosecuted in Ohio. While there are many whites in the mug shots, a large percentage are minorities. One Latino lawmaker, Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
NEWS
December 8, 2000 | Reuters
Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against 32 people arrested during last summer's Republican National Convention after police failed to link the suspects to any crimes. Four state troopers infiltrated a warehouse that was a staging area for protests during the convention. During a raid on Aug. 2, police arrested 75 people, all for misdemeanors, but the cases have fallen apart. Charges may be dropped against 30 more people next week. The remainder accepted plea agreements earlier.
SPORTS
June 2, 2001
Reading Saturday's letters about Vince Carter's graduation and horse racing, you'd think that Diane Pucin was T.J. Simers in drag. Wait a minute? Is that why the Times stopped printing mug shots with the columns? Greg Paull San Diego
NATIONAL
August 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Tampa police have scrapped their controversial security camera system that scanned city streets for criminals, citing its failure over two years to recognize anyone wanted by authorities. The system was intended to recognize the facial characteristics of felons, sexual predators and runaway children by matching passersby with a database of 30,000 mug shots.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jay Z and Beyonce can flaunt all they want -- the husband and wife have been named Forbes' highest-earning celebrity couple for the second year in a row. The music moguls, who married in 2008, locked in an estimated $95 million in earnings in the past year, the mag said .  The magazine compiled the list by talking to managers, agents, producers and other "in-the-know folks" to get the estimates between June 2012 and June 2013. However, the earnings do not take into account taxes, agents fees and other celebrity-releated expenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Vince Vaughn has a pint-sized party crasher to worry about now: The actor and his wife Kyla have welcomed a baby boy! It's the second child for "The Internship" star, 43, and his wife of nearly three years. The little guy was born in a hospital outside Los Angeles on Wednesday and is  named Vernon Lindsay Vaughn, his rep told People. Baby Boy Vaughn weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches long. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom Vernon shares the same name as Vaughn's father, Us Weekly reported . On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in April, Vaughn announced that he and Kyla, 34, were having another child.
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