Bill Cosby trial will be decided by outside, sequestered jury

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Bill Cosby trial will be decided by outside, sequestered jury

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A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that the actor’s lawyers say brand him a “serial rapist.”

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill will oversee a June 5 trial over charges that Cosby drugged and molested a former Temple University employee in 2004.

O’Neill’s ruling came after lawyers for the 79-year-old TV star argued that his trial should be moved to Philadelphia or the Pittsburgh area. The larger, more diverse population would make it easier to find unbiased jurors, lawyer Brian McMonagle argued, but even then, he said, there was no guarantee that Cosby could get a fair hearing.

“Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the message that has been promoted, in insidious fashion, is that Bill Cosby is guilty, and that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist,” McMonagle said. “I do not believe that there’s a place anywhere in this country now where he can receive a fair trial. Not here, not anywhere. I hope I’m wrong.”

Prosecutors accused the defense of trying to shop for a jury. (more…)

Britney Spears gets $7 million for Lake Sherwood home

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Superstar Britney Spears has sold her home in the Lake Sherwood area of Thousand Oaks for $7 million.

The Spanish-style house on more than an acre is 8,500-square-foot, built in 2010 and since updated, has arched doors and windows, vaulted ceilings and pocketing walls of glass for indoor-outdoor living.

A great room with a fireplace, a home theater, two offices and a kitchen with two islands are among the common areas. In the family room area, a glass-enclosed wine cellar sits behind the wet bar.

Despite the sale, the singer and Vegas headliner won’t be leaving the Thousand Oaks area anytime soon. Two years ago she bought another estate in the area for $7.1 million. The 12,500-square-foot Italian villa sits on 21 acres in an enclave developed by actors Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis.

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Robin Thicke Wasn’t Bribing Dept of Children

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Robin Thicke Wasn’t Bribing Dept of Children

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Pics have surfaced of Robin Thicke and his son, Julian, at Nobu in Malibu … the lunch Paula Patton claims was essentially an attempt to bribe the Dept. of Children and Family Services with sushi.

TMZ reports Robin’s team has laughed at Paula’s claims, and says the monitor — Mike, who’s wearing the hat — sat at a separate table and only drank water. The monitor is required by the judge to be present the entire time Robin is with his 6-year-old son.

The monitor was sitting at a table with someone from the Dept. of Children and Family Services, who was actually there to monitor the monitor after Paula complained about him. He too, we’re told, only drank water.

As for why they went to Nobu … it’s Julian’s fav.

 

Bradley Cooper and Pregnant Irina Picnic in Malibu

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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk only have eyes for each another!

Cooper and a visibly pregnant Shayk went on a romantic picnic together in Malibu, California, on Sunday, where they were snapped holding hands on the beach. Cooper, 42, put his long locks in a half bun and carried his boots, as 31-year-old Shayk carried their picnic basket and dressed comfortably in black leggings.

An eyewitness tells said the couple stayed for over an hour on the beach, eating salad and sharing a water bottle. “Irina was happy, looked beautiful makeup-free and was glowing,” the eyewitness says. “Bradley’s mood was pretty relaxed. [He] took off his shirt at one point after lunch while they relaxed on the beach.”

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Elle King was “High AF” at Grammy’s

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To put it bluntly, Elle King was on another level at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

On Monday, the singer revealed she was “accidentally high AF” during music’s biggest night.

“Note to self, don’t eat a bunch of pot muffins before the Grammys red carpet,” King, 27, wrote on Instagram along with a screenshot of herself during a red carpet interview.

“Sometimes when you’re accidentally high af from pot muffins, you don’t realize you’re A F–KING SNAPCHAT FILTER until after the Grammys and people tell you,” the daughter of actor Rob Schneider captioned her second marijuana-referencing screengrab.

 

Rumors swirl about Tamron Hall joining ‘Live’

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Could Tamron Hall join Kelly Ripa on “Live With Kelly”?

A spy spotted the former “Today” host discussing her career over lunch with Discovery’s Henry Schleiff at Michael’s.

“He was encouraging her to join Kelly,” a spy told us. “He said, ‘Throw your hat in the ring! Lighten things up.’?”

CAA co-founder Bill Haber popped by to greet Hall, who sported a bright red power suit. She still hosts “Deadline Crime” on Schleiff’s ID network, but hasn’t announced her next move.

Hall’s rep declined to comment.

 

How the Stars Spent Valentines Day! (PICS)

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Always fun to drop in on our favorite fame whores to see what they’re up to and how our lives measure up to theirs.  Today we’re going to see how these lovers spent their Hallmark holiday, courtesy of culling far too many instagram accounts.

Kevin Hart The comedian made sure his wife of less than a year, Eniko Parrish, was feeling the love with his passionate and spicy message: “Happy Valentines Day to my beautiful ass wife AKA My “RIB” ….Love the s*** out of you girl!!! #Harts.”
Vanessa Lachey Getting ready for Valentine’s Day was a family affair in the Lachey house. “Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and Cam knows I like a clean shaven guy … so, he’s helpin’ Daddy out,” Vanessa captioned this cute pic of her boys.
Kel Mitchell and wife announced they were pregnant!
Ryan Lochte “We fly together we die together we bad ass couple for life!” he exclaimed. “We have been thru so much together and our new chapter in life has started this year. It’s only going to get better and better!! Happy Valentine’s Day @kaylaraereid I love you with all my heart!!!! #valentines #mylove.”
Andy Cohen The Watch What Happens Live host opted for some New York humor on Valentine’s Day. “Nothing says Valentine’s Day like an F Train that smells like pee! Have a great day! ????,” he captioned this snap of him riding the subway. “#SuccessExpress.”
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Rosario Dawson with Eric Andre: “Happy Valentines Day my love! #MyCuddlyValentine #Valentines,” she wrote with a photo of them posing next to a cute koala.
Ariel Winter It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a shot of the Modern Family star’s derrière.
Lance Bass Hubby Michael Turchin got the in-person affection, but everyone shared in Bass’s inspirational message: “Happy #ValentinesDay everyone!! Love as hard as you can! Love others and most importantly love yourself!!”
Lenny Kravitz The singer kept it sexy (thank you) with this thigh-baring rose-petal-covered bath shot from a few years ago.
Victoria Beckham The fashionista proudly showed off the valentine she received from “my little Valentine,” presumably her 5-year-old daughter, Harper.
Neil Patrick Harris The How I Met Your Mother alum shared a shot of his “two bundles of love,” better known as Gideon and Harper.
Pink: “My sweet sweet valentine. I’ve been loving you for so long I don’t remember what it’s like not to.”
Barack and Michelle Obama, FTW