04:51 PM EDT 06/18/2013
Originally posted 06/17/2013 08:50AM
After a two-year review, Scotland Yard says it will reopen and fully fund a new investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who vanished from her family's vacation apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
That review comes after the intervention of British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose spokeswoman on Monday reiterated renewed support for the once-widely reported case, according to Britain's Sky News.
"The Home Office remains committed to supporting the search for Madeleine McCann," says the rep.
Originally posted 06/13/2013 01:30PM
Lindsay Lohan has left the building – for a new treatment facility.
A source close to the actress confirms that Lohan checked out of the Betty Ford Center yesterday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for a Malibu rehab.
The shift was approved by prosecutors and her judge because the latter facility is better suited for longer-term care, the source said.
She has roughly two more months in treatment to complete.
Originally posted 06/12/2013 09:45AM
A man accused of holding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday to hundreds of charges, including rape and kidnapping.
Ariel Castro is charged with kidnapping the three women and keeping them – sometimes restrained in chains – along with a 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of the women.
Castro, 52, didn't speak during the arraignment, which lasted less than a minute. He stood motionless, dressed in an orange prison outfit, and looked toward the floor as the plea was entered.
Originally posted 06/11/2013 01:05PM
Joel Madden says he hopes he "didn't cause too much drama" after he was reportedly kicked out of his Sydney hotel Sunday after a housekeeper discovered a small amount of marijuana in his room.
There were no charges filed, according to both the Sydney Morning Herald and Madden himself, who addressed the incident on social media Tuesday.
The Good Charlotte singer Tweeted a link to his Tumblr account Tuesday morning, which included a matter-of-fact statement addressing the incident that occurred while the musician is Down Under serving as a coach on Australia's version of The Voice, which holds its season finale Monday night.
Originally posted 06/11/2013 11:40AM
The son of a Bollywood couple has been arrested on suspicion of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, actress Jiah Khan, police said.
Suraj Pancholi was arrested late Monday in Mumbai, Officer D. Deokar said.
Deokar confirmed Khan, 25, committed suicide at her home in Mumbai last week.
A letter she wrote alleges that Pancholi cheated on her, physically abused her and forced her to have an abortion. Police authenticated the letter was from Khan, and Indian media have published it.
Originally posted 06/10/2013 10:45AM
Legal advocate and environmental activist Erin Brockovich-Ellis issued a public apology after her arrest for boating while intoxicated on Friday.
"At no time was the boat away from the dock and there was no public safety risk," she said in a statement released on Sunday. "That being said, I take drunk driving very seriously, this was clearly a big mistake. I know better and I am very sorry."
Brockovich-Ellis, 52, was approached by a game warden on Lake Mead near Las Vegas. He had observed her having trouble trying to dock her motor boat at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor, and he asked her to take a field sobriety test, which she failed. She was later booked into the Clark County Detention Center and released after posting $1,000 bail.
Originally posted 06/09/2013 11:20AM
Erin Brockovich-Ellis, the legal advocate portrayed on screen by Julia Roberts, was arrested for boating while intoxicated on Lake Mead near Las Vegas.
Brockovich-Ellis, 52, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night and posted $1,000 bail.
A game warden who saw Brockovich-Ellis having trouble docking a boat on her own gave her assistance and then noticed she had slurred speech, Edwin Lyngar, a spokesman for the Nevada Department of Widlife, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Originally posted 06/07/2013 12:55PM
Convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, has died in prison, say California corrections officials.
San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson says Ramirez, 53, died Friday morning.
Ramirez was convicted of 13 murders that terrorized Southern California in 1984 and '85, and sentenced to death.
Satanic symbols were left at murder scenes and some victims were forced to "swear to Satan" by the killer, who entered homes through unlocked windows and doors.
Originally posted 06/04/2013 12:25PM
A judge on Tuesday accepted James Holmes's plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater-shooting suspect.
Holmes is accused of opening fire in a packed Denver-area movie theater last summer, killing 12 people and injuring 70. He is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
The mental evaluation could take months.
Holmes's lawyers repeatedly have said he is mentally ill, but they delayed the insanity plea while arguing state laws were unconstitutional. They said the laws could hobble the defense if Holmes's case should ever reach the phase where the jury decides if he should be executed.
Originally posted 06/03/2013 09:40AM
Singer-actress Pia Zadora has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and coercion after a disturbance at her Las Vegas home.
The '80s starlet, 61, was booked Saturday into the Clark County Detention Center and released after posting $4,000 bail.
The Butterfly actress was arrested about 11 a.m., some six hours after police responded to a disturbance call at her home.
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