Ludacris attends the game between the Eastern Conference and Western Conference during 2014 NBA All-Star game at the Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
*In the midst of an ugly custody battle, Ludacris has asked a judge to seal the entire case because he claims the drama is destroying his reputation, reports Radar Online.
In exclusive court documents, the rapper says he’s been “publicly humiliated” because his baby mama Tamika Fuller isn’t happy with the amount of child support he pays in accordance with Georgia guidelines.
“Because the media is able to read and misinterpret the documents in the Court’s file in this case, every day since Jan. 1, 2014, I have been publically humiliated and called a deadbeat dad, who does not want to see or support his minor child. Nothing could be further from the truth,” said the rapper, born Christopher Brian Bridges.
Performer Miguel attends GQ & LeBron James NBA All Star Party sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and Beats at Ogden’s Museum’s Patrick F. Taylor Library on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana
*Crooner Miguel apologized for his DUI conviction last year following his court appearance last week, reports NME.
Los Angeles police arrested the entertainer in August for driving under the influence. He reportedly failed multiple sobriety tests, his breathalyzer readings a .10 and .11 — over the .08 legal limit.
In court, the artist — born Miguel Pimentel — pled no contest to the charges and was sentenced to informal probation for three years, plus an alcohol education class and a $360 fine.
*An appellate court has refused to grant a rehearing to Michael Jackson’s doctor on the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
A 2nd District Court of Appeal panel issued a brief ruling Thursday correcting clerical and grammatical errors in its opinion last month that denied Conrad Murray’s appeal. His lawyer asked for the corrections to prepare for filing a further appeal with the California Supreme Court.
The new document stated simply: “Appellant’s petition for rehearing is denied.”
*Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes and free trips from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work when he was in mayor of New Orleans.
Prosecutors in the federal corruption case alleged Nagin took bribes worth more than $500,000 through various criminal acts – from before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 through the storm’s recovery.
Nagin was indicted in January 2013 on charges he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and accepted loads of free granite for his family business, in exchange for promoting the interests of a New Orleans businessman.
*Flavor Flav pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a traffic stop earlier this month as he raced to his mother’s funeral in suburban New York.
State police said the rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Drayton, was speeding and driving without a license, a felony, on Jan. 9 as he drove on the Meadowbrook Parkway not far from where the Freeport, N.Y., native grew up. He was ticketed and told to appear for his arraignment Tuesday, reports the AP.
His attorney, Indji Bessim, told Nassau County District Court Judge Norman St. George that over the past several days she and her client have worked to clear up the 16 outstanding traffic matters that sparked the unlicensed driving charge.