Jonathan Lee’s Weekly Entertainment Recap: June 1st-5th
The Entertainment Industry has seen its fair share of law stories in the first week of June.
In Los Angeles, Former star of “Columbo” Peter Faulk was placed in a conservatorship on Monday, following orders from a judge. This will allow daughter Catherine Faulk visitation rights to see her ailing father, after disputes over who controls the actors affairs came about last December. The four time Emmy winner suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Miley Cyrus, star of Disney’s hit TV-show, “Hannah Montana,” signed on for a fourth season this week. She has done everything from music to the big screens. From one TV personality to another, Kelly Ripa, from the daytime show, “Live with Regis and Kelly” flew in Wednesday to New Jersey to see her father who was sworn in as Camden County Clerk.
Janice Thibodeaux, who was arrested last week for attacking the ex-girlfriend of American Idol’s Simon Cowell (Terri Seymour), pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor battery charges. Thibodeaux was sentenced to take anger management classes along with three years probation.
Moving to the big screen, daughter of star Billy Bob Thornton, Amanda Brumfield, was released Monday from jail following her arrest for child negligence. She was arrested Friday following faulty information in her story about her God-daughter Olivia Garcia, who died last October.
From one actor to another, Sacha Baron Cohen, star of the movie “Borat” has been sued for his upcoming film “Bruno,” which is set to open in Theatres July 10th. Richelle Olsen sued Cohen and NBC Universal, claiming she is currently disabled following the antics of Cohen and the film crew who were filming for the upcoming movie. The lawsuit is set to be worth more than $25,000. This is not Cohen’s first legal dispute, as the actor was sued for his antics in his previous movie, “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”
Cutis James Jackson III, also known as 50 Cent was in court Tuesday in Hartford Connecticut, after he sued BHV Integrated Services for not properly assessing the estimate for repairs of his mansion. Jackson claims he spent over $6 million dollars in repairs, after BHV told him it would likely be in the range of $500,000. The 37 bedroom 19 bathroom house was previously owned by boxer Mike Tyson. Jackson is also due in court after he sued ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins for defamation following her accusations that he tried to kill her and her son. Tompkins and her son were forced to flee Jackson’s Long Island mansion after a fire broke out in 2008.