Kate Beckinsale started work on Michael Winterbottom's Amanda Knox-inspired film "The Face on an Angel" in Rome this week.
The 40-year-old actress was cast as a reporter in the film which resembles the controversial Knox murder trial.
Knox is an American who was convicted in 2009, alongside her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, for the murder of her housemate in Italy, Meredith Kercher. more >>
New allegations by prosecutors suggest that newlywed bride Jordan Linn Graham blindfolded her husband, Cody L. Johnson, before pushing him over the side of a cliff to his death. Graham has pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree murder charges and making false statements to law enforcement.
"Government counsel told the defense for the first time that premeditation may be proved because the government now believes Jordan placed a blindfold on Cody before pushing him off the ledge," the defense's motion to dismiss charges against Graham."
"If, as is stated in the complaint affidavit, Jordan and Cody were arguing intensely on the ledge it hardly seems plausible that the argument would case abruptly so Jordan could apply a blindfold. Frankly at this point the defense has no idea of how the government intends to try this case," the defense's affidavit continued. more >>
"Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham is grateful that her co-star Amber Portwood is a free woman but blames ex-boyfriend, Gary Shirley, for her incarceration. Abraham maintains that Shirley "antagonized" Portwood to the point that she crashed and needed intense help.
"I'm happy Amber is out of jail. She never deserved to be in jail," Abraham told Radar Online. "Gary antagonized Amber while she was also dealing with stress and handling her bipolar disorder. I hope Amber can now stay away from the pressures of the media and focus on her new, healthier beginning at life. I hope Leah (her daughter) can have a loving mother and daughter relationship."
While it's true that Portwood and Shirley had a tumultuous relationship, only Abraham has publicly blamed Shirley for Portwood's incarceration. The two had a violent relationship, and MTV filmed Portwood hitting Shirley; at that point, Child Protective Services got involved in the relationship and kept an eye on the family for the sake of daughter Leah. more >>
Numerous police agencies are investigating the death of 18-year-old Brittany Wawrzyniak, of Worth, Illinois. Authorities arrested 20-year-old Eric Johnson, and have said that his arrest on drug charges is related to Wawrzyniak's death but wouldn't say how.
Wawrzyniak was apparently beaten and thrown from a car in Worth on Friday night. The impact killed her, and police have been investigating ever since. They arrested Johnson soon after, but Wawrzyniak's family is still waiting for more answers, such as what Johnson had to do with their daughter's death and why she was killed.
A conservative Christian group is calling for Iowa's voters to oust a district judge after she ruled Tuesday that the state's Planned Parenthood may continue the practice of distributing abortion pills via teleconference while a lawsuit challenging a ban on the practice makes its way through court.
In a statement posted on its website on Wednesday, the conservative Christian group The Family Leader called on Iowa's voters to oust District Judge Karen Romano when she is up for retention in 2016. The group was previously instrumental in leading a 2010 campaign that ousted three of the state's Supreme Court justices for their approval of same-sex marriage.
"Iowans once again are experiencing another example of an activist judge who feels she knows better than the Iowa Board of Medicine, the Governor, and the people of Iowa. Webcam abortions were supposed to stop on November 6, 2013 thanks to a wise decision by the Iowa Board of Medicine," the statement from The Family Leader reads. "But now, this abortion practice that endangers women will continue because an activist pro-abortion judge thinks her role is lawmaker." more >>
Actor Tom Cruise finally admitted that Scientology, which he practices, played a significant role in his divorce from Katie Holmes. In a deposition released to the public by Radar Online, Cruise explained that the practice affected his relationship but noted that daughter Suri never practiced the religion.
"Listen, I find that question offensive," he told lawyers when asked about assertions that Holmes left Cruise to protect daughter Suri from Scientology. "I find it, those statements offensive. Like with any relationship, there are many different levels to it. You know I, I find it very offensive. There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion."
Yet lawyers continued to press Cruise on the issue of why Holmes left and how it affected Suri. more >>