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Cheryl Burke’s Last Season on DWTS May Lead to Judge’s Seat

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke has appeared on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars for 18 of the 19 seasons. This week the 30-year-old announced that this will most likely be her “last dance.” “As of now, this is probably going to be my last season,” she told Good Morning America. “I started when I was 20. I’m 30. I feel like …

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Julianne Hough To Return To DWTS As 4th Judge

Julianne Hough recently announced that she will be joining the panel of judges when the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off next month. She will be joining Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli at the judges table. “My role is to encourage and be supportive, and to also be candid and honest and try not …

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Charlize Theron Secret Gets Judge Banned

It is a case that should prove to everyone that having a handle or nickname to hide behind on the Internet does not protect your identity. Back in 2012, Theron adopted a baby boy. That has become fairly common knowledge now, but one man’s brief discussion of the adoption has cost him his job as a judge. Faulkner County (Arkansas) …

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One-Month Rape Sentence Overturned

A teacher in Montana, Stacey Dean Rambold, was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl, He was sentenced for his crime in 2007. But the judge said during sentencing that he felt that the victim was just as responsible for the rape as the man, so he only handed down a sentence of 15 years, but suspended all but 31 days …

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Chris Brown Has Request To Dismiss Trial Rejected

Chris Brown and his lawyers did not receive the news they were hoping for on Monday. After rejecting a plea deal in January, Brown’s lawyers continued to move forward with the case involving an incident in October 2013. A judge in Washington denied a request from Brown’s lawyers to dismiss the trial for the alleged altercation outside a hotel in …

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1974 Farmhouse Slaying: Threat Of A Hung Jury?

Jury deliberations began last Thursday in the case against Robert “Gene” Pilcher. The 67-year-old was accused of the 1974 slaying of a 17-year-old girl in his cousin’s Iowa farmhouse. It has not been easy going. Earlier this week the jury announced that they were not able to reach a verdict in the first degree murder case. On Tuesday, Judge Richard …

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Marlise Munoz Ordered Off Life Support

Tarrant County District Judge R.H. Wallace has told John Peter Smith Hospital of Fort Worth that they have until 6PM EST this coming Monday to disconnect 33-year-old former paramedic Marlise Munoz from her ventilator. Her husband, Erick, has been fighting to get his wife taken off of life support since November. However, the hospital he sued refused to comply with …

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Rich Kid DUI, Gets 10 Years Probation For 4 Deaths

According to TIME, a 16-year-old in Keller, Texas was convicted of manslaughter after driving drunk and crashing into another vehicle that resulted in the death of four people. Because the kid is rich and suffers from “affluenza”, he wounded up getting 10 years of probation and mandatory psychological treatment. A·fflu·en·za [aa-floo-en-zah] noun 1. In Layman’s terms: being so spoiled with …

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Montana Judge’s Ethics Questioned After Giving a Rapist 31 Days in Prison

The judge in Montana that made headlines back in August for giving a rapist a 31-day sentence has now apologized for comments he made about the victim. Judge G. Todd Baugh made comments that the 14-year-old rape victim looked older than she was and had control in the situation. Even though Baugh stands by his decision, he now says he …

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Casey Kasem: Judge Rejects Conservatorship

Casey Kasem has been in the news a lot lately, not only for his battle with Parikinson’s disease, but also for the battle between his wife and kids. It was previously reported that Kasem’s wife, Jean Kasem, was keeping his children away from him. Kasem’s three eldest children, from a previous marriage, Mike, Julie, and Kerri, staged a protest outside …

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Messiah Baby Name Ruling Overturned

After telling Tennessee parents that they couldn’t legally call their infant son Messiah last month, Judge Lu Ann Ballew’s ruling was overturned on Wednesday. When parents of 8-month-old Messiah Deshawn Martin went to court in August to argue over what the child’s last name should be, they were in for a surprise when Ballew decided the baby’s first name should …

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Virginia Tech Verdict Gives Peace To Families Of Slain

A verdict reached by a jury yesterday in a wrongful death case against Virginia Tech has awarded two victims’ families four million dollars each, but the money is not what matters, say the parents. Jurors sided with the Peterson and Pryde families, whose daughters Julia and Erin were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history when student gunman …

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