Hollywood: ‘That ’70s Show’ Rapist Denied Bail; baby news for two stars


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‘That ’70s Show’ Rapist Denied Bail

Danny Masterson was denied bail earlier this week due to fears that he is a flight risk.

Charlaine Olmedo, a judge in Los Angeles in the US Supreme Court, said on Wednesday that the 47-year-old former actor will “probably spend decades, if not the rest of his life” behind bars.

Masterson’s lawyers submitted an appeal application in November 2023, and applied in January this year for him to be released on bail pending a verdict.

Masterson, who is currently involved in a divorce with Bijou Phillips, was sentenced to 30 years to life in September last year for raping two women in the early 2000s.

Three women, all former members of the Church of Scientology, accused Masterson of sexual crimes. He is also known as a prominent member of this church.

The assaults allegedly took place between 2001 and 2003 in his Hollywood home. Prosecutors argued that this church threatened one of Masterson’s victims with suspension, forced her to accept money and sign a document promising not to talk about the incident.

Although Masterson did not show much reaction during his sentencing, reports People that his relatives started to cry, and his estranged wife in particular kicked up a fuss. At the time, she was asked by the judge to calm down, and if she couldn’t, to leave the court.

It is precisely Masterson’s divorce from Phillips that Judge Olmedo used to deny his bail application.

“In view of the fact that the accused does not have a wife to return to, he now has every reason to flee and little reason to return to prison for his prison sentence should his appeal be unsuccessful, ” Olmedo said.

Baby news for two stars

Sofia Richie and Jenna Dewan are kicking the nest for their respective pinky feet on the way.

Jenna Dewan, who was previously married to Channing Tatum, is expecting her third child. This 43-year-old actress and her fiance, Steve Kazee, are already the parents of a three-year-old son, Callum. She and Channing are also the parents of a ten-year-old daughter, Everly.

Jenna announced the news on Instagram, writing: “Do you think if I make Steve sing to me every night, that our baby will get his voice?”

The gender of Jenna and Steve’s baby is not yet known.

Sofia Richie, who married Elliot Grainge in April 2023, is expecting a baby girl. This baby news came in earlier this week Vogue made known.

“She’s growing quite fast,” Sofia said in the report. “I have learned more in the last six months than in my entire life. And so much about what the female body is capable of… there’s so much that our bodies go through, and it’s so interesting to experience it.”

Britney’s ex is demanding compensation

Since it came to light in August 2023 that the marriage of Sam Asghari (29) and Britney Spears (42) is on the rocks, this couple has not yet been able to finalize their divorce. In fact, Sam is now demanding compensation for what he experienced in their 14-month marriage.

A source close to Sam said USWeekly said that he is currently “going through everything under the sun”, and that he has been subject to terribly unpredictable behavior and mood swings during his marriage to Britney.

The divorce will reportedly only be finalized when Sam is satisfied with the amount that Britney and her legal team are offering him.

‘Sex and the City’ skirt auctioned for thousands

One of the most famous Carrie Bradshaw outfits was auctioned earlier this week for $52 000 (almost R1 million) – and this after the outfit was originally purchased for a mere $5.

This outfit, a tutu worn by Carrie (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) in the popular show, Sex and the Citywas sold during Julien’s Auctions’ Unstoppable: Signature Styles Iconic Women in Fashion auction.

It was one of the outfits that brought in the most money. Among other things, it was sold together with a black velvet dress, worn by Princess Diana, and the Givenchy outfit that Grace Kelly wore during her meeting with John F and Jackie Kennedy. This outfit was sold for $325,000 (about R6 million).

Additional resources: Hollywood Life, E! News, People