Jurors in New Jersey have convicted a former Melrose Place actress of vehicular homicide. The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the panel on Tuesday also acquitted Amy Locane-Bovenizer of a more serious charge, aggravated manslaughter, in the 2010 accident that killed a 60-year-old woman. Somerset County prosecutors said the Cry Baby star’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred on a dark two-lane road in Montgomery Township. The defense conceded she was driving under the influence. But her lawyer claimed a woman was chasing her after an earlier accident, forcing her to speed.
Elmo’s reputation just gets more tarnished by the day. A third accuser has emerged.
The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday by a man who remains anonymous.
A Florida man (city unknown) has sued Kevin Clash, the Sesame Street puppeteer who resigned amid a sex scandal, saying the voice actor met him in New York after trolling gay telephone chat lines seeking underage boys for sex. The man says he met Clash on a chat line when he was a 16 year old aspiring model in 2000.
Clash worked for Sesame Streeet for 28 years until last week. His spokeswoman says her client “believes this lawsuit has no merit.”
A man suspected of stealing one of Tim Allen’s custom cars — a customized 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS — says the Home Improvement star left the keys so he could drive it to Denver. Faustino Ibarra is being held without bond while awaiting extradition to California after his arrest on Saturday. In a jailhouse interview with KDVR-TV, Ibarra claimed Allen adopted him years ago, but there is just no evidence of that.
Give him the hook
Comic Katt Williams is being sued over his onstage meltdown and aborted performance Nov. 16 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena in California, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Brian Herline’s suit says he and hundreds of fans were disappointed when Williams took off his clothes and challenged people to fight. Herline wants class-action certification to get ticket money back.