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Renita Hill, one of the many women who came forward to allege that world famous comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped her, appealed the dismissal of her defamation case against Cosby. Arguments were heard in the appeals court last week. Due to the statute of limitations for the alleged crime, Ms. Hill, like many others, was unable to have criminal charges pressed against Cosby. However, when Cosby, his wife and lawyers, made public statements about Ms. Hill's allegations, Ms. Hill struck back with a defamation lawsuit.

Ms. Hill's defamation lawsuit basically alleges that Cosby and his attorney made public statements falsely claiming that Ms. Hill lied about her allegations. While the statements in issue never explicitly state that Ms. Hill lied about her allegations against Cosby, the Cosby team's statements certainly imply such.

Celebrities get in trouble all the time. Famous people already have our attention, and when they do something wrong, the media spotlight is only magnified. And every now and then, a celebrity crime will reshape our culture and redefine how we view celebrities and prosecute crimes.

Here are three of the biggest celebrity crimes, and how they changed our culture:

It happens all the time, doesn't it? You move into some celebrity's old mansion, and you're still getting their old fan mail and Bugatti bills. But just because the last A-list tenants were lazy changing their address doesn't mean you can just start opening and reading their mail.

At least, that's what someone should tell Chrissy Teigen, who gleefully admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that she's been opening and reading Rihanna's mail since moving into her former house. So are federal agents about to show up and put Teigen in cuffs?

Kanye West has succeeded again in unintentionally creating controversy. His most recent casting call for the 4th season of his television program, Yeezy, was blatantly discriminatory, and according to legal experts, illegal, too. Not surprisingly, the internet reacted with righteous indignation and furious anger.

In the casting call, West explicitly states "MULTIRACIAL WOMEN ONLY." This isn't the mythical reverse racism some allege it to be; it is just plain old, regular, insidious racism, and it's very likely illegal.

Musicians Kanye West and Taylor Swift have a strange relationship, which is swiftly getting more bizarre. Kanye long ago insulted Swift when she received her first Grammy award and recently released a song, called "Famous," claiming he made her famous.

This week Kanye West's wife, Kim Kardashian West, released footage to her Snapchat of a phone call that Kanye made seeking approval for the song from Swift. She responded on Instagram, saying West was not explicit about the line. But the social media firestorm is not the real issue here, as People reports. The issue is recording a conversation without the knowledge of one party on the line, which is a crime in California.

Who's Bad? The Gory Stash of Child Porn at MJ's Neverland Ranch

What did Michael Jackson see when he looked at the man in the mirror? Did he feel bad? Remember the time, in 2004, when the King of Pop was indicted for multiple counts of child molestation and intoxicating a minor to seduce him?

A jury found him not guilty after a trial in 2005, but this week Radar Online is reporting what investigators found at Jackson's Neverland ranch all that time ago. It's bad. Real bad.

Fentanyl Killed Prince, Per Cryptic Midwest Medical Examiner's Report

Today a cryptic report about Prince's death was released by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office. He died of a drug overdose, and his death was deemed accidental, with no details revealed as to how he obtained or administered the Fentanyl that left him dead in the elevator of Paisley Park, his Minnesota home and music studio, on April 21.

This is the last the office will publicly say on the matter, according to the one-paragraph preface to the report, which is really just a form. It is a very interesting form, however, telling in its way and perhaps appropriate for a tiny giant, a paradoxical musical powerhouse who wrote so much music but is mysterious in life and in death. Let's see what we can glean.

Actor Michael Jace Found Guilty of Murdering Wife

Actors are necessarily dramatic people and so it is perhaps not surprising that their personal lives are full of drama, too. Today, for example, Michael Jace, an actor who played a policeman on the hit television series "The Shield," was found guilty of murdering his wife in 2014.

His trial in Los Angeles lasted a week. The jury -- six men and six women -- deliberated for two hours before finding him guilty of second-degree murder. He will be sentenced on June 10 and could be convicted to life in prison. There are conflicting media reports about the minimum sentence Jace faces, varying between 40 and 50 years in prison.

Judge Finds Enough Evidence for Bill Cosby Criminal Trial in PA

A criminal case against Bill Cosby is going forward in Pennsylvania. The comedian is charged with three counts of felony indecent assault and faces 10 years in prison if convicted, reports CNN. Cosby's accuser, who was not in court today, was the first woman to publicly come forward and complain to police about the comedian's conduct in 2004. Police declined to prosecute the comedian then, claiming the evidence was insufficient.

But in the dozen years since Constand gave her statement to the cops, about 50 women have spoken out and new evidence has come to light. There is no trial date set yet. Cosby is expected back in court on July 20.

Authorities Consider Criminal Case Against Prince's 911 Caller

The man who made the 911 call reporting Prince's death could face criminal prosecution. But the story is convoluted and it is not clear yet that Andrew Kornfeld will be charged for his call or any other involvement in the pop star's death.

A thicket of intersecting and conflicting laws and the specifics surrounding the singer's demise have to be untangled first. Let's take a look at what's known about this complicated story and the many interesting issues it raises.