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'Scandal's' Columbus Short Arrested for Felony Battery

"Scandal" actor Columbus Short, best known as Harrison Wright on the hit ABC show, has been arrested on a felony battery charge.

The 31-year-old actor allegedly punched and knocked out a guest at a restaurant in West Los Angeles on March 15, Reuters reports.


Did 'Pawn Stars' Shop Melt Down $50K in Stolen Coins?

The stars of the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" are embroiled in a real-life drama over stolen coins.

A Las Vegas man's niece stole his $50,000 antique coin collection and hocked it to Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, the business featured in "Pawn Stars." Unfortunately for the coins' rightful owner, the pawn shop says it's too late: They've already melted the coins down, ABC News reports.

Did the coin collector just get nickel and dimed by the legal system?

For Valentine's Day, 5 Legal Lessons We've Learned From Celebrities

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so let's talk about love -- legal love, that is. When it comes to love and law, there's no better source of inspiration than celebrities.

Whether it's about prenups or paternity, celebrities seem to have a special affinity for marrying the concepts of love and the law.

Here are five legal lessons on love that we've learned from celebrities:

After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death, 3 Arrested on Drug Charges

As the investigation into actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death continues, police have arrested three people on drug charges.

The three -- Robert Vineberg, 57, Max Rosenblum, 22, and his girlfriend Juliana Luchkiw, also 22 -- were arrested during a raid on a building in Lower Manhattan. Police were tracing what they believed to be the source of the heroin suspected of playing a role in the Oscar-winning actor's death. A fourth person was also arrested in the raid, but charges against him were later dropped, The New York Times reports.

What will prosecutors need to prove to make their case?

Justin Bieber on Homeland Security Watch List: Report

Justin Bieber may not be landing on any best-dressed lists, but it seems he may have snagged a spot on a Homeland Security watch list, according to a new report.

The troubled 19-year-old pop star was flagged by U.S. Customs officials on Friday when he landed in New Jersey in a private plane that arrived from Canada, the website TMZ reports.

But was the extra scrutiny due to Bieber's being on a government watch list, as the website claims?

Kim Kardashian's Identity Thief Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

A 19-year-old identity thief targeted America's rich and famous -- ranging from Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner to the head of the FBI -- but, not surprisingly, was ultimately caught by law enforcement.

Luis Flores Jr. illegally gained access to the high profile victims' credit cards and transferred thousands of dollars into his personal bank account, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Flores was recently sentenced to three and half years in federal prison for his acts of identity theft.

Justin Bieber Faces Drugged Driving, Canadian Assault Charges

Justin Bieber can't seem to catch a break. From police investigating his involvement in an egging incident in Los Angeles to getting arrested for drunken driving in Miami, it's like his legal troubles are part of some sad cross-country road trip set to "Party in the U.S.A."

Well, his legal troubles have officially gone global. Bieber's latest legal trouble entails an arrest for assault in Canada.

Here's an update on his reckless road trip:

Guy Fieri's Lamborghini Thief, 19, Gets Life in Prison

Max Wade, the California teen who stole celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini, has been sentenced to life in prison.

Wade, now 19, was 17 years old when he stole Fieri's yellow convertible from a San Francisco dealership in 2011. A year later in a drive-by shooting, he attempted to kill the boyfriend of a girl he liked.

The case is raising questions about how such a young man received a life sentence, and what his future will look like.

Justin Bieber's Charges: DUI, Resisting Arrest, Invalid License

The Biebs is at it again. Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest, and driving without a valid license after drag racing through a residential area in Miami Beach, Florida.

Bieber's entourage -- including his dad -- reportedly used their cars to block traffic on the road to create a drag strip for the 19-year-old singer. First alleged egg-tossing, now this. Sigh.

Here's a breakdown of why he Bieber charged with these crimes (or, as Bieber told police, "what the f--k this is about") and what prosecutors will need to prove:

Justin Bieber is still under scrutiny for the alleged egging of a neighbor's house. As part of their probe, investigators want to search his cell phone.

The Biebs gave Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies the cold shoulder when they raided his home on a search warrant last week, and now the authorities may need yet another warrant to get to the pop star's texts, reports TMZ.

Do the cops have a right to crack into that Bieber phone?