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Here's What the Duggar's Legal Battle Could Reveal About the Famous Family

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Here's What the Duggar's Legal Battle Could Reveal About the Famous Family
Perhaps the Duggar family may not be as close as fans first thought. Earlier this week, E! News revealed that Jill, Jinger, Jessa and Joy Duggar asked the court to deny Josh Duggar's request to join their privacy lawsuit. While the family is staying quiet and has yet to release additional statements, one legal expert argues that the latest court filings could suggest there isn't much peace in this household. "It would appear that things aren't hunky-dory if they are having public legal battles. That would indicate they're not coordinating things with each other," attorney Troy Slaten, who does not work with the Duggars, shared with E! News. "They are not on the same side....
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Here's Why Brad Pitt Probably Hasn't Responded to Angelina Jolie's Divorce Filing

Here's Why Brad Pitt Probably Hasn't Responded to Angelina Jolie's Divorce Filing
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt a month ago, but the actor seems to be in no rush to respond.  Though Pitt has yet to file a legal response to his former partner's paperwork, according to one legal expert, it's not exactly necessary.  "It doesn't matter. These things go slowly," legal expert Troy Slaten exclusively told E! News. "I'm sure his attorneys are communicating with Angelina's attorneys and there's nothing he has to file unless he wants to start taking depositions and things like that. He doesn't need to file." According to Slaten, additional filings may indicate further conflict between a pair. "People file...
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What Angelina Jolie's Divorce Filing From Brad Pitt Means: Behind Her Request for Physical Custody of Their Children

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What Angelina Jolie's Divorce Filing From Brad Pitt Means: Behind Her Request for Physical Custody of Their Children
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for physical custody of their six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Viviennne. E! News spoke with attorney Troy Slaten who said the fact that Angelina is asking for sole physical custody could "mean [Angelina] thinks that [Brad] is doing something that is endangering her children." He continued, explaining, "In order for the court to grant a request like that—giving one parent sole physical custody—the judge has to have clear and convincing evidence. It's a standard that's in between preponderance of the evidence and beyond a...
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How a Law Designed to Prevent Revenge Porn Could Put Playmate Dani Mathers in Jail

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How a Law Designed to Prevent Revenge Porn Could Put Playmate Dani Mathers in Jail
It has been a bad year for Playboy model Dani Mathers. The 29-year-old sparked internet outrage in July when she Snapchatted a photo of an unsuspecting naked woman in a gym locker room. Mathers also included a selfie in the Snapchat in which she covered her mouth as if to stifle shock or a giggle. Internet scorn is one thing, but People confirms that the Los Angeles City Attorney's office is reviewing the case after the alleged victim came forward. And experts tell People that there is a law on the books that could be used against Mathers. California Penal
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Legal Expert Weighs In on Chris Brown's Latest Arrest and Its Potential Ramifications

Chris Brown certainly has had a fair share of ups and downs over years, having suffered the consequences of legal infractions but also enjoying the perks of fatherhood. Tuesday, however, the R&B artist was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon after Baylee Curran claimed Brown threatened her with a gun. After a lengthy standoff with police at his house, Brown finally emerged from his home and was taken into custody. He has since been released from jail on a $250,000 bail. Given Brown's rap sheet, what does his latest infraction mean? Legal expert Troy Slaten talks to E! News about everything, from possible jail time to how this will affect his custody agreement with Nia Guzman...
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What a Taylor Swift Legal Battle Might Cost Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

What a Taylor Swift Legal Battle Might Cost Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
While we were all sitting here refreshing our Twitter and Snapchat feeds to see what someone might say next, the drama between Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might actually lead to a real legal battle that could cost the couple more than just a loss of some Twitter followers and a lump sum of cash. E! News spoke with criminal defense attorney and legal expert Troy Slaten (who's not involved in the case), and he explained that Kimye could have to pay a hefty price for releasing the recording of Swift. Why? Because, if the singer didn't know the recording took place—which she claimed in a response to the recording on...
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How Much of Erin Andrews' $55 Million Judgment Will She Actually Get? Not as Much as You Think...

How Much of Erin Andrews' $55 Million Judgment Will She Actually Get? Not as Much as You Think...
Erin Andrews' ongoing hotel stalking case came to an end yesterday, and the result may have surprised you. The sportscaster, who filed a $75 million civil suit against Marriott Nashville for a peeping tom incident that occurred in 2008, was awarded $55 million, which, although $20 million less than what she was originally seeking, is still an astronomical amount. But if you're picturing Andrews going to the bank with a $55 million check, you're wrong. E! News got some insight on approximately how much of that money the celeb will actually be keeping to herself once all is said and done, and it is much, much less than what you would probably expect. Attorney Troy Slaten, who is not affiliated with...
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Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom Are Still Legally Married—Get the Details

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom Are Still Legally Married—Get the Details
Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom are still legally husband and wife, which means the 31-year-old is in charge of making the medical decisions at this time. Although the E! star and former NBA player each signed off on their divorce back in July, E! News has learned that a judge has not signed off on the divorce paperwork yet, which means these exes are technically still a married couple. "It is not final until it is final. They are still a married couple in the eyes of the law," legal expert Troy Slaten tells E! News. As for the reason behind the delay, the courthouse tells us it's simply due to a file backlog, adding that they're just now getting to divorces filed in June, so since...
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Kanye West Won't Be Charged Following Investigation Into Alleged Assault

Kanye West Won't Be Charged Following Investigation Into Alleged Assault
Kanye West is in the clear. E! News has learned that the Los Angeles District Attorney has declined to prosecute or pursue charges against the rapper following an alleged assault incident in Beverly Hills earlier this month. We were told that this outcome was possibly last week, after the alleged assault victim failed to appear at a followup interview with authorities. Criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten (who is not directly involved with the case) told E! News at the time that authorities usually want victims to come in after the incident so they can explain the extent of the injuries, show results of any medical exams and/or treatments to compile the most complete and accurate report to the District...
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Kanye West's Alleged Assault Victim Fails to Appear at Follow-Up Interview With Police

Kanye West's Alleged Assault Victim Fails to Appear at Follow-Up Interview With Police
Kanye West may have one less thing to worry about. A law enforcement source tells E! News that the alleged victim of misdemeanor assault from an incident involving the rapper on Monday, Jan. 13, failed to show up for his follow-up interview with Beverly Hills police. Criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten tells E! News that authorities usually want victims to come in after the incident so they can explain the extent of the injuries, show results of any medical exams and/or treatments to compile the most complete and accurate report to the District Attorney. So what does that mean for West? "The police can't force a victim to talk to them," Slaten tells us. "If they don't have a...
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Lamar Odom DUI Arrest Fallout: Facing Jail Time, but Here's Why He Might Still Be Able to Drive

Lamar Odom DUI Arrest Fallout: Facing Jail Time, but Here's Why He Might Still Be Able to Drive
Lamar Odom has a few options in front of him following his arrest for allegedly driving under the influence. If Khloé Kardashian Odom's husband is convicted of DUI and refusal to take a chemical sobriety test, both misdemeanors, he could be sentenced to anywhere from 96 hours to a maximum six months in jail and a nine-month substance abuse program in addition to being required to pay various fees and penalties, criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten tells E! News. Slaten, who does not represent Odom, said that the NBA player could also be slapped with a six-month license suspension to run concurrent with the one-year suspension secured by California Highway Patrol. Unless he can present a strong...
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Justin Bieber Spit-Gate: "Not a Jail Case," but Singer Could Face Mandatory Anger Management

Justin Bieber Spit-Gate:
You know how Justin Bieber allegedly spit in his neighbor's face Tuesday morning? Well, those battery accusations could potentially damage a lot more than just his reputation. Criminal defense expert Troy Slaten tells E! News if the pop star was convicted of the offense of battery, he could be facing a maximum $1000 fine and six months in jail. But don't freak out yet, Beliebers. Slaten explains that "nobody gets that [much time]…If this was found true, I would expect there would be some kind of anger management classes ordered, community service—this would not be a jail case." Slaten says spitting is a prosecutable offence and that "any kind of unwanted touching...
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Amanda Bynes Pleads Not Guilty to Hit and Run Charges, Skips Court Date to Shop

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Amanda Bynes Pleads Not Guilty to Hit and Run Charges, Skips Court Date to Shop
Retail therapy beats a court date any day. On Thursday, Amanda Bynes skipped her court hearing in L.A. and went shopping instead in New York City. The actress's attorney, Richard Hutton, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of hit and run on her behalf. (The charges come from alleged incidents on Apr. 10 and Aug. 4.) The charges carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine for each count. The sentences can run consecutively, i.e. one year and/or a $2,000 fine.   "Her attorney, Rich Hutton, is highly capable and I have no doubt that he will get her the best deal possible," criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten, who is not associated with Bynes, tells E!...
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Three Strikes but Not Out? Why Is Amanda Bynes Still Driving After Latest Car Calamity?

Three Strikes but Not Out? Why Is Amanda Bynes Still Driving After Latest Car Calamity?
The streets of Los Angeles haven't been kind to Amanda Bynes this summer. Already facing a DUI charge from her April arrest and with the possibility of a hit-and-run charge hanging over her from an Aug. 4 fender-bender, the thud of being rear-ended had to have been the last thing Bynes wanted to feel last night. According to authorities, she's now been involved in at least four non-injury car crashes in the past five months. Did she finally have one too many for her own legal good? Well...no! Simple addition isn't likely to factor in here. "Typically, when someone is rear-ended, it's not their fault," Troy Slaten, a criminal defense attorney not involved with Bynes, tells E!...
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Are Nicollette Sheridan and ABC About to Settle Desperate Housewives Case?!

Are Nicollette Sheridan and ABC About to Settle Desperate Housewives Case?!
The jury is deadlocked, but...it might not matter! As the panel ended its third day of deliberations at an 8-4 impasse, attorneys for Nicollette Sheridan and ABC are in a settlement meeting in front of Judge Helen Bendix, E! News can exclusively confirm. So, what does this mean? If the two sides can reach a monetary settlement, which would presumably remain confidential, it would render the jury's decision—if there ever is one—moot. "At any point prior to the verdict being read, the parties can agree to any kind of settlement," attorney Troy Slaten (who is not involved in these proceedings) tells E! News. "Whichever side thinks they have the majority of jurors...
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Could Estella Warren's Escape Get Her Into Deeper Trouble Than DUI Charge?

Could Estella Warren's Escape Get Her Into Deeper Trouble Than DUI Charge?
Estella Warren's escape from police custody might wind up costing her more time than the DUI charge. At least according to criminal defense attorney Troy Slaten thinks so. Slaten says cops take any attempt to escape seriously and that includes having a former supermodel wriggle out of handcuffs and out of custody. More: Think Estella Was Bad? Check Out These Five Famous Celebrity Fugitives "If she is indeed charged with felony escape from a penal institution (i.e., police station jail) it is a way more serious charge than the DUI [charge] that was the basis for the contact with police," Slaten tells E! News. "Escape is a felony with state prison exposure." Slaten says the fact...
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DVD Review: ‘Parker Lewis Can’t Lose’ The Complete First Season

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On September 2 1990, just in time for the beginning of my junior year of high school, Fox debuted a new show called Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. With cautious optimism I, along with millions of other American teenage girls, watched and calculated whether or not we’d have to make room on our walls next to Corey Haim and Jason Bateman for a Corin Nemic “Tiger Beat” poster. The next day, pushpins in hand, I started making new holes in that wall.

With Ferris Buehler still fresh in our minds, and starving for some teen comedy after years of The Golden Girls, Roseanne and Cheers, Parker Lewis showed up just in time to offer some blatant silliness with memorable characters, timely jokes and creative effects. Taking place at Santo Domingo High School, Parker (Corin Nemec) who narrates the show, and his two partners in crime, Mikey (Billy Jayne, better known as
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DVD: Review: Parker Lewis Can’t Lose: The Complete First Season

Ah, Santo Domingo High; home of easily spooked freshmen, mountainous jocks, and the coolest student to ever own a Swatch. As the title character of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Corin Nemec strolls through Domingo’s halls armed with unshakable self-confidence, a plan for every situation, and an apparently endless supply of pastel shirts. Accompanied by his two best buds, Billy Jayne (the cool one) and Troy Slaten (the nerdy one), Nemec lives and loves his way through the 26 episodes of Parker Lewis’ first season, but things aren’t always easy. There’s Maia Brewton, the little sister who ...
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New on DVD This Week

Here’s a list of some of the new DVD releases this week. Plus, some old favorites coming out this week on Blu-Ray.

New Movies:

* 12 Rounds - John Cena, Aidan Gillen (DVD and Blu-Ray)

* The BetrayedMelissa George, Donald Adams (DVD)

* Barbra Streisand: Live in Concert 2006 (Blu-Ray)

* Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (Three-Disc Special Edition) – Kristin Kreuk, Chris Klein (DVD and Blu-Ray)

* Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience (DVD and Blu-Ray)

* Ted Nugent: Motor City Mayhem–6,000th Concert (Blu-Ray)

* Two LoversJoaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw (DVD and Blu-Ray)

* Tokyo! – Ayako Fujitani, Jean-Francois Balmer, Denis Lavant (DVD and Blu-Ray)

Classic and Previously Released Movies:

* SevenBrad Pitt, Morgan Freeman (Blu-Ray)

* Do the Right Thing – Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis (Blu-Ray)

TV Shows:

* Eastbound & Down: The Complete First Season – Danny McBride, Katy Mixon, John Hawkes, Andrew Daly (DVD)

* Parker Lewis Can’t Lose: The Complete First Season – Corin Nemec,
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Cagney & Lacey: Watch Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly Reunite

The stars of the classic CBS cop drama, Cagney & Lacey, recently reunited to be interviewed by Et. Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly are still friends, call from time to time, and joked that they have to talk about their old show once a year so that they can actually see each other.

Cagney & Lacey aired from 1982 until 1988 and revolves around two female cops who fight crime in a man's world, while also dealing with plenty of personal challenges. Others in the cast include John Karlen, Al Waxman, Martin Kove, Carl Lumbly, Harvey Atkin, Troy W. Slaten, Tony La Torre, Paul Mantee, Sidney Clute, Robert Hegyes, Barry Laws, Dick O'Neill, Beverley Faverty, Stephen Macht, Jo Corday, and Michael Fairman.

The series was cancelled after one season due to low ratings. But, a letter-writing campaign convinced CBS to bring the series back and it landed in the top ten for season two.
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