“Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years’ probation for choking a woman and repeatedly slamming her head to the ground at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Nancy Newman also ordered the 40-year-old Francis to complete an anger management course and attend 52 sessions of psychological counseling.
A jury in May convicted Francis of five misdemeanor charges – three counts of false imprisonment, one count of assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury, and one count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.
Francis’ attorney Steve Levine said key details of the case were proven to be false in court, and he is appealing the decision.
Gomez won’t comment on Swift quip
Did Taylor Swift really utter an expletive to Selena Gomez when One Direction and former love interest Harry Styles took the stage for the MTV Video Music Awards? Don’t ask Gomez.
Swift’s seemingly foul-mouthed reaction shot lit up social networks and became an instant GIF. But Gomez reprimanded a reporter who asked what Swift said at the premiere of Gomez’s new film, “Getaway,” on Monday.
“Don’t try that with me,” Gomez told him.
The young star later said that she’s protective of her friends.
“I think girls need to be more supportive of each other. I definitely agree with that. I’m all about that,” she said. “Taylor has been one of those girls. We have been friends for five years. She is very strong. She doesn’t care what people think and she inspires me.”
Bouncing baby boy for Buble
Michael Buble is a father. The pop singer posted a picture of his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, and their son Noah on his Instagram account Tuesday. Lopilato gave birth to the couple’s first child early Tuesday in Vancouver, B.C.
The 37-year-old Canadian singer and the 26-year-old Argentine actress were married in 2011. Buble is a Grammy-winning pop singer who has sold millions of albums, including “Crazy Love” and 2011’s “Christmas.” Lopilato made her name as a model and in Argentine sitcoms and soap operas.
The birthday bunch
Actor Ken Jenkins is 73. Actor David Soul is 70. Actress Barbara Bach is 67. Actor Daniel Stern is 56. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 52. Country singer Shania Twain is 48. Actor Jack Black is 44. Actor Jason Priestley is 44. Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 31. Actress Sarah Roemer is 29. Actor Armie Hammer is 27. Rock singer Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) is 27. Reality TV star Alana Thompson, AKA “Honey Boo Boo,” is 8.