New this week: 'The Pale Blue Eye,' Iggy Pop and 'The Menu'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from veteran Iggy Pop and rising star Brandon Ratcliff, Lifetime concludes its coverage on R. Kelly’s victims with a two-night special, and Christian Bale stars as a detective in an 1830 whodunit alongside a young Edgar Allen Poe.
In wake of Chicago conviction, R. Kelly files motions for acquittal and new trial
Disgraced singer R. Kelly filed a pair of motions in Chicago’s federal court Tuesday seeking a new trial or an outright reversal of his conviction two months ago on child pornography and other sex abuse-related charges.chicagotribune.com
Ex-R. Kelly business manager wants feds to pay legal bills
A month after winning a stunning acquittal on all charges, the attorney for R. Kelly’s former business manager Derrel McDavid has filed an unusual request to force the government to pony up McDavid’s nearly million-dollar legal tab.chicagotribune.com
Chicago’s federal courthouse to reopen Wednesday after ‘system failures’ prompt closure
The closure delayed proceedings in several ongoing trials at the building, including that of disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly and two former associates on charges related to child pornography and obstruction of justice.chicagotribune.com
Music critic Jim DeRogatis seeks to quash subpoena to testify at R. Kelly trial
The motion, filed by DeRogatis and his current employer, The New Yorker, alleges that by subpoenaing the longtime journalist to testify, attorneys for Kelly’s co-defendant, Derrel McDavid, are trying to out his “newsgathering” on trial.chicagotribune.com
Arguments R. Kelly motion for acquittal to be heard, followed by defense case Thursday
The federal judge R. Kelly’s federal child pornography trial is scheduled to take up requests by the disgraced R&B star and his two co-defendants to acquit them of all charges before the jury even gets the case.chicagotribune.com
Former R. Kelly girlfriend testifies singer’s associate suggested they should’ve killed her over sex tape
A former girlfriend of R. Kelly’s sobbed in a federal courtroom Thursday as she testified that Kelly’s longtime business manager told her in 2007 they should have killed her instead of paying her to return an incriminating videotape of Kelly having sex with her and a 14-year-old girl. Lisa Van Allen, 42, took the witness stand on the ninth day of Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago, where the ...news.yahoo.com
Witness about R. Kelly: I didn't want to 'carry his lies'
A woman who says she was sexually abused hundreds of times by R. Kelly before she turned 18 has testified that she agonized several years ago about whether to cooperate with federal investigators who were looking into child abuse allegations involving the singer.
Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly back in Chicago for sex trial
R. Kelly has returned to the federal jail in downtown Chicago ahead of his trial on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges, just two weeks after the disgraced R&B star was sentenced in New York to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking.