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Will Alec Baldwin Go to Jail for Involuntary Manslaughter?

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Prosecutors in New Mexico say they will charge Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter arising out of the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie "Rust." Baldwin denies any responsibility for the tragic death. We aren't privy to the prosecutor's investigation. If news reports are true, they initially seemed to be short of the evidence needed to prove Baldwin committed a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. But then Baldwin had to go and talk to the police and the press. Now, chances are at least even that he will be spending time on probation or even in New Mexico's version of Club Fed.

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Kayne West Has Many Issues … Estate Planning Issues

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

Rapper Ye, the artist formerly known as Kayne West, can't stay out of the news for one reason or another. However, lately, he has been making many life changes affecting his estate plan. He should take time to review what estate planning documents he has in place and what he needs to update.

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'What You Need to Know' About Morality Clauses

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard of the recent scandal at ABC's “GMA3: What You Need to Know," the third hour of its popular morning show, “Good Morning America." ABC News recently took co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach off the air after photos came out of the two of them demonstrating a little too much PDA around New York City. Turns out they have been having an affair. Holmes and Robach have since lawyered up and are preparing for a fight. The Disney-owned ABC News hasn't announced its plans for the pair's future with the network. But chances are even that ABC News will let the co-hosts go based on company policy and the “morality clauses" in their contracts.

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Does Jen Shah Need a Power of Attorney in Jail?

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

Now that “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jen Shah has been sentenced, she's probably thinking about what she should do before serving 6.5 years in federal prison. While spending time with family and other loved ones is likely a priority, Shah should also make sure her financial affairs are in order by making a financial power of attorney (POA).

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Real Housewives Star Jen Shah Gets Jail Time

By Jordan Walker, J.D.

Happy New Year, Jen Shah? Probably not. The “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star was finally sentenced today in Manhattan after entering a guilty plea during the summer in her federal wire fraud case. While the reality star may not be celebrating, her sentencing seems to have reached the status of a national holiday across social media. Shah appeared in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday for sentencing, where she received a 6.5-year sentence in federal prison.

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'I Knew You Were Trouble': Did Taylor Swift Steal Music?

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Looks like Taylor Swift may be in trouble. Two songwriters sued Swift, claiming that she stole their tune and lyrics and used them in her Grammy-nominated mega-hit, "Shake It Off." On Sept. 12, Taylor got the bad news that the judge would not kick out the case before trial. Did Taylor really steal from the two songwriters? A jury of people just like you will decide.

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