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Past articles by Maria:

Johnny Depp scores big win over Amber Heard as judge rejects her bid to throw out his defamation suit

Johnny Depp's defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard survived her latest bid to get it thrown out of court, with trial set for April 2022. → Read More

'Victory for Britney:' Pop star's father agrees to step down from her conservatorship

Jamie Spears agreed to step down from his daughter's conservatorship after 13 years but says he will "always be her father." → Read More

R. Kelly faces his first trial on sex-trafficking charges: What to expect

R. Kelly's first trial on sex-trafficking charges gets underway in federal court with jury selection Monday in Brooklyn. It's expected to last a month. → Read More

Britney Spears cartwheels on Instagram after winning right to hire lawyer in conservatorship case

Britney Spears will get to select her own lawyer in her fight to end her conservatorship, Judge Brenda Penny ruled at the pop star's July 14 hearing. → Read More

Britney Spears cartwheels on Instagram after winning right to hire lawyer in conservatorship case

Britney Spears will get to select her own lawyer in her fight to end her conservatorship, Judge Brenda Penny ruled at the pop star's July 14 hearing. → Read More

'Our sweet, good boy': First pooch Champ Biden dies, age 13, after months in White House

All good dogs go to heaven, and Champ Biden, who died Saturday at age 13, was a good dog. → Read More

Jeffrey Toobin returns as CNN legal analyst, apologizes for sexual misconduct on Zoom call

Longtime CNN legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin apologized for his behavior on a Zoom call in his return to CNN duties Thursday after a leave. → Read More

Jeffrey Toobin returns as CNN legal analyst, apologizes for sexual misconduct on Zoom call

Longtime CNN legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin apologized for his behavior on a Zoom call in his return to CNN duties Thursday after a leave. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II's portrait pulled from Oxford college, new uproar ensues over 'cancel culture'

Much ado in Britain when students at an Oxford college voted to remove a portrait of the queen from a common room as a "symbol" of colonialism. → Read More

'Indescribable sadness': Prince William, Prince Harry blister BBC over inquiry on 1995 Diana interview

Prince William and Prince Harry condemned the BBC after report on its 1995 interview of Princess Diana found it violated broadcaster's ethical norms. → Read More

'Indescribable sadness': Prince William, Prince Harry blister BBC over inquiry on 1995 Diana interview

Prince William and Prince Harry condemned the BBC after report on its 1995 interview of Princess Diana found it violated broadcaster's ethical norms. → Read More

'Indescribable sadness': Prince William, Prince Harry blister BBC over inquiry on 1995 Diana interview

Prince William and Prince Harry condemned the BBC after report on its 1995 interview of Princess Diana found it violated broadcaster's ethical norms. → Read More

Archie turns 2: Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan post new picture, royals pay tribute

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor turns 2 and his parents, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex, posted a blurry picture of him from behind. → Read More

Josh Duggar to be released from prison and granted bail as he awaits trial in child porn case

Josh Duggar will be released from jail after appearing virtually in federal court Wednesday for charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. → Read More

Josh Duggar to be released from prison and granted bail as he awaits trial in child porn case

Josh Duggar will be released from jail after appearing virtually in federal court Wednesday for charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. → Read More

Josh Duggar to be released from prison and granted bail as he awaits trial in child porn case

Josh Duggar will be released from jail after appearing virtually in federal court Wednesday for charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. → Read More

Prince William and Duchess Kate are still gold on their 10th wedding anniversary

Beset by scandal and strife, British royals fondly recall the lovely wedding of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton 10 years ago on April 29. → Read More

Prince William, Duchess Kate share new romantic photos for their 10th wedding anniversary

Prince William and Kate Middleton are still cuddly after all these years. See new photos of the lovebirds taken for their 10th wedding anniversary. → Read More

Queen Elizabeth II turns 95, just days after husband Prince Philip's funeral

It will be a sad birthday when Queen Elizabeth II turns 95 on April 21, 2021, just days after the funeral of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip. → Read More

Who's going to Prince Philip's funeral? What to expect from the royal family

The funeral of Prince Philip will combine tradition, pandemic restraints, transcendent rites, and the "no fuss" personality of the man himself. → Read More