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Pellicano Trial

Pellicano Trial: Taxpayer Money Working for Pellicano and Looking Forward to Bert Fields

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

"You were paid to investigate crimes and your salary was paid by the people of Los Angeles," pointed out Mr. Saunders. But instead, Saunders added, you were busy spending hours looking up people for Mr. Pellicano.

Pellicano Trial: Arneson Did Work For Many Famous Clients

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Mr. Arneson checked the security on some homes of Pellicano's famous clients- including Nicholas Cage... In very juicy testimony, Arneson testified about how Pellicano assisted investigating prostitution rings.

Pellicano Trial Exclusive Audio: Hear Ken Starr's Call

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

This is the exclusive audio of a phone call between Anthony Pellicano and Ken Starr. Ken Starr (no relation to the former special prosecutor) was Sly Stallone's former business manager.

Pellicano Trial: Anthony Unleashes the Beast and Sylvester Stallone Testimony

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Mr. Nagler, concerned that Mr. Pellicano might have wiretapped Sly, had all the phones in the Stallone house swept. But as all good Pellicano watchers know, he didn't wiretap phones in the house.

Pellicano Trial: The Government Rests

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

At the end of the conversation, Pellicano again implored Arneson to get him as much information as he could about the woman, saying, "Pretty please with sugar on top." And with that, the government rested.

Pellicano Trial Audio Exclusive: Marty Singer Calls About Sylvester Stallone

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

***Scroll down to listen*** Sylvester (Sly) Stallone's lawsuit against his former business manager Kenneth Starr (not the Clinton special prosecutor)...

Pellicano Trial: Ovitz in the Spotlight and in the Clear and Anita Busch in Tears

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

A source close to the case mentioned that the statute runs out today on any charges in connection with Mr. Ovitz's alleged wiretapping of his enemies. So unless he committed perjury during his testimony today, Ovitz is in the clear.

Pellicano Trial: Michael Ovitz Testifies About How Much He Appreciated The Information He Got

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Mr. Ovitz tried to elicit sympathy from the jury while he talked about using Mr. Pellicano to get "embarrassing information" on his enemies.

Pellicano Trial: Hear Exclusive Audio Of Michael Ovitz Phone The P.I.

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Below is exclusive audio tape from an April 2002 phone call of superagent Michael Ovitz -- once considered "the most powerful man in Hollywood" -- asking Anthony Pellicano for a secret meeting.

Pellicano Trial: Employees Sleeping Around and Forgetting Everything

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Ms. Palazzo tended not to remember anything about working for Pellicano except that she had a relationship with defendant Ray Turner, that 98% of it was physical and that, they "messed around in the closet."

Pellicano Trial: Waiting for Ovitz and Pellicano's Testimony

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Next up tomorrow: The government's big finish-Michael Ovitz, Anita Busch, Bernie Weinraub and a few witnesses talking about Pellicano's investigation of Sly Stallone.

Pellicano Trial: The Wait Is On To Sue

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Civil attorneys licked their collective lips in anticipation of suing the Beverly Hills Police department for a host of crimes based on a detective's confirmation that he'd violated police databases for Pellicano.

Flashback: Power Lawyer Bert Fields Talks About Anthony Pellicano

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

When I interviewed Bert Fields three years ago for a piece in the New York Times, I asked him about Pellicano and why the feds were investigating him.

Pellicano Trial: Exposing Adultery and Harassing a Nanny

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Mr. Gores admitted to paying Mr. Pellicano at least $280,000 to investigate his then wife, Lisa Gores, and said that he also flew Mr. Pellicano's family to Hawaii for a vacation.

Pellicano Trial: Chris Rock Testifies

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Looking irritated and somber, Chris Rock testified today to having his lawyer hire Anthony Pellicano to investigate a woman claiming to be pregnant with his child.

Pellicano Trial: Suspicious Wives, Michael Ovitz Plans and Anthony Pellicano Hints At Testifying

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Ms. Shafrir testified to not instructing Mr. Pellicano to wiretap and to being "shocked" when she was played an actual wiretap... The government plans to call Michael Ovitz on Tuesday or at the latest, Wednesday.

Pellicano Trial: Wiretaping Young Women and Waiting For Adultery

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

After listening to former Anthony Pellicano client, George Kalta testify against Mr. Pellicano, I feel very much like taking a shower. Mr

Pellicano Trial: Striking Murder, Bugging Conde Nast and Ovitz's Interview with Vanity Fair

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

There is evidence that Mr. Pellicano obtained an advance copy of a 2002 Vanity Fair article about then-client, Michael Ovitz -- in which he referred to a 'gay mafia.'

Pellicano Trial: Attempt to Strike Murder Testimony, Adulterous Audiotapes and a Hollywood Hairdresser

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Today started off on a rather intriguing note when Mr. Hummel moved to strike all of Mr. Sender's testimony about how Mr. Pellicano offered to murder Aaron Russo for him.

Pellicano Trial: Murder Threats, Misery and Inbred Marital Affairs

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

At the end of the day, Lisa Gores, the ex-wife of billionaire Alex Gores, took the stand. Looking like a Jennifer Aniston clone, Ms. Gores testified to having an affair with her then brother-in-law, Tom Gores.

Pellicano Trial: Betrayed Lovers, A Bitter Hedge Funder, More Bert Fields and Murder For Hire

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Ms. Carradine testified that she didn't originally ask Mr. Pellicano to wiretap her ex Keith, but rather she wanted him to investigate whether he was really as broke as he'd claimed during their divorce proceedings.

Pellicano Trial: Slashed Tires, Ransacked Houses and Nasty Hollywood Divorces

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

After Keith Carradine split with his wife in 2000, bad things started happening to him. Not only did he find himself in the middle of a nasty, contentious divorce, his ex-wife started dating Anthony Pellicano.

Pellicano Trial: Huge Retainers, Cheating Husbands, And More Phone Taps

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

While Mr. Pellicano was busy charging $25,000 retainers to every client--including Mr. Ovitz who asked the detective to investigate Anita Busch -- the telephone company worker was getting $250.

Pellicano Trial: Your Phone May Be Tapped

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

We're learning how easy it is for someone at the phone company to wiretap our phones. All they have to do is punch in a couple of codes to access phone numbers, addresses, credit information...

Pellicano Trial: Pokers In Your Eye, Plus CAA Super Agents on the Stand

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

In a merciful act, the Judge agreed to interrupt Mr. Pellicano's cross of computer expert Mr. Edwards to allow the government to call two C.A.A. super agents and managing directors of the agency.