Rose McGowan Avoids Jail Time After Pleading ‘No Contest’ for Drug Possession Charge — Morning Brief
Actress and activist Rose McGowan is set to plead “no contest” to a reduced drug charge in Loudoun County, Virginia after the actress and activist was arrested for possession of cocaine in 2017.
She previously asked for her case to be dismissed but a judge refused to do so in March 2018.
According to McGowan’s attorney Jim Hundley: “The Commonwealth has agreed to reduce the current felony charge to a misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance. Ms. McGowan will enter a plea of no contest to the reduced charge when she appears in court on January 15, and the commonwealth will recommend a sentence that requires Ms. McGowan to pay a fine.”
“The agreement brings this ordeal to an end and allows her to focus all of her energy on what matters most to her – creating a better world,” he said. “Ms. McGowan will comment on the day of the plea.”
It is time to move on!
The Diverse Game of Thrones Prequel Cast Has Been Revealed
HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel, unofficially titled The Long Night, now has a full-fledged cast, and a director too.
Joining the previously announced stars, Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse, on the show will be Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight) and Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Georgie Henley (Chronicles of Narnia), Ivanno Jeremiah, from Black Mirror‘s “Shut Up and Dance” episode, Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Denise Gough (Colette), Sheila Atim (Harlots), and Alex Sharp (To the Bone).[irp posts=”2882″ name=”Jason Momoa Reprises Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones Spoof on SNL — Morning Brief”]
Marvel-Netflix director S.J. Clarkson will be directing the pilot.
The Game of Thrones prequel will start shooting in early 2019 and will take a closer look at the origins of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East, and the Starks of legend.
Break Out the Blue, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Having a Boy
According to People, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will add another son, via surrogate, to their brood that already includes North, five, Saint, three, and Chicago, one.
Last week, it was revealed they had found a new surrogate for their fourth baby after their previous surrogate La’Reina Haynes, who carried daughter Chicago, had a daughter of her own this Christmas.
They have one embryo left for use and the sex is male, according to reports. Kardashian, who previously described surrogacy as the “best experience,” is reportedly working with a different gestational carrier for the baby boy.
- The sands in the hourglass will continue running. NBC has announced their longest-running and only soap opera, Days of Our Lives, has been renewed for a whopping 55th season.
- Mattel Inc., the maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels toys, is turning to Korean boy band BTS for help luring in a new generation of kids. Mattel will create a toy line inspired by the seven-member pop group BTS that includes dolls, collectible figures, and games
- Unreleased David Bowie music is coming! A vinyl box set of never-before-released David Bowie songs, including two of the earliest known recordings of “Space Oddity,” will be arriving this spring. According to the NME, the Spying Through A Keyhole box set from Parlophone Records will include nine rare tracks on 7-inch records.
- Love may seem to be in the air for Rosario Dawson and Senator Cory Booker. Dawson was heard saying — or, more specifically, singing — “I love you” to Booker.
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