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Amanda Knox is back in court in Italy, appealing her conviction for the 2007, high-profile murder of Meredith Kercher, whose sister publicly appealed for justice.

Knox and Kercher were college exchange students - Knox from Seattle, Kercher from the UK - when Meredith was foun  murdered in the Italian house they shared.

Knox was convicted of the killing in 2009, along with then-boyfriend Raffaelo Sollecito and another man. Kercher's sister Stephanie railed against her appeal.

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Amanda Knox claims the DNA evidence used against her was unreliable.

In a letter released by her family's Italian lawyer, Stephanie Kercher, says:

"In these last few weeks we have been left seriously anxious and greatly troubled by the news regarding the original DNA findings in the case."

'It is extremely difficult to understand how the results, obtained with great care and presented in the first trial as valid, could now be regarded as irrelevant."

As part of her appeal, new DNA experts were brought in, with some experts claiming evidence used to convict Knox was unreliable and should be excluded.

A decision on the appeal of Knox is expected this month.

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A number of military veterans are demanding an apology from Soulja Boy after the rapper ignited a wave of controversy with his song, "Let's Be Real."

After plugging his Twitter page (really), Soulja drops this bomb:

"F**k the FBI and the army troops ... fighting for what? Be your own man ... I'll be flying through the clouds with green like I'm Peter Pan."

Mmmyeah. Here's the (very NSFW) song ...

Fred A. Flores, a retired U.S. Marine and now a commissioner for the L.A. County Veteran’s Advisory Commission, spoke out against this "offensive statement."

Flores, who has two children currently serving in the military, calls Soulja Boy "Ungrateful" ... adding, "He should apologize to ALL armed forces."

"[The rap] is very irresponsible, especially for an entertainer for the youth of our country, and especially with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 coming up."

Seriously, Soulja. Just because you spell your name wrong doesn't give you license to start bashing actual soldiers who protect your ass daily.

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Kurt Angle has been pinned by the law once again.

The former Olympic Gold Medalist and WWE star, and current TNA employee, was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of drink driving.

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The wrestler's rental car was spotted swerving on I-66 by another vehicle, the driver of which dialed 911. Virginia State Troopers subsequently arrived on scene, pulled Angle over and took him to Warren County Jail, where he was later released on $2,000 bond.

Angle was previously arrested in March charged with “being in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated,” after parking on a median and failing a field sobriety test. He was also booked (though later acquitted) in 2007 for DUI and careless driving.

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Katt Williams wants to make one thing clear: he is not sorry.

The comedian got into it with a fan at a gig in Phoenix last week, telling the man "this ain’t Mexico. It used to be Mexico [expletive] and now it’s Phoenix... Do you remember when white people used to say 'Go back to Africa,' and we'd have to tell them we don't want to? So if you love Mexico, [expletive], get the [expletive] over there!"

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It appeared as if Williams was contrite for this outburst soon after it was made public, but he tells CNN an apology was penned by his publicist and was simply "for the Tracy Morgans of the world," referring to that actor's response to his own stand-up scandal in June.

"I don't think I need to apologize for being pro-American," Williams says.

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He didn't piss in an aisle. And he didn't allege racism. But Billie Joe Armstrong was still kicked off a flight this week - and you won't believe why.

According to the Green Day singer, he was tossed off a Southwest flight from Oakland to Burbank because his pants were loose. Armstrong Tweeted today: "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)? No joke!"

Billie Joe Armstrong on Stage

A producer from ABC was actually on board the flight, according to Fox News, and says Armstrong replied by asking the attendant if there weren't "better things to do than worry about that?"

But the employee persisted, told the artist he could be taken off the plane if he did not comply... and that's exactly what happened!

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With the conclusion that Rebecca Zahau died in a suicide, police say the mystery of two deaths tied to millionaire Jonah Shacknai's mansion has been solved.

A San Diego woman, Zahau, was found hanged at the mansion of Shacknai, her boyfriend. His son, Max, died from injuries suffered from an accidental fall.

"These deaths were not the result of any criminal acts," San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said at a press conference, as reported today by People.

Shacknai

The police findings effectively close the investigation into the unusual, very highly publicized deaths of pharmaceutical CEO Shacknai's girlfriend and son.

The family of Zahau (a.k.a. Rebecca Nalepa) is not satisfied, however.

"We her family and friends do not believe it's a suicide. There are still unanswered questions," says Mary Zahau-Loehner. "It is very suspicious."

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T.I. was a free man for a full 24 hours this week, until the rapper was sent back to jail for getting a ride to his halfway house in a pimped out tour bus. Such a method of transportation is against the law, apparently.

How does wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle feel about this development? She says it's complete crap and here's why:

Prison officials saw the vehicle ahead of time and didn't say a word! Heck, they "walked him over, took pics and told him good luck in life," Tiny tells TMZ.

T.I. and Wife

"This is a bunch of bullsh-t," Cottle added. "They should have said something before he got on the bus... T.I. would have politely gotten into a van... T.I. is one of the strongest individuals I know... and they just trying to break him in more ways than one and it's not gonna work! 'Cause what God got for him, can't no man take that away... period!"

More like an ellipse, really. We likely haven't heard the end of this story.

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Only a day after T.I.'s release from prison, the rapper is already back in federal custody, and according to reports, it's all over a luxury tour bus incident.

Say what now?

The Federal Bureau of Prisons and T.I.'s lawyer Steve Sadow confirm he's back in custody after traveling from a federal Arkansas prison to an Atlanta halfway house on a PIMP ASS TOUR BUS, a method of transportation that did not sit well with officials.

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T.I. was sentenced in October to 11 months in prison for violating probation, but was let out early to finish the rest of his sentence (and film a reality show, which officials are reportedly having none of now) in a halfway house.

However, he allegedly misled prison officials into thinking he'd be taking a low-key mode of transportation from the prison to the halfway house.

Guess a tricked out tour bus doesn't qualify a low-key.

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David Fisher, who has starred on NCIS as Trent Kort since 2006, was arrested yesterday for an alleged tussle over laundry.

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According to insiders who spoke to TMZ, the actor confronted his neighbor because the latter was hanging towels outside his home. The neighbor tells authorities that Fisher grabbed him and choked him, but he managed to escape and call 911.

The police soon arrived, this man was driven to the hospital and Fisher was arrested for felony battery. He was taken into custody and bail set at $50,000.

Sorry, but we have to say it: Talk about a case of airing one's dirty laundry!

UPDATE: Says the actor: "I was pushed by my neighbor and further provoked when he referenced to my dead mother. My actions were in self-defense. I am not a violent person."

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Joran van der Sloot has been charged with murder.

The Dutchman was arrested in June of 2010 after 21-year old Stephany Flores was found bludgeoned to death in his Lima hotel room. He now faces a 30-year jail sentence and would have to pay a restitution penalty of $73,000 to the victim's family if found guilty.

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According to van der Sloot's attorney, his client would claim temporary insanity and plead guilty in exchange for a less harsh sentence.

van der Sloot allegedly killed Ramirez because she glanced at his laptop and discovered his connection to 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, who disappeared from Aruba in 2005 and who van der Sloot is rumored to have murdered.

He was arrested twice for the crime, but never charged, and it remains unsolved.