A$AP Rocky Has Been Arrested

Malti Marie Chopra Jonas… Sofia Richie & Elliot Grainge are engaged… Johnny Depp took the stand… Blac Chyna was “just joking”… and A$AP Rocky has been arrested

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Back in January, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced they had welcomed a baby girl into this world, but all these months later, they still weren’t willing to share her name with us. But TMZ got ahold of the birth certificate and let us know that Malti Marie Chopra Jonas was born just after 8pm on January 15 at a hospital in San Diego. “Malti” is a Sanskrit word that generally means “small fragrant flower” or “moonlight.” Maybe Marie has some significance to the couple or they just really like the sound of “Malti Marie.” Nick and Priyanka still have no comment.

Congratulations to Sofia Richie and her new fiancé Elliott Grainge. He’s the son of Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge and works as a music executive. In fact, Elliott’s 10K Projects produced Tekashi 6ix9ine’s albums. Sofia and Elliott had been friends for years but started dating about a year ago. Before that, Sofia moped around with Scott Disick for 3 years. Speaking of Scott, not only did his ex-girlfriend Sofia just get engaged, not too long ago, his ex Kourtney Kardashian also got engaged to Travis Barker. Scott found some humor in that, posting a photo of himself in a speedboat and captioning it, “In the 305 just call me good luck chuck.” If you don’t catch the reference, there was a 2007 movie called “Good Luck Chuck,” where Dane Cook plays a dentist who finds out all his ex-girlfriends find true love after sleeping with him.

Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for defamation over an article she wrote for the Washington Post about surviving domestic abuse. She didn’t name Johnny, but people figured out she was talking about him and it cost him a lot of movie roles and his reputation. The trial just started last week, but it’s supposed to last for six weeks, so we’ve got a long way to go. Johnny will continue to be cross-examined by Amber’s attorney today. In the coming weeks, we’ll hear from Amber, as well as James Franco, Paul Bettany and Elon Musk. Yesterday, Johnny described the abuse he suffered at the hands and feet and head of Amber. He also testified that she threatened to commit suicide “many times” after their arguments, which kept him from leaving the marriage. When he would try to escape an argument by going to another one of his homes, Johnny testified, “…She would stop me at the elevator with the security guards, crying, screaming, you know, ‘I can’t live without you. I’m gonna die.’ But you had to get out.” And then he testified, “Five minutes later … she would arrive in her nightgown, screaming in the parking lot in front of my house. Screaming, heavens, it’d be 4 in the morning, 3 in the morning. It was ludicrous, it was out of control, it was uncontrollable.” After less than 2 years of marriage, Amber is the one who finally filed for divorce in May 2016.

Blac Chyna took the stand in yesterday where she was grilled by the lawyer representing Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie and Kris Jenner. Chyna blames them for ruining her reality TV career, but the Kardashians and Jenners say Chyna and Rob are responsible for that. During his opening statement, the Kardashian Jenner lawyer said E! and NBCUniversal decided to pull the plug after only one season of “Rob & Chyna” because their relationship had become too toxic AND they had already separated. Chyna was on the stand for almost 6 hours yesterday. And under oath she was asked about the huge fight that happened on December 14, 2016, while Rob and Chyna were living at Kylie’s house. Rob accused Chyna of pointing a gun at his head and choking him with an iPhone cord. Chyna didn’t deny it, but she said she was only joking! Chyna testified that Rob was on FaceTime with his friends when she put a gun to his head and told him he’d better never leave her. BUT IT WAS ONLY A JOKE. She said the barrel was pointed upward — not AT him — and her finger wasn’t even on the trigger. But what about wrapping an iPhone cord around Rob’s neck? IT WAS ONLY A JOKE. Chyna testified that Rob was playing video games and not paying attention to her, so she wrapped an iPhone cord around his neck. HAHAHAHAHA!! Chyna testified she moved out the next day, but she and Rob were still engaged and remained a couple into the next year. Her cross-examination continues today.

After enjoying a brief babymoon in Barbados, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky flew back to LAX, where 10 officers blindsided the couple and placed A$AP under arrest. He is accused of shooting a man during an argument back in November. The victim claims A$AP fired at him 3 or 4 times and one of the bullets grazed his hand. Typically, officers will allow someone to voluntarily surrender, but TMZ is reporting they were afraid that if he was given the heads up, A$AP would try to get rid of the gun. So SURPRISE! While A$AP was being cuffed and hauled off to jail, officers used a battering ram to break down the gate of A$AP’s home. They searched the house and left with a box of evidence, although we don’t know what they found at this point. A$AP was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was released after posting $550K bail. If he is convicted, he could face up to 14 years in prison.

 

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