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Homicide trial set for Salman Khan

Plus: Lady Gaga to perform at MTV Video Music Awards; Jason Sudeikis leaving Saturday Night Live; Jay-Z tops music chart for second week; Bynes's parents 'deeply concerned' for actress.

Lady Gaga. Evan Agostini / Invision /AP Photo
Lady Gaga. Evan Agostini / Invision /AP Photo

The Indian movie star Salman Khan will face trial next month on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago. One man was killed and four people were injured when Khan drove his car into a group of homeless people sleeping on a Mumbai pavement in September 2002. The court charged Khan with culpable homicide not amounting to murder, said Abha Singh, a lawyer involved in the case. Khan could face up to 10 years in jail if convicted. The court also charged Khan with negligent driving and causing grievous hurt to the victims. Khan, 47, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The trial is scheduled to begin August 19. – AP

Lady Gaga to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards next month. It will be one of her first appearances since having hip surgery in February. The 27-year-old pop star will perform her new single at the August 25 awards show. Gaga will release a new album, ARTPOP, on November 11. Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the VMA Awards with six nominations each. Bruno Mars is up for four awards. Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Thirty Seconds to Mars have three nominations each. – AP

Jason Sudeikis leaving Saturday Night Live

After eight years on the air at Saturday Night Live, Jason Sudeikis says he’s calling it quits. Sudeikis made the announcement to David Letterman, saying that his time on the show has been “really, really amazing”. It’s an exodus of male cast members at SNL: both Fred Armisen and Bill Hader previously announced they were leaving the show. – AP

Jay-Z tops music chart for second week

Jay-Z’s latest album Magna Carta... Holy Grail topped the Billboard 200 album chart for the second week in a row. The singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles was second on the chart with her Blessed Unrest album. The compilation album Kidz Bop 24 of children singing pop hits placed third, while the rapper Ace Hood debuted Trials & Tribulations in fourth place. – Reuters

Amanda Bynes’s parents ‘deeply
concerned’ for actress

Amanda Bynes’s parents are concerned that their daughter may hurt herself or others unless they are allowed to assume control over her medical care and finances, court filings show. The petition Richard and Lynn Bynes filed on Friday not only detailed her public incidents of disturbing behaviour, including several arrests, but also reveals that the former child star has stated fears that she is being watched by smoke detectors and devices in the dashboard of her car. The court delayed ruling on the conservatorship petition, stating that there was no rush to act because the 27-year-old actress is under a two-week psychiatric hold at a hospital. “We are deeply concerned that Amanda poses a substantial risk to herself, to others, and to property based on recent events in her life,” the filing from Bynes’ parents states. – AP


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