|Aaron Hernandez Denied Bail in Alleged Murder of Odin Lloyd|
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez appeared in court today, where he was denied bail by a judge. Hernandez was charged Wednesday with murdering his friend Odin Lloyd in an apparent dispute earlier this month. Lloyd, 27, was a semi-pro football player from Boston.
Meanwhile, Hernandez is being investigated for his possible involvement in a drive-by shooting that left two men dead in Boston last year, ABC News has learned. The tight-end was released by the Patriots on June 26 as the investigation unfolds.
|Isn't It Lovely? Stevie Wonder Helps Provide Books for the Blind|
You can feel it all over! Legendary singer Stevie Wonder will be playing a concert in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Friday as part of a promise the "Isn't She Lovely" singer made. Wonder said he'd perform if negotiators came through on an international treaty to provide books for the blind and visually impaired. Wonder has been blind since birth.
The pact was approved on Thursday by more than 600 negotiators from 186 states, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization.
The very lucky concert-goers will see Wonder perform at Marrakesh's Palais des Congres.
|Is Nicole Scherzinger Getting Engaged? And Who is Nicole Scherzinger?|
A rumor has dropped out of the sky that Nicole Scherzinger and Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton are getting engaged. Hamilton spoke to U.K.'s Sun newspaper, saying he plans to wed "hopefully in the near future … maybe before we get to six years."
Now, before you start speculating on possible wedding dates and locations, you might want to ask yourselves the same question we did: Who are these people?
A former member of the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger has U.K. and U.S. homes on the music competition series "The X-Factor" as a judge, and has found moderate success as a solo artist. Hamilton is a British Formula One racing driver, who is something of a God among sports fans across the pond.
Was the rumor planted by either Scherzinger or Hamilton? Or is it just another case of the tabloids having a field day? Hold onto your hats and watch closely.
|Courtney Cox Dating 'Cougar Town' Co-Star: Report|
Meee-ow! Yes, "Cougar Town" star Courtney Cox is in fact dating Brian Van Holt, her co-star on the sitcom, according to Us Weekly magazine. The reputed couple, who were accused of having an "emotional affair" by Cox's ex-husband David Arquette on "The Howard Stern Show," have reportedly been together for six months.
The co-stars, who portray a formerly married couple on the TBS series, were seen cozying up at a West Hollywood restaurant on June 10, according to Us.
An email to Cox's rep was not immediately returned. Matthew Perry, who portrayed Cox's husband Chandler Bing on the smash hit "Friends," was not immediately available for comment.
|Nelson Mandela 'Critical But Stable,' Family Says|
The world watches as Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition in a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. Makaziwe Mandela, the former South African leader's oldest daughter, told ABC News that her father was in very critical condition, and that anything was "imminent." The Mandela family has now again gathered at the hospital to visit the ailing statesman.
"I reiterate that Tata is very critical, that anything is imminent. But I want to emphasize again that it's only God who knows when the time to go is, and so we will wait with him, with Tata, as long for us as a family he's still giving us hope, opening his eyes, he's still reactive to touch we will live with that hope until the final end comes."
|Man Inside Kayak Attacked by Shark in Pacifica, Calif.|
Yikes: A Bay Area kayaker enjoying some fishing off of Pacifica State Beach got the scare of his life Tuesday when his tiny vessel was attacked by a 11-foot shark -- but the lucky fisherman was able to escape unscathed.
"Almost instantly, the shark came and it hit the bottom of the boat, lifted the boat up, and grabbed a hold of it and just started shaking the whole boat, and I'm just hanging on to this thing," Micah Flansburg told ABC station KGO. "I had my paddle on my lap, and my fishing pole and a bottle of home brew. The next thing I know, every single thing I had went flying in the air, it hit me so hard."
Flansburg, who was only 100 yards off of Pedro Point, held on for 10 terrifying seconds. Next time, he's gonna need a bigger boat.
|Over 100 Teens Brawl at Lauderhill Mall|
Spring break may have come and gone in South Florida, but apparently the girls are still going wild. What police say they believe started as a fight between two teen girls at a Fort Lauderdale-area mall snowballed into a massive brawl involving over 100 teenagers on Tuesday. A 16-year-old was arrested, according to ABC affiliate WPLG, and another teen was injured and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the fight, according to Lauderhill Fire Rescue. The mall was briefly closed.
|Maria Sharapova Knocked Out at Wimbledon|
We're just glad we weren't there to hear the piercing howl. Scream queen Maria Sharapova was the latest top player to get knocked out at The Championships at Wimbledon in an early round when she lost to 131st-ranked qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday.
What's happening on the grass at SW19? Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champ, follows top-seeded superstars in the men's game Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who lost in the first and second rounds respectively.
Sharapova fell three times and asked for a medical timeout during her set, and some are saying the courts are too slippery. But Richard Lewis, chief executive of the All England Club, said the lawns were "as they should be." Hmmph.
|Kristen Bell Proposes to Dax Shepard|
After Thursday's historic striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act by the Supreme Court, one of Hollywood's cutesiest couples made it clear that they're now ready to tie the knot, now that their lesbian and gay friends can too.
"House of Lies" star Kristen Bell took to Twitter to propose to her longtime boyfriend, actor Dax Shepard.
".@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove," Bell wrote on Twitter. "You're damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters."
Shepard responded "DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead. Now let's bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!"