An aspiring Canadian actress accused of stalking Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin was convicted on Thursday and sentenced to 210 days in jail. Judge Robert Mandelbaum found Genevieve Sabourin, 41, guilty of stalking and harassment of Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria. Sabourin was held in contempt on Wednesday after outbursts during the trial at New York Criminal Court in a Lower Manhattan courtroom. During emotional testimony on Tuesday, Baldwin, 55, wiped away a tear as he told the court how the Montreal actress had unexpectedly arrived at his house on his engagement day, ruining the occasion.
The federal judge overseeing mediation in the Detroit bankruptcy case has proposed that nine nonprofit foundations create a fund to prop up the city's threatened pension funds and defend the city-owned art in the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit News reported on Thursday. Gerald Rosen, the chief district judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, floated the concept in a November 5 mediation session, the News said. The fund could total up to $500 million, and Rosen made the proposal to the Kresge, Hudson-Webber, Mott, Knight and Ford Foundations among others, the News reported. Some creditors have pushed Detroit to sell its assets, including the works of the DIA, to raise funds.
HOUSTON (AP) — The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates, including allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex.