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Nigella to testify at trial of former assistants

Updated: Wednesday, December 4 2013, 08:36 PM EST
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LONDON (AP) - Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson could face questions about alleged drug use when she appears as a witness at the fraud trial of her former personal assistants.

Lawson is due to testify as a prosecution witness Wednesday against Italian sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo. The pair are accused of living the high life by using credit cards loaned to them by Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi.

The case has shone a light on the breakdown of the 10-year marriage between Lawson and art collector Saatchi. They divorced in July after he was photographed clutching Lawson's throat at a London restaurant.

Defense lawyers have claimed Lawson used illegal drugs, citing an email from Saatchi , but he told the court last week that he had never seen Lawson taking drugs.
Nigella to testify at trial of former assistants
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Keith Urban says you never forget your first time. The first time you get booed. The crowd didn't like it when Urban was critical of Alex Preston's version of "Animal" on "American Idol" last night. J-Lo noted they were hearing the first boos for Urban on the show. But the judges were blown away by Caleb Johnson. He didn't lose his cool when his mic stand got away from him. J-Lo says he even stayed on beat. The top six did two songs each, one rock and one country. CJ Harris could be in the most trouble. Neither of his songs wowed the judges. One of the top six gets the ax tonight.


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Jena Irene performing "Barracuda." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Caleb Johnson performing "Sting Me." COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez says she can't believe Caleb Johnson's cool when he lost the mic. COURTESY: Fox ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Jeremiah Wood, contestant voted off

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Michael Weinfeld

The Oscar-winning star of "12 Years A Slave" has been named People magazine's Most Beautiful person of 2014. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld has more about the choice of Lupita Nyong'o. ((Lupita Nyong'o is pronounced loo-PEE'-tuh nee-YONG'-goh))

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AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld tells us that the list shows beauty attracts beauty.

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RZA (RIH'-zuh)

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