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One of the men convicted of conspiring to kidnap and murder British soul singer Joss Stone has been sentenced in the U.K. to 18 years in prison, E! News reports.

Per the BBC, Junior Bradshaw of Manchester began serving his jail stint Tuesday after a judge at Exeter Crown Court declared that despite having an IQ of 65, the defendant was well aware of his intention to harm Stone, 26.

Bradshaw, 32, and his cohort Kevin Liverpool, 35, were convicted by a jury April 3 of conspiring to kidnap, rob and murder the songstress and sometime actress by beheading her. However, the horrific plot thankfully was foiled and the men arrested in June 2011 not far from Stone's home in Devon after suspicious neighbors called police.

Bradshaw and Liverpool were subsequently found with a variety of weapons including a samurai sword, hammer and knives, as well as gloves and body bags. Prosecutors later cited at the trial several handwritten notes the two stashed in their vehicle in which they revealed plans to dump her body in a river.

Liverpool was given life in prison with a minimum term of 10 years and eight months for his role while Bradshaw's sentencing was postponed pending the completion of psychiatric evaluations.

Doctors subsequently diagnosed the latter defendant as having schizophrenia and mental impairment but concluded he did not need hospital treatment.


Kris Jenner isn't going it alone on her new talk show: Joan Rivers and Sean "Diddy" Combs will be among the co-hosts sharing the stage with Jenner, the Associated Press reports.

The show's producer said Monday that Jenner will be paired with a different co-host for each episode of the daytime show, titled "Kris."

Others in the lineup include Kathie Lee Gifford, Morris Chestnut, NeNe Leakes, Tom Bergeron and Ryan Seacrest, who produces "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," which features Jenner and other family members.

Khloe Kardashian-Odom, one of Jenner's daughters, also will be a "Kris" co-host.

The talk show gets a trial run starting next week on selected Fox stations.


Make room for the littlest Jonas.

Eldest brother Kevin Jonas and his wife, Danielle, are expecting their first child, their rep confirms to People.

"Dani and Kevin are thrilled that Dani is pregnant with their first child. They are, of course, elated, and so excited to share this news with their fans," the rep says. "They are very much looking forward to building a family together."

"It's true -- Danielle is pregnant! Can't even imagine how excited we are," the musician and reality star, 25, tweeted Tuesday. "I can't wait to share this with my best friend. I love you baby."

The couple, who married in December 2009, said last July that babies were beginning to be on their minds.

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