Judge said no hurry in determining Prince claims

July 6, 2016

Prince died in late April of an accidental drug overdose, with no known will or children. A sister and five half-siblings are in line to inherit, with several others claiming a tie to the performer. CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings surrounding Prince’s estate said Monday there will be no quick decisions on who should be allowed to inherit from the late megastar. While attorneys…

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Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce in Los Angeles

July 6, 2016

Records show Presley filed to end her marriage to guitarist Michael Lockwood on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The filing cites irreconcilable differences. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Lisa Marie Presley had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 10 years. Presley and Lockwood were married in January 2006, and they have 7-year-old twin daughters together. Lockwood’s website states he has collaborated on music with…

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Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over club shooting – APNewsBreak

July 6, 2016

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Brown and the nightclub 1 Oak of failing to have adequate security and allowing at least one armed person into the venue during the party. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight sued Chris Brown and the owners of a popular nightclub on Monday after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the…

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‘Glee’ star Mark Salling changed lawyer in child porn case

July 6, 2016

A federal judge on Monday approved Mark Salling’s request to have a new lawyer represent him and set his next court date for Sept. 19. LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who starred on the musical dramedy “Glee” has a new lawyer to represent him in a federal child pornography case. Salling’s new attorney, Michael J. Proctor, did not return an email seeking comment. The 33-year-old actor pleaded not guilty…

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Aerosmith drummer’s new Massachusetts coffee shop to open

July 6, 2016

Joey Kramer’s Rockin’ & Roastin’ Cafe will open its doors on Friday in North Attleborough, about 40 miles outside of Boston. The public is invited to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A rock ‘n’ roll-themed coffee shop owned by Aerosmith’s drummer is set to open in Massachusetts this week. Kramer has said the cafe will serve up organic coffee with a…

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The Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 3-9

July 2, 2016

Talk-show host Montel Williams is 60. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 58. Actor Tom Cruise is 54. Actor Thomas Gibson is 54. Actress Hunter Tylo is 54. Actress Connie Nielsen is 52. Actress Yeardley Smith (“The Simpsons”) is 52. TV chef Sandra Lee is 50. Singer Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler of Digable Planets is 47. Keyboardist-guitarist Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies is 47. Actress-singer Audra McDonald is 46. Country singer Trent…

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Justin Timberlake apologized for tweet after backlash

July 2, 2016

Timberlake tweeted Sunday that he was inspired after Williams spoke passionately about racism and social injustice. A responder tweeted to Timberlake: “Does this mean you’re going to stop appropriating our music and culture?” NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams’ moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologized for responding to a tweet claiming he appropriates black culture. Timberlake responded: “The more you realize that we…

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Greed, stupidity greatest threats to Earth – Stephen Hawking

July 2, 2016

Hawking told Larry King Now on Saturday that he’s worried by overcrowding. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Physicist Stephen Hawking says pollution, greed and stupidity are the greatest threats to Earth. “We certainly have not become less greedy or less stupid,” Hawking said. “Six years ago I was worrying about pollution and overcrowding. They have gotten worse since then.” Hawking and King also discussed artificial intelligence. Hawking says governments seem to…

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New suit against automaker mentions Anton Yelchin’s death

July 2, 2016

The suit was filed Thursday in California federal court on behalf of four people who own cars that are among the 1.1 million FCA vehicles recalled worldwide amid complaints from drivers. Some have said they can’t tell if the transmission is in park after stopping. RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A new lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler prominently mentions “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin, who was killed last weekend by an SUV…

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Actually US rapper fined for indecent language charges in St. Kitts

June 28, 2016

A police statement said 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, and a member of his entourage named Bajar Walter were arrested and charged after a Saturday night performance. BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis (AP) — U.S. rapper 50 Cent and a member of his entourage were detained in St. Kitts and Nevis for using “indecent language” during a performance at a music festival, local police said Sunday. The…

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