KODAK BLACK PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN WEAPONS CASE
MIAMI (AP) _ Kodak Black is out on bail after pleading not guilty yesterday to federal weapons charges, but that may not keep him out of jail. Yesterday, a judge in Miami granted him release on $550,000 with house arrest. Black is charged with falsely filling out federal forms on two occasions when buying weapons. He was arrested just before his scheduled performance at the Rolling Loud Festival last weekend. Prosecutors say Black was already out on bail as he awaits trial for a sexual assault case in South Carolina, and the new charges in Florida mean his bail will likely be revoked. Black’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, says Black voluntarily turned himself in when he learned there was a warrant for his arrest. Black also was arrested recently in New York on a drug and weapons charged as he crossed the U.S. border from Canada.
MICK JAGGER ROCKS OUT IN DANCE STUDIO
UNDATED (AP) _ Who knew Mick Jagger was a fan of the British band The Wombats? He posted a video of himself dancing to The Wombats’ song “Techno Fan.” That’s significant because in March he had health problems -- reportedly a heart valve issue -- that were bad enough to force the cancellation of the Rolling Stones tour. He appears to have lost none of his mobility and moves just the way you remember. The Rolling Stones have not yet announced rescheduled dates.
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FRANKIE VALLI’S GRANDDAUGHTER JOINS CAST OF “JERSEY BOYS”
NEW YORK (AP) _ It’s not every day an actress gets to portray her own grandmother on stage. Broadway.com reports Olivia Valli will play Mary Delgado, Frankie Valli’s first wife, in the off-Broadway production of “Jersey Boys.” Her first performance is Monday. Olivia Valli says she cannot wait to honor her family eight times a week doing what she loves.
KELLY CLARKSON WILL SING AT INDY 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Kelly Clarkson will return to sing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500. She sang it last year and in 2011. The race will be shown live on NBC on May 26.
SELENA GOMEZ SPEAKS OF THE ILLS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
CANNES, France (AP) _ Selena Gomez believes social media is an awful thing. This, from the person who was, until this past October, the most-followed person on Instagram. Gomez said at a press conference at the Cannes (CAN) Film Festival in France that for her generation specifically, “social media has been really terrible.” She says it leaves young people exposed and unaware of the news. Gomez appears in the upcoming movie “The Dead Don’t Die,” which is about zombies affected by environmental problems, but social media is a lesser theme in the film. Bill Murray stars, and the cast includes Tom Waits, RZA (RIH’-zah), Sturgill Simpson and Iggy Pop.
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LAMB OF GOD GUITARS STOLEN
PHOENIX (AP) _ Police have made three arrests in connection with the theft of two guitars stolen from the band Lamb Of God. They still don’t know where the guitars are. Police say the guitars were taken from a trailer at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix on May 2. Lamb of God guitarist Will Adler had written on Instagram his one-of-a-kind bass and his “Warbird” guitar were taken. A police spokesman says one suspect tried to pawn a guitar but was declined, and another was spotted for sale online. Police say 62-year-old William Widener, 51-year-old Michael Blakeslee and 34-year-old Justin Petersen face charges of theft and trafficking in stolen property.
CMT AWARDS LINEUP ANNOUNCED
NASHVILLE (AP) _ Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Dan and Shay have signed on to perform at the Country Music Television Awards. Other performers will be Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini. Little Big Town will host the awards, set for June 5 in Nashville.
by Margie Szaroleta