JUDGE RULES KEVIN SPACEY ACCUSER CAN’T BE ANONYMOUS IN COURT
NEW YORK (AP) — The clock is ticking on a man who is accusing Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey of sexually abusing him when he was a teen. The man, known only as “C.D.” in court documents, is trying to move his lawsuit against Spacey into federal court. But the judge handling the case says the trial can’t go on if the man insists on staying anonymous. The judge has given “C.D.” 10 days to decide whether he wants to identify himself. If the answer is no, the case goes away.
“TENET” STREAMING NOW
UNDATED (AP) — Remember “Tenet?” It was the Christopher Nolan film the movie industry hoped would jump-start the moribund industry last August, even as most U.S. theaters remained closed by the pandemic. Nolan, a champion of the movie experience, wanted it released the traditional way — and so it was. The movie is now available for home viewing; it’s being streamed over HBO Max. Nolan’s film won an Oscar last month for its visual effects.
GOVERNORS BALL PERFORMERS SET
NEW YORK (AP) — Plans are coming together for the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York this fall. Among the performers signing on are Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Rocky, J Balvin, and Da Baby. The event is set for Sept. 24-26 near Citi Field, where the New York Mets play. Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon, eastern time.
SELENA GOMEZ: “VAX LIVE” EVENT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Selena Gomez is praising frontline and essential workers for their efforts during the pandemic. Hosting Sunday’s “Vax Live” event near Los Angeles, Gomez said she admires them for doing their jobs while many stayed home to keep the coronavirus from spreading. The singer praised them for being “reliable” and “brave” — and for setting a great example. Gomez, like others who spoke or performed, called for increased efforts to get the world vaccinated to stem the spread of COVID-19. The event will air nationally on Saturday.
MUSIC PRODUCER TOMMY WEST DIES, HELPED SHAPE JIM CROCE’S CAREER
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — If you remember songs like “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown” and “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim,” you’d be familiar with Tommy West’s work. He was the producer and songwriter who worked with Jim Croce (KROH’-chee) during his short but successful career. West has died. He was 78 and his family says he died Sunday in hospice of complications from with Parkinson’s disease. Croce died at age 30 in a 1973 plane crash.
MEGHAN MARKLE RELEASING FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meghan Markle didn’t have to go far to find inspiration for her first children’s book. The Duchess of Sussex says “The Bench” is based on the relationship between her husband Prince Harry and their son, Archie. Random House Children’s books says “The Bench” will be released June 8. Meghan will narrate the audio version of the book.