MYSTIKAL SAYS HE’S MAKING CHANGES
NEW YORK (AP) — Mystikal says he has learned from his mistakes — both in the music he’s performed and how he’s acted in his personal life. Now the rap star says he’s ready to turn the page. In an interview with The Associated Press, the rapper says being convicted of sexual battery almost two decades ago puts him in a “horrible fraternity.” Mystikal he used to be “a nasty lil’ rapper” — but has now toned down the lyrics and content of his rhymes.
KINGS OF LEON, ANN WILSON OF HEART TO PERFORM FOR NFL DRAFT
CLEVELAND (AP) — There will be more than just football to check out at the NFL Draft later this month. The league is calling on a couple of musical acts to set the stage for the annual selection of top college stars. Before the picks begin April 29, Kings of Leon will perform at an event in Cleveland. Ann Wilson of Heart will do the national anthem. Musical acts for the final two days of the draft will be announced soon.
“BACHELOR” CONTESTANT COMES OUT
UNDATED (AP) — Colton Underwood, the former football player who found fame on “The Bachelor,” has revealed he’s gay. Speaking yesterday on “Good Morning America” yesterday, Underwood said he has run away from and hated himself for a long time — and is now happy to be able to come to terms being gay and out. Underwood won over Cassie Randolph on Season 23 of “The Bachelor.” The two never married.
ABC NAMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN AS TOP NEWS EXECUTIVE
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has named Kim Godwin as its news division president — and has made a bit of history in the process. Godwin becomes the first black woman to be the top news executive at a broadcast network. Until now, Godwin had been second-in-command at CBS News.