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Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

By 92.3 News | March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly
R. Kelly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and “meet with the royal family.” Officials in Dubai and the wider …

Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young
Jung Joon-young

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop singer Jung Joon-young was attending a South Korean court hearing Thursday on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent. He told reporters at the Seoul Central District Court that he was …

Daniels: ‘Pain and anger’ around ‘Empire’ in recent weeks

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Daniels: ‘Pain and anger’ around ‘Empire’ in recent weeks
Lee Daniels

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Empire” co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been “a freakin’ rollercoaster.” In an Instagram video that doesn’t refer to Smollett by name, Daniels says since “the incident” he and his cast …

Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai
R. Kelly

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex abuse charges. The R&B singer hopes to do up to …

Huffman’s court date pushed back in admissions scam case

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Huffman’s court date pushed back in admissions scam case
Felicity Huffman

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman’s court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam. Huffman was initially scheduled to appear in Boston federal court on March 29 along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin and other parents. But a judge …

Hollywood power elite hosting Kamala Harris fundraiser

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Hollywood power elite hosting Kamala Harris fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of Hollywood’s power elite, including prolific television hit maker Shonda Rhimes, were hosting a fundraiser Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The evening event is billed as a “reception in support of Kamala Harris for the People,” and Harris is expected to attend, according to an invitation obtained by The …

UK police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

By 92.3 News | March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on UK police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

LONDON (AP) — Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, was arrested in London Tuesday, more than a year after Indian authorities alleged he was involved in a $1.8 billion bank fraud. Modi, 48, was detained in central London and remained in custody overnight, the Metropolitan Police Service said. …

Coroner says ‘Young and Restless’ star died of heart disease

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Coroner says ‘Young and Restless’ star died of heart disease
Kristoff St. John

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner’s report released Tuesday. Investigators listed “hypertrophic heart disease” as the cause of the 52-year-old’s death on Feb. 4 at his home in …

Egads, Batman! Dubious interns cited in White House report

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Egads, Batman! Dubious interns cited in White House report

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from “Star Trek: Voyager” and the corpulent Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt. These names are credited with helping to assemble …

Bill O’Reilly book on Trump coming out in fall

By 92.3 News | March 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Bill O’Reilly book on Trump coming out in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly’s next book will not be about JFK or Abraham Lincoln, but a president he knows well. Donald Trump. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that O’Reilly’s “The United States of Trump: How the President Really Sees America” will come out this fall. The publisher is calling the book a …