Prince George, Princess Charlotte steal the show at Queen's Trooping the Color parade

Published: Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 3:41 AM

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017, in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017, in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)(Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

They may not have made an appearance until the very end, but Prince George and Princess Charlotte were everyone’s favorite part of Saturday’s Trooping the Color parade to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s “official” birthday.

>> Photos: Charming Princess Charlotte, Prince George at 'Trooping the Color' parade

While their elder family members paraded through London, the tiny royals were seen peeking through the curtains of Buckingham Palace to get a look at the festivities, People reported. Once the royal family returned to the palace to watch the Royal Air Force’s display, George and Charlotte finally made their debut.

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Charlotte waved to the crowd from her mother’s arms, while George excitedly watched the air force fly by. The royal toddlers had many questions for their parents during the display, curiously pointing at the sights around them. At one point, Prince George waved his hands around like an orchestra conductor.

>> Queen Elizabeth II celebrates ‘official’ birthday with Trooping the Color parade

The big event commemorated the Queen’s 91st birthday, which was in April. However, it’s customary to honor Her Majesty with a public ceremony in the summer.

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Police: New evidence in Venus Williams crash investigation shows she had green light

Published: Saturday, July 08, 2017 @ 2:02 PM
Updated: Saturday, July 08, 2017 @ 2:02 PM

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Palm Beach Gardens Police have released a statement addressing new video evidence brought to light in a fatal car crash involving tennis player Venus Williams.

Latest: Attorney says video shows Williams to blame for crash

The June 9 crash involved Williams, 37, and Linda Barson, 67. Barson was driving a Hyundai Accent and had a red light as she approached the intersection, but it then turned green and she entered the intersection, clipping the right front of Williams’ 2010 Toyota Sequoia, police said.

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Barson’s husband,  78-year-old Jerome Barson, was in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

Williams had a green light when she entered the intersection, police said. A statement from police released Friday said she entered the intersection legally. The conclusion was reached after officials reviewed video surveillance footage.

“After the initial investigation was conducted, new evidence into the incident was located,” Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said in a Friday news release. “Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to BallenIsles Drive. As Williams was traveling through the intersection, a Nissan Altima entered the intersection traveling south, and made a left turn in front of William’s vehicle, causing her to stop advancing through the intersection to avoid a collision.”

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Linda Barson, the driver of the Accent, told police she didn’t see Williams’ SUV and wasn’t able to stop without hitting it. She said she slowed down for a red light but continued driving once the light turned green.

The police statement continues: “After the Nissan had proceeded past Williams, Williams then started to proceed north through the intersection in accordance with F.S.S. 316.075 (1)(a)1. The vehicle driven by Linda Barson was traveling west on Northlake Blvd, in the outside lane, approaching a steady red traffic signal. The traffic signal then cycled to green, at which time Barson continued westbound and entered the intersection. The front end of Barson’s vehicle collided with the right front of William’s vehicle.”

Linda Barson’s husband, 78-year-old Jerome, suffered head injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he died June 22.

Palm Beach Gardens Police spokesman Maj. Paul Rogers said police are still working to identify the driver of the Altima.

Williams has not been cited or charged. According to a June 30 report from The Associated Press , police originally said Williams was at fault for the crash.

On Wednesday, her lawyers won an emergency protective order to prevent the Benson family from independently inspecting and receiving crash data from the Hyundai Accent, the Bensons’ car.

Venus Williams at day five at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Friday, July 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)(Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Williams’ attorney, Kevin Yombor, said the Benson’s lawyers gave them less than 24 hours notice about the inspection of the vehicle.

“The on-board data of both vehicles will be critical evidence. Issues have been known to arise when a vehicle's data is downloaded. These issues included, but not limited to, the unintentional loss of the data,” the court documents read, according to E! News. “For that reason, no party should be allowed to inspect the vehicles until all Parties can be present with their experts and this Court issues a procedure for collecting the vehicles’ data.”

Related: Venus Williams wins emergency protective order in fatal crash lawsuit, hearing set for Friday

“There really are no words to describe, like, how devastating…” Williams said Monday when asked about the crash at Wimbledon. “I’m completely speechless.”

It was an echo of the statement posted to her Facebook page Sunday.

“I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident,” Williams wrote. “My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers.”

Williams was not hurt in the crash.

Barson’s family is suing Williams for unintentionally causing his death. The couple was running errands for an upcoming family Disney cruise, their attorney, Michael Steinger, said. 

According to the suit, the crash injured Linda Barson, who is recovering from a cracked sternum, shattered right arm, broken right wrist, hand and fingers.

Police said the crash continues to be under investigation based on the new evidence.

“As per Florida statutes, due to the continuing investigation of this incident, no additional information will be released at this time,” the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said.

Luke Bryan breaks no touching rule for terminally ill fan

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 5:57 PM

Luke Bryan performs at the Faster Horses Music Festival in the Brooklyn Trails Campground at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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Luke Bryan performs at the Faster Horses Music Festival in the Brooklyn Trails Campground at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Brooklyn, Mich. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)(Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Country singer Luke Bryan broke his famous “no touching” rule at meet and greets for one special fan.

People reported that the rule gained attention when Bryan appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016.

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At the time, Bryan said fans got a little too handsy with his back end at shows and meet and greets before the show.

KSHB reported that before the singer’s show Friday at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, Francis Stanaway, 88, was able to break the rule.

Stanaway, who is under hospice care at Crossroads Hospice, was able to coordinate a meet-and-greet with her family and event organizers before the show. 

“We’re excited for her because she used to love country so much before she went to the nursing home,” daughter-in-law Linda Sokolaski said. “She doesn't get to experience it much more.”

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Stanaway was able to meet and pose with the 41-year-old singer and give him a pat on the behind in the photo.

Crossroads Hospice was able to make the encounter happen through its Gift of a Day program, according to KHSB.

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp reportedly dating again

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

NEW YORK NY - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp sighting on October 14, 2013 in New York City. 
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NEW YORK NY - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp sighting on October 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)(Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)

John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan are reportedly back together since breaking up over two years ago, according to a published report.

Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple started dating in 2010 and broke up five years later. In a March interview with Howard Stern, Mellencamp said Ryan isn’t fond of him.

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“Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan,” he told Stern. “She hates me to death. I think it’s because I’m a child. I throw fits -- I gripe. I complain. I’m moody. Every bad thing that a fellow can be, that’s me.”

Apparently, he was a little off the mark.

Mellencamp was most recently romantically linked to model Christie Brinkley, but the two called it quits after nearly a year together.

A source close to the former couple revealed to Page Six that Brinkley and Mellencamp’s differences in lifestyle was the reason behind the split.

“If you know John, you know he doesn’t do well at social gatherings and at tables filled with nice folks, particularly the Hamptons set,” the source said at the time of their break up. “He shoots straight from the hip. She may have liked that he’s a cowboy, but in the end that’s what drove her away.”

Country music mourning the passing of legendary Nashville producer Billy Joe Walker 

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 2:32 PM

Close-up of faders on a mixing console, session for Future Music Magazine taken on April 23, 2009. (Photo by Jesse Wild/Future Music Magazine via Getty Images)
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Close-up of faders on a mixing console, session for Future Music Magazine taken on April 23, 2009. (Photo by Jesse Wild/Future Music Magazine via Getty Images)(Future Music Magazine)

The country music community is mourning the passing of legendary producer, musician and songwriter Joe Walker Jr., who passed away earlier this week at the age of 64.

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According to CMT, Walker had been in poor health for some time. The native Texan was in Kerrville at the time of his passing in the early morning hours of July 25..

As a producer, Walker worked on projects for artists from the early 2000s, including Travis Tritt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bryan White, Pam Tillis and the late Mindy McCready.

His songwriting earned him cuts with popular stars like Trisha Yearwood, Jerrod Niemann, Tanya Tucker and Billy Currington.

He was also a gifted guitar picker who played with some of country’s icons, including Randy Travis, Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard and Crystal Gayle.

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A devastated Travis Tritt shared his heartbreak on social media.

Bryan White, who credits Billy Joe with helping launch his career, also expressed his grief on Twitter.