Rapper Nelly arrested on drug charges in Tennessee

Published: Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 3:12 AM
Updated: Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 2:51 AM

            Rapper Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was arrested April 11, 2015, and charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
            Putnam County, Tenn., Sheriff's Department
Rapper Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was arrested April 11, 2015, and charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.(Putnam County, Tenn., Sheriff's Department)

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A Tennessee state trooper arrested internationally known hip-hop artist Nelly on felony drug charges in Putnam County on Saturday morning, WHBQ-TV in Memphis reports.

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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About 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Trooper Michael Loftis stopped a bus on Interstate 40 for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report. The trooper said he planned to conduct an inspection on the bus when he noticed an odor of marijuana.

Loftis and Sgt. Donald Jennings then conducted a probable-cause search of the bus. The troopers said they discovered in the sleeper area a plastic bag that contained five colored crystal-type rocks that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Further investigation reportedly revealed about 100 small Ziploc bags commonly associated with the sale of narcotics and numerous handguns.

The bus was occupied by six people, one of whom was identified as Brian Jones, 44, of St. Louis. Jones, a convicted felon, was also in possession of a handgun and was charged accordingly, the police report said.

Nelly, 40, also of St. Louis, and Jones were transported to the Putnam County Jail. Nelly was released on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court June 19. Read the full story here.

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'Roseanne' reboot reveals 2018 premiere date

Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 12:31 PM

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 08: The cast of "Roseanne" poses for a portrait during the 6th annual "TV Land Awards" held at Barker Hangar on June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for TV Land)(Todd Williamson)

Fans eagerly awaiting the return of the TV show "Roseanne" now can mark their calendars.

The premiere episode will air March 27 at 8 p.m., Deadline reported. The premiere will be an hour long, while the other eight episodes of the season will be a half-hour long, Deadline noted.

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Comedian Roseanne Barr turned her show about the blue-collar Conner family into a hit in the 1990s. Talks of a reboot have been in the works for years. 

Production for the nine-episode installment wrapped this month. Most of the main cast members from the original series are returning for the revival, including John Goodman as Dan Conner, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie Harris, Lecy Goranson as Becky Conner-Healy, Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner and Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner. Guest stars returning for the revival include Johnny Galecki as David Healy, Estelle Parsons as Beverly Harris and Sandra Bernhard as Nancy Bartlett. 

Carrie Fisher’s dog recognized her in new ‘Star Wars’ film

Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 6:59 AM

Actress Carrie Fisher and her beloved dog, Gary.
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Actress Carrie Fisher and her beloved dog, Gary.(Getty Images)

Carrie Fisher may be dead almost a year, but her dog still remembers the actress, New Musical Express reported.

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Fisher, who died last Dec. 27 at age 60, starred in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which opened in theaters Thursday.

Fisher’s dog, Gary, attended the premiere of the film on Thursday at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Gary watched the movie while sitting in the lap of Fisher’s former personal assistant, Corby McCoin, New Musical Express reported.

KABC reporter Veronica Miracle tweeted that Gary’s ears “perked up every time (Fisher) was on the screen.”

Gary even has a cameo in “The Last Jedi” and paid tribute to Fisher on the canine’s Instagram account, the New Musical Express reported.

Olympian Ryan Lochte grateful for fresh start

Published: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 12:18 AM

Ryan Lochte is happy these days talking about his son and fiancee.
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Ryan Lochte is happy these days talking about his son and fiancee.(Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ryan Lochte’s son and fiancee are clearly the lights of his life, and a new photo of his bouncing baby boy is proving that.

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Lochte, 33, regularly gushes about his 6-month-old son Caiden Zane and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid on his Instagram page.

The highly decorated Olympic swimmer said he’s grateful for a fresh start after landing in hot water for his drunken behavior at the Rio Olympics.

In 2016, he was suspended for 10 months from domestic and international competitions, according to the New York Times.

In an interview with People last year, the swimmer said he was looking forward to becoming a dad, seeing it as a new beginning.

“I think everyone deserves a clean start and that’s what I love about this,” Lochte told People.

Six months into being a father, Lochte seems to be loving it.

Lochte recently shared a photo of his son Caiden smiling up at his dad from a bouncy seat.

“That smile from my son warms my heart so much!” Lochte wrote. “Makes everything better! #blessed #czl #happybaby.”

According to People, Lochte is currently house hunting in Los Angeles. He plans to pursue acting there while he trains for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

On Thursday, Reid also shared a touching photo of Lochte and Caiden Zane.

Billionaire’s son sues ex-fiancée to get $250,000 engagement ring back

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 10:59 PM


Billionaire Bill Koch’s son Wyatt is no longer engaged, and he wants the quarter-million dollar ring back from his ex-fiancee.

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Lawyers filed a civil lawsuit on Wyatt Koch’s behalf Tuesday to attempt to force Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb to return the expensive piece of jewelry.

“The ring is wrongfully detained by (Slocumb),” the lawsuit says. “She received the ring as a conditional gift. She refuses to return it despite proper demand and the condition not being fulfilled.”

Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb and Wyatt Koch pictured in 2016 in happier times. (Meghan McCarthy / Daily News File Photo)

Slocumb was the one who broke off the engagement, according to the complaint. Koch demanded the ring back multiple times and she refused, the complaint says.

Koch, a Palm Beach resident and fashion designer, purchased the 8.24 carat diamond ring for $180,000 at Manufacturing Jewelers on Madison Avenue in New York on March 27, 2017, according to an invoice attached to the complaint. An attorney for Koch said the ring was last appraised for $250,000.

Koch declined comment through an attorney. It’s unclear if Slocumb has hired an attorney, and there was no answer at a phone number associated with her.

Wyatt Koch founded the company Wyatt Ingraham LLC — an apparel line for men that caters to an international audience, according to the company’s website. His sense of fashion is bold and he thinks clothing should be a conversation starter, the site says.

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Industrialist Bill Koch is the son of Fred C. Koch, who founded Koch Industries — a multinational company based in Wichita, Kansas. Bill Koch, whose net worth is about 1.7 billion, according to Forbes, is the co-founder of Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach.