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Published: Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 7:26 PM
LOS ANGELES — Former “Glee” star Mark Salling pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor as part of a plea bargain.
Us Weekly reported that the actor was facing two counts of child pornography after police found over 50,000 images of child erotica on his computer and another 4,000 on a flash drive. According to the deal, he agreed to make restitution to the victims, paying “approximately $50,000” to each who has requested it.
Salling could have gone to prison for up to 20 years, but prosecutors agreed to having him serve four to seven years in prison with 20 years of supervised release. Upon release, he will be required to register as a sexual offender and cannot have any communication with anyone under 18 without a parent or legal guardian present. As a result, he won’t be allowed to live within view of, and must stay 100 feet away from, school yards, parks, public swimming pools, playgrounds and video arcade venues.
The actor was initially arrested in December 2015 after police were tipped off that he had a trove of child pornography in his home. After the horrifying discovery, Salling was cut from the film “Gods and Secrets.”
Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 5:41 PM
— Award-winning celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been cremated in France and his remains are returning to the United States on Friday, according to news reports.
Bourdain, the host of CNN’s popular, Emmy-winning “Parts Unknown” for 11 seasons, was found dead in in Kaysersberg, France, a week ago. The medical examiner ruled his death a suicide after he was found unresponsive in his luxury hotel room by close friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert.
Bourdain, 61, was in France filming another episode for his show.
He was cremated in a private service in France, according to People magazine and other outlets who cited anonymous sources. Since his divorce from Octavia Busia in 2016 was not finalized, she is legally his next of kin. The couple had a daughter, who is now 11.
Published: Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 1:38 PM
— Beyonce and Jay-Z appeared to have a sequel to their successful 2014 “On the Run” tour Monday, but not before the date was removed.
Variety reported that a date for the “On the Run 2” tour was announced on Beyonce’s Facebook and Ticketmaster pages for one date on July 30. The posts with the date for the performance, which was to be held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, were quickly pulled. The date also appeared on Jay-Z’s Facebook page.
Complex reported that there were three listings for the date on Beyonce’s fan page.
The BeyHive quickly became excited, with some speculating that the long-rumored collaboration album between the singer and rapper was coming.
On Friday, Us Weekly reported that the two could be announcing a joint album and world tour, citing a Feb. 28 report from Italian newspaper Il Giorno.
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 10:43 AM
— It is not every day a member of the Jackson 5 strolls into your music shop and walks out the door with a guitar.
Jim Hauer of Hauer Music, 528 Miamisburg Centerville Road in Centerville, now knows that more than most.
Jermaine Jackson, the fourth-born in the iconic musical family that also includes Michael and Janet Jackson, stopped by the music shop Wednesday and bought a 12-string guitar for his tour.
The music shop posted about the experience:
“Jermaine Jackson- legendary Jackson 5- stopped by and purchased a beautiful 12-string guitar for his tour. It is hard to believe it has been nine years since Michael's passing. Jermaine and his brothers are going strong and touring the US; next stop Detroit.
By the way, the huge rock on his hand was a special made ring to commemorate the Jackson 5 50th anniversary. Jermaine now lives in Nice, France. We do ship to France and other parts of the world.”
Jackson was heading to Detroit for a show, according to a woman who answered the phone at the store Thursday.
Jermaine Jackson is scheduled to perform Saturday with The Jacksons as part of a free outdoor Detroit Music Weekend concert celebrating the music of the Jackson 5.
Published: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 5:14 PM
LOS ANGELES — Nearly three years after her exit was announced, TV personality Giuliana Rancic is returning to E! News as a co-host.
E! Entertainment announced Friday that Rancic will co-host the weeknight show with Jason Kennedy this fall. Yahoo! Entertainment reported that she last co-anchored from 2005 to 2015. She first appeared on E! in 2002 when she was a correspondent at E! News.
Variety reported that Rancic has made other appearances on the network since exiting E! News, hosting “E! Live From the Red Carpet” and other special events, like the network’s coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“Returning to host ‘E! News’ is every bit as thrilling to me today as it was 16 years ago when I joined the show and embarked on this wonderful career,” Rancic said in a statement. “Co-hosting alongside one of my best friends, Jason Kennedy, with one of the most talented teams in entertainment journalism, makes this move even more special. I can’t wait to reconnect with the ‘E! News’ audience and go on this journey together once again.”
During the time Rancic was no longer hosting the weeknight show, Maria Menounos stepped in as co-host. She left in July 2017 after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which has since been surgically removed.
Catt Sadler was a co-host on “E! News,” but left in December because of what she said was a “massive disparity in pay” between herself and Kennedy.