CHARGE DROPPED AGAINST GRETCHEN WILSON

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Gretchen Wilson says everyone has bad days, but celebrities become a target when they have one. Wilson appeared in court yesterday to face a misdemeanor breach of peace charge at an airport near Hartford, Connecticut, last month. Wilson agreed to make a $500 donation to a fund for injured crime victims to dismiss the charge. Police say Wilson was involved in a minor disturbance on a plane involving another passenger and a bathroom on Aug. 21. Police say she became "belligerent" with troopers.

GENE CORNISH OF THE RASCALS IS FITTED WITH PACEMAKER

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rascals guitarist Gene Cornish now has a pacemaker after he collapsed on stage last weekend in Billings, Montana. Publicist Melissa Kucirek (kah-CHUR'-ihk) says Cornish collapsed because of a heart arrhythmia. She says he has been cleared to start rehabilitation, and he hopes to be back to performing in October. Cornish says he's grateful for two nurses who were at the show who came to his aid.

"TODAY" BUMPS CARRIE UNDERWOOD FOR FLORENCE

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood's "Today" show concert this morning is called off because of Hurricane Florence, even though she's in New York. NBC tweets that because of its ongoing coverage of Florence, Underwood's performance on the "Today" plaza scheduled for today has been canceled. She appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon — where she talked about her pregnancy and her new album. She also teamed up with Fallon to sing the theme to the animated TV show "Duck Tales."

BRETT DENNEN, SINGER-SONGWRITER-PAINTER

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — If you go to a Brett Dennen concert, among the items for sale are paintings he's done himself, quite possibly that day. Dennen says he paints every day on tour. He says it's usually something relevant to the town he's in or the venue he's playing. Dennen says he takes a watercolor set that's about the size of a book, so it's portable on a tour bus.

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JOHN LEGEND JOINS "THE VOICE" NEXT YEAR

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend will be a coach on the next season of "The Voice." He will join Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson for the season that begins in the spring. In the meantime, Shelton, Levine, Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson will be the coaches for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 24 on NBC.

ARETHA FRANKLIN, EDDIE FLOYD HEADED FOR MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin will be inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Eddie Floyd, rockabilly pioneers The Rock and Roll Trio, hip-hop duo 8Ball and MJG, gospel singer O'Landa Draper and radio personality George Klein also will be inducted. The ceremony is Nov. 1.

by Margie Szaroleta