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January 9, 2019

POLICE REPORT SAYS R. KELLY THREATENED FATHER INVOLVED IN LIFETIME DOCUMENTARY

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A man who says R. Kelly is holding his daughter against her will has told police Kelly’s manager threatened him for his involvement in the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary. Timothy Savage told an officer on Thursday that Kelly’s manager, Don Russell, had texted him, saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary did not air. The Lifetime TV series explores allegations that Kelly has sexually abused women and girls. Kelly denies wrongdoing. The police report says Russell called Savage while an officer was present, and Savage put him on speaker. The report says Russell accused Savage of lying to Lifetime and said if Savage continued to support the documentary, Russell and Kelly would release information that would ruin Savage, his business and his family. Russell could not be reached for comment. The case has been forwarded to the criminal investigations division for review.

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RANDY HOUSER MAKES “MAGNOLIA” ON HIS OWN TERMS

NASHVILLE (AP) — Randy Houser decided he was going to do his music his way, even if it meant his record label was going to dump him. Houser says when he started making his “Magnolia” album, he figured he wouldn’t have a record deal by the end of it because he was dead set on doing whatever he wanted musically. He even funded it out of his own pocket. His label ended up getting bought out by another label. His new bosses liked what he was doing so much that they told him to keep it up. “Magnolia” is out Friday.

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“BABY SHARK” HITS TOP 40

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enough kids watched the “Baby Shark” video in the past week to push the song into the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Baby Shark” by South Korean educational group Pinkfong is a children’s sing-along that has racked up 2.1 billion views worldwide. In the past week, the song was streamed in the U.S. 20.8 million times. Because streaming counts toward chart data, that puts “Baby Shark” at number 32 on this week’s chart. It also sold 3,000 digital downloads.

METALLICA’S KIRK HAMMETT CUTS SELLING PRICE FOR HOME

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is looking to sell his house. He even dropped the price by more than a million dollars. Realtor.com reports Hammett’s gated estate has dropped in price from $13 million to $11.1 million. He bought it in 2010 for $8 million. The 5,200-square-foot home overlooks the Pacific Ocean and includes four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage in a neighborhood with tight parking. Hammett used to own the house next door but sold it last year for $12.8 million.

PHISH, CHILDISH GAMBINO ANNOUNCED FOR BONNAROO LINEUP

NASHVILLE (AP) — Phish will play multiple sets at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Odesza, The Lumineers and Cardi B also will headline. Other acts include Solange, The Avett Brothers, Hozier (HOH’-zee-er), Kacey Musgraves, The Lonely Island, Brandi Carlile and Walk The Moon. Hayley Williams of Paramore will curate the “Sanctuary of Self-Love” campground experience. Bonnaroo also will feature circus acts, movies and its first pride parade. Bonnaroo will be held in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 13-16.

SAX PLAYER TIA FULLER PASSES UP BEYONCÉ FOR BERKLEE

NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Tia Fuller got two dream jobs in the same day. She was offered a teaching position at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and Beyoncé wanted her to return to her position in Beyoncé’s touring band. Fuller made her decision by thinking like Beyoncé. She took the teaching job. She says Beyoncé is always growing and evolving, and Fuller realized she needed to move on too. Her “Diamond Cut” album has been nominated for best jazz instrumental album. Fuller is a rare female nominee in that category, and if she wins, she’d be only the second woman to win it.

by Margie Szaroleta

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