Jul. 05, 2018
POLICE STILL LOOKING FOR PERSON OF INTEREST IN XXXTENTACION KILLING
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in south Florida are still trying to locate a 22-year-old man for questioning in the shooting death of XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-TAH'-see-YOHN'). Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright says detectives consider Robert Allen a "person of interest" in the case. Allen is also wanted on a felony warrant for violating probation for possession of the synthetic drug flakka and carrying a concealed weapon. The sheriff's office said last week it was looking for Allen. Authorities say two men in an SUV confronted XXXTentacion and shot him outside a motorcycle dealership on June 18. One man has been arrested on murder charges.
G-EAZY AND HALSEY SPLIT
UNDATED (AP) — Halsey confirms she and G-Eazy are "taking some time apart." Halsey writes on Instagram Stories she normally keeps that kind of thing private but decided to share because of the public nature of their relationship. She says she wishes G-Eazy the best. They have been dating for a year and had a hit with the duet "Him and I." Halsey gave some clues that something was up when she recently deleted all the photos of G-Eazy from her Instagram account. G-Eazy has not commented on the split.
WHITNEY HOUSTON'S FORMER MANAGER: CISSY HOUSTON DID NOT KNOW ABOUT CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
NEW YORK (AP) — Whitney Houston's sister-in-law and former manager had to break it to Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, that a new documentary was going to spell out allegations that Whitney and her brother, Gary, suffered sexual abuse as children from a cousin. Patricia Houston says what made matters worse is that Cissy Houston was unaware that the abuse had happened. The documentary "Whitney" alleges the abuser was Dee Dee Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick. Dee Dee Warwick was 18 years older than Whitney Houston. The alleged incidents took place when Gary and Whitney were between the ages of 7 and 9. Dee Dee Warwick died in 2008. The film suggests the abuse led to the drug problems that both Gary and Whitney Houston suffered as adults. The film comes out tomorrow.
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DARIUS RUCKER BRINGS TOGETHER JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN AND CHARLES KELLEY AS THE TROUBLEMAKERS
NASHVILLE (AP) — When Jason Aldean heard that Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley were remaking a Drivin' N Cryin' song, he wanted in. They also enlisted the help of Luke Bryan for the song "Straight to Hell." Rucker says he decided to call them The Troublemakers because he thought that would be a cool name for a band. Both Aldean and Bryan say the video was the most fun they've ever had making a video. Bryan says they spent the day poking at each other and having fun. Bryan says Rucker is like a football coach and can really bring a team together.
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QUEEN LATIFAH TRAVELS TO THE ESSENCE FESTIVAL FOR REAL
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Queen Latifah really will be going to the Essence Festival. That was the plot of her movie "Girls Trip," but Queen Latifah never played the main stage until this weekend. She will perform on Saturday, along with MC Lyte, Missy Elliott, Remy Ma and Mary J. Blige. The festival opens tomorrow with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott. Teddy Riley, Blackstreet, Guy and SWV will do a New Jack Swing reunion on Sunday. Janet Jackson and Fantasia are on Sunday's bill as well.
ROCK HALL SEEKS HOME VIDEOS OF CONCERTS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Did you happen to take a home movie of a famous musician before he or she was famous? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is interested, and will even digitize your film for you. The Rock Hall is looking for home movies or videos of famous musicians in local venues or of historically important music events. The Hall is holding a Film and Video Preservation Day on Saturday. Fans who bring their home movies to the Rock Hall will get a digitized copy on a USB drive to take home, and the Hall may add the film to its permanent collection. The Rock Hall will show a compilation of the clips on Oct. 20.
by Margie Szaroleta