STEVEN TYLER SENDS CEASE-AND-DESIST LETTER TO TRUMP OVER SONG
BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is again demanding that President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies. Tyler’s attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president Wednesday, a day after the song “Livin’ on the Edge” was heard playing at a Trump rally in West Virginia. It’s not the first time Tyler has asked Trump to stop using Aerosmith songs. Tyler sent the Trump campaign a pair of cease-and-desist letters in 2015 for its use of the band’s music. The latest letter says by using “Livin’ on the Edge,” the president “is falsely implying that our client, once again, endorses his campaign and/or his presidency.” Tyler said Wednesday on Twitter that it isn’t a political issue, he just does not let anyone use his songs without permission.
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“MACGYVER” STUNT COORDINATOR HURT ON SET
ATLANTA (AP) — A stunt coordinator has been injured on the set of the CBS TV series “MacGyver” in Atlanta. CBS Television Studios said in a statement Wednesday that Justin Sundquist was injured late Monday after an accident. The studio says he remains hospitalized with his condition unknown after he sustained a head injury during a stunt. CBS says the production team is cooperating with authorities to investigate the accident. News outlets report that Sundquist sued CBS Corp. and CBS TV Studios last year after being injured on the set of “Hawaii Five-O.” Last year, stuntman John Bernecker was killed on the set of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in Georgia.
KEVIN SPACEY UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ANOTHER SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating allegations of a 2016 sexual assault by Kevin Spacey for possible criminal charges. Spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday that a district attorney’s task force on sexual misconduct had received the case. A sheriff’s spokeswoman says detectives in the department’s Malibu-area station started the investigation in May, stemming from an October 2016 incident. It’s the second Spacey case the task force is considering. The first dates to 1992 and could prove impossible to prosecute because of statutes of limitations. Spacey spokeswoman Laura Johnson did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The Academy Award-winning actor has lost several roles since he was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct in October. He’s also under investigation in six cases in London.
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ACTOR SAYS HE FEARED SPEAKING OUT ABOUT ALLEGED ASIA ARGENTO ASSAULT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A young actor who alleged in legal documents that actress Asia Argento sexually assaulted him when he was 17 says his trauma resurfaced when Argento came out as a victim of sexual assault herself. The statement released Wednesday through an attorney by Jimmy Bennett, now 22, is his first public comment since a Sunday New York Times story saying Argento reached a legal settlement with him last year over an alleged sexual assault in a California hotel room. Bennett says he initially chose to deal with the situation privately and until now has been “ashamed and afraid” to speak publicly. His comments come a day after Argento denied having a sexual relationship with him. The 42-year-old Argento has been a key figure in the #MeToo movement since alleging last year that Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 21.
FORMER LYNYRD SKYNYRD GUITARIST ED KING DIES
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A family friend says Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of their hits including “Sweet Home Alabama,” has died in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 68. Scott Coopwood said in a statement that King died on Wednesday due to cancer. King joined the band in 1972 and was part of their first three albums with their distinct three-guitar sound. He left the band two years before a plane crash killed singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines in 1977. He rejoined the group 10 years later and played with them until he retired in 1996 due to heart problems. King was also an original member of the California psychedelic group Strawberry Alarm Clock, which had a hit with “Incense and Peppermints” in 1967.
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GEORGE CLOONEY TOPS FORBES LIST OF HIGHEST PAID ACTORS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes’ list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs. The actor’s wealth also includes additional earnings from endorsements and older movies. The rankings include on-screen and outside earnings. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ranked second with $124 million pretax. Forbes says a huge social media following helped Johnson nearly double his 2017 earnings because he’s able to negotiate an extra seven figures over his standard contract for promotion. Robert Downey Jr. was third with $81 million, followed by Chris Hemsworth with $64.5 million and Jackie Chan’s $45.5 million.
“TOP CHEF” PRODUCER’S HOME HIT WITH GRAFFITI
MATTITUCK, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating after political and religious symbols were painted on “Top Chef” producer and restaurateur Tom Colicchio’s home and lawn on Long Island. Colicchio and his wife, Lori Silverbush, tweeted they discovered the graffiti on Tuesday. Police say “TRUMP” was written in red paint on the mailbox. “Cuomo=Death to America” with a hammer and sickle was painted on the street and grass. “Cynthia Nixon, Go Home, Silverbush and Padhma” and a star were painted in white. Nixon is challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary. Padma Lakshmi is host of “Top Chef.” Colicchio tweeted he believes the incident was in response to his displaying a sign supporting the Democrat who is running for Congress against Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin. Zeldin criticized the incident on Facebook.