Wayne Masciarella has pleaded not guilty to killing the great-niece of late country music singer Johnny Cash.
The Tennessean reports that 27-year-old entered the plea Wednesday during a brief court appearance in Putnam County.
A Michigan judge has dismissed an arrest warrant that had been issued for Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker.
A Wayne County Circuit judge had signed off on the warrant last week. It was sought by the lawyer for a company that says Baker owes it $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe, Mich., home.
According to WDIV-TV, Judge Edward Ewell said Monday that while the warrant has been dismissed, the lawsuit over the money will continue at a hearing in April.
Baker tells WXYZ-TV she’s grateful the judge lifted the warrant.
The singer’s lawyer has said Baker didn’t know she had been sued in 2011 by Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating.
The company’s lawyer says he wants to see his client get paid for the work it did
There’s a new trio of Hanson siblings in the family.
Isaac Hanson, the oldest member of the band Hanson, welcomed a daughter on Tuesday, People reports. The girl, named Nina Odette, is the third child for the musician and his wife, Nikki. They have two sons, Clark Everett, 6, and James Monroe, 5.
“After more than five years of not having a baby in the house, having our first little girl is going to be fun,” Hanson, 33, tells People. “I know that Everett and Monroe are excited about being big brothers.”
An arrest warrant has been issued for Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker.
A Wayne County Circuit judge signed off on the warrant this week. It was sought by the lawyer for a company that says Baker owes $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe, Mich., home.
Baker’s lawyer, Jamal Hamood, says he plans to file a motion Friday to cancel the warrant. Hamood says Baker wasn’t served with papers and didn’t know she had been sued in 2011 by Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating. He says Baker is out of town and will remain so until the warrant issue is cleared up.
The company’s lawyer, Daniel Gerow, tells The Detroit News he doesn’t want Baker to go to jail, but only wants to see his client get paid.
Members of the Rolling Stones are offering support to Mick Jagger following the death of his girlfriend L’Wren Scott.
The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following the fashion designer and celebrity stylist’s apparent suicide in New York City on Monday.
Keith Richards said in a statement Wednesday that “no one saw this coming” and that Jagger has “always been my soul brother and we love him.”
“We’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man,” he added.
Charlie Watts said the band’s priority is the 70-year-old Jagger. READ FULL STORY
Justin Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test in Florida that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending comments to officers, according to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday.
The police summary of Bieber’s performance on various sobriety tests following his Jan. 23 arrest shows that the pop singer told officers he had injured his foot skateboarding three months earlier. The officer had noted that Bieber appeared to sway and have leg tremors during one of the tests, and also winced as if in pain.
“He appeared to have great difficulty,” the report noted, adding that the injury never was mentioned or noticed after that test.
One day after designer L’Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment, the celebrity favorite’s longtime boyfriend, Mick Jagger, has responded to the tragedy via a posting on his official Facebook page.
“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” the Rolling Stones frontman wrote in a post published midday Tuesday. “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.” Jagger and Scott had been a couple since 2001.
“She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me,” Jagger continued.
Austin police say a third person has died after being struck by a suspected drunken driver last week during the SXSW festival.
Sandy Le died of injuries suffered early Thursday, according to spokeswoman Veneza Bremner. She did not say when the 26-year-old died.
Le was in a crowd outside an Austin club when the driver smashed his car through a street barricade and accelerated into a group of festival-goers.
Jamie West, 27, of Austin and Dutchman Steven Craenmehr, 35, were killed at the scene. More than 20 others were injured.
Rashad Owens, 21, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. He’s accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, then intentionally driving into festival-goers.
After a weekend in jail, Chris Brown is facing a court hearing over his dismissal from rehab and whether he should be given additional penalties, which could include more time behind bars.
The Grammy-winning R&B singer spent the weekend in a downtown Los Angeles lockup after a judge ordered him to be arrested for violating the rules and regulations of his treatment. Court records did not elaborate on the reason for Brown’s dismissal from the facility in Malibu that was treating him for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bi-polar disorder.
Brown, 24, had been under court orders to remain in treatment since November, one month after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., after a man accused him of punching him in a confrontation outside a hotel. That case remains pending, and Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin has not yet scheduled a probation violation hearing to address whether he would penalize the singer for the arrest.