Country music power couple Miranda Lambert, 27, and Blake Shelton, 34, said their vows on May 14. According to reports, the couple’s Texas wedding was attended by celebs like Reba McEntire, Katherine Heigl, and Kelly Clarkson. Lambert tweeted about her upcoming nuptials last week, sharing a photo of wrapped deer cutlets that she requested specially for the wedding dinner. Lambert won Best Female Country Vocal Performance at this year’s Grammys for her hit “The House That Built Me,” while Shelton is a mentor on NBC’s The Voice and is set to release his sixth album in July. This is Lambert’s first marriage and Shelton’s second.
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Bryan Adams has become a father for the first time, reports People. The 51-year-old Canadian rocker and Alicia Grimaldi — his personal assistant and co-founder of his foundation – welcomed daughter Mirabella Bunny on April 22. Adams is slated to resume his world tour in the Netherlands on June 6.
A judge has delayed the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray until September, ruling that his lawyers need more time to prepare his involuntary manslaughter defense in the Michael Jackson case, according to the Associated Press. Murray’s attorneys requested more time after prosecutors announced plans to call expert witnesses, a move that required Murray himself to waive his right to a speedy trial within 60 days of his preliminary hearing. A progress hearing was set for June 3, and a new jury will be determined on Sept. 8.
John Cossette, who produced many Grammy Awards and BET Awards telecasts over the last two decades, has passed away, his family announced today. He was 54. “We ask that you please respect our privacy during this incredibly emotional time,” Cossette’s wife Rita and daughters Maria and Rose said in their statement. “We appreciate everyone’s love and support.” Cossette also oversaw the re-opening of Radio City Music Hall, and is one of the producers of the current Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.
Singer-guitarist-songwriter Hazel Dickens, a pioneer among women in bluegrass music, died Friday, reports the New York Times. She was 75. Several of Dickens’ songs, including “Coal Tattoo” and “They’ll Never Keep Us Down,” were used in Barbara Kopple’s Oscar-winning 1976 documentary Harlan County, U.S.A. Dickens grew up in a coal-mining family in Mercer County, West Virginia and performed with Alice Gerrard as the duo Hazel and Alice throughout the ’60s and ’70s before beginning a solo career. Dickens was the first woman to receive the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Merit Award in 1994.
Internet phenomenon Antoine Dodson has been charged with marijuana possession, EW has confirmed. Dodson was arrested in Huntsville, Ala., according to the Huntsville Police Department, at around 2 a.m this morning. Dodson was also charged with speeding, failing to appear in court, and an insurance violation. He was subsequently released after posting $1,340 cash bond. (The arrest was first reported by TMZ.)
Dodson responded to the arrest on Twitter, writing “Let me be the first to tell it!! So just got out of jail off a weak charge. Got pulled over in my Benz and they got me.”
Dodson became famous last year when a video of him talking about an alleged attempted rape attack on his sister became a viral video sensation.
Singer LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian were married on Friday in a private ceremony in California, People is reporting. The wedding was a surprise for the roughly 40 guests, who had arrived believing they were attending an engagement party. Rimes, 28, and Cibrian, 37, got engaged in December.
Reuters is reporting that police are investigating two death threats against Rebecca Black, the 13-year-old who became an instant viral video celebrity thanks to her music video for the song “Friday.” The threats were reportedly made last month. “In essence, the threats were related to getting the music off the Internet or they were going to kill her,” said Anaheim police spokesperson Rick Martinez. “We can’t validate how serious they are, but we do take it seriously.”
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Gucci Mane, the 31-year-old rapper whose real name is Radric Davis, was arrested today on misdemeanor battery charges after a woman accused him of shoving her from a moving vehicle in an Atlanta suburb, the Associated Press reports. In the police report, Diana Graham, 36, alleges that on the morning of Jan. 28, Davis initiated a conversation with her at the South DeKalb Mall and asked if she was interested in getting breakfast. Once she entered his car, he offered her $150 to go to a hotel instead. When she refused, he shoved her out of the Hummer. Graham was treated for soreness and pain at Atlanta Medical Center, while a warrant was issued for Davis’ arrest. Davis, who has had numerous legal issues, served six months in jail for a 2009 probation violation for a 2005 assault.
The attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death, believes that the singer’s crumbling finances resulted in Jackson putting his own life at risk, according to the Associated Press. “The crux of the defense is going to be that Michael Jackson engaged in a desperate act and took desperate measures that caused his death,” Edward Chernoff told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor at a pretrial hearing. “We believe at the time Michael Jackson died he was a desperate man in relation to his financial affairs.”
Chernoff requested access to Jackson’s financial records to support his argument, but Pastor denied it, saying, “I’m not going to turn an involuntary manslaughter trial into some kind of an escapade in analysis of the finances in Michael Jackson’s entire life … Right now this is major deep sea fishing.”
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren, meanwhile, dismissed the defense’s strategy as a “irrelevant sideshow” and a “smear.”
The trial’s opening arguments are scheduled for May 9.
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