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Naomi Judd’s Family Asks Court to Seal Report of Death Investigation

The family filed the petition saying the records contain video and audio interviews with relatives in the immediate aftermath of Judd's death, and releasing such details would inflict "significant trauma and irreparable harm."

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Naomi Judd’s Family Asks Court to Seal Report of Death Investigation

The family of country singer Naomi Judd filed a court petition Friday to seal police reports and recordings made during the investigation into her death. The family filed the petition in Williamson County Chancery Court, saying the records contain video and audio interviews with relatives in the immediate aftermath of Judd’s death, and releasing such details […]

Megan Thee Stallion Releases Second Studio Album ‘Traumazine’

After dominating Coachella and earning her bachelor’s degree in health administration, Megan Thee Stallion is back with a brand new album. Traumazine, her second studio album, is the follow-up to Megan’s blockbuster debut album Good News. Peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Good News housed such Billboard Hot 100 hits as “Body” (No. 12), […]

Anne Heche Declared Brain Dead, Still on Life Support Following Car Crash, Rep Says

Anne Heche has been declared brain dead, although she remains on life support for organ donation, a rep for the actress told The Outne Reporter on Friday. According to the actress’ publicist Holly Baird, Heche is “legally dead according to California law.” However, her heart is still beating and she has not been taken off […]

Michelle Branch Accuses Husband Patrick Carney of Cheating, Arrested for Domestic Assault

Michelle Branch was arrested by Nashville police on Thursday (Aug. 11) after officers were called to the house she shares with husband Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney to investigate a possible domestic disturbance. According to a copy of the arrest report obtained by Billboard, Branch, 39, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic assault and released on $1,000 bond in the […]

Golden Globes: HFPA Re-Elects Helen Hoehne as President

Helen Hoehne, a German print and broadcast journalist who has served as the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its darkest hour, has been re-elected to that position, the organization behind the annual Golden Globe Awards announced Friday. The HFPA says that Hoehne was re-elected “by an overwhelming margin.” “I am humbled and […]

Author Salman Rushdie on Ventilator, Likely to Lose Eye After Attack, Agent Says

Salman Rushdie, whose novel The Satanic Verses drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to a hospital and underwent […]

Eric Weinberg, ‘Scrubs’ Writer Arrested for Sexual Assault, Has Court Date Postponed

The court date of Scrubs writer and co-executive producer Eric Weinberg, who was arrested in July on sexual assault charges, has been postponed, according to the accusers involved in the case.  Weinberg, who was previously arrested on suspicion of rape in 2014, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Aug. 12, at which point the District Attorney’s office […]

Chayanne to Receive Icon Award at 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Chayanne will be honored with the icon award at the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Billboard and Telemundo said Thursday. The Billboard Icon Award is given to an artist who has carved out a career that has not only remained relevant through time, but has also made them the most distinguished artist in their genre, […]

MTV VMAs: Kane Brown to Make History as First Male Country Artist to Perform at Show (Exclusive)

Kane Brown is set to make history as the first male country artist to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. The singer will make his VMAs debut from the Toyota Stage with a first-time TV performance of “Grand,” the new single from third album Different Man, which drops Sept. 9. It’s not the first […]

Olivia Newton-John Remembered by Husband John Easterling as “The Most Courageous Woman I’ve Ever Known”

John Easterling is grieving the death of his wife, legendary singer-actress Olivia Newton-John. The Grease star and “Physical” singer died Monday, and in the days since, there’s been an outpouring of love from the music community honoring the impact she had on the industry. Now, Easterling is sharing his feelings in a glowing tribute to […]

Will Packer Is “Pulling” for Will Smith After Oscars Slap Video Apology: “I Love the Fact That He’s Being So Transparent”

Will Packer says that he is “pulling” for Will Smith following the actor’s recent Instagram video statement over his behavior at the 2022 Oscars ceremony, during which he slapped Chris Rock on the Dolby Theatre stage. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight on the carpet of the producer’s new film The Beast, Packer shared […]

President Biden Signs Bill Expanding Health Care Services for Veterans Who Served at Bases With “Burn Pits”

President Joe Biden, whose elder son Beau died of cancer years after deploying to Iraq, signed legislation on Wednesday expanding federal health care services for millions of veterans who served at military bases where toxic smoke billowed from huge “burn pits.” “We owe you,” Biden said. “You’re the backbone. You’re the steel. You’re the sinew. […]