New this week: Arcade Fire, 'Hatching,' Three Mile Island
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Arcade Fire, a documentary about Sheryl Crow that's described as an “intimate story of song and sacrifice” and a four-part documentary about the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster.
No more plea deal for Rod Stewart and his son. They’ll stand trial for Palm Beach tussle
A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year’s Eve bash nearly two years ago.news.yahoo.com
Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through
A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago. Neither Rod Stewart nor his son, Sean, were present when Judge August Bonavita announced that a hearing in which a deal was expected to be finalized had been canceled. The Stewarts face a maximum penalty of a year in jail, although such a lengthy term would be unlikely.news.yahoo.com
Judge cancels Rod Stewart's trial, sets plea deal hearing
A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a New Year's Eve altercation with a hotel security guard nearly two years ago. Court records show the hearing with Judge August Bonavita is set for Oct. 22 regarding a plea agreement to close the case without them needing to appear in court. If convicted, the Stewarts were facing a year in jail, or probation and a $1,000 fine.news.yahoo.com
Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell faces new charges in sex crimes case
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend de Grisogono Sponsors The 2005 Wall Street Concert Series Benefitting Wall Street Rising, with a Performance by Rod Stewart at Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City. WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutors filed two additional counts in a new indictment on Monday in the sex crime case against Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and friend of the late sex criminal and financier Jeffrey Esptein. The new counts filed in the Southern District of New York accuse Maxwell of sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor. Prosecutors explained the changes in the superseding indictment in a letter filed later Monday. Maxwell, 59, who is awaiting trial on charges that she recruited underage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein, was arrested in New Hampshire on July 2.cnbc.com
Rod Stewart, son face charges over New Year's Eve fracas in Florida
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Group Stage - Group B - Celtic v Rosenborg - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain - September 20, 2018 Rod Stewart reacts in the stands during the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith(Reuters) - The British rock singer Rod Stewart and his eldest son, Sean, are facing battery charges for an altercation with a hotel security guard at a New Years Eve party in Palm Beach, Florida, local media reported. The two men are due to appear in court on Sunday to each face a single charge of simple battery, the Palm Beach Post reported. Representatives for Stewart, known for his 1970s hits Maggie May and Do Ya Think Im Sexy?, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Sean Stewart, 39, pushed the security guard, and Rod Stewart, 74, then punched the guard in the ribs, the Palm Beach Police Department said in its report. Rod Stewart apologized for his behavior, the report said.feeds.reuters.com
Rod Stewart charged over altercation with employee at luxury Palm Beach resort
Police say rock legend Rod Stewart and his son Sean were involved in an altercation at The Breakers Palm Beach resort on New Year's Eve and subsequently charged with battery of a resort employee, CBS Miami reports. An employee who was working the area claims the singer, 74, threw a punch, striking him in the rib cage area. Rod Stewart takes his seat for the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and Anderlecht at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on December 5, 2017. ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty ImagesThe incident report says Sean, 39, got nose-to-nose and shoved the man, at which point, Rod Stewart threw the punch. Both men were ordered to appear at the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex on February 5 for an arraignment hearing.cbsnews.com
11 juicy details from Elton John's new memoir
Executive producers Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend the "Rocketman" UK premiere on May 20, 2019, in London, England. (CNN) - If you saw "Rocketman," you know that Elton John overcame shyness and a nasty drug problem to become one of the biggest and most enduring pop stars in the world. Sir Elton has a candid new memoir, "Me," which is full of illuminating and funny stories about his half-century in show business. Stewart calls Elton "Sharon," while Elton calls him "Phyllis." "If I was bowled over by Diana, it was nothing compared to the impact she could have on straight men," John writes.
Rod Stewart Reveals Secret Battle with Prostate Cancer
Rod Stewart revealed that, for years, he's waged a secret battle with prostate cancer. "Two years ago, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Following his health announcement, Stewart urged men in the audience to take prevention seriously and get tested. Stewart was joined on stage by former Faces bandmates Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones) and Kenney Jones (The Who), who have also faced prostate cancer in the past. Prostate cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide with 1.3 million cases in 2018, according to the World Health Organization.
Rod Stewart speaks out about 3-year cancer battle
David Becker/Getty Images for MTV(CNN) - Rock star Rod Stewart has revealed he has successfully been treated for prostate cancer after fighting the disease for three years. Stewart, 74, told the crowd he was given the all-clear in July after being diagnosed with prostate cancer during a routine check-up in 2016. Prostate cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, with 1.3 million cases in 2018. The 62-year-old comedian and presenter is the latest celebrity to join the "Men, We Are With You" campaign by charity Prostate Cancer UK, which is aimed at raising awareness. "A prostate cancer diagnosis is a scary thing -- you never expect it's going to happen to you," Fry said in an interview on the charity's website.
Rod Stewart Poses With the 4 Mothers of His 7 Children
Rod Stewart might just be the friendliest ex around! The 74-year-old musician took to Instagram earlier this week to share several photos with his exes, the four mothers of his seven children. In several shots, Rod poses with his current wife, Penny Lancaster, to whom hes been married since 2007. To the left of Penny is Alana Stewart, who was married to Rod from 1979 to 1984. Love you all.For more from Rod, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Rod Stewart Poses for Rare Photo With His 4 Sons and Penny LancasterRod Stewart Jokes Elton John's Retirement Announcement 'Stinks of Selling Tickets'Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster Renew Their Wedding Vows 10 Years Later
Court releases documents about Jeffrey Epstein, accused in sex traffic case, and his alleged procurer Ghislaine Maxwell
The suit accused Maxwell of calling Giuffre, a liar for claiming that Maxwell and Epstein sexually abused her when she was underage. It also unsealed documents that included pleadings in the defamation case, depositions, and other material. A spokesman for Dubin said, "Glenn and Eva Dubin are outraged by the allegations in the unsealed court records, which are demonstrably false and defamatory. In her deposition, Giuffre was asked, "Is there anyone else that Ghislaine Maxwell directed you to go have sex with?" Asked if she was angry at Dershowitz, Giuffre said, "Absolutely."cnbc.com