BRITNEY SPEARS – TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER RE-CONSIDERED
LOS ANGELES (AP) – If Britney Spears gets her way, a Los Angeles judge will grant her more legal relief from a former associate she says has been tormenting her and her family. The judge will rule on a request that a temporary restraining order against Sam Lufti be extended. Spears isn’t expected at the hearing – but her legal team is asking that the restrictions on Lufti be continued. Three weeks ago, he was ordered to stay at least 200 yards from Spears, her family and her two sons. He’s also under orders not to contact them – or speak ill of them publicly.
“JEOPARDY” CHAMP CLOSING IN ON ALL-TIME EARNINGS MARK
LOS ANGELES (AP) – If James Holzhauer continues his winning ways – he’ll soon have his way with the “Jeopardy!” record book. After posting yet another win yesterday, he stands within $325,000 or so of the all-time mark set by Ken Jennings. What makes Holzhauer’s streak so amazing is that he has gotten within striking distance of the record in less than half the time it took Jennings to amass his total. Holzhauer’s latest win gives him 28 consecutive wins. Meanwhile, it took Jennings 74 wins to set the mark in 2004.
WU TANG CLAN – DOCUMENTARY SERIES
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) – Director Sacha Jenkins feels if you want to get to know where someone’s going – you have to know where they came from. And to get insight into the thinking of members of Wu Tang Clan, he spent time with the hip-hop group where they got their start: New York’s Staten Island. The result is a four-part docu-drama called “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men,” currently airing on Showtime. RZA (RIH’-zah) says Jenkins made them feel so comfortable about opening up, it was like having a camera in a psychiatrist’s office.
LAWYER ACCUSES CHRIS BROWN OF ‘DISRESPECT’ IN PARIS RAPE CASE
PARIS (AP)- Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against Chris Brown says the American rap artist “has thumbed his nose at and shown disrespect for the French legal system” after he did not attend a formal confrontation with the alleged victim. Brown was arrested in Paris in January then released from custody pending further investigation of allegations that he raped the woman at the French capital’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Brown was not legally obliged to attend the confrontation and the Grammy winner has said the accusations are false.
DUMP TRUCK HITS RECORDING STUDIO OWNED BY GLORIA, EMILIO ESTEFAN
MIAMI (AP) – The recording studio owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan has come out none the worse for wear after a close encounter with a dump struck. Authorities in Miami say the truck careened into the Crescent Moon Studio after colliding with a SUV. Damage to the building appears slight – at least from what can be seen in TV footage from the scene. The humans involved didn’t make out as well; two people were hospitalized and two others were treated at the scene.
FORMER TRUMP CABINET OFFICIAL WRITING BOOK
NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is the latest former member of the Trump administration to write a book. But Mattis is warning that it won’t be a “tell-all” about Donald Trump and those around him. Random House says “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead” is due out in July. And rather than focusing on the infighting often depicted in books by ex-White House insiders, Mattis says his book will focus on military conflicts from Afghanistan to Iraq – and how those battles provide key lessons on war and peace in our day.
BILL BUCKNER – OBIT
UNDATED (AP) – To sports fans these days, the term “GOAT” is considered the ultimate compliment, meaning “the greatest of all time.” But back in 1986, being the goat meant you were the reason your team lost a big game. For decades, Bill Buckner of the Boston Red Sox wore the “goat” label because of the error he made in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. A slow dribbler seeped through his legs, allowing the winning run to score for the New York Mets. Two days later, the Mets won the World Series, extending their quest to break the “curse” that denied them a title for decades. Buckner has died. He was 69 when he succumbed to Lewy body dementia. The error remained a sore spot for Buckner and for Sox’ fans for a long time. But 22 years after the error, he was welcomed back to Fenway Park with a warm ovation as he threw out the first pitch at a game.
MOOKIE WILSON REMEMBERS BILL BUCKNER
UNDATED (AP) – The man who hit the grounder Bill Buckner missed in the 1986 World Series says it’s a shame the Red Sox star had to go through so much after the miscue. Former New York Mets outfielder star Mookie Wilson says he “felt badly” about what Buckner had to endure. The players developed a friendship that lasted more than 30 years. And Wilson says Buckner was “a great, great baseball player whose legacy should not be defined by one play.” Buckner died yesterday of Lewy body dementia. He was 69 years old.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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