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 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities haven’t named any suspects or made any arrests in last week’s shooting death of Young Dolph. But they have turned up a key bit of evidence. Police in Covington, Tennessee say the car used in Young Dolph’s shooting is tied to a shooting in their town that left one woman dead and a second wounded days before the hip-hop star was killed. The car was found in Memphis – and police say evidence found in it links the two cases. Authorities have put out surveillance photos of the Young Dolph shooters – and have asked the public to help find them.

 

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS OUT TODAY
LOS ANGELES (AP) – It’s Grammy time! Just two days after the American Music Awards were handed out, the Recording Academy is set to announce the nominations for its annual awards. Among those who’ll help read off the nods (today at 12 noon, Eastern) are BTS, H.E.R. (HER), Jon Batiste and Carly Pearce.

 

BRIT AWARDS ANNOUNCE CHANGES
LONDON (AP) – It’s a move by the people who handle the Brit Awards to be more inclusive. Starting next year, they will do away with separate male and female artist categories. Organizers say that will make it possible to celebrate artists “solely for their music and work, rather than how they choose to identify or as others may see them.” The Brits, like the Grammys here in the U.S., are often criticized for failing to reflect the diversity of musicians it honors with awards.

 

DEEP PURPLE COVERS ALBUM TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEK
UNDATED (AP) – Lots of bands have covered Deep Purple tunes. And now, the band is giving those who have covered them a taste of their own medicine. Their new album is called “Turning to Crime” – and it’s the group’s first go at a covers project. Among the songs they put their mark on are “Let the Good Times Roll” by Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, Bob Dylan’s “Watching the River Flow” and “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu.” The album comes out Friday.

 

KEVIN SPACEY, PRODUCTION CO. MUST PAY $30 MILLION FOR SEX MISCONDUCT FIRING
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kevin Spacey’s behavior while working on “House of Cards” has already cost him his job. Now, he’ll have to pay a steep financial price, too. Details of an arbitration case have been finalized. And they say Spacey and his production company must pay the studio behind the hit Netflix show more than $30 million dollars. The firm says the money will help cover losses incurred after Spacey was canned. Producers say when Spacey was fired after the 2017 allegations, they had to suspend work on the show’s sixth season – and re-write scripts because Spacey was gone.

 

KEVIN SPACEY’S CAREER WAS GROUNDED BY (hash)METOO ALLEGATIONS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kevin Spacey wasn’t the only person whose career was derailed by revelations during the height of the (hash)MeToo movement. But he was one of the biggest in the acting world to be brought down by allegations against him. Spacey was yanked off “House of Cards” in late 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of hitting on him sexually in the 1980s, when Rapp was just 14. Spacey put out a statement saying he didn’t remember the encounter with the teen, but apologized for his actions. Other accusers came forward – and some, including Rapp, filed lawsuits. Independent probes found there was widespread sexual harassment of those who worked under Spacey.

 

PETER AYKROYD DIES
NEW YORK (AP) – Dan Aykroyd’s brother has died. His name was Peter Aykroyd – and like his older brother – he was an actor and writer on “Saturday Night Live.” He worked on the NBC show for just one season – 1979-80 – joining the program after his brother Dan and John Belushi had already left to make movies. Dan Aykroyd confirms his brother’s death in a brief statement to The Associated Press, saying Peter died of a septic infection stemming from an untreated abdominal hernia. Peter Aykroyd’s death was first mentioned on “SNL.”

 

2 FOX NEWS WRITERS BOLT OVER TUCKER CARLSON SHOW ON 1/6 CAPITOL RIOT
NEW YORK (AP) – Two writers who have been paid contributors to Fox News Channel have resigned. Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes say they left Fox for running Tucker Carlson’s “Patriot Purge.” In a post on their conservative news site, they say airing Carlson’s project shows “the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible.” Fox has had no comment on their departure – or their criticism of the network. For his part, Carlson tells The New York Times his network’s viewers “will be grateful” that they are gone.

 

DISNEY PAUSES VACCINE REQUIREMENT FOR FLORIDA VENUES
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Disney has hit “pause” on its policy requiring Florida-based workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This, because Florida lawmakers passed new laws last week that limit employers’ power to require workers to get shots. While Disney says it can’t force workers to get vaccines as a condition of employment, a company memo says any employee not fully vaxxed must wear a face covering – and practice social distancing and other safety protocols.