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BRUCE DICKINSON DOES SPOKEN WORD TOUR
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – If Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden does his job right, he’ll have you laughing about cancer. Dickinson is back on tour through March with a solo spoken word tour. One of the topics he tackles is his throat cancer. Dickinson says cancer is a big taboo but “you have to have a dark sense of humor in this.” Dickinson does not work off a script. Instead, he will show photos and just riff on them. He will be back with Iron Maiden for their tour that begins in May.

 

ICE-T BECOMES CHEERIOS SPOKESMAN
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The rapper who once sent blood pressures soaring with the song “Cop Killer” is now trying to get you heart-healthy with Cheerios. Ice-T has become the company’s spokesman for its “Pour Your Heart Into It” workout series. Ice-T has narrated a four-minute walking, stretching, core-strengthening and dance workout on Pandora which is accessible with a QR code on limited-edition Cheerio boxes. Ice-T says in a statement he is working with Cheerios to “help make diet and exercise a happy part of your day.”

 

SLAIN RAPPER’S FAMILY BLAMES LAX SECURITY FOR FATAL STABBING
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The family and attorneys for Drakeo the Ruler are blaming a lack of security for the knife attack that killed him. The 28-year-old rapper was stabbed to death Dec. 18 before a scheduled performance at a Los Angeles music festival headlined by Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent. The attorney for Drakeo’s family wonders how a group of between 40 and 60 people could storm the event for what the lawyer calls a “targeted assassination” The rapper died from knife wounds to his neck. The attorneys say they will file a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the festival’s promoters, which include Live Nation and Bobby Dee Presents.

 

MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES SPLIT
BOSTON (AP) – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are no more. The band says in a statement they “have decided not to continue on as a band.” They express their gratitude to fans but they don’t give any more details. The Bosstones started in 1985. Among their hits are “The Impression That I Get” and “The Rascal King.”

 

ERIC CHURCH PLANS NASHVILLE RESTAURANT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Eric Church will open a six-story restaurant and performance space in downtown Nashville. It will be called Chief’s. Renovations on what is the former Cotton Eyed Joe building will begin this year, with an eye to opening next year.

 

RHONE TALSMA BEATEN IN FIRST TITLE DEFENSE ON “JEOPARDY!”
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Well, so much for following in Amy Schneider’s footsteps as “Jeopardy!” champ. The man who ended Schneider’s 40-game win streak has now been dethroned himself. Rhome Talsma lost his first and only game as defending champ in the show that aired last night. After earing $29,600 on the show while ousting Schneider on the show that aired Wednesday, Talsma went home empty-handed on last night’s contest, finishing with $0.

 


TOP HOLLYWOOD GUILDS ANNOUNCE AWARD NOMINEES
NEW YORK (AP) – Every year, it seems, movie fans hope box office hits like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” or “No Time to Die” might get Oscar nominations – only to see those hopes dashed. It looks like that will happen again this year now that two top Hollywood guilds have announced their awards picks. They include few top films, other than “West Side Story” and “King Richard.” The choices by the Producers Guild and the Directors Guild often mirror the Academy Award nods – so the fact that Spider-Man and the latest James Bond film didn’t get nominations doesn’t bode well for when the Oscar nods come out.

 


JUDGE: MEDIA WILL BE ALLOWED IN BREONNA TAYLOR SHOOTING CASE
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – There’s been a key ruling in favor of the news media in a trial of a police officer accused of shooting a Black woman to death in her home. A judge in Louisville, Kentucky denied a request from an officer involved in the 2020 raid on Breonna Taylor’s home to bar the media from the trial during jury selection. The judge says media are allowed, but without cameras. The officer on trial, Brett Hankison, faces charges for allegedly shooting into an apartment next door to Taylor’s that night. There will be no media restrictions once the trial begins.

 


STORMY DANIELS, MICHAEL AVANETTI CLASH IN NYC COURTROOM
NEW YORK (AP) – A few years ago, Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti fought side by side in their legal battle with ex-President Donald Trump. In a New York courtroom yesterday, they were together again – but on different sides of a case. Daniels testified she was “”very, very angry” and felt “betrayed and stupid” when she heard Avanetti, her former attorney, had stolen from her. After testimony elicited by prosecutions, she was cross-examined by Avanetti, representing himself. Daniels is due back on the stand for more cross-examination today.

 


MSNBC ANNOUNCES LINEUP CHANGES
NEW YORK (AP) – It’s a question that’s been asked for months now: who takes over for Brian Williams on his nightly show on MSNBC. We now know: business journalist Stephanie Ruhle. She had been hosting a morning show. MSNBC is also expanding its “Morning Joe” show to four hours.