MEDICAL EXAMINER SAYS BOB SAGET DIED OF HEAD INJURY
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – As shocking as the sudden death of Bob Saget last month was, learning how he died has been almost as shocking. The medical examiner in Orlando, Florida says Saget died from a blow to the head, likely in an accidental, backwards fall. We may never know when or how he fell – but the injury Saget suffered was enough to kill him. An autopsy shows he had an abrasion to his scalp, a fracture at the base of his skull, fractures around his eye sockets, bleeding between the brain and tissue covering the brain – as well as bruises on the brain, itself. Saget was found dead in his hotel bed last month, after doing a comedy show the night before. He was 65.
EX-STAR 0F NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY “CHEER” PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORN CHARGES
CHICAGO (AP) – Jerry Harris is 22. And after a guilty plea on child porn charges and soliciting sex from minors, there’s a chance he could spend most of his adult life in prison. The former star of the Netflix docuseries “Cheer” pleaded pleaded guilty to two federal charges. He had faced seven felonies in all, but in exchange for his two guilty pleas yesterday, the other five were dropped. One charge carries a sentence up to 20 years in prison, the other a max of 30. He will be sentenced June 28.
SUPER BOWL ARTISTS HOPE TO OPEN DOORS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hip-hop and rap have been popular for decades now. But Dr. Dre says the NFL has been slow to embrace them, when it comes to its Super Bowl halftime show. That changes Sunday when Dre, Snoop Dogg and Mary J, Blige perform between halves of the game in Los Angeles between the hometown Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. Dre says those headlining Sunday’s show hope to perform so well, it will open doors for other hip-hop and rap acts to play the Super Bowl in the future. Joining Dre, Snoop and Mary J. on the halftime show will be Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.
CELEBRITY SUPPORT HELPS MOVE (hash)METOO MEASURE THROUGH CONGRESS
NEW YORK (AP) – It’s not uncommon to see celebrities in the halls of Congress, seeking support for legislation they’re passionate about. For a second time this week, such an effort has paid off. Congress yesterday gave final approval to legislation that guarantees those sexually harassed at work to seek court relief. Many companies tell accusers they must file such complaints in-house. One backer of the measure is ex-Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson – who accused her now deceased ex-boss Roger Ailes of hitting on her, then damaging her career when she rejected him. Earlier this week, a bill to fight domestic violence advanced in the Senate, backed by actor Angelina Jolie.