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Kid Rock responds to sex toy subpoena via his website
After it was widely reported that Kid Rock was subpoenaed to produce a glass sex toy in connection with a sexual harassment suit against rappers Insane Clown Posse filed by an ex-employee, Rock took to his website to respond. “No idea what you’re talking about, and I definitely don’t have it,” Rock posted on KidRock.com Monday afternoon. “I have never seen or met any people involved in this case.”
Ashes of famed DJ to be removed from Rock Hall
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Ohio, is asking family members to collect the ashes of DJ Alan Freed, which were on display at the museum, CNN reports. Freed, who was on the air in Cleveland in the 1950s, is credited with coining the term “rock and roll.” His son, Lance Freed, described the removal as “disrespectful,” but the museum insists there will still be an exhibit dedicated to the DJ. “The museum world is moving away from exhibiting remains,” executive director Greg Harris told CNN.
Trouble at concerts in D.C. and So-Cal
Two people are dead and 20 were hospitalized after the Mad Decent Block Party concert in Washington on Friday, according to ABC affiliate WMAR. A 20-year-old and a 17-year-old were pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital. Many of the 20 people taken to the same hospital, as well as the two deaths, are said to be drug-related. The Mad Decent Block Party, headlined by electronic dance music artist Diplo, comes to the Meadow Brook Music Festival on Aug. 16. On Saturday night, 11 people were arrested at a Beyoncé and Jay Z concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. One person was taken in after allegedly groping a woman and biting off the tip of her boyfriend’s finger during the fight that followed.
■“The Wire” actor Anwan Glover was stabbed at a nightclub in Washington on Sunday, the Washington Post reported. He was treated for a torso laceration at George Washington University Hospital.
■To get fans excited for the release of the new film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Royal Oak Emagine, 200 N. Main, is showing two of the original turtle films free. See 1991’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III” from 1993 at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
■Following lengthy negotiations that caused a production delay, the stars of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” — Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco — have reached a three-year deal. The Hollywood Reporter says sources claim actors negotiated together to earn $1 million each per episode. The trio was previously making $325,000 per episode.
Compiled by Melody Baetens