NYPD questions Weinstein about alleged groping
A 22-year-old Italian woman told New York Police that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abused her. The incident allegedly happened in Manhattan Friday evening at the Tribeca Film Center. According to the New York Daily News, police sources say the woman told the cops Weinstein, 63, touched her private area and breasts. The Miramax co-founder has been questioned by police and the district attorney will determine whether to file charges, according to sources.
Metheny 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival Artist-in-Residence
Pat Metheny, one of the pioneering fusion jazz artists of the '70s, has been named the Artist-in-Residence for this year's Detroit Jazz Festival. Metheny, who's earned 20 Grammys over his 40-year career, will reunite with vibraphonist Gary Burton during Jazzfest in a special quartet with Scott Colley and Antonio Sanchez. It was in Burton's band in the mid-'70s that Metheny, a native of Kansas City, found national fame. "His experimentation with sound and style — and jazz itself — truly taps into why this medium can be so moving and inspiring," said Jazzfest artistic director Chris Collins, in a statement. Metheny said "I'm honored and I look forward to to my visits to Detroit, a place with such rich music history." The guitarist/composer will also take part in educational initiatives, including mentoring young metro Detroit musicians, in the coming months. The Detroit Jazz Festival, the largest free jazz festival in the world, takes place over Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.
Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show'
Comedy Central announced Monday that South African comedian Trevor Noah, 31, will replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" after 16 years. Noah has contributed to the show during the past year and has also hosted his own late-night talk show in South Africa titled "Tonight with Trevor Noah." Stewart, who endorses Noah has his replacement, has not yet announced when his last show will be.
Robin Williams' wife, kids go to court over estate
Susan Williams, wife of late actor Robin Williams, is sparring in court with the comedian's children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody Williams. A trust set up grants Williams' memorabilia, awards and other personal items to his children, but Susan Williams' attorney said his client wants to seek guidance from the court about certain terms in the trust, according to the Associated Press. Papers filed also say some personal items were taken without Susan's permission. There are also disagreements about items in storage.
Life continues for One Direction and ex-member Zayn Malik
One Direction member Niall Horan announced on Twitter over the weekend that the band is marching ahead with work on a new album. This will be the first since parting ways with Zayn Malik, who quit the group this month in the middle of a world tour, citing stress. The Daily Mail reports that Malik's face has been removed from the British band's intro montage played during their shows. One Direction plays Ford Field in Detroit Aug. 29.
Susan Whitall contributed
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