Plus news on Weezer, Panic! at the Disco and Dan Haggerty
Sean Penn admits failure
Sean Penn’s journalism career has hit a speed bump. “My article failed,” he tells CBS’ Charlie Rose about his world exclusive interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The problem: Reaction to the story centered on Penn rather than the War on Drugs, which was his intent, he says. Journalists were deeply critical of Penn’s piece, and Penn fires back at his critics who say he was not qualified to conduct the interview or write the story. “When ... ‘journalists’ who want to say that I’m not a journalist — well, I want to see the license that says that they’re a journalist,” he says. Not sure about licenses, but in some places they call them degrees. The full interview with Penn is set to air on “60 Minutes” on Sunday.
Steve Harvey breaks silence
The world has been waiting to hear from Steve Harvey since the infamous Miss Universe mix-up. Well, wait no longer. On Monday and Tuesday, he will use his Emmy-winning talk show to publicly discuss the incident for the first time, joined by Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach of the Phillippines and the first runner-up Ariadna Gutierrez of Colombia. “The Steve Harvey Show” can be seen locally at 4 p.m. weekdays on WWJ-TV (Channel 62).
Mos Def arrested in South Africa
Rapper Mos Def was arrested for violating local immigration laws while trying to leave South Africa on Thursday, a government spokesman told the Associated Press. Def, who now goes by the name Yasiin Bey, now has 14 days to leave the country, which he had been living in on a visa that expired in 2014. He moved to Cape Town in 2013, according to reports, and he now faces a five-year ban from the country. In addition to his music career, Def has appeared in films such as “Be Kind Rewind” and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
Weezer announces DTE date
Alternative rock band Weezer will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 8, the band’s reps announced Friday. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The announcement comes in the wake of news the band will release its latest self-titled set, which is being dubbed “The White Album” (following Weezer’s Blue, Green and Red albums), on April 1. Panic! at the Disco and Andrew McMahon will open the show, which will mark Weezer’s first area appearance since performing at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in September.
“Grizzly Adams” star Dan Haggerty died Friday after suffering from cancer of the spine, according to Fox News. He was 74. In addition to his role on “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams,” Haggerty also had guest roles on “Charlie’s Angels” and “CHiPs.”
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