Chris Brown sits for National Anthem, yells at fan
During a charity basketball game in Los Angeles on Sunday, singer Chris Brown refused to stand for the National Anthem, a show of solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest against racial injustice in the United States. R&B singer Tank sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and encouraged the audience to stand to honor those who lost their lives in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. TMZ reports that during the same game, Brown was seen yelling at a fan who was seated in the wrong section. He was aggressive enough with the seat-hopper for police to get involved, however, the radio station hosting the basketball game backed Brown up, saying the man was in the wrong seat. Brown was arrested last month on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after an hourslong police stand-off at his house that stemmed from a guest calling authorities saying Brown pointed a gun at her.
Alec Baldwin sues over fake painting
Actor Alec Baldwin is suing art dealer Mary Boone after he says she sold him a fake copy of RossBleckner’s “Sea and Mirror” for $190,000. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Baldwin was suspicious immediately and had a Sotheby’s art expert take a look at the piece and said it was a fraud.
Arquette siblings release statement on sister’s death
Actress Alexis Arquette died Sunday morning at age 47. Reports say she was surrounded by family who sang her DavidBowie’s “Starman” as she passed. No cause of death was given. Famous siblings of the transgendered actress and activist — Rosanna Arquette, Richmond Arquette, Patricia Arquette and David Arquette — posted a statement Sunday evening to social media. “Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor. She starred in movies like “Last Exit to Brooklyn,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jumpin’ at the Boneyard,” “Of Mice and Men,” “The Wedding Singer” and “The Bride of Chucky.” “Her career was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman. Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical. She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.”
Britney adds more Vegas dates
Britney Spears will expand her popular residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale Friday for shows in late March through May, priced $59-$229. The pop star has entertained more than 500,000 people since starting her residency in December 2013. She was named “Best Overall Show” by readers of Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2015.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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