Man charged with extortion over Kevin Hart video

Jonathan Todd Jackson, 41, was arrested Monday on charges of attempted extortion and extortion by threatening letter, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, Variety reports. Prosecutors say Jackson threatened to release a sex tape he had of comedian Kevin Hart unless he was paid an undisclosed amount of money. In September, TMZ published the video, which features Hart getting cozy with a woman at a Las Vegas club. The comedian posted an apology video days later saying he made a bad error in judgment. “And in doing that I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who’ve I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids,” he said. TMZ reports that Jackson, an actor, was once a close friend of Hart’s and appeared in his film “Think Like a Man Too.”

Rapper Tyga owes $1 million in taxes

Hip-hop star Tyga apparently did not pay his taxes from 2011 through 2016, resulting in nearly $1 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service. Page Six reports that Tyga, who is Kylie Jenner’s ex-boyfriend, owes a grand total of $890,183.57.

Pink reschedules her LCA makeup concert

for next year

Pink fans will have to wait until April 2019 to get the party started after the singer’s canceled date earlier this spring. The pop singer has announced an April 26, 2019, date at Little Caesars Arena. Her previously scheduled March 25 performance was sacked as she dealt with a bout of the flu. “I want to give you all the full show and not be hacking all the way through it and have to cut songs because of my voice,” Pink said at the time, via a post to her social media accounts. “I understand how much trouble you go through to be at my shows, what it all entails, the planning, the schedules, etc.” Tickets for the previous show will be honored at the newly announced makeup date. Refunds are available to those who are unable to attend the rescheduled date at the point of purchase. Ticketmaster customer service is available at (800) 653-8000. Pink’s last area concert was in November 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Adam Graham contributed

Thursday’s birthdays

Frankie Valli, 84

Christina Hendricks, 43

Eric Church, 41

Cheryl Burke, 34

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