Broadway Producer of Failed ‘Rebecca’ Musical Arrested On Child Porn Charges
A Broadway Producer, whose first big show was set to debut a few years ago before it was cancelled, has been arrested on child pornography charges. Ben Sprecher, 65, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, the Associated Press reports. While he was released on $100,000 bail,... Read more
R. Kelly Denied Bail, Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Trafficking Charges
R. Kelly, who has been held in jail for multiple counts of sexual abuse, has pleaded not guilty to charges of racketeering and sex trafficking on Friday, The Associated Press reports. During the hearing, Magistrate Judge Steven Tiscione denied Kelly bail, citing that the R&B singer would pose as... Read more
A$AP Rocky Released From Swedish Prison After One Month
Rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been jailed in Sweden for the last several weeks, was released from prison and allowed to return to the U.S. this morning, TMZ reported. Rocky was sent to a detention center about a month ago in Stockholm for an altercation which occurred where he... Read more
Man Sentenced For Selling Counterfeit Superbowl, NCAA Tickets
A Georgia man was sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to selling counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl, as well as All-Star and NCAA Championship games. Eugene Smith, 45, of Lithonia, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic... Read more
Rapper Remy Ma Under Investigation For Altercation At Concert
Things got a little heated during a benefit concert in Manhattan on Thursday when rapper Remy Ma punched Love & Hip-Hop star Brittany Taylor backstage at Irving Plaza. Ma was supposed to perform at the Pretty Lou third annual benefit show, featuring a set from Fat Joe. However, a... Read more
Kodak Black Arrested At U.S. Border, Cancels Shows In MA, CT
Rapper Kodak Black had to cancel shows in Massachusetts and Connecticut last-minute after he was arrested at the U.S. border for possession of marijuana and weapons. He was slated to perform in Boston at the House of Blues on Wednesday, but last-minute, as fans were waiting outside the venue,... Read more
Dubai Claims R. Kelly Was Never Scheduled To Perform In The City
R. Kelly asked a judge to let him leave the U.S. despite sexual abuse charges to play a few shows in Dubai next month, but according to the city’s government, the R&B singer was never scheduled to perform there. Currently, Kelly is free on bond following his arrest for... Read more
R. Kelly Returns To Jail After Failing To Pay Child Support
Update – as of Saturday, March 9: R. Kelly was bailed out of jail from a “benefactor” who helped him pay the $160,000 he owed to his ex wife in child support, TMZ reports. He told reporters, “I promise we’re gonna straighten all this out. That’s all I can... Read more
Former Iowa Radio Host Charged In $1.5M Ticket Scam
A former Iowa-based sports radio host has been indicted on federal charges after allegedly scamming multiple investors out of $1.5 million in a ticket resale scheme. According to the Des Moines Register, Marty Tirrell, 59, faces six federal fraud charges for allegedly stealing over $1 million from at least... Read more
ICE Arrests 21 Savage Ahead Of Concert For Allegedly Overstaying Visa
Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Sunday in Atlanta for allegedly overstaying his U.S. visa, an ICE spokesperson said. According to CNN, ICE said that Shayaabin Abraham-Joseph, who goes by his stage name 21 Savage, is a citizen of the UK... Read more