TIM McGRAW COLLAPSES AT SHOW IN IRELAND
DUBLIN (AP) — Tim McGraw has collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland. Rolling Stone reports the country music star passed out during his concert last night in Dublin. A representative for McGraw has put out a statement saying the singer was attended to by local medical staff on site — and will be fine. His wife, Faith Hill, can be seen in a video on a fan’s Instagram page saying her husband has “been super dehydrated.” She goes on to apologize for the show being cut short, but said she had to make the decision that “he cannot come back out on stage.” McGraw and Hill had performed over the weekend as part of the Country to Country festival in the U.K. He had performed Friday night in London and Saturday night in Glasgow as part of the festival.
JUELZ SANTANA WANTED BY AIRPORT POLICE
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey are looking for Juelz Santana after a gun was found in his carry-on bag. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman says agents found a loaded .38-caliber handgun and Santana’s ID in a bag as it passed through an X-ray at a security checkpoint on Friday. She says a suspect took off running. Representatives for Santana have not returned a message seeking comment.
NUN INVOLVED IN KATY PERRY CONVENT DISPUTE DIES
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A nun who was trying to stop Katy Perry from buying a convent in Los Angeles has died after collapsing during a court appearance involving the case. Sister Katherine Rose Holzman died Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 89. One of the last things Holzman said was to KTTV in the hours before she died, “To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.” Perry is trying to buy the convent, which sits on an 8-acre hilltop property in Los Angeles, for $14.5 million. The nuns tried to sell it to a local entrepreneur, but a judge ruled the sale was invalid.
LORNA LUFT DIAGNOSED WITH BRAIN TUMOR
LONDON (AP) — Lorna Luft is undergoing medical tests after she collapsed backstage at a concert in London on Friday. Her representative says Luft’s initial diagnosis is that she has a brain tumor. Her rep says Luft’s husband had been concerned that Luft was forgetting lyrics and a monologue. Luft, who is 65, has been in remission from breast cancer after being diagnosed six years ago.
BONO APOLOGIZES ON BEHALF OF ONE CAMPAIGN FOR MISCONDUCT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bono has apologized after an internal investigation of his One Campaign revealed a pattern of abuse and misconduct in its Johannesburg office between 2011 and 2015. One Campaign CEO Gayle Smith says in a letter to members that managers in South Africa were bullied and forced to work as party hostesses for a supervisor at her home on weekends. Another female employee says a supervisor made suggestive comments about her to a government official. She says she was demoted when she refused to have sex with the official. Smith says the charity learned of the allegations after the employees posted about them on social media in November. Bono was made aware of the allegations at that time as well.
“BLACK PANTHER” SOUNDTRACK IS BACK AT NUMBER ONE
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The soundtrack to “Black Panther” returns to the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. It had been number one for two weeks, but dropped to second last week when Bon Jovi’s “This House Is Not For Sale” took the number-one spot as part of a ticket bundle. The number-two album this week is also a soundtrack: “The Greatest Showman.” Tory Lanez takes third with “Memories Don’t Die.”
LADY ANTEBELLUM’S KELLEY AND HAYWOOD WILL DELIVER UGA ADDRESS
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The undergraduates at the University of Georgia will get inspiring words at commencement from two alumni who made it big: Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum. Kelley and Haywood will deliver the commencement address May 4. Kelley and Haywood each received business administration degrees from UGA in 2004.
SMOKEY ROBINSON AND CAM WILL DO “CMT CROSSROADS”
NASHVILLE (AP) — The next edition of “CMT Crossroads” will pair an up-and-coming female country singer with one of the biggest legends ever. Cam and Smokey Robinson will share a stage and sing on each other’s songs in a “Crossroads” episode that will premiere March 28.
by Margie Szaroleta