ROLLING STONES TO RESUME TOUR
NEW YORK (AP) — The Stones are ready to start rolling again. The band is relaunching the U.S. leg of its “No Filter” tour — which was put on hold by the pandemic. The tour resumes Sept. 26 in St. Louis, followed by rescheduled stops in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Minneapolis, Tampa, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit and Austin. The band has also added three new dates, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Oct. 13. Other added dates include Los Angeles on Oct. 17 at SoFi Stadium, and Las Vegas on Nov. 6 at Allegiant Stadium.
AFTER EXTRADITION, HARVEY WEINSTEIN BEGINS WAIT FOR NEW TRIAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now that prosecutors in Los Angeles have Harvey Weinstein in California, the next question is how long before he faces trial on more sexual assault charges. Terms of his extradition from New York call for his trial to start by November, but Weinstein can waive his right to have his trial that soon. Meanwhile, the disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood bigwig is due back in court next week for pretrial hearings. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to a total of 11 sex assault charges in California. If a jury determines otherwise, he could end up with a sentence of 140 years — on top of the time he's serving from his conviction in New York last year.
ATTY FOR ALLEGED WEINSTEIN VICTIM TO FIGHT EFFORT TO DISMISS COUNTS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein says he will seek dismissal of three of the 11 sex assault counts against his client in Los Angeles. Mark Werksman says the counts he wants tossed are beyond the statute of limitations. But an attorney representing two of his accusers says the age of the incidents doesn't affect whether they're true. Gloria Allred notes allegations of sexual assault often “take a long time to report.” Whether the counts stay will be the subject of one of what are expected to be many pretrial hearings in the case. The first of those hearings is set for next week.
LORNE MICHAELS ON RECEIVING KENNEDY CENTER HONOR
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Kennedy Center Honors roll around in December, it will make Lorne Michaels the recipient of two of the nation's biggest arts awards. The mastermind of “Saturday Night Live” has also received the Mark Twain Award for comedy. To hear Michaels tell it, the one he gets in December is the easier of the two. He's uncomfortable with being on stage and had to give a speech at the Twain Awards. He says that was “nerve-wracking,” while getting a Kennedy Center Honor gives him the chance to just be there with his friends.
BERRY GORDY PLEASED TO GET AWARD NAMED FOR JFK
WASHINGTON (AP) — Motown founder Berry Gordy considers President John F. Kennedy one of the greatest leaders in American history. So, he says, receiving an award with JFK's name attached is a big honor. Berry says getting an award in Kennedy's name “means the world” to him. Berry is one of several music figures getting Kennedy Center Honors this year. Others include folk music legend Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler and opera star Justino Diaz. All will be honored at a Dec. 5 event capping a weekend of festivities in Washington, D.C.
MARLA GIBBS SUFFERS APPARENT HEAT EXHAUSTION AT HOLLYWOOD STAR EVENT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime star of “The Jeffersons” Marla Gibbs has made news by becoming the latest celebrity to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But she made news in a different way when she got the honor yesterday: by having a slight medical issue. The 90-year-old performer appeared to faint while speaking at the event, held on a hot, humid day in Los Angeles. She paused during her remarks, closing her eyes at one point. Her son Joseph Gibbs and TV producer Norman Lear came to her aid and got her to sit down and sip some water. Later, Gibbs recovered enough to pose for photos with her newly minted star.
KANYE WEST TO UNVEIL NEW ALBUM WITH BIG ATLANTA EVENT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It seems Kanye West doesn't bother doing anything unless it's a big deal. And a new album release is no exception. He'll drop his 10th studio album at a listening event in Atlanta — with tens of thousands of ears listening. It's happening tonight the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The album is named “Donda,” after his mother, who died in 2007 at age 58 from complications from plastic surgery. The event is sold out — and will be livestreamed on Apple Music.
OBAMA, SPRINGSTEEN TEAMING UP ON A NEW PROJECT
NEW YORK (AP) — They've been friends and have done a podcast together. Now the pairing of former President Barack Obama and rock legend Bruce Springsteen moves into a new phase. They are teaming up on a book. “Renegades: Born in the USA” is a bound edition of the podcast the two recently did. Publisher Penguin Random House says the book is due out Oct. 26. It will retail for $50 — and will include rare photographs, handwritten Springsteen lyrics and annotated Obama speeches.
MARIA TAYLOR LEAVING ESPN
UNDATED (AP) — Maria Taylor is leaving ESPN — but it's unclear where she will end up. The sports reporter and studio host has some pretty neat options going forward — with both NBC and Amazon said to be vying for her talents. One possibility is that she could host NBC's “Football Night in America” if Mike Tirico (tur-REE'-koh) ends up doing play-by-play. Or she could help cover the Tokyo Olympics. Taylor and ESPN couldn't agree on a contract extension. Taylor, who is Black, was also caught up in some workplace drama with white colleague Rachel Nichols, who was caught on tape griping that her bosses replaced her with Taylor in one assignment because of her race.