Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Phish bassist arrested, charged with endangerment of minor
Wantagh, N.Y. -- The bass player for Phish was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and trespassing after he was found with a 9-year-old girl after a concert by The Dead, authorities said Tuesday.
Mike Gordon, 38, was arrested on Aug. 11, after the mother of the girl became concerned that she could not find the youngster in the backstage area at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York State Park Police Maj. Richard O'Donnell said in a statement.
Gordon and the girl were found together in an enclosed boathouse that is part of the backstage area, police said. Phish was not performing at the concert.
Marcia Horowitz, a spokeswoman for the band, issued what she described as a joint statement from Gordon and the girl's family. The statement called the incident "an unfortunate misunderstanding, and we look forward to putting this matter behind us."
Gordon has a Sept. 29 court hearing at First District Court in Hempstead.
Lawyers seek dismissal of Eminem slander suit
Mount Clemens, Mont.-- Lawyers for Eminem asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the rap superstar slandered a former schoolmate in one of his songs.
Macomb County Circuit Judge Deborah Servitto said Monday that she'd read arguments from both sides before deciding how to proceed with the lawsuit DeAngelo Bailey filed in 2001. Attorneys said they expected the judge to rule within several weeks, according to reports in the Detroit Free Press.
Bailey, a 32-year-old sanitation worker, seeks $1 million from Eminem, 30, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III. He alleges Eminem slandered him in the song "Brain Damage" from his 1999 disc "The Slim Shady LP."
The lyrics include: "I was harassed daily by this fat kid named DeAngelo Bailey. An eighth-grader who acted obnoxious, 'cause his father boxes. So every day he'd shove me into the lockers."
Lost Elvis song up for release
Memphis, Tenn. -- Elvis Presley fans got a special treat on the 26th anniversary of his death -- a never-heard-before Elvis song.
"I'm A Roustabout," which Presley recorded for the 1964 movie "Roustabout," is being released for the first time on a CD called "Elvis 2nd To None."
The song didn't make it into the movie, and the only known recording was forgotten for years among boxes of records and tapes belonging to co-author Winfield Scott.
It's a boy for Marc Anthony, former Miss Universe
New York -- Marc Anthony has another boy in the family.
The singer's wife, Dayanara Muniz, gave birth to Ryan Anthony Muniz on Saturday morning at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, his publicist said Monday.
The couple have a 2-year-old son, Cristian, and Anthony has an 9-year-old daughter, Arianna, from a previous relationship.
Anthony, whose real name is Marco Antonio Muniz, married Dayanara Torres, a former Miss Universe, in a Las Vegas civil ceremony on May 10, 2000. They were separated briefly in 2002, but in December they renewed their vows in a ceremony in Puerto Rico.