Cher reclaims wig

Richmond, Va. -- Police have recovered the teal-and-black wig that was reported stolen from Cher's concert tour.

A woman walked into one of the city police precincts and turned in the braided hairpiece, valued at between $8,000 and $10,000.

The surrender came Tuesday night after a city police employee overheard a man bragging in nearby Chesterfield County that he had the wig and informed Richmond police. The man later told a detective that he had given it to an unknown woman outside the Richmond Coliseum after the Feb. 25 concert.

Police have not released the identities of the two suspects.

Naked show doesn't fly

North Charleston, S.C. -- Former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell faces a felony charge after police said he led a sexually charged performance at a Dorchester County nightclub.

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for the 42-year-old Florida-based rapper on a charge of presenting or participating in an obscene performance.

The October show reportedly featured naked people on stage at the End Zone nightclub.

"That might go over in South Beach or wherever he's from, but it's not going to fly in Dorchester County," prosecutor Walter Bailey said.

It's unclear when or how the warrant will be served if Campbell doesn't surrender to police. Campbell's spokeswoman, Rebkah Funk, said the rapper had no immediate comment on the charge.

A 'Nutty' legacy

Kansas City, Mo. -- Jerry Lewis says he wants to be remembered for the 1963 film "The Nutty Professor," which he considers the crowning achievement of his show business career.

"You know, every director in the history of cinema prays for the one work," said the 76-year-old Lewis in an interview in The Kansas City Star. "And if you get the one work, you can sit with your grandchildren and tell them you did something substantial. And I've had mine -- 'The Nutty Professor.' That's the one."

Lewis directed and starred in the movie, which he says was a critical and box-office success. "I mean, I did almost $31 million when tickets were a quarter," he said.

American idol in trouble

Farrell, Pa. -- An Ohio man booted off the Fox talent show "American Idol" in January has been charged with assault in a bar fight that resulted in a man's death.

Jaered N. Andrews, 24, of Austintown, Ohio, is charged with simple assault for allegedly punching a man in the face Nov. 16 at the Blue Ribbon Grille in Farrell, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, near the Ohio state line.

Thomas E. Blakeley, 39, of Sharpsville, died when he fell and hit his head on the sidewalk after being punched, officials said.

A Fox TV official in Los Angeles declined to tell The Associated Press Wednesday why Andrews had been removed from the show. Andrews appeared on four episodes of "American Idol" and had reached the semifinals before he was kicked off.

A woman who answered the phone at Andrews' home Wednesday said Andrews wouldn't comment.


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