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Rapper Nelly released from jail
SEATTLE (AP) — Rapper Nelly was released from jail on Saturday while the police investigate an accusation by a woman who says he raped her on his tour bus.
Auburn police said they received a 911 call from the woman and they arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., about 4:37 a.m. Saturday.
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said Saturday afternoon that the singer was released from jail pending the investigation.
Rosenblum say he expects Nelly will appear at his Saturday night show in Ridgefield, Washington. Nelly is on tour with Florida Georgia Line.
Crawford’s Daughter enters modeling
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Cindy Crawford says she’s more concerned about her 16-year-old daughter sitting behind the wheel of a car than walking a runway.
The supermodel’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, made her New York Fashion Week debut last month. Her 18-year-old son, Presley Gerber, also is a model.
“My daughter just got her driver’s license. I’m a lot more concerned about her driving by herself than her entering the world of modeling,” Crawford told The Associated Press during an interview at a charity event near Detroit. “The great thing for my kids is that I know a lot about that world. I feel like: Who better to help guide them than me?”
Crawford says she understands it’s inevitable that Kaia Gerber would enter the modeling world. Gerber bears a striking resemblance to her 51-year-old mother.
“In some ways, I wish I could have pushed it off a year or two. But she’s 16. That’s how old I was when I started, which is young, but in fashion that’s kind of the normal age when people start,” Crawford said Thursday.
Gerber already has made a splash walking the runway for a number of top designers, including Versace.
Dempsey: Fame through giving back
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey says giving back to his home state through creation of a cancer center is more satisfying than fame without good deeds.
The former “Grey’s Anatomy” star and Maine native said his Hollywood fame gave him an ability to create something special through the cancer center and a ninth annual bike-and-run cancer fundraiser that wrapped up on Sunday.
“I think fame, in general, if you don’t do anything with it, is really quite empty and unsatisfying,” he told the Sun Journal. “If you can use it in a way that’s a positive thing, it’s far more fulfilling. And I think, at the end of the day, that’s what life is about. It’s not about one’s personal achievements, it’s about what you can do as a group of people and as a community.”
Dempsey created the Dempsey Challenge to raise money for a cancer center created in 2008 in partnership with the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
The Dempsey Center, which he created with his sisters, drew upon the inspiration of their mother, who battled cancer over 17 years before dying in 2014. The center aims to improve the quality of life of people with cancer.
Dempsey said he firmly believes in the services that are offered, like yoga, acupuncture, massage and Reiki, a form of Japanese healing.
“With all the technology and breakthroughs we’ve had, you can’t beat the human touch,” Dempsey said.
Over the weekend event, Dempsey took countless selfies with participants. He recalled some advice he was given by actors from the Theater at Monmouth: “Don’t forget where you came from.”