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Country star arrested at airport runway
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after police say she became “belligerent” toward troopers.
The 45-year-old “Redneck Woman” singer from Lebanon, Tennessee, was charged with breach of peace Tuesday evening at Bradley International Airport, near Hartford.
State police say troopers initially responded to a “minor disturbance” on an incoming flight and were interviewing Wilson on a runway when they arrested her.
Bail was set at $1,000. A court hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was postponed to Sept. 13 and Wilson didn’t appear in court.
Her lawyer and representatives didn’t immediately return messages Wednesday.
Wilson won the Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy in 2004 for “Redneck Woman.” She was scheduled to perform an invitation-only show Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun casino.
Reiner turns Emmy shot into punchline
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedy mastermind Carl Reiner can’t help turning his latest Emmy nomination into a punchline.
The 96-year-old creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” already has 12 Emmy trophies. Reiner, the oldest-ever Emmy nominee, says winning No. 13 would create a problem: how to divide the awards evenly among his children.
Reiner is nominated as the narrator of the documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast” that looks at how people — including 92-year-old Mel Brooks — stay active and vibrant.
The Emmy Awards will air Sept. 17 on NBC.
Argento withdraws from Dutch festival
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento has backed out of curating a Dutch music festival after a young actor accused her of sexual assault.
Organizers of the “Le Guess Who?” festival said in a statement Wednesday that “due to the volatile nature of the accusations surrounding Ms. Argento, she has chosen to withdraw from her curatorship of this year’s edition, while these issues remain open.”
Argento, a prominent #MeToo activist, was one of the curators of the festival which takes place in the city of Utrecht in November.
Actor Jimmy Bennett claimed Argento, then 37, sexually assaulted him when he was 17 in 2013. Argento denied ever having a sexual relationship with Bennett, whom she agreed to pay $380,000 in a settlement.