Entertainment News Roundup: Suspect in attack on comedian Dave Chappelle pleads not guilty; In Their Spanish Debut, Brian May Sings “Another World” and More
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Suspect in comedian Dave Chappelle attack pleads not guilty
A 23-year-old man accused of tackling comedian Dave Chappelle on stage during a performance pleaded not guilty on Friday to four misdemeanor counts and was told to stay away from fame . In a brief hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, a judge ordered the suspect, Isaiah Lee, be held on $30,000 bond pending retrial later this month, local media reported.
In their Spanish debut, Brian May sings “Another World”
Decades after studying the skies above the Canary Islands for his doctorate in astrophysics, Queen guitarist Brian May has returned to film his first Spanish vocal “Otro Lugar”, a translated version of his old song “Another World”. The 74-year-old music star traveled to Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro to record his new music video as part of a remastered version of his 1998 solo album also called ‘Another World’.
A Minute With: Singer Brooke on Ireland’s Eurovision Representation
Singer Brooke Scullion will carry the flag of seven-time winner Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held this year in the Italian city of Turin. The 23-year-old, who plays Brooke, is participating with her own song “That’s Rich,” and is expected to make the second semi-final next Thursday to qualify for the May 14 final.
Country singer Mickey Gilley, whose bar launched ‘Urban Cowboy,’ has died
Country singer Mickey Gilley, whose namesake Texas-sized honky-tonk bar was the birthplace of “Urban Cowboy” music and 1980s fashions, has died at 86 in Branson, Missouri, his page announced on Saturday. Facebook. Gilley, a first cousin of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis and TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, “had just gotten off the road…after playing 10 shows in April,” his Facebook page said.
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