Police: Man arrested near home of Selena Gomez
Authorities say they have re-arrested a man who was ordered to stay away from the home of Selena Gomez. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said they arrested 20-year-old Che Cruz on Friday after he was spotted near the home in suburban Calabasas.
Cruz had been arrested on March 30 on suspicion of trespassing at the home. On Wednesday, he acknowledged trespassing at the home and was sentenced to 45 days in jail and probation. Jail records show his arrest on Friday came eight hours after Cruz was released from jail after serving seven days in the trespassing case. Jail records did not indicate whether Cruz had an attorney. He was being held on $20,000 bail.
Eatery at center of Paula Deen controversy closes
Paula Deen and her younger brother, Bubba, have shut off the fish fryer and locked the doors at the Savannah, Ga., seafood restaurant that served as the backdrop to a workplace discrimination lawsuit that stained the celebrity cook's reputation. Deen and Bubba Hiers co-owned Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House for a decade before the abrupt closure Thursday.
A spokesman for the Deen family, Jaret Kellers, issued a statement saying Hiers closed the restaurant "to explore development options for the waterfront property on which the restaurant is located." Kellers said no specific plans have been made yet. Orange-and-white barricades blocked the entrance to Uncle Bubba's on Friday, and there were no signs of life outside. The Savannah Morning News reported employees collected severance checks in the parking lot Thursday.
The restaurant closed less than a year after Deen was stung by her admission in a deposition that she had used racial slurs in the past. She was questioned by attorneys representing a former Uncle Bubba's manager who claimed she was subjected to racial slurs and sexual innuendo by Hiers. The suit was settled last August, but not before Deen lost her Food Network show and some lucrative endorsement deals.
"I feel bad for her because I believe she and her family are good people," said Jamie Morgan of Woodstock, Ga., who had dinner reservations at Deen's still-bustling flagship restaurant, the Lady & Sons, and shopped at the gift shop next door.
'Got Talent' TV talent format sets Guinness record
The producers of the "Got Talent" franchise say the TV talent contest is a winner in its own right. Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia said Monday that Guinness World Records has deemed the series the most successful reality TV format worldwide. The format that was launched as "Britain's Got Talent" has been adapted for broadcast in 58 countries, the producers said. The latest versions to air include those in Iceland and Brazil.
Alistair Richards, president of Guinness World Records, said in a statement that "Got Talent" was the new record holder. It displaced "Strictly Come Dancing," another British format that has sold to more than three dozen countries.
The "Got Talent" format was created by music and reality TV entrepreneur Simon Cowell. He said he is proud that the talent contest is a "home-grown British show."
Compiled from reports by the Associated Press.