B.B. King’s Daughters Believe He Was Poisoned


We’re following new information in the death of blues legend B.B. King.
The singer’s daughters are now coming forward — alleging their father was poisoned.

Our sister station in Memphis spoke with the attorney for King’s daughters.

They have requested an investigation into his death, and an autopsy has been performed.

An affidavit states they believe King’s manager, along with his personal assistant, gave him “foreign substances to induce his premature death.”

Toxicology tests could take up to eight weeks.

King’s burial is still scheduled for this weekend.

Depp Faces 10 Years In Jail Over Dogs: Report

Johnny Depp could face 10 years in prison for illegally taking his two dogs into Australia, government officials have reportedly warned.

The Hollywood actor hit the headlines after he and his wife Amber Heard flew into the country this month with his Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo.

The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that a Senate committee hearing was told Depp could be sentenced to up to a decade behind bars, or a maximum fine of AU$340,000 (£172,000).

The newspaper said Agriculture Department officials made the revelation to members of the committee in Canberra.

“The dog thing – we’ll get that out of the way quickly,” one member reportedly said.

“It is very serious.”

According to the paper, officials investigating the matter believe Depp, his fellow passengers and the flight crew on the couple’s private jet all failed to declare the presence of the dogs.

Some members of the committee reportedly lamented the attention attracted by the case, saying the pets had become “film stars on Facebook”.

Senator Richard Colbeck said: “A celebrity brought their dogs in to be pampered. The dogs were duly pampered and that pampering was put onto social media.”

Depp had been given two days to take his pets out of Australia or they would be put down.

Jennifer Lopez Announces Las Vegas Residency


Move over, Mariah Carey. Watch out, Britney Spears. Jennifer Lopez is heading to Las Vegas for a residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Shortly after the announcement that American Idol would be ending after next season, J-Lo shared the news with fans.

“So excited!!!” Lopez posted on Instagram Tuesday night. “This is going to be the show I’ve always dreamed of creating. #JloVegas.”

Jenny from the Block will become Jenny on the Strip starting January 20, 2016. No word yet on how long she’ll be ensconced in Sin City but we have a feeling it’s gonna be one hot ticket.

“19 Kids And Counting” Star Josh Duggar Named In Child Sex-Abuse Case


InTouch reported eldest son and anti-gay activist Josh Duggar was investigated for alleged child sexual abuse, we couldn’t look away.

It seems that back in 2005, patriarch Jim Bob Duggar caught Josh, then 17, leaving a young girl’s bedroom and called the authorities after he “learned something inappropriate happened.”

A source told the tabloid: “I saw and read the report and it clearly stated that Jim Bob brought his son Josh into the Arkansas State Police and spoke to a state trooper about Josh’s involvement in alleged inappropriate touching with a minor.”

Josh was suspected of sexual assault in the fourth degree but the state trooper who took Jim Bob’s statement never followed up. The officer was later convicted on child pornography charges himself and sentenced to 56 years in prison.

Eventually the Arkansas State Police alerted the Crimes Against Children Division and Springdale Police Department about the situation, but by then the three-year statute of limitations ran out and the case couldn’t be pursued any further.

“A technicality prevented any further action,” a source familiar with the case told In Touch. “That’s been the biggest regret in all of this.”

Now 27, Josh is the executive director of FRCAction, the lobbying arm of the rabidly anti-gay Family Research Council, which works tirelessly to fight against marriage equality, hate-crimes laws, anti-bullying programs and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Duggar and his fellow FRC leaders routinely accuse LGBT people of child molestation, domestic violence and worse.

“Natural marriage is something that has been clearly defined over the years,” Duggar said at the March for Marriage in April, “Marriage is essential to the American family, and every single child deserves a mother and a father.”

At the same event, Duggar declared that “people of faith are being silenced.”

Ironically, an FRC spokesman declared in 1999 that “one of the primary goals of the homosexual rights movement is to abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order.”

B.B. King to be buried in Mississippi hometown next week

Legendary blues man B.B. King will be buried on Saturday, May 30 on the grounds of a museum dedicated to his life in Indianola, a small Mississippi Delta town where his career began.

A funeral procession will take King’s body from the airport in Memphis, Tennessee next Wednesday to Handy Park in Memphis, where King first achieved widespread fame, before continuing down U.S. Route 61 — often dubbed “The Blues Highway” — to his hometown of Indianola.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, May 29 at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola. The funeral service will be held at the nearby Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, followed by a private burial on the grounds of the museum that evening.

The 15-time Grammy winner and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was born Riley B. King to sharecroppers about 20 miles (32 km) from Indianola in the tiny Delta community of Berclair, Mississippi, on Sept. 16, 1925.

After his parents split up, he was raised by his grandmother in the hill country town of Kilmichael.

He moved to Indianola when he was 17 and spent many of his formative years there, driving a tractor on a plantation and playing gospel and blues music in churches and clubs, on street corners and the radio, before moving to Memphis in 1948.

King kept a home in Las Vegas, where he died last week at the age of 89, but spent much of his life on the road. He played an annual homecoming concert in Indianola, which he called his hometown, every year since 1980.

He was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists, and considered a major influence on other blues and rock guitarists.

The 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, now a tribute concert “to the King,” will take place outside the museum on Sunday, May 24.

Steve Aoki Sued For Breaking Audience Member’s Neck During Concert

ABC 10 reports that popular DJ Steve Aoki is being sued for accidentally breaking an audience member’s neck during a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego. Aoki is well-known for his raucous stage presence, from throwing cake at his audience to jumping into the crowd whenever he feels like it. In this case, which took place almost three years ago to the day and is just now getting ready to go to trial, the DJ set up an inflatable life raft in the audience, climbed the stage rafters, and then jumped an estimated 20 feet down onto the raft and proceeded to crowdsurf. This is apparently something that he does at a lot of his shows.

Brittany Hickman, who was visiting San Diego from Scottsdale, Arizona at the time, says that she was standing near the front of the stage when the incident occurred, and was knocked unconscious. “I was trapped underneath the pool raft because they threw it out right where I was standing,” she told ABC 10. “My friends told me he landed on top of the pool raft, hit me on top of the head and I got knocked over.”

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson gets cancer all-clear

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has been given the all clear from cancer. Diagnosed during a routine check-up just before Christmas in 2014, the seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for a cancerous tumour on his tongue has been successful: “We are very happy to announce that following his recent MRI scan, Bruce was today officially given the all-clear by his specialists,” the band said in a statement.

In a post on the Iron Maiden website, the 56-year-old artist thanked his fans, family and his medical team for their support and treatment which has led to this “amazing outcome”

I’m a firm believer in trying to maintain a positive attitude, and the encouragement from the global Maiden family meant a great deal to me. Right now, I’m feeling extremely motivated and can’t wait to get back to business as usual, as soon as I can!

Despite this good news, the band will not be performing until 2016, Rod Smallwood stated. “We are of course all absolutely delighted that Bruce’s doctors have pronounced him free of cancer. Although Bruce is naturally eager to resume Maiden activities, it will take a while before he is completely back to full strength, as we explained previously. Because of this, the band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year. We know our fans will understand the situation and, like us, would prefer to wait until Bruce is back to his usual indefatigable levels of fitness before going out on the road.”

Instead, the band will be concentrating on spending time in the studio, with Smallwood explaining that Iron Maiden’s forthcoming album would “definitely” see the light of day this year.

He added: “Meanwhile, I’d like to echo Bruce’s words and thank all Maiden fans. You have been incredibly patient, putting Bruce’s health and wellbeing first during this difficult time and the band and I appreciate all your positive support.”

Prince Royce with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, “Back it Up” – AMERICAN IDOL XIV

We have no idea in what country this Royce guy is a prince, but he certain pulls off this performance ROYALLY (sorry), aided by Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, and our very own Lady of Revelries, Ms. Jennifer Lopez. “Back it Up” is sexy, it’s fun, it’s bilingual– it’s the whole beautiful package. Of course we want them to back it up.

B. B. King Has Passed Away 89


B.B. King spread joy to millions by giving them the blues.

The iconic musician, along with his ever-present guitar Lucille, spent nearly 70 years thrilling audiences and spreading the music he learned as a poverty-stricken youth in the Mississippi Delta all over the world.

King, 89, died in Las Vegas, his attorney announced late Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

“Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you,” King told the USA TODAY in 2005. “I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore.”

The same could be said of those who heard him play. No matter how stormy the tale he’d weave, by the time he was through, the clouds had parted.

“I fell in love with BB’s voice before I ever picked up a guitar,” said Warren Haynes, guitarist for Gov’t Mule, and one of the hundreds of blues and rock musicians inspired by King’s fluid, bent-note, vibrato-laden playing style and consummate showmanship. “When I started playing guitar a few years later I realized his voice and his guitar were the same thing. That inspired me to try and achieve that balance myself.”

“B.B. King was one of the few classic blues artists to have songs on mainstream radio,” noted Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. “Because I was able to hear his guitar playing on the The Thrill is Gone, it showed that given the right song you could sneak some great guitar sounds into top 40 radio.”

Almost as well-known as King’s artistry and recordings was his prolific performing schedule. Director Jon Brewer’s 2014 documentary B.B. King: The Life of Riley, which featured appearances by Carlos Santana, Bono, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr, detailed his non-stop touring, which at the time of his death had exceeded 15,000 shows. King outlived his tour manager, Norman Matthews, who died in May 2014.