Fox’s Jarrett arrested in bar
Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, said by the network to be having “serious personal issues,” has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest in a bar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Jarrett, 59, is charged in Hennepin County District Court with a misdemeanor, obstructing the legal process and interfering with a police officer. He has an arraignment scheduled in a suburban Edina courtroom June 6.
Jarrett, a weekend co-anchor on the Fox News Channel, was arrested at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Northern Lights Grill at the main terminal, said an airport spokesman.
Police had been called about an intoxicated man at the grill.
Jarrett, who lives in the New York City suburb of Larchmont, posted $300 bond and was released.
Colbert to interview writer Roth
Philip Roth apparently still isn’t done with his retirement, especially when tempted by the chance to chat with Stephen Colbert.
Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani told the Associated Press on Wednesday the celebrated novelist has agreed to an “extended interview” in July for the cOlbert Book Club.
The 81-year-old Roth has more than once announced he has given his last interview and over the past two weeks has insisted he’s done with making public appearances. One promise to quit has been kept: He hasn’t released a new book since 2010.
Colbert has interviewed numerous authors and notably had a hilarious talk with Maurice Sendak that aired in 2012.
His book club has included segments on Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. Its name is spelled with an Oprah-esque capital O.
Kanye to headline Bud fest
Jay Z has called on close friend Kanye West to headline his “Budweiser Made in America” festival in Philadelphia.
Kings of Leon, Pharrell and Tiesto will also play the two-day festival over Labor Day weekend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Jay Z will also hold the festival simultaneously in Los Angeles. Performers will be announced later.
Other artists to take the stage in Philadelphia include the National, De La Soul, Steve Aoki, J. Cole, Girl Talk and Awolnation.
Jay Z launched the festival 2012. Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails were the headliners last year.
Jace charged in wife’s murder
Prosecutors charged actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the hit TV series “The Shield,” with murder Thursday in the shooting death of his wife Monday in their Los Angeles home.
Jace, 51, could face 50 years to life in state prison if convicted.
April Jace, 40, was shot multiple times and was found dead in a hallway of the family home in the quiet, modest Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Jace is being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
– From News wire services