Hotel exploring video breach
The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video that appears to show Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z.
Asked about the video on Monday by the Associated Press, the hotel issued a statement saying it is “shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system.”
TMZ posted the video and said it was shot last week inside a Standard Hotel elevator. It appears to show Solange attacking Jay Z in Beyonce’s presence. A security guard intervenes. There is no audio.
The hotel says the leaked video violates the confidentiality it provides customers. It says it “will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.”
Representatives for Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange didn’t immediately comment.
Ailing Casey Kasem missing
A judge has appointed one of Casey Kasem’s daughters as his temporary conservator after expressing concerns about the safety and whereabouts of the ailing radio personality.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy said Monday that he was worried about Kasem’s well-being after an attorney for Kasem’s wife said he didn’t know where the former radio host is.
Attorney Craig Marcus said Monday that 82-year-old Casey Kasem, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, had been removed from the country but didn’t know his whereabouts.
Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find Kasem.
Kasem’s daughter Kerri was appointed his temporary conservator. Her attorney, Troy Martin, said the family believes Kasem has been taken to an Indian reservation.
Boy Scouts rescue Ann Curry
Ann Curry has reported from the most dangerous places on earth, but when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue.
Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain in New York’s Harriman State Park on April 5, when she broke a leg.
Members of Troop 368 from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, stopped to help the injured NBC News correspondent, creating a splint for her ankle and fashioning a stretcher from logs and a tarp. They then carried her down the mountain.
Curry sent the troop a letter praising their actions and thanking them for their skills and professionalism.
Troop leaders say most of the scouts didn’t know they had rescued someone famous.
NBC will air live ‘Music Man’
NBC says it’s planning to air a live production of “The Music Man.”
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Monday the network has acquired rights for a TV version of the 1957 Meredith Willson musical.
The network had success with a live production of “The Sound of Music” starring Carrie Underwood, and is following that with a live version of “Peter Pan” in December.
An air date for “The Music Man” wasn’t announced.