Kasem found in Washington
Casey Kasem was found in Washington state on Wednesday, three days after a Los Angeles judge expressed concerns about the ailing radio host’s whereabouts and safety amid a dispute between his wife and children from another marriage.
Kasem’s condition was not immediately known, although his children rejoiced after days of uncertainty and said in a statement that locating their father was the first step in bringing him back to the Los Angeles area.
Santa Monica police Sgt. Mario Toti said Kasem was found by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, hours after Kasem’s children filed a missing person’s report.
Beyonce, Jay Z ‘move on’
Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange say they are moving on since a video leaked this week of Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator.
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,” a statement said Thursday.
The hotel said Wednesday it had fired the person who recorded the video.
Limbaugh wins prize for book
Rush Limbaugh has won a children’s book prize designed to be chosen by kids themselves.
But that doesn’t mean all of his voters were young people.
On Wednesday night, Limbaugh received the Children’s Choice Book Award for author of the year, defeating such superstars as Veronica Roth, Rick Riordan and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” writer Jeff Kinney, the winner in 2012 and 2013. The conservative commentator won for “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims,” a book that landed on the best-seller lists of Amazon.com and other outlets despite limited mainstream coverage.
Nominees for best author are determined by how many copies their books sell, while the winners are supposedly picked by kids, who vote online. But executive director Robin Adelson of the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, nonprofit organizations that co-founded the awards seven years ago, acknowledged Thursday that adults could easily vote and vote multiple times, a problem not uncommon for Internet competitions
Foo Fighters head to HBO
The Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen.
The rock band said Thursday it will show the making of its new album in a series on HBO. The series will feature the group recording one song in eight cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.
The show and album will premiere in the fall. Bandleader Dave Grohl will direct the series. He received critical acclaim last year for his directorial debut, the music documentary “Sound City.”
The Foo Fighters recorded tracks for its eighth album in Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Seattle; New Orleans; and Washington, D.C. A news release says the songs will include “local legends.”