Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Janet Jackson Delays Tour Under Doctor's Orders as She Tries to Have Baby

Janet Jackson is putting her world tour on hold (again) while she and her husband start their family.

The 49-year-old singer announced the delay in a two-minute Twitter video Wednesday morning.

“Please, if you can, try to understand that it's important that I do this now,” she told fans in the video. “I have to rest up — doctor's orders. But I have not forgotten about you.”

Jackson married her husband, 41-year-old Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, in 2012.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mississippi Closed For Business

Gay Olympian Greg Louganis Finally Gets His Wheaties Box

Eight months after a documentary about the diver Greg Louganis inspired an online petition asking that he be belatedly featured on the cover of a Wheaties box, the cereal’s maker is announcing that it will do just that.

The image of Louganis, 56, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, will begin appearing on Wheaties boxes next month; the hurdler Edwin Moses and the swimmer Janet Evans, two other previously overlooked Olympic champions, will appear on boxes separately, too.

General Mills, the maker of Wheaties, planned to unveil the boxes Tuesday, calling it the legends series. The boxes will be in stores from May through at least the summer.

Judge Keeps Records Sealed In Aaron Schock Court Case

Politico reports:

“Records, orders, and subpoenas relating to grand jury proceedings must be kept under seal to the extent and as long as necessary to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of a matter occurring before a grand jury,'” Myerscough wrote. “The Court finds the documents filed since February 2016 must remain under seal at this time to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of a matter occurring before the Grand Jury. In the event that this Grand Jury matter results in a public ‘judicial proceeding,’ the media is not precluded from renewing its request at a later date for disclosure of grand jury information pursuant to the Court’s discretion.”

Lawyers for Schock told the judge Monday that unsealing the records could damage the former congressman’s reputation.

“We oppose Politico’s request to disclose the Sealed Documents because the U.S. Attorney has made certain untoward and unsubstantiated allegations of Mr. Schock’s conduct and character within these documents that would be highly prejudicial to Mr. Schock if unsealed,” Schock’s attorneys wrote. They also said references to Schock’s staffers should be removed from the records, if they were to be released.