Before he passed away last month, George Jones had scheduled a star-packed final concert for November. It turns out the show will go on.
Jones’ widow, Nancy, said Tuesday that Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and several more performers have agreed to keep the Nov. 22 date and appear in tribute to Jones at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The show was previously sold out.
Jones passed away April 26 at a Nashville hospital at 81.
Nancy Jones also said Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry and Travis Tritt have signed on.
Ja Rule exits prison
Federal authorities say platinum-selling rapper Ja Rule has left federal prison.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he left a correctional facility in New York’s Adirondacks on Tuesday, though time remains on his sentence.
The bureau says the release date for the 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, technically remains July 28, with possible community-based supervision for the balance.
Justin Bieber is used to fans snapping his photo. Dubai police say he also triggered some speed cameras while driving a white Lamborghini during his stop in the Gulf city.
Dubai newspapers on Tuesday quoted a police official saying the megastar racked up a number of speeding fines before being pulled over.
The official was not named, and no other details were given.
Flav trial set
A Las Vegas judge has scheduled a September trial for entertainer Flavor Flav on felony charges he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend’s 17-year-old son with a butcher knife.
A court spokeswoman says the case is set for Sept. 30 in Clark County District Court for the 54-year-old former rap and reality TV star. His legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr.
He could get up to 12 years in prison if he’s convicted.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Comedian Don Rickles is 87. Singer Jack Blanchard is 71. Singer Gary Glitter is 69. Singer Philip Bailey is 62. Drummer Alex Van Halen is 60. Actor Stephen Furst is 59. Actor David Keith is 59. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 49. Singer Darren Hayes is 41. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 38.