Entertainer Flavor Flav was arrested Wednesday on felony and misdemeanor charges after arguing with his fiancée and threatening to attack her teenage son with a knife, Las Vegas police said.
The 53-year-old former rapper, hip-hop and reality television star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was taken into custody about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Drayton, who was being held on $23,000 bail at Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance today. faces a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor charge of battery-domestic violence, according to jail records.
Van Zandt honored
The night busted open in New York City as Bruce Springsteen and other Rock and Roll Hall of Famers helped Steven Van Zandt celebrate his Big Man of the Year award.
Darlene Love, Elvis Costello and Dion were among the performers Tuesday night at a rollicking benefit for Little Kids Rock, an initiative that rescues music education amid public school budget cuts.
Maynard, Holm split
Televised dating might not be the right fit for Emily Maynard. The single mom’s second turn on ABC’s Bachelor and Bachelorette series has ended in a broken engagement.
After weeks of rumors, Maynard and Jef Holm confirmed their split to People.com on Tuesday.
Maynard competed on the 15th season of The Bachelor where she accepted Brad Womack’s proposal in the season finale. They, too, broke up a few months later.
Just the mention of her name, J.K. Rowling, had the audience screaming and on its feet.
The Harry Potter author spoke for just over an hour before a capacity crowd Tuesday night at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center in her sole U.S. public appearance to promote her first novel for grownups, The Casual Vacancy.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer-guitarist Chuck Berry is 86. Actress Dawn Wells is 74. Actor Joe Morton is 65. Actress Erin Moran is 52. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 52. Musician Wynton Marsalis is 51. Actor Vincent Spano is 50. Bassist Tim Cross is 46. Singer Nonchalant is 39. Guitarist Peter Svensson is 38. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 34. Singer Ne-Yo is 33. Country singer Josh Gracin is 32. Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is 28. Actor Zac Efron is 25. Actress Joy Lauren is 23. Actor Tyler Posey is 21.