'Quincy, M.E.' star Klugman sues NBC over profits
LOS ANGELES - Former 'Quincy, M.E.' star Jack Klugman sued NBC Universal Friday, claiming the studio is lying about the show's profits and owes him money.
Klugman, 85, played the crime-busting Dr. R. Quincy on the show from 1976 to 1983.
His 1976 contract with NBC entitles him and his company, Sweater Productions, to 25 percent of the show's 'net profits,' according to the suit filed in Superior Court. Klugman claims his copy of the contract was lost when his agent died, and NBC has refused to provide a copy.
The lawsuit aims to force NBC to divulge the contract and award Klugman attorneys' fees. It also asks the court to clarify the terms of the agreement.
Poison drummer Rockett arrested on rape warrant
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - Poison drummer Rikki Rockett was arrested on a rape warrant and his case was turned over to the district attorney's office for possible grand jury consideration, officials said Friday.
Rockett, 46, was arrested Monday at or near Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles police said. He was booked and released, and was awaiting an extradition decision by Mississippi prosecutors.
A woman in Mississippi filed a complaint that she was raped on Sept. 23, 2007, at the Silver Star Casino, Neshoba County sheriff's investigator Ralph Sciple said.
Rapper Sigel back in prison after violation
PHILADELPHIA - Rap star Beanie Sigel has returned to prison.
A federal judge in Philadelphia sentenced Sigel to three months in prison Friday after authorities say he gave a false urine sample to probation officials.
Officials also say the rapper tested positive five times this month for Xanax and Percocet.
Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was already serving a six-month term in a halfway house for having previously violated supervised release.