Sunday, October 19, 2008
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Spears jury without verdict until Monday
LOS ANGELES - The jury in Britney Spears' trial is taking the weekend to mull whether the pop singer is guilty of driving in California without a valid license.
Jurors left a San Fernando Valley courthouse late Friday afternoon after deliberating the misdemeanor charge for slightly more than two hours. With no verdict reached, the jury of eight women and four men adjourned and were told to return Monday.
Four Tops frontman Stubbs dies
DETROIT - Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs, whose dynamic and emotive voice drove such Motown classics as 'Reach Out (I'll Be There)' and 'Baby I Need Your Loving,' died Friday at 72.
He had been ill recently and died in his sleep at the Detroit house he shared with his wife of 48 years, said Dana Meah, the wife of a grandson. The Wayne County medical examiner's office also confirmed the death.
Hip-hop stars lend advice on mortgages
n ATLANTA - With the housing market in a slump, foreclosures on the rise and lenders keeping a tighter grip on mortgage money, about 2,000 interested consumers turned out Friday night to get real estate advice from ... music stars.
Hip-hop music pioneer Russell Simmons, along with mortgage consultants and entertainment figures such as Ludacris, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, D. Woods of the girl group Danity Kane and music executive Kevin Liles, spoke to the crowd at the event billed as the Hip-Hop Summit at Clark Atlanta University. It's tied to Thursday's BET Hip-Hop Awards show.