Phish, in first appearance, comes home to Bonnaroo
MANCHESTER, Tenn. - Phish might technically be a Bonnaroo rookie, but the band's first performance at the Tennessee music festival had the feeling of a homecoming.
Phish performed a highly anticipated 3-hour set Friday night, playing until the early morning hours. The Vermont-based band, which reunited earlier this year after a five-year hiatus, is a double headliner, also performing this evening.
'I'm so incredibly happy to be here,' said singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio, beaming in front of the giant crowd.
All of the members of Phish - Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and Page McConnell - have previously played Bonnaroo. In fact, festivals in 2007 and 2008 were the only times in Bonnaroo's eight years that a member from Phish didn't play.
Court records: Singer Usher files for divorce
ATLANTA - R&B singer Usher filed for divorce Friday from Tameka Foster Raymond, less than two years after their glitzy wedding at a Georgia resort.
The 30-year-old Grammy-winning artist, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, filed the petition in Superior Court in Atlanta. Records posted to the court's Web site did not give any details about the split between the R&B star and his wife, who were married in August 2007.
They have two young sons, 11/2-year-old Usher Raymond V and 6-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond.
Former Miss Calif.: Gay comment cost me my crown
LOS ANGELES - Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean said she lost her crown because of a comment she made about gay marriage and not because she had been skipping appearances.
Prejean told Matt Lauer on NBC'S 'Today' show Friday that she 'absolutely' had been dethroned because of the comment, when she said marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Prejean lost her title Wednesday after California pageant executive director Keith Lewis said Prejean was skipping Miss California USA events while speaking out against gay marriage at unsanctioned appearances.