Billy Ray Cyrus, wife getting a divorce
Billy Ray Cyrus’ wife filed for divorce from the country singer after 19 years of marriage.
Court records show Tish Finley Cyrus filed Thursday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. She’s seeking custody of their teenage child and spousal support.
It’s the couple’s second divorce attempt. Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce in 2010 but later withdrew his petition.
The couple issued a joint statement seeking privacy for their family. The two got married in December 1993 and have three children together, including actress-musician Miley Cyrus.
Billy Ray Cyrus rose to fame in 1992 with his song “Achy Breaky Heart.”
Prince Charles: Prince Philip ‘much better’
Prince Charles visited his father Prince Philip in the hospital and reported that he is doing much better following his abdominal surgery.
Philip, who earlier this week spent his 92nd birthday in the hospital, received a flurry of family visits Friday. Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived at the London Clinic shortly before his sons William and Harry joined them.
Officials say that Queen Elizabeth II’s husband is recovering well after the exploratory surgery last Friday. He will continue to be hospitalized for several days before going into convalescence for about two months.
When asked by reporters waiting outside the clinic about his father, Charles smiled and said “much better.”
Reggae star sues man charged in assault
Reggae musician Frederick “Toots” Hibbert is suing the man accused of throwing a bottle at him during a concert in Virginia.
Hibbert has filed a lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against 19-year-old William C. Lewis, who’s charged with felony malicious wounding.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Hibbert is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages.
The 70-year-old singer was struck in the head with a tossed vodka bottle while he performed on Brown’s Island in the James River on May 18. After suffering a deep head cut, Hibbert canceled the remaining stops on his tour and returned to Jamaica.
According to the complaint, Hibbert suffered permanent scarring and left the singer “disoriented and grievously injured in body and mind.”