Some of hip-hop’s biggest stars gathered Wednesday for the Manhattan funeral of manager Chris Lighty.
The mourners included Diddy Combs, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons, 50 Cent and Grandmaster Flash.
The 44-year-old hip-hop mogul was found dead in his Bronx apartment last week with a gunshot wound to the head. The medical examiner ruled it a suicide.
Speaking outside a chapel, Grandmaster Flash said he wished Lighty had reached out to him for help.
Prosecutors have charged Amanda Bynes with hit-and-run in connection with two traffic crashes in recent months.
Los Angeles City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said the actress was charged Tuesday and is due for arraignment Sept. 27.
Mateljan said Bynes, 26, was charged for leaving the scene of two accidents, one on April 10 and another on Aug. 4, without providing proper information. The first incident occurred just days after Bynes was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after grazing a sheriff’s patrol car. She has pleaded not guilty in that case.
Bynes is best known for her role in the WB’s “What I Like About You” and the film “Easy A.”
Fifty years into his career as a recording artist and a week away from release of an extraordinary new CD, Bob Dylan spent his Tuesday evening where he seems to feel most comfortable — on a stage.
In this case, he marked the grand reopening of a refurbished theater in a village 35 miles northeast of New York City, Port Chester.
Dylan, 71, has had a busy year, keeping a schedule that has seen him play a brewery in Missoula, Mont.; a baseball field in Fort Wayne, Ind.; and an amphitheater built on the site of the first Woodstock concert in Bethel, N.Y.
Children’s author Judy Blume said she was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer but is “feeling stronger every day” after surgery.
Blume, 74, wrote on her blog Wednesday that she learned in June that she had cancer and underwent a mastectomy and reconstruction in late July. She wrote that she now walks a couple miles each morning, and that she hopes to begin writing again soon.