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April 26, 2005

Band helps effort to find missing fan


ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) - Motley Crue is joining efforts to find a Baltimore area woman missing since March 6, when she failed to meet friends for the band's concert in Washington.

Tracey Gardner-Tetso, 32, of Rosedale, was reported missing by her husband after she didn't meet friends at the "Red, White & Crue Tour 2005" show at the MCI Center.

The band will match an earlier reward of up to $10,000 to increase publicity about the woman's disappearance, said Katie McNeil of 10th Street Entertainment, Motley Crue's management company.

"We hope our involvement helps bring more attention to this case, and anyone with information will step forward," Nikki Sixx, the group's bass player, said in a recent statement.

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The earlier reward was offered by the Victims' Rights Foundation of Gaithersburg, Md., Metro Crime Stoppers and Aggregate Industries, where Gardner-Tetso worked as a dispatcher.




Lauryn Hill to sing at Stockholm Jazz fest


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill will perform at the Stockholm Jazz Festival, to be held on the banks of the downtown Skeppsholmen island in July.

Some 25,000 people are expected to attend the concerts, which also will feature Roy Haynes, Lee Ritenour, Angelique Kidjo and Toots Thielemans, organizers said Monday.

Hill, a former member of the Fugees, won five Grammy Awards in 1999 for her album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." In 2002, she released "MTV Unplugged 2.0," which interspersed folk-style songs with nine spoken-word interludes in which she talked about her personal and artistic problems.

Some concerts during the July 19-23 festival will be held in the Stockholm Concert Hall and in the Kungstradgarden park in the city center, said Bosse Persson, the festival's executive director.

"About 70 percent of the music will be acoustic jazz and the rest more pop," said Persson, who is also a musician.




Nolte's son faces W.Va. drug charges


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The 18-year-old son of Nick Nolte has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Brawley King Nolte of Malibu, Calif., was arrested early Sunday. He was a passenger in a car that was stopped by state police in St. Albans for having a broken front headlight. The police trooper smelled marijuana, entered the car and found a freezer bag containing 70 grams of marijuana, the complaint said.

Nolte posted $2,500 bond Sunday night and was released from South Central Region Jail.

Becky Linger Nolte and Nick Nolte lived for a short time in Charleston. They divorced in 1994.

Brawley Nolte had roles in the 1996 film "Ransom" and 1997's "Affliction," which starred his father.




Hayek, Bardem to be jurors at film fest


PARIS (AP) - Salma Hayek and Javier Bardem are among the members of the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Sarajevo-born director Emir Kusturica heads the jury, which also includes writer Toni Morrison, Indian actress Nandita Das, and directors John Woo, Agnes Varda, Benoit Jacquot and Fatih Akin, organizers announced last week.

This year's festival will run May 11-22. Twenty movies from 13 countries have been selected to compete. The awards will be announced May 21.




Tammy Faye: Don't let fear rule your life


LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) - Former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner says losing her trademark eyelashes during her struggle with cancer was a liberating experience.

"I realized I wasn't just eyelashes," said Messner, adding that she glued on false ones. "A person is more than just what you look like on the outside."

Messner was diagnosed with colon cancer nearly a decade ago and last year announced that the disease has spread to her lungs.

Messner said she cannot say she's cancer-free and has scans every three months. "Don't let fear rule your life," she said. "Live one day at a time, and never be afraid."

The former Tammy Faye Bakker divorced Jim Bakker in 1992 while he was serving a sentence for financial fraud. The pair founded PTL Ministries and Heritage USA, a Christian retreat.

Messner was a celebrity judge for a beauty pageant where men dressed as women Thursday at Lancaster High School. The event raised money for the American Cancer Society.




Actor Cain marches for Armenians


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dean Cain joined hundreds of Armenian-Americans marching in the streets of Hollywood to mark the 90th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians by Turks.

Wearing black T-shirts emblazoned with the words "We've Had Enough," and hoisting signs saying "Truth Always Prevails," the crowd marched down Hollywood Boulevard in Little Armenia Sunday while leaders released doves into the sky.

Many expressed their desire to have the killings recognized by Turkey and the rest of the world as a genocide.

"People were talking about losing two-thirds of their family, or their entire extended family," said Cain, 38, who starred in the TV series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."

"So it's really inspired me to learn a lot more about it."

The Armenian government says up to 1.5 million Armenians ultimately died or were killed over several years as part of a campaign to force them out of Turkey.

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