K-Ci Doesn't Contest Lewdness Charges
Singer K-Ci (né Cedric Hailey) of R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo pleaded no contest today to lewd conduct charges at Los Angeles Superior Court. The singer allegedly pulled down his pants and underwear while on stage performing during radio station KIIS' Christmas concert at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium. There were 4,000 people packed into the auditorium, and 150 parents and young children reportedly fled to the lobby. Hailey will be sentenced June 5 and is expected to get community service and a small fine. "It was in his best interest to put this matter behind him," said his lawyer Kenneth Markman. "He's regretful of what happened. He just got caught up in the moment."
Felder Files Second Suit Against The Eagles
Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder — who filed a lawsuit to dissolve Eagles Ltd. shortly after he was kicked out of the band in February — has filed a second lawsuit against the "peaceful, easy" '70s rockers, this time for $50 million. Felder, who was a member of the band from 1974 until he was given a pink slip by Glenn Frey and Don Henley this winter, is claiming wrongful termination, breach of implied-in-fact contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of written contract. Frey and Henley are planning a European tour this summer and have talked about recording a new album afterward.
Oops! … My Site Broke the Law!
Britney Spears' official Web site, britneyspears.com, was forced to make changes to comply with a federal law protecting children's online privacy. Children 13 and under will need parental permission before giving personal info to the site, according to the Better Business Bureau. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which went into effect in April 2000, requires Web sites that cater to children under 13 to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information or allowing it to be posted on the site. The BBB said the site voluntarily agreed to comply, and federal law enforcement was never involved. As of today, several sections of the site — including the message boards and e-mail service — were marked "temporarily closed for needed maintenance." (Reuters contributed to this report.)