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Moore, Fox among ‘Apprentice’ rivals

NEW YORK — Baseball’s Johnny Damon, TV journalist Geraldo Rivera and mother of eight Kate Gosselin will be among the contestants on the upcoming “Celebrity Apprentice.”

NBC on Tuesday announced the lineup of 16 personalities who will compete for their favorite charities as the reality show returns for a new season in the boardroom with Donald Trump Jan. 4.

Others on tap include “Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen, NFL great Terrell Owens, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, musician Kevin Jonas and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson.

Rounding out the rivals are actors Lorenzo Lamas and Ian Ziering, Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, actress Vivica A. Fox, TV personality Leeza Gibbons, reality star Brandi Glanville and former star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Kenya Moore.

Woman sentenced in attack on Blige’s father

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Michigan woman accused of stabbing the father of R&B singer Mary J. Blige during a domestic dispute has been sentenced to jail.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reported Cheryl White of Battle Creek was sentenced on Monday to 365 days in the Calhoun County jail with credit for 270 days already served. She’ll also serve five years of probation and pay more than $17,000 for Thomas Blige’s nursing services.

White didn’t address the court on Monday.

White in September pleaded no contest to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. A no contest plea isn’t an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.

Thomas Blige testified earlier in the case White attacked him with a knife on Jan. 23 after he caught her slashing his tires.

Suge Knight pleads not guilty in robbery case

LOS ANGELES — Suge Knight has pleaded not guilty to a robbery charge filed over an incident in which a celebrity photographer accused the Death Row Records founder of stealing her camera.

Knight, 49, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and had his bail set at $500,000. He was arrested in Las Vegas last week and fell while in jail, and his attorneys said he bruised his head and neck.

Knight and comedian Katt Williams were charged with robbery Oct. 29. Both are charged with taking the photographer’s camera in Beverly Hills on Sept. 5. Police say they are still investigating the incident.

Williams, 43, is scheduled to be arraigned in the case on Dec. 24 and faces up to seven years behind bars if convicted. The comedian has starred in several comedy specials and appeared in films such as “First Sunday” and “Friday After Next.”

Knight’s attorney, James Blatt, said he expected his client to be exonerated in the case and looks forward to presenting it to a jury.

Knight has prior felony convictions for armed robbery and assault with a gun. He pleaded no contest in 1995 and was sentenced to five years’ probation for assaulting two rap entertainers at a Hollywood recording studio in 1992.

He faces up 30 years to life in prison if convicted.

Knight was shot and wounded in a West Hollywood, California, nightclub about a week and a half before the incident with the photographer. He founded Death Row Records, one of rap’s leading labels in the 1990s, but later declared bankruptcy and the company was auctioned off.

Blatt said Knight would return to Las Vegas, where he was arrested last week and released on bail. Asked about Knight’s health, Blatt said, “Mr. Knight honors his commitments and shows up when he’s supposed to show up no matter how difficult the circumstances are.”

Lauryn Hill 45 minutes late, twice, at Voodoo Fest

NEW ORLEANS — Singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill was 45 minutes late — twice — at the Voodoo Experience music festival in New Orleans.

On the festival’s biggest stage, she arrived late on Saturday and when her scheduled time ran out about 30 minutes later, her microphone was turned off, The Times-Picayune reported. She was finishing “Ready or Not” when her microphone was cut off and Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” was piped into the speakers. She kept singing and gesturing until the lights were dimmed.

Organizers later said she would have a second appearance in the final hour on Saturday on the festival’s smallest stage. That time, she again started 45 minutes late but was allowed to keep singing after the festival’s 11 p.m. closing time.

— Compiled from

The Associated Press

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