People: Conan taking his show to Comic-Con
Conan O’Brien is looking to get a jump on all the Dave, Jimmy and Jimmy talk by announcing his own late-night move next summer. He’s going to become the first late-night host to broadcast his show from San Diego’s Comic-Con International.
“Conan” will be in San Diego in 2015, doing the TBS show from the Spreckels Theatre from July 8-12.
With Comic-Con such a major destination for Hollywood talent these days, especially the kind starring in big summer tent-pole movies, the guest lineup for O’Brien’s shows that week should be impressive.
Taking their shows on the road is big with the late-night hosts these days. Jimmy Kimmel recently hosted a week of shows from Austin, Texas, to coincide with the SXSW music conference. And O’Brien last week hosted a run of shows in Dallas.
Gomez stalking suspect charged
A man arrested twice in one week at Selena Gomez’s house was charged Monday in Los Angeles with felony stalking and violating a court order to stay away from the singer-actress.
Che Cruz, 20, pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday afternoon, and his bail was set at $160,000. He was arrested Friday after he returned to Gomez’s home just hours after he was released from jail in a case in which he was ordered to stay away from her.
The Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Cruz jumped the fence at Gomez’s home before his second arrest.
If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison. He is due back in court April 17.
Brown assault case will move ahead
Singer Chris Brown’s assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it.
Lawyers for the Grammy-award-winning singer had argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, said prosecutors used the grand jury to “freeze” the testimony of the alleged victim in the case, a man who says Brown and his bodyguard punched him outside a Washington hotel in October.
Geragos called the incident “the most investigated misdemeanor of all time.”
But Judge Patricia Wynn agreed with prosecutors that they had a right to use the grand jury to assess the strength of their case.
“I am persuaded that there was no abuse,” Wynn said.
Brown and his bodyguard are scheduled to go to trial on April 17. A judge will hear the case, not a jury.
The birthday bunch
Comedian Shecky Greene is 88. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh is 77. Basketball Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek is 74. “Mouseketeer” Darlene Gillespie is 73. Singer Peggy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 73. Rapper Biz Markie is 50. Actress Patricia Arquette is 46. Actress Katee Sackhoff is 34. Actress Kirsten Storms is 30. Actress Sadie Calvano is 17.