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Flavor Flav arrested in domestic dispute

From Wire Reports

Entertainer Flavor Flav threw his fiancee to the floor twice and grabbed two knives as he chased and threatened to kill her 17-year-old son during an argument Wednesday at their home in Las Vegas, a police report states.

The former rapper, hip-hop artist and reality TV star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., cut his finger with one of the knives before police arrived and arrested him about 3:30 a.m., according to the report.

Drayton, 53, was being held on $23,000 bail at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance today on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor count of battery-domestic violence. He could face up to six years in prison on the assault charge if convicted.

His girlfriend of eight years, Elizabeth Trujillo, 39, told police her earring was ripped out during the fracas, which she said stemmed from an argument over infidelity. Police did not report that she sought medical treatment. The teen wasn’t injured.

Drayton, whose public persona includes wearing an oversized clock on his chest, was an original member of the politically and socially militant rap group Public Enemy in the 1980s and ’90s. In recent years he has starred in several reality TV series and lent his name and recipes to short-lived chicken and soul food restaurants in Clinton, Iowa, and Las Vegas.

Fox and husband announce son’s birth

Megan Fox has taken to social media to announce the birth of her baby boy.

The “Transformers” actress wrote on her Facebook profile on Wednesday that she and husband Brian Austin Green welcomed a son named Noah Shannon Green on Sept. 27. She describes him as “healthy, happy and perfect.” She goes on to say she and Green are “humbled” to be “the parents of this beautiful soul.”

Fox and Green were married in 2010. This is their first child together.

They began dating in 2004 when Green appeared on the TV show “Hope & Faith,” on which Fox had a supporting role.

The birthday bunch

Rock-and-roll performer Chuck Berry is 86. Sportscaster Keith Jackson is 84. Actress Dawn Wells is 74. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka is 73. Singer-musician Russ Giguere is 69. Actor Joe Morton is 65. Actress Pam Dawber is 62. Author Terry McMillan is 61. Writer-producer Chuck Lorre is 60. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 52. Actress Erin Moran is 52. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is 51. Actor Vincent Spano is 50. Actress Joy Bryant is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer-actor Ne-Yo is 33. Actress-model Freida Pinto is 28. Actor Zac Efron is 25.

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