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People: Creed’s Stapp broke, living in motel

Stapp
Stapp
From Wire Reports

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he’s broke.

The 41-year-old lead singer of the Grammy-winning band said in a rambling 15-minute video posted on his Facebook page Wednesday that he’s living in a hotel.

“Right now, I’m living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there’s been a couple of weeks where I had to live in my truck,” he said in the video. “I had no money, not even for gas or food.”

Stapp said money has been stolen from his bank account and royalty payments have not been paid to him.

“Eight weeks ago, I began an audit of not only my record company, but my personal finances,” he said. “During the course of that audit, a lot of things were uncovered. … And that’s when all hell began to break loose.”

Stapp denied he’s taking drugs or alcohol and said he is “as sober as can be.”

Creed last toured together in 2012. The band was one of the more successful rock acts of the 1990s, selling more than 40 million albums.

Justice Ginsburg back home after stent implanted

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and expected to be at work when the court hears its next round of oral arguments Monday, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

Ginsburg was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center late Tuesday after experiencing discomfort during exercise with a personal trainer.

She has had a series of health problems, including colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009.

Pies dominate White House meal

President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday’s basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.

Obama called members from each of the military services and participated in a conference call with troops in West Africa. A White House summary of the calls said Obama told them their varied missions, from helping to stamp out Ebola to prosecuting the war against Islamic State militants, had one primary objective – keeping the American people safe and secure.

On the menu for dinner, there was thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing, braised winter greens and macaroni and cheese. Don’t forget the green-bean casserole, sweet potato gratin, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls.

If there was room for dessert, the Obamas had their pick from among six pies. The president prefers pumpkin.

The birthday bunch

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 85. Singer Randy Newman is 71. Actor Ed Harris is 64. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson is 62. Actor Judd Nelson is 55. Comedian Jon Stewart is 52. Actress Garcelle Beauvais (“The Jamie Foxx Show”) is 48. Singer Trey Songz is 30.

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