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MGM Clears Bruno Mars Debt Rumors

Recent reports suggested that Bruno Mars owed MGM $50 million, but MGM refuted these claims, stating that they have a longstanding partnership with Mars and that any speculation about his debt is false. Mars has been associated with the casino and hotel for over eight years. Additionally, he announced 12 more shows as part of his residency at Dolby Live, scheduled for June, August, and September.


R. Kelly Sues United States

R. Kelly is suing the United States, seeking the return of his commissary funds allegedly seized by the federal government to settle a judgment against him. He claims he was unaware of a $10.5 million judgment awarded to a group of women and argues that he would have contested it had he known. Kelly also denies that Donnell Russell, his former manager, was ever his manager, and believes Russell should be held accountable for legal actions regarding threats to stop the screening of “Surviving R. Kelly.”


Alicia Keys and Roc Nation Support School’s Arts Program

Alicia Keys and Roc Nation donated $60,000 to support a 7th grader’s efforts to save the performing arts program at her school, the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC. The initiative, led by 12-year-old Tennyson Artigliere, aims to prevent the program’s closure due to budget cuts. Keys, an alumna of the school, and Roc Nation pledged ongoing support, committing to raise funds annually until the city can provide adequate funding.


RHOP’s Karen Huger Involved in Car Crash

Karen Huger faces charges of driving under the influence and other traffic violations following a car crash. She is charged with DUI and DWI, with additional traffic violations carrying fines ranging from $50 to $510. Huger stated that she was emotionally distressed while driving, leading to the accident, but there is no record of her arrest or booking in the police jail system.