Eldorado selling casinos in Mississippi, Missouri
LAS VEGAS | Casino company Eldorado Resorts Inc. says it is selling two of its 26 properties and will use the proceeds to help it buy Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Reno-based Eldorado announced Thursday that Rhode Island-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. will buy the Lady Luck Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Isle of Capri property in Kansas City, Missouri, for a combined $230 million.
The cash sales are expected to close early next year.
Congressman, celebs push for A$AP Rocky’s release from jail
NEW YORK | Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP Rocky, who has been behind bars in Sweden while police investigate a fight involving the rapper.
Last week a Swedish court ordered Rocky to spend two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate the June 30 fight in downtown Stockholm.
Diddy, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kris Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and 2 Chainz are some of the celebrities who have publicly expressed support for Rocky.
Disney cancels premiere after death of star Cameron Boyce
LOS ANGELES | Disney Channel has canceled the red-carpet premiere of its movie “Descendants 3” after the death of 20-year-old star Cameron Boyce.
Disney Channel said a telecast will be dedicated to Boyce’s memory and the Walt Disney Company will make a donation to the Thirst Project, a charity he loved.
Boyce, who also starred in the Disney Channel sitcom “Jessie,” played Carlos de Vil, teenage son of Cruella de Vil from “101 Dalmatians,” in the “Descendants” films, which told the story of the offspring of classic Disney villains.
Boyce’s family says he died Saturday of a seizure from an ongoing medical condition.
Ed Sheeran confirms he’s married to Cherry Seaborn
LONDON | Ed Sheeran has confirmed for the first time that he and long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are married.
British media reported the pair wed before Christmas in front of about 40 friends and family.
In an interview with broadcaster Charlamagne Tha God to promote his album “No.6 Collaborations Project,” Sheeran talked about how he wrote the song “Remember the Name,” which refers to “my wife.”
The 28-year-old British singer-songwriter said “I knew that we’d be married by the point that the song came out.”
The album, released Friday, includes collaborations with Justin Bieber, Stormzy, Eminem, 50 Cent and Bruno Mars.
Sheeran and Seaborn, 26, met at primary school in eastern England and announced their engagement in 2018.