CNN backs Chris Cuomo after caught-on-video confrontation NEW YORK | CNN says it completely supports anchor Chris Cuomo after he was seen on video threatening to push a man down some stairs during a confrontation after the man apparently called him “Fredo,” in a seeming reference to the “Godfather” movies.
The video appeared Monday on a conservative YouTube channel. Host Brandon Recor told The Washington Post the exchange happened Sunday at a bar in Shelter Island, New York, after a man approached Cuomo for a picture. The man made the video.
It doesn’t show the “Fredo” reference but depicts Cuomo’s profanity-laced reaction as he characterizes the comment as an anti-Italian slur. The man says he thought “Fredo” was Cuomo’s name.
Police investigate report of attack on comedian Andy Dick NEW ORLEANS | Comedian Andy Dick says he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter. City police say they’re investigating “a possible assault involving an individual identified as Andy Dick.”
Dick tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that someone punched him early Saturday, knocking him out for 15 minutes.
Liam Hemsworth wishes Miley Cyrus ‘nothing but health’ LOS ANGELES | Liam Hemsworth is wishing his wife, Miley Cyrus, “nothing but health and happiness” days after Cyrus’ representative announced the couple’s separation.
Hemsworth posted on Instagram on Monday confirming the pair’s separation and saying he won’t be making comments to “any journalists or media outlets.”
A representative for Cyrus says the couple decided a break was best while they focus on “themselves and careers” after less than a year of marriage.
Fortnite world champ ‘swatted’
POTTSGROVE, Pa. | The Pennsylvania teen who won $3 million as the first Fortnite World Cup solo champion had armed police show up at his house.
Kyle Giersdorf was livestreaming on Saturday when he was “swatted,” a prank that aims to prompt police and SWAT teams to respond to fake emergencies.
Upper Pottsgrove Police Cpl. Albert Werner told USA Today a caller told police “he was Kyle and said he had shot his father multiple times.” Police called the home before entering and the teen’s father said everything was fine.
Werner says the call came from outside the country.
The 16-year-old Giersdorf told his fellow gamers it was scary.
A phony 911 call led to the death of a Kansas man two years ago. The caller was sentenced to 20 years in prison.