Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting his wife to death in their Los Angeles home, The Associated Press reports.
April Jace, 40, was dead by the time authorities arrived at the couple’s home in the quiet, modest neighborhood of Hyde Park on Monday night. Officers responded to the house after receiving a report that shots had been fired, Officer Chris No said.
Michael Jace was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of homicide, No said. He was being held in a Los Angeles jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned.
Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” ‘‘Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”
Jace and his wife were married for nine years and have two young sons. Lt. John Jenal told City News Service that two children under 10 were at the single-family home at the time of the shooting. They were in protective custody, he said. It could not be immediately confirmed if the children were those of the couple.
Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said April Jace’s body had been removed from the home and an autopsy would not be performed until today at the earliest.
Rapper Macklemore posted an apology on his website late Monday, saying he didn’t mean to mock Jewish people by wearing a costume that some say was anti-Semitic during a performance in Seattle last week, the AP reports.
Macklemore wrote that he randomly chose the pieces of the costume he wore at Friday’s performance so that he could disguise himself and move freely around during the secret show. He said it wasn’t meant to be a caricature of a Jewish man.
“I respect all cultures and all people,” he wrote. “I would never intentionally put down anybody for the fabric that makes them who they are. I love human beings, love originality, and ... happen to love a weird outfit from time to time.”
Grammy Award winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made the appearance at the EMP Museum in their hometown to help celebrate the debut of a new exhibition.
Photos from the concert show Macklemore wearing a black wig and beard and a fake hooked nose. Macklemore and Lewis gained widespread fame with a message supporting diversity, and their hit song “Same Love” calls for tolerance and support for members of the gay community.
“I acknowledge how the costume could, within a context of stereotyping, be ascribed to a Jewish caricature,” he wrote. “I am here to say that it was not absolutely not my intention, and unfortunately at the time I did not foresee the costume to be viewed in such regard. I’m saddened that this story, or any of my choices, would lead to any form of negativity.”
Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japanese tour because of illness, the AP reports.
The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several concerts, apologizing online to fans.
Now, his organizers say he is not well enough to do any of the concerts in Japan, including the one set for Wednesday at Nippon Budokan hall, where the Beatles performed during their first Japan tour in 1966.
The official site of McCartney’s “Out There Japan Tour 2014” said his doctors are ordering him “complete rest.”
McCartney, 71, is still scheduled for a concert in Seoul, South Korea, on May 28 at Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium, followed by 19 U.S. performances.
In Japan, two weekend concerts in Tokyo, a makeup concert scheduled for Monday and another in Osaka on Saturday were all canceled.
Representatives for McCartney declined further comment Wednesday about his illness.
It's a riff you've likely heard hundreds of times. And it might not even belong to the band most associated with it.
Led Zeppelin are in court (again) for allegedly plagiarizing their best-known work, "Stairway to Heaven," from a little-known band called Spirit.
"It's been a long time coming," attorney Francis Alexander Malofiy told Bloomberg Businessweek. Indeed: Videos showing the suspicious similarity between the introductory riff of "Stairway" and a passage from Spirit's instrumental "Taurus" have persisted for years on YouTube. Zeppelin also toured with Spirit in 1968, the year the group released "Taurus" and two years before Jimmy Page claims to have written "Stairway."
"The idea behind this [suit] is to make sure that ["Spirit" writer and Taurus guitarist] Randy California is given a writing credit on 'Stairway to Heaven,' " Malofiy said. The suit, filed by a trust in California's name, seeks an injunction that would block the reissue of “Led Zeppelin IV,” the album containing "Stairway to Heaven," and financial reparations as well.
This is hardly Zep's first time in the courtroom. Allegations of plagiarism involving artists from folk singer Bert Jansch to Joan Baez have dogged the group for years, and they've paid settlements to Willie Dixon (and added him as a cowriter) and Ritchie Valens' publisher for "Bring It On Home," "The Lemon Song," (for Dixon) and "Boogie with Stu" (for Valens).