Fans, Ono, bandmates mark 40 years since John Lennon's death
Photos, flowers, and candles have been left at Strawberry Fields in New York's Central Park to remember John Lennon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The rock star and former Beatle was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by a fan on Dec. 8, 1980. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK – Fans remembered John Lennon with flowers, candles and songs Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of the former Beatle's death after being shot outside his New York City apartment building. It was Dec. 8, 1980, when the world-famous musician was with his wife, Yoko Ono, and was shot by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartments on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him," Ono said, referring to Lennon's two sons.
Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty
Chapman said he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for the despicable act. (New York State Department of Corrections via AP, File)ALBANY, N.Y. – The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable” act. As in previous parole board hearings, the now 65-year-old inmate expressed remorse for gunning down the former Beatle outside the musician's Manhattan apartment building. At the time I deserved the death penalty. When you knowingly plot someone’s murder and know it’s wrong and you do it for yourself, that’s a death penalty right there, in my opinion,” he said.
John Lennon's killer denied parole for an 11th time
ALBANY, N.Y. The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980 was denied parole for an 11th time, state corrections officials said Wednesday. Mark David Chapman was denied after being interviewed by a parole board Aug. 19, according to corrections officials. Chapman shot and killed the former Beatle on the night of Dec. 8, 1980, hours after Lennon autographed an album for him. I was too far in, Chapman told a parole board in 2018. Look at this, he signed it, just go home. But there was no way I was just going to go home.Chapman's next parole hearing is scheduled for August 2022.
Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus in prison: union official
(Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault and rape, has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union. Weinstein, 68, has been placed in isolation at Wende Correctional Facility, said Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association. Weinstein arrived at Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison east of Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday after being housed at New York Citys Rikers Island jail. A lawyer for Weinstein said on Sunday night that his legal team had not been notified of the coronavirus diagnosis. Two prisoners at the Wende Facility have confirmed cases of COVID-19, a state prison official told Reuters.feeds.reuters.com
Harvey Weinstein moved to maximum security prison in upstate N.Y.
(Reuters) - Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday was transferred to a maximum security prison in upstate New York to serve a 23-year sentence for sexual assault and rape. FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Criminal Court during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020. More than 100 women, including famous actresses, accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct stretching back decades. Weinstein faces separate sexual assault charges in Los Angeles. After his sentencing on March 11, Weinstein was taken to New Yorks Rikers Island jail.feeds.reuters.com
John Mayer Gets Temporary Restraining Order Against Fan After Receiving Death Threats
John Mayer is taking precaution. The "Gravity" singer was granted a temporary restraining order against a fan who has allegedly been sending him inappropriate messages and death threats, according to multiple reports. According to the outlet, Mayer claims that the messages he's received "have put me in fear for myself and caused me substantial emotional distress," adding that the fan's "statements and behavior indicate an unhealthy obsession with me." The singer says, according to the docs, that security identified the man and stopped him from entering the venue. RELATED CONTENT:Tiffany Haddish Reveals the Hilarious Piece of Dating Advice John Mayer Gave HerJohn Mayer Responds to Fan Who Asks How He's Still SingleJohn Mayer Thinks Kourtney Kardashian Dating Rumors are 'Coming From Inside the House'