Striesand to launch summer tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand will launch a nine-city tour this summer.
Her manager said Monday the entertainer will appear at arenas across the country, performing songs from her six-decade career.
Marty Erlichman also said Streisand is releasing a new album later this year and she’ll include tracks from it in her summer run.
The tour plans one-night stops in Los Angeles; Las Vegas; San Jose, California; Chicago; Boston; Philadelphia; Toronto; and Washington, D.C. A two-night affair is set for Brooklyn, New York, the 74-year-old singer’s hometown.
Tickets go on sale May 25 and will include a copy of Streisand’s new album.
Streisand previously toured in 2000, 2006 and 2012.
Puff Daddy, Lil Kim reunite
NEW YORK (AP) — Puff Daddy is reuniting with Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans and more for a Bad Boy Records reunion tour this summer.
The Lox, 112, Total, Carl Thomas, Mario Winans and French Montana will also perform on the tour, which will kick off Aug. 25 in Columbus, Ohio.
The “Bad Boy Family Reunion” tour will include 25 concerts in North America, including shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit and Nashville, Tennessee. It wraps Oct. 8 in Oakland, California.
Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy imprint was a success and launched the careers of the late Notorious B.I.G., Lil Kim, Mase and the others on the tour.
The announcement on Monday comes days before Puff Daddy and his former label mates perform two shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Screech talks jail
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond says his time behind bars on disorderly conduct and concealed-weapon convictions isn’t like “what you see on TV.”
Diamond says in an interview with Extra’s Mario Lopez that jail was “daunting” and “scary,” but he says “you can get in and out unscathed” if you follow the rules.
The 39-year-old Diamond was convicted in Wisconsin last year on the charges stemming from a 2014 bar room brawl. Diamond tells Lopez that he was defending his wife with a pocket knife.
Diamond and Lopez starred on the Saturday morning NBC sitcom from 1989 to 1992.
The interview amounted to Diamond’s first public comments since being released from jail in April. WITI-TV reports Diamond served three months of a four-month term.
Tebow writes about ‘life’s storms’
NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will be a guide on how to handle success and disappointment.
WaterBrook, a Christian imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it will publish Tebow’s “Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms” in October. Tebow will write about maintaining perspective “when your dreams do not go as planned.” WaterBrook also plans a companion Bible study.
A former Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Florida, the 28-year-old Tebow helped lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011, but has struggled since. He was released by the Philadelphia Eagles before last season.
Tebow has been a prominent advocate for Christianity. His memoir “Through My Eyes” was a best-seller in 2011.