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Harrison Ford was involved in a passenger plane incident Monday afternoon at a California airport.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. local time, the actor was piloting his private plane and coming in for a landing at John Wayne Airport near Orange County.

"Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon," the FAA said in a statement. "The pilot correctly read back the clearance. The pilot then landed on a taxiway that runs parallel to the runway, overflying a Boeing 737 that was holding short of the runway. The FAA is investigating this incident." 

According to reports, Harrison was captured on air traffic control recordings asking, "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me."

Landing on a taxiway is a violation of Federal Aviation Administration safety rules. A spokeperson for American Airlines said, "We are aware of the incident, and have reported it to the NTSB and FAA."

The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star is an experienced pilot with decades of flying experience.

Back in March 2015, however, Harrison sustained moderate injuries after a small plane he was piloting crashed at a golf course in Venice, Calif. The single-engine plane crashed on the grounds of the Penmar Golf Course, which is near Santa Monica Airport.

Harrison was able to recover from his injuries.

"I'm doing great," he said on Good Morning America before ringing in 2016. "I'm back playing tennis, riding my bikes and having a good time."

It seems nobody remembers Whitney Houston anymore five years since her tragic death. Rumor has it, the last resting place of the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker at Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey has been abandoned and only has "very few" visitors. 

 

"The public has forgotten her. The fans do not come anymore," sources tell Naughty Gossip, "At one point her grave had a guard that restricted access only to relatives. But now it is just mostly deer and other wildlife ambling through the grounds, and very few people visit Whitney." 

 

According to the site, Whitney's graveyard was watched over by a guard during the third anniversary of her death in 2015, but it's now unattended. 

 

On Saturday, February 11, the fifth anniversary of Whitney's death, Bobbi Kristina Brown's former boyfriend Nick Gordon paid tribute to the late singer on Twitter. Nick posted a throwback photo of him, Whitney and Bobbi along with caption, "Can't believe it's been 5years. I miss you. I know you and Kriss are enjoying each other up there. RIH." 

 

Nick was found legally responsible for Bobbi's death in September 2016 after a wrongful-death lawsuit was filed by the family's estate, with support from her father, Bobby Brown. He was ordered to pay $36 million in damages. 

 

Nick, however, denied murdering his girlfriend. "Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it's shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly," his lawyer said of the lawsuit. 

 

In late January, he mourned the death of Bobbi by posting some intimate photos of his "angel" along with a loving message for her. 

 

 

You may never have to plug in your iPhone again.

Apple has joined an industry group devoted to wireless charging, strengthening existing rumors that the next iPhone will charge without a cord. The Wireless Power Consortium, which is made up of some 200 organizations that promote a single wireless charging standard, confirmed to CNNTech that Apple joined the group last week.

IPhone rumors swirl months before each new version is announced, and hype around the so-called 'iPhone 8" is particularly high: Apple (AAPL, Tech30) is expected to unveil a major redesign of the this fall to mark the 10-year anniversary of the smartphone.

The company has already shown interest in doing away with cumbersome cords. The Apple Watch charges wirelessly, provided consumers spend $79 on a magnetic charging dock. And the latest MacBook now comes with only one USB port.

Apple would also create another iPhone revenue stream by selling a wireless charging station separately. The feature would simplify charging for smartphone owners. Rather than plugging in one's phone, a user would only need to place it on the charging dock.

Apple said in a statement Monday it was joining the Wireless Power Consortium to contribute its ideas as wireless charging standards are developed.

As for the speculated possible features of the next iPhone, other rumors include an edge-to-edge display, a glass body and the removal of the home button.

 

ABC is finally delivering on its long-held promise to bring a diverse lead to its Bachelor franchise.

The network on Monday night announced its new bachelorette will be Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas who will be the first black lead in the history of "The Bachelor" or spin-off "The Bachelorette."

"The Bachelor" is in the midst of airing Season 21, with suitor Nick Viall. Lindsay will star in Season 13 of "The Bachelorette."

The announcement, made on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," comes after years of criticism for the shows' lack of casting diversity.

ABC president Channing Dungey, the first black woman to lead the network, responded to questions about the lack of diversity last summer during the Television Critics Association press tour, saying she would "very much like to see some changes there."

"I think one of the biggest changes that we need to do is we need to increase the pool of diverse candidates in the beginning, because part of what ends up happening as we go along is there just aren't as many candidates to ultimately end up in the role of the next bachelor or bachelorette," she told reporters at the time. "So that is something we really want to put some effort and energy towards."

The leads for "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" are typically chosen from the pool of candidates who did not win the previous season of the sister show.

Lindsay is currently competing on the current season of "The Bachelor." (So, spoiler alert.)

After the announcement, Viall tweeted his congratulations to Lindsay.

"My heart is full of joy for you Rachel. Congrats!!" he wrote.

The network previously attempted to diversify its leads back in Season 18 with the casting of Juan Pablo, an American-born Venezuelan.

Juan Pablo was initially a lauded choice, but by season's end was being called one of the most disastrous picks in the dating show's history, for reasons related to a slew of controversial comments and actions.

Notably, Lifetime drama "Unreal" featured a black suitor last season in its fictional show-within-the-show, which is inspired by "The Bachelor." The character was played actor B.J. Britt.

"The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" continue to be lucrative series for ABC.

The most recent season of "The Bachelor" frequently ranks as Monday's No. 1 TV series among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

The current season is also up 4% in total viewers compared to last season, with 8.6 million viewers.

The new season of "The Bachelorette" premieres May 22.

Bruno Mars and The Time paid homage to Prince at the 2017 Grammy Awards by singing the legendary singer's songs. The Time performed first by singing "Jungle Love" and "The Bird" before passing the baton to Mars who sang "Let's Go Crazy". 

 

The Time was the most relevant artist to perform a tribute to Prince since the late singer wrote and produced The Time's early albums. The Time kicked off their performance by singing Prince-produced track from their "Ice Cream Castle" album, "Jungle Love". They showed perfect distillation of Prince's funk including "screaming guitars, popping bass and stabbing synthesizer." The group's lead singer Morris Day later shouted, "You have about 10 seconds to get up off of your asses," before performing the second song "The Bird" perfectly. 

 

After The Time's performance, the stage turned dark and Prince's voice could be heard giving an intro talk to "Let's Go Crazy". It turned out that Mars was the one who sang the song. The "24K Magic" hitmaker donned purple-sparkly suit with a huge white bow tie. He sang while playing a guitar and even channeled Prince by performing a simple but catchy choreography with guitar on his hand. 

 

Mars' tribute performance was so perfect and even praised by critic Daniel Fienberg. "Bruno Mars was of course, concocted in a laboratory for kickass retro #GRAMMYs tributes. It's what he's here for," Fienberg wrote on Twitter. 

 

Just days after announcing that he was retiring from touring after being hospitalized for exhaustion, legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles.

 

The singer’s manager, Joe Gordon, released a statement–which was shared with EBONY by reporter Darlene Hill–about the singer’s death.

Dear friends, family and colleagues,

Al Jarreau passed away this morning, at about 5:30am LA time. He was in the hospital, kept comfortable by Ryan, Susan, and a few of his family and friends.

Ryan and Susan will hold a small, private service at home, for immediate family only. No public service is planned yet, but I will inform you if that changes.

Ryan asks that no flowers or gifts are send to their home or office. Instead, if you are motivated to do so, please make a contribution to the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music, a wonderful organization which supports music opportunities, teachers, and scholarships for students in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. A donation page is here. Even if you do not plan to contribute, please list that page and give yourself a few minutes to watch a beautiful tribute video that Wisconsin Public Television produced to honor Al when he received his lifetime achievement award in October.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Jarreau’s unique singing style helped to make him one of jazz’s greatest vocalists. During college, where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Jarreau performed with a local group called The Indigos before moving to San Francisco. There he hooked up with fellow jazz great George Duke to form a trio.

Inspired to pursue music full time, Jarreau moved south to Los Angeles, where he caught the eye of Warner Bros. talent scouts, who signed the singer to a recording contract. In Los Angeles, Jarreau’s career would take off after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album We Got By. In 1977, Jarreau would win his first of seven Grammy Awards for his live album, Look to the Rainbow.

 

Dubbed “the voice of versatility” by the Chicago Tribune, Jarreau released 16 studio albums, a host of live albums, and several compilations. The consummate performer, Jarreau constantly toured the world, dazzling audiences with his magical voice.

Jarreau passed away at a Los Angeles hospital early Sunday morning. The singer leaves behind his wife, Susan, and his son, Ryan. He was 76.

 

 

 

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has been forced into retirement from touring due to exhaustion.

A statement on his website says Jarreau is hospitalized in Los Angeles and is "improving slowly." The statement says Jarreau's medical team has told him he can't perform any of his remaining concert dates this year. It says Jarreau is retiring from touring "with complete sorrow."

Jarreau turns 77 next month.

Jarreau has won seven Grammys over a 50-year career. His biggest single was 1981's "We're in This Love Together." Jarreau was a vocalist on the all-star 1985 track, "We Are the World," and sang the theme to TV's "Moonlighting."

 

Mariah Carey is having a bad week.

It looks like Ticketmaster is trying to boost slow sales for her upcoming “All the Hits” tour with Lionel Richie by offering tickets as part of a “buy one, get one free” promotion for the concerts, which kick off in March.

“This Valentine’s Day, grab a ticket for you and your special someone … all for the price of one,” one promo suggests.

Plus, Carey’s comeback single “I Don’t,” a collaboration with rapper YG, is a flop. When it dropped last week it was No. 6 on iTunes, but has dropped to No. 55.

Industry insiders say ­Carey’s New Year’s Eve debacle live in Times Square — when she failed to keep up with her songs or even lip-sync ­properly — isn’t helping.

Carey, 46, who hasn’t toured North America in more than six years, will open for Richie in 35 cities, with a stop at Madison Square Garden on April 1, aka April Fools’ Day.

“Mariah is working enthusiastically with Live Nation and Lionel’s team to put together an outstanding tour,” a rep for the songbird said. “Ticket sales are beyond great — fans are in for a real treat.”

 

Aretha Franklin said she plans to retire, but not before she releases her next album in the fall.

“I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” the legendary singer told Detroit’s Local 4. “I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it.”

The “Respect” singer expressed her excitement about the new album ― set for release in September ― telling the outlet she “can’t wait to get in the studio.” On top of that, the Queen of Soul plans to tour with the album (on select dates) for about six months. 

By the sound of it, “retirement” seems to be a loose term for Franklin, who also admitted she’ll do “some select things” here and there. Most of all, though, she just wants to spend time with her grandchildren. 

The music icon said the announcement is bittersweet for her because she’s been in the industry for so long, but it appears she’s looking forward to slowing down.

“I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now,” Franklin told Local 4. “I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good, either.” 

Bless you, Aretha Franklin. 

"Remember, you're in the funny business. You're not in the 'me' business."

Such were the words of wisdom from a woman who knows: 95-year-old Betty White.

A seven-time Emmy award-winner, who also boasts a Grammy and three Screen Actors Guild awards on her mantle, White joined CNN's Brooke Baldwin to reflect on her time in the industry, all 78 years worth.

"Do you remember the first time that you got a laugh?" Baldwin asked as the pair shared french fries in a Los Angeles restaurant.

"I think when I came out of the womb," White, naturally, joked.

The interview comes ahead of CNN's "The History of Comedy" series, which airs Thursday at 10 p.m.

"It was a little out of character, a little unfeminine, to be ... you shouldn't be funny," recalled White, reminiscing about her early days in Hollywood, when comedy was often left to her male colleagues. Noting that women were expected to simply "come in and be pretty," White countered: "No, it's so much more fun to get that laugh."

Active since 1939, White's first signature role came in the 1970s, when she appeared first as a guest star -- and soon after as a series regular -- on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." To a younger generation, however, White will forever be known as the naive simpleton from St. Olaf, Minnesota: Rose Nylund.

"'Golden Girls' was a big breakthrough," noted White, referring to the iconic 1980s hit. "A situation comedy about old women? What is that? I think it changed a lot of the thinking and opened the way for a lot of older women."

White has met multiple presidents, including Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. However, it's the latter's canine companion that truly captured the star's heart.

"I spent about an hour sitting with Bo on my lap, in a room all by myself," recalled White, a known animal lover and 1987 American Veterinary Medical Association Humane Award winner. "I'm having a better time even than I would sitting with the President, and I love the President."

CNN's comedy series -- which sets out to explore "what makes us laugh, why, and how that's influenced our social and political landscape throughout history" -- will feature a section dedicated to "groundbreaking women in comedy," a class in which White is no doubt a charter member. It's her work of nearly eight decades that helped pave the way for the modern females of funny, including the likes of Amy Schumer and Melissa McCarthy.

"Tina Fey may be the best," White noted, lengthening the list of noteworthy women in comedy. "They're craftsmen, they know what makes it work. They know timing."

For White, though, time is of no essence.

"I am the luckiest old broad on two feet," she told Baldwin. "I'm still able to get a job, at this age. I will go to my grave saying 'Can I come in and read for that tomorrow?' "

 

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