GEORGE MICHAEL: BBC documentary about his life has been delayed
The BBC has pushed back the air date of a movie about the late George Michael's life -- so producers can change the ending to include his death.
George had worked with the network on narration and other aspects of Freedom: George Michael until his passing, and the plan was to air the documentary in late March. A production insider tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Although he is speaking and not singing, it could be seen as his final performance in terms of him making the film. He talks about areas of his life never previously discussed. George has not had a funeral yet, and with the transmission date just weeks away, the decision was made to delay giving the final version to Channel 4."
A re-release of Michael's Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1 has also been pushed back to an unspecified date.
GLADYS KNIGHT: Finally settled a legal battle with her son
After months of family strife, Gladys Knight has finally settled a legal battle with her son -- and had her name removed from his troubled chicken-and-waffles restaurant.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Shanga Hankerson must remove all uses of the star’s name, likeness and memorabilia from the restaurant, formerly called Gladys Knight's Chicken and Waffles, by April 26th. A court sided with Knight over her estranged son, who'd said in court documents that his mother did not possess the “mental capacity” to choose to remove her name from the business.
Gladys is moving on, though. She and hubby Billy McDowell have launched a $5 million fundraising campaign for a community center in his hometown of Canton, North Carolina. When finished, the property will provide a wide variety of services, from a music center to counseling for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.