Banda music star Tito Torbellino was shot dead in a restaurant in Mexico on Thursday (29May14). The U.S.-born singer was in an eaterie in Ciudad Obregon on Thursday when two men entered the premises and shot him several times at close range, according to Sonora state police.
Torbellino, real name Tomas Tovar Rascon, died on the way to a local hospital.
The 33 year old was scheduled to perform in Ciudad Obregon on Friday (30May14).
No further details had been released as WENN went to press.
Dennis Quaid will tee off during a charity golf tournament between police officers and celebrities in California later this month (May14). Quaid, who is a big fan of the sport, will host the 42nd annual Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Celebrity Golf Tournament in Pasadena, California on 31 May (14).
All proceeds raised from the event will go to the Los Angeles Memorial Foundation, which helps family members cover medical and funeral costs in the event of injury or death of a loved one in the line of duty.
Celebrity competitors include mixed martial arts star Tito Ortiz, Rocky actor Carl Weathers, That '70s Show star Danny Masterson, Murder, She Wrote actor Ron Masak and General Hospital star Vanessa Marcil.
Former ultimate fighting champion Tito Ortiz has been placed on 36 months probation and ordered to enrol in an alcohol education programme after pleading no contest to a DUI charge. The mixed martial arts star was slapped with the count in January (14) after he crashed his Porsche sports car on a Los Angeles freeway hours after he had been partying at the Playboy Mansion.
He initially insisted he was not guilty, but subsequently struck a no-jail plea deal with prosecutors and ended up pleading no contest to the charge.
In addition to his probation and alcohol awareness course, he must also pay a series of fines, according to TMZ.com.
Former F.C. Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 45. The soccer hero was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour of the throat in November, 2011 and he stepped down as Barcelona's manager last summer (Jul13).
Legendary salsa star Cheo Feliciano has died in a car crash at the age of 78. A vehicle driven by Feliciano, real name Jose Luis Feliciano Vega, collided with a post in the Puerto Rican city of Cupey in the early hours of Thursday morning (17Apr14), according to a spokesperson for the country's police.
Feliciano began his career as a percussionist in a number of high-profile salsa bands, including Tito Rodriguez's orchestra, before becoming the singer for the Joe Cuba sextet. He later joined Fania Records' Fania All-Stars.
The musician became a determined anti-drug campaigner after beating an addiction to heroin at the end of the 1960s, and he volunteered to help with the rehabilitation of other salsa stars who had were battling drugs.
In 2008, New York's then-mayor Michael Bloomberg declared 20 June Cheo Feliciano day in honour of his 50-year career in the music industry, and he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Grammy the same year.
Feliciano was inducted into Puerto Rico's Music Hall of Fame in 2013, months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer. It is not known how far the illness had progressed when Feliciano died.
Michael Jackson's brothers are determined to challenge the King of Pop's ex-wife Debbie Rowe if she attempts to fight for custody of her two children. Reports suggest the former nurse, the biological mother of Prince and Paris, is concerned for the pair's welfare under the care of their legal guardians, grandmother Katherine Jackson and uncle TJ, and is planning to file court papers to take them in herself.
However, the late superstar's siblings, Tito, Randy, Jermaine and Jackie, insist Rowe has no right to uproot the teens after agreeing to give Michael full custody of Prince and Paris in exchange for a big cash payout following their 1999 divorce.
A statement issued by The Jacksons to TMZ.com reads: "(The children) are well loved and well taken care of. We are quite taken back (sic) that Ms. Rowe has decided now to enter their lives, after she abandoned her children many years ago for money.
"Our only desire is to see our niece and nephews continue to go on with happy, healthy and safe lives. We will do everything and anything with in our power to help make that happen."
Michael was also father to youngest son Blanket, although the identity of the 12 year old's mother has never been revealed.
The King of Pop died in 2009.
The existing members of the Jackson 5 are working on their first new album in 25 years. Michael Jackson's brothers Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie and Tito reunited as The Jacksons in 2012 to embark on their first tour in almost three decades, and they are currently gearing up to kick off a residency in Las Vegas next week (20Feb14).
Now Jackie reveals fans will have even more to look forward to as they have been busy in the studio working on the follow-up to 1989's 2300 Jackson Street.
He tells Billboard.com, "I'm so happy all the brothers will be together in Las Vegas. During the day time they can finish recording and then do the shows during the evening time."
The veteran singer claims they have completed "quite a bit" of the project and he cannot wait for fans to hear the results.
He adds, "It sounds like (old) Jacksons music, with today's sounds. People still want to hear that Jackson 5 harmony; we can't get away from where we came from. That's what they want to hear. But there's a lot of new flavours we can combine that with."
And he insists the world still loves the Jacksons' signature soul sound: "Something like Bruno Mars' Treasure, that's like an old Jacksons song. When I first heard that song I said, 'That could have been on one of ours!'"
Former ultimate fighting champion Tito Ortiz has been arrested in Los Angeles following a car crash on Monday morning (06Jan14). The tough guy crashed his Porsche into the concrete median of the 405 Freeway, according to TMZ.com and now he is facing a possible DUI rap following a field sobriety test.
Ortiz, who had been partying at the Playboy Mansion on Sunday night (05Jan14), had two passengers in his car at the time of the crash.
He has been booked and bond was set at $15,000 (GBP10,000).
Michael Jackson's nephew TJ has asked a U.S. judge to dismiss a petition filed by a relative challenging his guardianship of the King of Pop's three children. TJ Jackson, 35, was placed in charge of Prince, Paris and Blanket in July, 2012, following a family feud, which was sparked by the apparent disappearance of family matriarch Katherine Jackson, who had previously been appointed the guardian of her grandkids following the Thriller hitmaker's 2009 death.
She subsequently agreed to co-parent the youngsters with TJ, but the pair has since been faced with a new fight from Anthony Jackson II, who has filed his own legal papers asking to be named the children's new guardian.
However, TJ claims Anthony, who is said to be his cousin, has failed to properly outline the reasons for his petition and he is therefore requesting the challenge be thrown out of court, reports TMZ.com.
In his documents, TJ, son of Tito Jackson, reveals he and Katherine are doing well as co-guardians and insists Prince, Paris and Blanket are happy with the arrangements.
R&B legend Babyface met Michael Jackson for the first time as a child after tricking a concert promoter in his native Indiana into allowing him to meet and interview the young superstar. The songwriter/producer reveals he was just a kid with dreams of making it in the music industry when he learned his pop idol would be performing in his hometown - so he concocted a plan to meet The Jackson 5 and land a chat with Michael.
Babyface tells U.S. TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, "The Jackson 5 came to town and I figured out how to interview them. I lied and said I was a news reporter and got in to interview the Jackson 5... at 12, 13 years old.
"I looked up the promoter (in the phonebook)... and when I got him, I had to put on my grown voice (sic). I had a Jimmy Stewart (classic actor known for his distinctive drawl) impression, that I did back then, so I talked like Jimmy Stewart and said, 'Hello can I speak to Charles Williams (promoter) please...? I hear that you've got these kids called The Jacksons and they're coming to town and I thought it would be a great idea if I could get my kids to talk to your kids. That'd be swell, what do you think?' And he goes, 'I think it's a great idea...!' He took my number down and he called me 10 minutes later...
"I walked in the (hotel) room (for the interview)... there were two beds there: Jackie and Jermaine were on one bed, Marlon and Tito were on the other bed, and Michael was sitting at the table at the end. I walked in and just ignored them (older brothers) and walked straight to Michael and Michael said, 'Hey, how you doing?' I said, 'It's an honour to meet you' and he said, 'It's an honour to meet you, sit down, have a seat.'
"It was unbelievable. They let me stay in there about 30 minutes."