Salsa singer Marc Anthony has been ordered by a Puerto Rican judge to appear in court to answer a few questions after an alleged scuffle with a local TV gossip reporter.
Leo Fernandez III, a TV personality on Puerto Rican TV, alleges that the singer got violent with him at a press conference when he asked Anthony if his wife, former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres, was pregnant (for the record, she is pregnant).
The 31-year-old singer denies ever striking the reporter. Still, Fernandez is seeking unspecified damages for the alleged attack.
Anthony is best known for his hit single, “I Need To Know,” which is featured on his first English record released last year.
R. KELLY ON TOP: It took the smooth R&B grooves of R. Kelly to knock off Universal’s stronghold at the top of Billboard’s album charts.
R. Kelly’s TP-2.com (Jive) debuted at No. 1 with 543,000 unites sold for the week ending Sunday, according to SoundScan. Atlanta-based hip-hopster Outkast’s “Stankonia” (LaFace/Arista) held its own at the No. 2 spot despite a slip in sales. This week, “Stankonia” sold a 288,000 unites compared with 526,000 a week earlier. Universal still was visible among the Top Five, with Limp Bizkit, rapper Jay-Z and Irish rockers U2 coming in No. 3, 4 and 5, respectively
The Spice Girls’ latest album, however, tanked in its debut, landing at No. 39.
Over on Billboard’s singles chart, Destiny Child’s “Independent Women, Part I” from the “Charlie’s Angels” soundtrack spent a second week at No. 1.