Rap star Lil Wayne’s sentencing in a New York gun case was postponed yesterday, because he needs to finish a string of dental surgeries before he goes to jail. Lil Wayne, one of music’s biggest sellers, is poised to spend as much as a year in jail under a plea deal. Lil Wayne, 27, pleaded guilty in October to a charge of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, admitting he illegally had a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun on his tour bus. Sentencing now is scheduled for March 2.
Louis Gossett Jr. said yesterday he is being treated for prostate cancer. The Oscar-winning actor said it was caught early and he expects to make a full recovery. Gossett, 73, said he is going public because there is not enough emphasis in the African-American community on fighting it.
Angelina Jolie began two days of meetings with Haiti earthquake victims yesterday in her role as a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency. The actress met with UN officials in Port-au-Prince and visited an SOS Villages camp for orphans outside the capital, where she was cheered by Haitians yelling, “Angie! Angie!’’ Jolie also toured a Doctors Without Borders hospital in a Port-au-Prince suburb.
A judge yesterday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed against a Black Eyed Peas manager who punched blogger Perez Hilton in a nightclub last year. Attorneys for Hilton and Peas’ manager Liborio Molina announced they had reached a settlement.