Actor PatrickDempsey is back in his home state for a cancer fundraiser.
The former “Grey’s Anatomy” star created the bikeand- run Dempsey Challenge to raise money for a cancer center created in 2008 in partnership with the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
Dempsey, who grew up in Maine, opened the two- day event that started Saturday with 10K and 5K runs, along with a two- day bicycle ride. Cyclists on Sunday will participate in additional races ranging from 10 miles to 100 miles.
Dempsey and his sisters were inspired to help create the center by their mother, Amanda, who later died from cancer in 2014. More than $ 1 million was raised for the event that kicked off Saturday.
Dempsey is currently filming a 10- part adaptation of the best- selling novel “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” in Quebec.
Grammy- winning rapper Nelly was released from jail on Saturday while authorities investigate an accusation by a woman who says he raped her on his tour bus.
Auburn, Wash., police said they received a 911 call from the woman and they arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., about 4: 37 a. m. Saturday.
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said Saturday afternoon that the singer was released from jail pending the investigation.
Rosenblum said he expected Nelly to appear at his Saturday night show in Ridgefield, Wash. Nelly is on tour with Florida Georgia Line.
Nelly is known for his hits “Hot in Herre,” “Country Grammar” and “Over and Over.” He also appeared in the 2005 film “The Longest Yard.”
Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who fought and performed dangerous stunts in the notorious “Bumfights” videos, has died. He was 63.
The Georgia State Patrol says Hannah was a passenger in a car that collided with a semi- truck Wednesday just outside of Swainsboro, Ga. He had been living in nearby Adrian.
On Friday, Hannah’s friend and benefactor, Barry Soper, placed a bouquet on the dumpster in San Diego where he first encountered Hannah more than 15 years ago.
Soper gave Hannah a job and helped in his eventual recovery.
— The Associated Press