Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - ADVICE & PUZZLE -

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


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