PER­SON­AL­I­TIES

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - NEWS -

Fox News Chan­nel’s Laura In­gra­ham says she dis­avows the sup­port of white na­tion­al­ists and claims that her views about the na­tion’s de­mo­graphic changes have been dis­torted.

The prime-time per­son­al­ity re­sponded to crit­ics of her com­men­tary that mas­sive de­mo­graphic changes that most Amer­i­cans don’t like have been forced upon the coun­try by le­gal and il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion.

In­gra­ham said Thurs­day that she was not re­fer­ring to race or eth­nic­ity. Her crit­ics aren’t buy­ing that; MSNBC’s Mika Brzezin­ski on Fri­day called it a “white su­prem­a­cist” speech. Fox News man­age­ment has not dis­cussed the mat­ter pub­licly.

Charles Neville, the leg­endary sax­o­phone player for the Neville Broth­ers, is be­ing hon­ored by an an­nual mu­sic fes­ti­val in Mas­sachusetts.

The fifth Spring­field Jazz & Roots Fes­ti­val held Sat­ur­day has been des­ig­nated a liv­ing mon­u­ment to Neville, who died in April at age 79. The fes­ti­val was co-founded by Neville’s wife, Kristin.

Af­ter Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina dev­as­tated the Nevilles’ home city of New Or­leans, Kristin worked with mu­si­cians and non­prof­its there to help get artists back on their feet. Struck by the par­al­lels be­tween the two cities, she was in­spired to es­tab­lish the Spring­field fes­ti­val.

A pho­tog­ra­pher says ac­tor Bill Mur­ray slammed him against a door and poured a glass of wa­ter over him while he was shoot­ing a band at a Mas­sachusetts restau­rant last week.

Peter Si­mon tells The Bos­ton Globe that he was on an as­sign­ment for The Martha’s Vine­yard Times at Lola’s in Oak Bluffs on Wed­nes­day when Mur­ray ac­costed him, swore at him and threat­ened him. He wasn’t in­jured. Si­mon, who is singer Carly Si­mon’s brother, said the band in­vited him to the restau­rant and he was not there to take pic­tures of Mur­ray.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port, Mur­ray was “vis­i­bly up­set” and said Si­mon was ha­rass­ing him.

No one was charged, but po­lice told Si­mon he could take out a crim­i­nal com­plaint.

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