Aaron Carter feels his “celebrity was targeted” during his arrest on driving under the influence and drug charges in north Georgia over the weekend.
Authorities say the 29-year-old singer was released on bail Sunday. Carter, of Port Richey, Florida, is accused of drunken driving and possession of marijuana and drug-related objects.
In a statement tweeted Sunday, Carter says he was arrested inside an auto supply store “by several police officers with aggression.” He says he wasn’t in a moving vehicle and has a license to use medical marijuana for “long-standing anxiety.”
Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said Monday that since the case is active, he can’t comment.
Carter said his next show, set for Monday night at a shopping mall in Birmingham, Alabama, will go on as scheduled.
Mellencamp son Speck arrested after fight in Indiana: A son of rock star John Mellencamp has been arrested in Indiana on charges of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.
Police say 22-year-old Speck Mellencamp was arrested early Sunday after he and his 23-year-old brother, Hud, were involved in a fight outside a Bloomington restaurant.
Police say Speck Mellencamp was “very belligerent and uncooperative” with officers and medical personnel trying to treat him for injuries at the scene and at a hospital.
He was released on bond. Mellencamp’s attorney declined comment.
Hud Mellencamp told police a man attacked him. The Herald-Times reports he suffered a scratch on his neck and a small cut on his nose.
After a 2013 fight, the brothers were charged with felony battery. Speck Mellencamp served 96 hours in jail.
Ed Sheeran posts set picture after “Game of Thrones” cameo: Ed Sheeran is basking in the aftermath of his “Game of Thrones” cameo.
Sheeran appeared as a Lannister soldier leading a group in song in the season premiere of the hit HBO fantasy drama, which debuted on the premium cable channel Sunday night.
The 26-year-old British singer posted a shot of himself on screen on Instagram Sunday with the caption, “Throwback to the time I was a Lannister.” He also posted a picture of himself on set alongside Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark.
Producer David Benioff said in March they had been trying to get Sheeran a spot on the show for years to surprise Williams, who’s a Sheeran superfan.
Joe Biden memoir coming out Nov. 14: Joe Biden’s memoir is coming out Nov. 14 and it will be called “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.”
Flatiron Books, which acquired the book in April, announced Monday that the former vice president will promote the book as part of his “American Promise Tour.” Two days before the book is released, an interview with Oprah Winfrey will air on Winfrey’s OWN network. His tour opens Nov. 13 with an appearance at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
Biden’s book centers on 2015, when his son Beau died and he decided not to run for president even though he believed he could win.
Garth Brooks offers free honeymoon after fans get engaged: Garth Brooks says he’ll pony up for a Hawaiian honeymoon for a Texas couple who got engaged at his concert in Oklahoma City.
WFAA-TV reports Drew Bargsley proposed to Chelsea Townsend while Brooks was playing his hit “Unanswered Prayers” on Saturday night.
The singer got wind of the commotion and asked the Dallas-area couple about their honeymoon plans from the stage. He told them he and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, will pay for their honeymoon if they decide to go to Hawaii.
Brooks later told Yearwood about his offer and she agreed, but added, “Nobody else can get engaged tonight.”
“Little House on the Prairie” log cabin to be rebuilt: The deteriorating log cabin at the “Little House on the Prairie” site in Kansas is expected to soon get a makeover.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the current cabin was re-created and built near Independence in 1977 at the television series’ peak of popularity. The show is based off Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books centered on her childhood in the country’s Midwest region. Wilder spent a year with her family at the Kansas site in 1869.
Cabin owners Bill Kurtis and Jean Schodorf say that four decades of weather has worn down the house. They want to rebuild the house as well as add a barn.
Schodorf says more than 20,000 people visit the site each year.
She says the cabin is scheduled for construction in October and November.
— Associated Press