April 11 Entertainment Briefs

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fleetwood Mac breaks the chain, boots out Buckingham

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fleetwood Mac has told Lindsey Buckingham to go his own way. The band said in a statement Monday that Buckingham is out for its upcoming tour. Buckingham, 68, who joined the band with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks in 1974, has been its guitarist, frequent frontman and sometime songwriter for most of the years since. He wrote and sang hits including “Go Your Own Way” and “Tusk.” A long statement about the tour mentions Buckingham only briefly, saying he won’t be performing with the group. Buckingham left the band once before, from 1987 to 1996. He’ll be jointly replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers. They’ll join longtime members Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.

Actor T.J. Miller charged with making bomb report on train

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling 911 to falsely claim that a woman on the same train as him had a bomb in her luggage. Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say Miller was released on $100,000 bond after an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday. The former “Silicon Valley” actor and comedian was arrested in New York on Monday. Prosecutors say Miller called in the false bomb information on March 18 after getting into a verbal confrontation with a woman on a train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York. The train was stopped in Westport, Connecticut, where it was searched. No explosives were found.

Seth Meyers’ wife gives birth in lobby of their building

NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Myers says his new son was born in the lobby of their apartment building. The “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host told his audience Monday about the birth of his second child. Myers said he figured he had plenty of time when his wife, Alexi Ashe, went into labor Sunday. But she told him she wasn’t able to reach the car, and the baby arrived in the lobby. The 44-year-old said he called 911 and over the course of a minute said, “We’re about to have a baby. We’re having a baby. We had a baby.” Emergency responders took his wife and their son, Axel, to a hospital. The couple have a 2-year-old son.

Ingraham returns to work, complains about censorship

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham is returning to work with defiance. Ingraham complained about a “Stalinist” effort by liberals to stifle free speech on Monday, her first day back on the air following a week off after at least 19 advertisers abandoned her show. Ingraham had tweeted about a survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting who “whined” about not getting in to college, a posting for which she later apologized. Ingraham’s opening monologue didn’t mention her own remark and the abandonment of advertisers, but she said she was mounting an effort to fight back against censorship, saying that she would never relent.