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Here's some good news for music lovers!

Johnny and June Carter Cash's son John Carter Cash is producing a 16-track collaborative album featuring unreleased poetry, lyrics and letters from his dad titled Johnny Cash: Forever Worlds.

The album, set to be released on April 6, will feature the late music icon's words set to music performed by an all-star cast that includes late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, Willie Nelson, Cash's daughter Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello and more, Rolling Stone reported.

Other featured guests will include Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter, Brad Paisley, Kacey Musgraves, T Bone Burnett, Jamey Johnson, the Jayhawks, Jewel, I'm With Her, Dailey & Vincent, Robert Glasper, Ro James, Anu Sun and Ruston Kelly.

The songs were recorded primarily at the Cash Family Cabin in Hendersonville, Tenn., and work as a companion piece to Johnny's 2016 book, Forever Words: The Unknown Poems.

"Determining the artist for each song was truly a matter of the heart," Carter said in a statement. "I picked the artists who are most connected with my father, who had a personal story that was connected with dad. It became an exciting endeavor to go through these works, to put them together and present them to different people who could finish them in a way that I believed that dad would have wanted."

Johnny Cash: Forever Worlds will be available on digital formats, CD and as a two-LP vinyl double album.

I can't wait to listen to this! What say you?

Be Well,
Steve


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N.Y. attorney general sues Harvey Weinstein for civil rights violations
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein for civil rights violations due to multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

The lawsuit also names Harvey Weinstein's brother, Robert Weinstein, as well as the Weinstein Company, the film production company they co-founded. The Weinstein Company was up for sale after allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced and caused problems for the company's image. A deal was in the works, but could be complicated pending the lawsuit.

"Any sale of the Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched," Schneiderman said in a news release.

According to the lawsuit, Harvey Weinstein "repeatedly and persistently sexually harassed female employees at TWC by personally creating a hostile work environment that pervaded the workplace and by demanding that women engage in sexual or demeaning conduct as a quid pro quo for continued employment or career advancement."

Some of those actions, the lawsuit says, were criminal, and the company -- headed by the Weinsteins -- used its resources and employees to "facilitate the unlawful conduct."

In addition, the lawsuit says Robert Weinstein and the company's Board were "repeatedly presented with credible evidence" of Harvey Weinstein's behavior toward female employees, as well as the use of company resources to engage in unlawful conduct. But they allegedly refused to take action.

The lawsuit also other examples of how Harvey Weinstein alleedly created a hostile work environment, including the use of gender and sexual slurs against female and gay employees; using his "stature" of more than 6 feet to "intimidate" employees; repeatedly screaming and berating employees in private and public settings; and even threatening to kill them and their families.

"You don't know what I can do," Harvey Weinstein told an employee, according to the lawsuit.

The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages, as well as $500 to $500,000 per each violation of civil law and New York City's Human Rights code.

Harvey Weinstein responded the lawsuit Sunday night via his attorney Ben Brafman who said a "fair investigation" by Schneiderman "will demonstrate that many of the allegations...are without merit," according to Variety.

"While Mr. Weinstein's behavior was not without fault, there certainly was no criminality, and at the end of the inquiry it will be clear that Harvey Weinstein promoted more women to key executive positions than any other industry leader and there was zero discrimination at either Miramax or TWC," Brafman said, referring to Hrvey Weinstein's previous production company.


Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre get engaged
Luther and The Dark Tower star Idris Elba has proposed to his girlfriend, former Miss Vancouver Sabrina Dhowre, at a London movie theater.

E! News reported the engagement Saturday.

"Another @riocinema first!" Rio Cinema tweeted. "Still 5 days to Valentine's Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie. ... She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering."

Elba has been on the promotion trail for his movie Molly's Game. He has a 3-year-old son named Winston with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth.


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'Psycho' actor John Gavin dies at age 86
John Gavin, an actor who appeared in Hollywood hits Psycho and Spartacus and later served as ambassador to Mexico, died Friday in Beverly Hills, Calif., a representative for his wife said. He was 86.

Budd Burton Mossa, a representative for Gavin's wife, Constance Towers, didn't reveal the cause of his death.

Before his acting career, Gavin graduated from Stanford University and served in the Navy during the Korean War.

He first appeared on the big screen in 1956 with a role in the western Raw Edge -- in which he was credited as John Gilmore. His fame increased later in the 50s when he began working with director Douglas Sirk in A Time to Love and a Time to Die (his first starring role) and Imitation of Life.

Gavin also starred in Psycho as Sam Loomis, the boyfriend of Janet Leigh's doomed Marion Crane, and as a slave leader in Spartacus.

He served on the board of the Screen Actors Guild starting in 1965 and became president from 1971-73.

Gavin eventually moved into politics, serving as ambassador to Mexico under President Ronald Reagan from 1981-86.

He is survived by his wife, two children and two step-children.


John Stamos shares honeymoon photo from Disney's Magic Kingdom
Fuller House star John Stamos shared a photo of his pregnant wife, Caitlin McHugh, kissing his cheek at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando.

"#oneweek (and they said it wouldn't last) #happiestmanonearth #happiestplaceonearth @waltdisneyworld," Stamos wrote on Instagram Saturday.

The newlyweds are wearing bride and groom mouse ears in the image, which was taken at night in front of one of the theme park's fairytale castles.

Stamos and McHugh got married last weekend in California. They announced their engagement in the fall.


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Jennifer Garner will star in a new HBO series from Girls creator Lena Dunham.

The 45-year-old actress will return to television in Dunham's forthcoming remake of the British comedy Camping, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Dunham is developing the series with Girls executive producer Jenni Konner. Garner plays an "obsessively organized" and "aggressively controlling" wife who organizes a camping trip for her husband's 45th birthday.

"[The role is] messy, tough, provocative and really fun," Dunham and Konner said in a joint statement. "We love Jennifer's restraint and comedic timing, and we can't wait for the warmth and intelligence she'll bring to our central character, Kathryn."

The original Camping had a one-season run on Sky Atlantic in 2016. Dunham and Konner's remake will consist of eight episodes and begin production in Los Angeles in the spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Camping will mark Garner's first series regular role since Sydney Bristow on the ABC series Alias, which ended in 2006 after five seasons. Dunham celebrated the actress' involvement in an Instagram post Thursday.

"We got Sydney Bristow, I REPEAT, WE GOT SYDNEY BRISTOW! @acasualromance production!" she wrote.