A morning mix of entertainment headlines...
Gary Glitter was arrested over the weekend in connection with the investigation of child sex abuse allegations involving the late BBC host Jimmy Savile . Glitter — the musical artist responsible for the ‘70s hit and subsequent sports anthem “Rock & Roll (Part 2)” — was taken into custody Sunday on suspicion of sexual offenses and was released later that day. In 2006, Glitter was convicted in Vietnam of committing obscene acts with children. Police say Savile, who died last year, may have molested more than 200 children. (AP)
Connie Britton and “Friday Night Lights” producer Sarah Aubrey wrote an op-ed for USA Today, suggesting that women reclaim “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” from catch phrase borrower Mitt Romney . They also criticized Romney for advocating for the dissolution of Planned Parenthood, noting that the organization gave Britton’s Tami Taylor a pregnancy test and Smash Williams’s mother a job during the NBC series’s run. The op-ed is surprisingly free of the Tami Taylor-ism, “I appreciate that, y’all.” (USA Today)
Even better Halloween costume: Avril Lavigne’s ex-husband, Deryck Whibley of the band Sum 41, and his girlfriend dressed up as Lavigne and her fiance, Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. Kroeger had a retort all ready to go on Twitter. (Buzzfeed)
Natina Reed — the singer and rapper who was member of the R&B group Blaque — has died after being hit by a car on Friday in the Atlanta area. Reed, who also played one of the East Compton Clovers in the movie “Bring It On,” would have turned 33 Sunday. (AP)
Some fans apparently walked out of a Madonna concert on Saturday after she urged the crowd to vote for President Barack Obama. We’re all assuming this was a negative response. Maybe they were just leaving immediately so they could vote early. (New York Daily News)
FYI: Levi Johnston is now married. (Us Weekly)