Gabriel Cannon brother of Nick Cannon arrested
Suspicion of assaulting and robbing
STUDIO CITY, Calif.—Gabriel Cannon, a brother of actor Nick Cannon and brother-in-law of singer and actress Mariah Carey, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a father and son over a reality show business dispute in Studio City.
The dispute began about 6 p.m. at Ventura Boulevard and Colfax Avenue, said Los Angeles police Sgt. William Mann of North Hollywood Station.
An unknown suspect was also in custody and being questioned, Mann said.
KCAL9 reported that victims Alex and Alejo Moreno were meeting with the suspects at the ICU Network production company when the men robbed them, beat them and took their jewelry.
Officers confirmed that camera equipment and a piece of jewelry was stolen, but the reason the suspects took the equipment was still under investigation, Mann said.
KCAL 9 said the Morenos were working on a reality show for the past year with the suspects.
"My dad goes around the front and he sees them taking our cameras out through the front,'' Alejo Moreno told KCAL 9. "They took both of our cameras, the ones we work with every day.''
Alex Moreno told KCAL 9, "They robbed us and beat us. They were all in the building. They tried taking our jewelry, they took my platinum cross, they tried ripping my watch off, [and] our diamond earrings.''
The suspects were taken into custody in Studio City and have not been booked, Mann said.
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“I’m still trying to process the whole thing, I don’t even know what’s happening,” she told the press backstage. “It feels amazing though that I finally got to this point; I’ve been working for so long.”
If “American Idol” producers really are planning to toss aside all of the show’s judges, as rumors have suggested, they only have three left to go.
On Thursday night, Randy Jackson confirmed that he’s departing the long-running reality competition, meaning the show no longer has any of its original judges.
Randy Jackson, the last original “American Idol” judge, announced Thursday that he’s voting himself off the hit singing competition program after the current season ends.
“Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on ‘American Idol,’ I have decided to leave after this season,” Jackson said in a statement, released through his representative.
Along with Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul, the musician and producer was one of three judges when the Fox show debuted in 2002.
Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor” might not be the only Fox singing competition headed for another season of change.
The Hollywood Reporter heard whispers from sources in the know that the network’s “American Idol” was considering swapping new judge Mariah Carey for former judge Jennifer Lopez.
Lopez departed the competition along with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in 2012 after two seasons aboard the series, but THR notes that she did cultivate a solid fan following.
STUDIO CITY, Calif.—Actor and rapper LL Cool J detained a burglary suspect in his Studio City area home today until police arrived and took the man into custody.
Officers went to the residence in the 12000 block of Blairwood Drive at 12:30 a.m., when a female called to report there was an “intruder in the house,” said Los Angeles police Officer Tenesha Dobine of the Media Relations office.