<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usThu, 17 Aug 2017 13:40:45 -0400Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:40:45 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stone, JLaw, Roberts: The Top Paid Actresses in 2017]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:37:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/thumbail-top-paid-actress-2017.jpg Cha Ching! Before taxes, here's what Hollywood's top actresses made between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, according to Forbes list of Hollywood's highest paid actresses.]]> <![CDATA[Johnny Depp Surprises Children at Hospital as Jack Sparrow]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:12:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-684952360.jpg

Captain Jack Sparrow took time from his pirate duties to visit patients at a children's hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

Actor Johnny Depp, in his role as Jack Sparrow from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise, surprised patients at BC Children’s Hospital on Monday. According to the hospital’s Facebook page, Depp spent over five hours meeting face-to-face with patients in the oncology, general pediatrics and neurology wards.


"Meeting Captain Jack was a dream come true for my daughter," said Sarah Kertcher, mother of 7-year-old Madison, a patient at the hospital. "He never broke character once and was so generous with his time. He was truly here for the kids and it brought tears to my eyes to see how special he made each one feel."


Depp’s visit to the Vancouver hospital was not the actor’s first time making a unexpected appearance to fans — in 2015, Depp, dressed as Sparrow, surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia.

The fifth and most recent "Pirates of the Caribbean" film was released in May.



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<![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:13:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Monologue: Fallon Says Trump Has Lost His Mind]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:22:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-4.21.41-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon opens his show with President Donald Trump's latest press conference and how Trump managed to "defend Nazis" while on vacation.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Marc Maron Says Donald Trump Has Ruined Irony]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:13:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-4.15.14-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon sits down with comedian Marc Maron, who talks about how low his expectations are for President Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's Press Conference]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:03:01 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-4.03.13-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers breaks down the claims President Donald Trump made in his third attempt at talking about the violent weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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<![CDATA[Marlon Wayans Drops By to Talk New Show]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:04:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Marlon_Wayans_Drops_By_to_Talk_New_Show.jpg

Marlon Wayans dishes on his new show, "Marlon," which premieres on NBC4 Thursday. And he talks with News4's Chris Lawrence about the relationship with his ex and his kids that powers his show.

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<![CDATA[Mind... Blown: Tyler to Sing Hit Song During Solar Eclipse]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:17:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16170759758631-BonnieTyler.jpg

The total eclipse may be eclipsed by the "Total Eclipse of the Heart" singer on the day of the solar event.

Bonnie Tyler, the singer of the famous pop song, will perform the 1983 hit on the Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise.

"Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment," said Michael Bayley, the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

The last time a solar eclipse was visible in the continental United States, in 1979, Tyler's song had not been released.

"It's going to be so exciting," Tyler said in an interview with Time. "It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

The cruise, Oasis of the Seas, will depart from Orlando, Fla. on Aug 20., and will head to the Caribbean, according to Time. The group DNCE, led by Joe Jonas, will perform along with Tyler.

The ship will be in the "path of totality," meaning that the eclipse will be fully visible to cruise-goers.

In anticipation for the solar event, the views of the "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Youtube video have increased — now at over 300 million.

"The eclipse of the sun lasts 2 minutes and 40 (seconds), I'm told," Tyler said in the interview. "Unlike my song. It had to be chopped about, because it was so long. I never thought it would be played on the radio, in the beginning."



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<![CDATA[‘Breaking Crazy’: Late Night Pans Trump’s ‘Alt-Left’ Presser]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:11:26 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/meyers-kimmel-colbert-fallon.jpg

Late night hosts scrambled in the wake of President Donald Trump’s late-afternoon press conference, with show tapings needing on-the-fly planning after the president's inflammatory comments provided too much material for the comedians to ignore.

Seth Meyers

The "Late Night With Seth Meyers" host said that the press conference finished right before his show’s taping and broke down the president's comments in his "Breaking Crazy" segment.

"President Trump this afternoon gave a press conference that can only be described as clinically insane," Meyers said. "You know that list at the end of a pharmaceutical ad? He apparently has all of them."

President Trump went on to say that with the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, "where does it stop?" and referenced that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were slave owners.

"Where does it stop? Buddy, we've been asking that question since January," Meyers said.

"Normally when someone is talking that level of crazy, Batman crashes through the ceiling and punches him."

Images of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly during the press conference, where President Trump was not supposed to take questions, show his dismay during the comments.

"Trump is so fully out of his mind, he broke a general. That guy's been in wars," Meyers said.

Jimmy Kimmel


"Remember when Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear off? And then he bit his other ear off? This was the presidential equivalent of that," Jimmy Kimmel said on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on ABC, referring to the press conference.

Kimmel enumerated some of the events of the presidency so far and called on Trump voters to abandon him.

"Treat this situation like you would if you'd put Star Wars wallpaper up in the kitchen: 'All right, I got caught up. I was excited, I made a mistake, and now it needs to go.' Now he does need to go," Kimmel said.

The comedian then went on to propose his idea for going forward — making President Trump a king.

"I have an idea, so hear me out on this … instead of president, we make Donald Trump king. We make him the first king of America. England has a queen. She lives in a palace, everyone makes a big deal when she shows up, she has no power at all. In the morning, they put a crown on her head, she stands there and waves, she goes back to bed — that's it … That's what we need to do with Donald Trump. We need to set him up in a castle, maybe in Florida, lead him to the top and then lock the door to that castle — forever."

Stephen Colbert


Stephen Colbert took no time addressing President Trump's press conference on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on CBS.

"He held a press conference today, I believe in the 7th circle of hell."

The comedian went after President Trump’s defense that his first statement regarding the protests in Charlottesville was not specific in its condemnations of specific hate groups because he wanted to know the facts first.

"I wait for the facts, okay. Just ask the millions of illegal voters who refused to look for Obama's birth certificate during my record-breaking inauguration. It's all on the Obama wire taps. It's all there."

Colbert also referenced President Trump's response to questions about Steve Bannon, during which the president defended his strategist by saying he is not "a racist."

"If the third thing someone says about you unprompted is 'he's not a racist' you've got a problem."

As for Trump's comments suggesting that after the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, statues of other public figures who owned slaves, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, could be next, Colbert had a theory.

"Spoken like a guy who's suspiciously worried that racist presidents don't get statues anymore," he said.

When President Trump was asked if he was planning on visiting Charlottesville, he said that he owned one of the biggest wineries in the country there. Colbert rejected this statement.

"It is not one of the biggest wineries in the United States, though he is one the biggest whiners in the United States."

Jimmy Fallon


On Monday, the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" host set aside the jokes for his opening monologue and addressed the weekend's events in Charlottesville. 

"Even though the 'Tonight Show' isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being," Fallon said, also referring to the events as "disgusting."

The host mentioned his daughters and acknowledges the issues that parents face when discussing the events in Virginia.

"My daughters are in the next room playing, and I'm thinking, 'How can I explain to them that there's so much hatred in this world?'"

Fallon then called on "everyone, especially white people," to speak out.

"Ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it," Fallon said. "We all need to stand against what is wrong, acknowledge that racism exists and stand up for what is right and civil and kind. We can't go backward."


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<![CDATA[Always on Our Minds: 40 Years Since Elvis' Death]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:42:40 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-517213190.jpg Four decades have passed since Elvis Presley's death. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll," or simply "the King."

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<![CDATA['Tonight': True Confessions With Jones and Key]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:09:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-16-at-5.06.56-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon, Keegan-Michael Key and Leslie Jones play a game of True Confessions, taking turns confessing a random fact and guessing if it is true.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Pros and Cons of Watching the Solar Eclipse]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:06:24 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-16-at-4.55.42-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of watching Monday's total solar eclipse.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Meyers Breaks Down Trump's Press Conference]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:30:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-16-at-4.50.44-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a moment to explain what went down at a Tuesday press conference when President Donald Trump again addressed the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Marlon Wayans Likes to Embarrass His Kids]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:42:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-16-at-4.43.21-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with comedian Marlon Wayans, who talks about how he likes to embarrass his kids in public.

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<![CDATA[Taylor Swift's Priceless $1 Victory]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:42:50 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_17036344777614_opt.jpg

The civil jury that found a now-former Denver disc jockey groped Taylor Swift during a 2013 backstage photo session awarded her $1 in damages.

But her victory proved priceless.

The superstar musician bolstered her stature as a feminist battler by fighting on behalf of "those whose voices should also be heard," as she put it after Monday's verdict in Denver federal court.

She also struck a blow for celebrities who, for all their privilege, can be vulnerable to segments of the population that confuse public lives with a sense of public ownership.

Swift could have left her high-priced lawyers to defend her against David Mueller, whose lawsuit blamed the singer for his firing after she accused him of lifting her skirt and grabbing her buttock. He contended he touched her rib cage and may have brushed against her skirt.

But she countersued and testified. Reports indicate the 27-year-old Swift was unshakable on the stand, declaring herself, in blunt terms, the victim of a “very long grab.” While she sought only a symbolic $1 in damages, Swift vowed after her legal victory to donate to “multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."

The court proceedings weren't televised, making the main visual accompanying the widely covered story the TMZ-obtained photo of a smiling Mueller and his then-girlfriend flanking Swift at the pre-concert meet-and-greet. The picture suggests, at best, inappropriate placement of Mueller’s hand and, at worst, a blatant assault.

The media-savvy Swift, who commands more than 100 million Instagram followers, likely knew going in that that image would dominate news reports and social media posts. 

But she chose to push ahead, putting substance to the image she's forged as strong young woman in charge of of her own destiny — a powerhouse unafraid to take any stage, no matter how uncomfortable.

Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA['Really Excited': Kaling Shares Excitement About Motherhood]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/mindybaby.jpg

Actress Mindy Kaling confirmed she is pregnant with her first child in an interview on "Sunday Today" with Willie Geist.

In an interview that will air in full on Sept. 10, "The Mindy Project" star said she is "really excited" about motherhood and joked that she will be able to "openly criticize other parenting" now that she will have a child of her own.

Kaling also spoke about her relationship with her late mother, who offered support to her daughter throughout her career.

"My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did," Kaling said.

Besides upcoming motherhood, the actress is also preparing for the return of "The Mindy Project" for its sixth and final season, which will premiere on Sept. 12 on Hulu.



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<![CDATA['Insecure' Creator Rae Responds to Criticisms of Sex Scene]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:18:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-826800822-insecure.jpg

HBO's "Insecure" came under fire after its Sunday episode that fans claim fails to promote safe sex.

The fourth episode of season 2 features Lawrence, played by Jay Ellis, having an impromptu threesome with two women. But there was no mention of condom use or any form of contraception in the explicit scene, leading to outcry on Twitter.

"Are we ever going to see a condom on #InsecureHBO?" Charlamagne the God, a Power 105.1 host, wrote.

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Creator, co-writer and star of "Insecure," Issa Rae, responded to the controversy acknowledging the concerns of fans.

"We tend to place condoms in the backgrounds of scenes or imply them," Rae wrote on Twitter. "But we hear you guys and will do better next season."

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at the Violence in Charlottesville]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:52:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-15-at-6.48.23-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers breaks down the weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia, including the statement from Tiki brand denouncing the use of its torches in Friday's rally and President Donald Trump's failure to immediately condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Riz Ahmed's Powerful Rap in Wake of Va. Violence]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:12:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-15-at-4.16.46-AM.jpg

In light of the weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Jimmy Fallon invites British-Pakistani rapper Riz Ahmed to perform a spoken-word version of his song "Sour Times."

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Meyers Chides Trump for Reaction to Virginia]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:02:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-15-at-4.03.07-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a moment to address the weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and chides President Donald Trump for not immediately denouncing white supremacy.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Says He's 'Sick' Over Va. Violence]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:33:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-15-at-2.56.30-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon leaves behind the jokes and laughs to solemnly address the weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, which he says made him "sick to my stomach."

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<![CDATA['Disgusting': Fallon Ditches Jokes, Reflects on Va. Violence]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:12:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-15-at-2.56.08-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon departed from his usual "Tonight Show" monologue on Monday evening, leaving behind the jokes and laughs to solemnly address what he called the "disgusting" weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fallon spoke for about two minutes on Charlottesville, denouncing the "intolerance and extremism" while also calling President Donald Trump "shameful" for his initial reaction to the events.

"Even though the 'Tonight Show' isn't a political show," Fallon said opening his broadcast, "it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being."

Clashes broke out at Saturday's white nationalist rally before someone, allegedly a white nationalist from Ohio, drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters. A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded.

The president was widely criticized for taking two days to specifically condemn white nationalist groups — he initially decried violence "on many sides" before calling out neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan in a statement Monday.

In a serious tone not usually taken on the "Tonight" stage, Fallon called the events that unfolded during the rally "disgusting." 

He noted the "Nazi flags, and torches, and white supremacists" that filled televisions during news coverages, saying the images made him "sick to my stomach."

Fallon also highlighted a difficult challenge that parents may face in situations like this: "My daughters are in the next room playing, and I'm thinking, 'How can I explain to them that there's so much hatred in this world?'"

He said his children, who are 2 and 4 years old, "don't know what hate is." But as kids grow up, Fallon explained, they need others "to show them what's right and good. They need parents and teachers, and they need leaders who appeal to the best of us."

"It's important for everyone, especially white people in this country, to speak out against this," Fallon went on. "Ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it."

Fallon offered strong words for his audience as he led into the rest of his show.

"We all need to stand against what is wrong, acknowledge that racism exists and stand up for what is right and civil and kind.

"We can't go backward."

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<![CDATA[Jury Sides With Pop Star Taylor Swift in Groping Lawsuit]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:51:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/swift5.jpg

A jury sided with pop star Taylor Swift in her lawsuit against a former radio host she says groped her during a photo opportunity.

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<![CDATA[Jennifer Aniston Slams Body-Shamers as 'Incredibly Damaging']]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:17:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-628429764.jpg

A year after writing an essay criticizing tabloid coverage of female celebrities, Jennifer Aniston spoke out on the topic and declared that the situation has not "gotten better," according to "Today."

In a new interview with Vogue, the actress discussed the problems with body-shaming and its effect on young women.

"I think the problem is the tabloids and the gossip columns taking the human body and putting it in a category," Aniston said. "They're either fat-shaming, or body-shaming, or childless-shaming. It's a weird obsession that people have and I don't understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you, and rip them apart and bully them? Why are we teaching young women this? It's incredibly damaging."

Aniston first went after tabloids when she became the subject of baby-bump rumors last year.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Andy Cohen Surprised With His Favorite Snacks]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:25:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/220*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-12+at+2.52.00+AM.png

Andy Cohen pigs out on Doritos and SpaghettiOs while he chats with Jimmy about his little-known NRA certifications, rifle skills and celebrating eight years of "Watch What Happens Live."

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Thank You Notes: Vladimir Putin on Vacation]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:22:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/221*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-12+at+2.52.27+AM.png

Jimmy pens thank you notes to the White House staffer who called Trump the "Two-Minute Man," Sharknado 5 and other things.

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<![CDATA[DA Reviewing R. Kelly Police File After 'Cult' Allegations]]> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:27:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kelleysueswife.jpg

Following allegations that R&B star R. Kelly holds women against their will in a “cult,” officials in Georgia said Friday a police file was under review but no formal investigation into the embattled celebrity had been launched.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. says his office received a file “involving” Kelly from the Johns Creek Police Department Monday.

“We are in the process of evaluating the file. Once the evaluation is complete, we will take the appropriate action,” Howard, Jr. said. “We are not investigating Mr. Kelly; we are merely reviewing the informational file provided by the Johns Creek Police Department.”

Parents and former members of Kelly’s reported “inner circle” have accused the superstar of brainwashing women and keeping them in a “cult” where he controls their every move, according to the BuzzFeed report.

“The allegations against Mr. Kelly are false and ill-motived,” a spokesperson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “He again denies any and all wrongdoing.”

RCA Records did not immediately respond to NBC Chicago's request for comment. NBC has not independently verified the allegations made.

Kelly rents two houses in Duluth, about 30 miles outside of Atlanta, which is under Johns Creek police jurisdiction, according to the initial report by BuzzFeed. Kelly also stays at Trump Tower in Chicago.

Following the explosive report, Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves, who is running for mayor of Atlanta, has called on the district attorney’s office to launch a criminal investigation.

“I’m going to strongly encourage again the district attorney to investigate this matter and leave no stone unturned,” Eaves told reporters outside a county government center Friday.

Eaves said he doesn’t know the contents of the file on Kelly but believes it could be “of felony nature.”

“But it is not my role as chairman of Fulton County to know the contents of that investigation,” he said.

Eaves also addressed what he called “growing community pressure” to cancel a Kelly concert planned for Aug. 25 in Atlanta in response to the allegations.

“As of last week there were 36,000 people who had completed an online petition expressing their desire that this concert be canceled,” he said. “And I do envision that that number will grow as we get closer to the concert—it’s up to Live Nation to make a decision whether to cancel or not.”

Live Nation did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Asked by a reporter why he injected himself between the police department and the district attorney’s office, Eaves cited his role as an elected official.

“I didn’t ask for people to contact me and say ‘cancel the concert,’ a lot of folks, in an unsolicited way, contacted me and requested it,” he said. “So I feel that I’m speaking very fairly and very honestly on behalf of the people who have contacted me.”

He said there could be an update on his call for an investigation as early as next Monday.

The BuzzFeed report names three former members of Kelly’s inner circle, who both said they had sexual relationships and lived with Kelly during the past five years. The women say they live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and suburban Atlanta, with Kelly dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they sleep and their sexual encounters. He also allegedly confiscates their personal phones and makes them use a phone he gives them for contacting him only, unless they are given permission to call someone else.

A Cook County Sheriff’s police report obtained by NBC Chicago states officers performed a well-being check at Kelly’s Chicago music studio at the request of the parents of a Georgia singer, who told authorities their daughter was “being held against her will along with another young lady.” The woman, who authorities said had no visible injuries or markings, told officers she was “fine and did not want to be bothered with her parents because her father was threatening people.” She also said she did not know the other woman mentioned by her family.

In 2008, a Chicago jury acquitted Kelly of child pornography charges after he was accused of having sex with an underage girl and videotaping it. He has also previously been accused of marrying his manager’s teen niece, singer Aaliyah.

In a recent interview, Kelly declined to address allegations he married the then-15-year-old singer. Kelly said the two were “best friends, deep friends,” and admitted that he was in love with her “just like I was in love with anybody else.” But when it came to addressing the questions surrounding the pair’s rumored marriage, which reports claim was quickly annulled, Kelly said that, out of respect for Aaliyah's family and because of her passing, “I will never have that conversation with anyone.”



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