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Cadet reinstated

August 19, 2011

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The US Military Academy at West Point says it has reinstated a cadet involved in an airport scuffle with bodyguards for R&B diva Patti LaBelle. Richard King, a member of the Class of 2011, was already on suspended separation for previous conduct when the March 11 scrape happened at an airport in his hometown of Houston. In a lawsuit against the Grammy Award-winning LaBelle, he says three of her bodyguards attacked him for no reason. The singer has countersued, saying King was drunk and hurling racial slurs. West Point says the 23-year-old King will start classes Monday. If he meets academic standards, he will graduate in December. (AP)

Quivers’s car hit

Police in southern New Jersey have ticketed a man after they say he struck a car driven by Howard Stern’s sidekick Robin Quivers. Police say Quivers was driving north on Route 9 in Barnegat Township in New Jersey on Sunday when Robert Crockett hit her vehicle and took off. Witnesses provided police with information that led them to the 50-year-old. No one was injured. (AP)

Pitt in Glasgow

A smiling Brad Pitt was seen waving to fans in the Scottish city of Glasgow as he left the set of his latest movie, “World War Z.’’ The actor was in town this week to shoot the zombie horror movie, which is based on a book by Max Brooks. Paramount film studio has made every effort to keep the movie under wraps. The center of Glasgow has been transformed to depict Philadelphia in the aftermath of a war between humans and zombies. Shooting is expected to last two weeks. (AP)

Gere auctions guitars

Richard Gere has a passion for American vintage guitars. Christie’s auction house in New York says it will be selling 110 of his guitars on Oct. 11. Gere says he’s parting with the instruments to support humanitarian causes around the world. Included in the sale are guitars once owned by Albert King and reggae musician Peter Tosh. (AP)