*Celebrities get away with everything. Flava Flav was granted a new court date in Las Vegas because the previous one interfered with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The rapper and reality star is being arraigned for felony assault with a weapon and child endangerment charges on May 7. He’s accused of chasing and threatening his longtime girlfriend’s 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during an argument at home last October. He also faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.
*Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz‘s Push It Prods has signed a first-look deal with Universal TV’s Alternative Studio to develop and produce non-scripted projects. “We are very excited to be working with NBCUniversal,” said Hurwitz. Sykes added, “Wait, I thought we were getting The Tonight Show.” Joking aside, Sykes hosted and executive produced her own late-night talk show on Fox and co-created/executive produced and toplined the Fox comedy series “Wanda At Large.” Sykes, repped by WME and attorney Roger Pliakas, is among the top stand-up comedians, with her HBO specials earning multiple Emmy nominations.
*Kendell “Young Sav” Freeman has been named Vice President of Maybach Music Group. Freeman who joins the company effective immediately will report directly to MMG label head Rick Ross. Based out of New York, Freeman will oversee all areas of MMG with a specific focus on growing the success of existing signings and developing new talent. In addition, Freeman will continue to collaborate with Def Jam Records on Rick Ross’ solo projects.
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