Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Scoop: ‘Wire’ star Wendell Pierce busted for beating Bernie Sanders fan

Wendell Pierce, who starred of HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” among other shows, is reportedly in hot water for assaulting a Bernie Sanders fan in Atlanta on Saturday night, according to TMZ.

Pierce, who is a big Hillary Clinton supporter, was reportedly in a conversation with a woman and her boyfriend at the Loews Hotel about 3:30 a.m. When the conversation turned political and the woman said she was a Bernie Sanders fan, Pierce “became enraged,” TMZ says and he pushed the boyfriend and grabbed the woman’s hair and smacked her in the head.

The woman and her boyfriend went to their room and called security, who then called police and Pierce was arrested, TMZ says.


The Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled an appearance at a California radio station’s annual concert after lead singer Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized with intestinal flu, a band spokesman said Sunday.

Kiedis, 53, was expected to make a full recovery, Brian Bumbery said.

Bassist Flea told the crowd Saturday night in Orange County that the Chili Peppers would be unable to perform.

The band was scheduled to headline KROQ-FM’s Weenie Roast concert.

Peppers drummer Chad Smith tweeted: “No one’s more disappointed than us that we couldn’t perform tonight. Sending love and a speedy recovery to my brother Anthony.”

Cox, Carey laud GLAAD

Mariah Carey is no stranger to honors and awards, but the pop star said that her GLAAD Ally Award, which she received at the annual event on Saturday in New York, was something more.

“Some awards are about statistics and things like that, and some are about like something a little more real. Do you know what I mean?” Carey said.

“Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels presented his longtime best friend with the honor. “Mariah is one of us,” said Daniels, who is openly gay.

The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards was hosted by Laverne Cox, who has been a pioneering force for transgender performers with her role in “Orange Is the New Black.”

Cox was honored by GLAAD in 2014 for her work as an advocate in the transgender community and spoke passionately about the organization, which works to encourage an accurate, fair representation of the LGBT community in the media and in Hollywood.

Happy birthday

Actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Game of Thrones”) is 26. … Actress Megan Fox (“Transformers”) is 30. … Actress Tori Spelling is 43. … Actor David Boreanaz (“Bones,” ”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is 47. … Singer Janet Jackson is 50. … Bassist Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 51.Anthony kiedisBernie SandersChad SmithFleaGLAADGLAAD Ally AwardHillary ClintonLavern CoxMariah CareyOrange is the New BlackRed Hot Chili PeppersWendell Pierce

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