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2 K-pop stars get prison terms for sexual crimes

A South Korean court on Friday found two K-pop stars guilty of illicit sexual relations with a woman who was unable to resist and sentenced them to up to six years in prison.

The Seoul Central District Court said singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young received a six-year prison term and former boy band member Choi Jong-hoon a five-year term.

The court said in a statement that they were convicted of committing "special quasi-raping," which it said means multiple people collaborating to have illicit sexual intercourse with a person who was unconscious or unable to resist.

Jung was additionally convicted of filming sex videos of women against their will and sharing them with friends in a group chat.

The two men were also ordered to undergo 80 hours of sex offender treatment programs.

They have one week to appeal, according to the court.

Their scandals roiled South Korea's entertainment industry earlier this year when the investigation began.

Civil rights activist Evans dead at age 94

Prominent Chicago minister and gospel music singer the Rev. Clay Evans, a civil rights activist who embraced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he expanded his movement out the south, is dead at age 94.

Evans' death was announced last Monday in a social media post by the Rev. Charles Jenkins, who in 2000 succeeded Evans as pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church on Chicago's South Side. Evans led the church for 50 years.

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Jenkins praised Evans as a civic leader and "trusted counselor" to anyone in need of advice. Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago is a better city because the Brownsville, Tenn., native spoke out on the issues.

Funeral director Spencer Leak, who was King's chauffeur in Chicago, noted when King brought his movement to the city in the 1960s, that Evans was one of the few black ministers who embraced the civil rights leader.

Evans ordained the Rev. Jesse Jackson and helped him from Operation PUSH, later Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Brad Paisley happy to be butt of jokes

Brad Paisley is perfectly comfortable being the butt of jokes. In his new variety special, "Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special," airing Tuesday on ABC, the country star allows himself to be the punchline in a number of skits with celeb pals including Peyton Manning, Carrie Underwood, the Jonas Brothers and Tim McGraw.

"It's the way I got everybody to do it. I said, 'You're here to roast me,'" he says. "When we were talking on the phone I said, 'Guys, no misconception here. You need to realize this exists for me to be laughed at and I'm good with that.' So they were like, 'We're in.'"

In one highlight, Underwood takes Paisley mudding in a red truck yelling, "I feel the need for speed" with Paisley exclaiming, "Jesus take the wheel!" as he tries to hold on.

"There's a side of Carrie I've never seen before doing this," said Paisley.

The award-winning musician has enjoyed showing his comedic side since high school and as his star rose in showbiz, it caught on that he was always game to play. He's co-hosted the CMA's 11 times, had a comedy special on Netflix and stars in a series of Nationwide insurance commercials with Manning.

Today's birthdays: Actress Cathy Lee Crosby ("That's Incredible") is 75. Actor Dan Butler ("Frasier") is 65. Actor Brendan Coyle ("Downton Abbey") is 56. Actress Lucy Liu is 51. Joe Lo Truglio ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") is 49. Singer Nelly Furtado is 41. Singer Britney Spears is 38. Actor Alfred Enoch ("How to Get Away With Murder") is 31. Singer Charlie Puth is 28.

— The Associated Press


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