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Chloe Grace Moretz

Gregg Allman’s funeral planned in Macon, Ga.

MACON, Ga. — A funeral for rock star Gregg Allman will be held Saturday in Macon, Ga., where The Allman Brothers Band first won fame.

Local news media reported a private memorial is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel. Allman will be buried near his late brother, founding Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman, and late bandmate Berry Oakley at Rose Hill Cemetery. Fans are expected to line the procession route from Snow’s to the cemetery.

Allman died May 27 at his home near Savannah, Ga., at age 69. Allman’s manager, Michael Lehman, said he died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones after a recurrence of liver cancer.

Allman’s bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock.

Actress apologizes for ad accused of body shaming

LOS ANGELES — Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were accused of body shaming women.

Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter she had talked to producers for the film “Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs” about the marketing choices, including a billboard appearing at the Cannes Film Festival last week. The ad depicted a tall, thin woman in red heels next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels. The tagline promoted a Snow White who was no longer beautiful.

A trailer posted by South Korea-based Locus Creative Studios showed two dwarfs hiding in Snow White’s bedroom watching her undress after a night out. After kicking off her red heels, the Snow White character is shown as a heavier woman lounging in her underwear.

The company removed the trailer from its YouTube channel after social media users criticized the film’s ads.

Locus apologized for the billboard and trailer in an email. The company will terminate the current promos, saying they had the opposite effect of what was intended.

“The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me,” Moretz wrote. “I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control.”

Chris Stapleton postponing shows for next 3 weeks

NEW YORK — Chris Stapleton is postponing his concerts for the next three weeks.

The Grammy-winning country singer didn’t say why he was canceling shows, but posted on his website Wednesday that “the next three weeks of ‘The All-American Road Show’ have been postponed.”

The statement said Stapleton apologizes “for any inconvenience this may cause. Hold on to your tickets for now, and stay tuned for updates.”

Stapleton also canceled his June 11 appearance at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.


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