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Ronnie Wood arrested
for possible assault
LONDON (AP) – Aging rocker Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones was released on bail Thursday after being arrested for possible domestic assault.
Wood, known for his stinging guitar riffs and raucous private life, was picked up by police Wednesday evening near his home in Esher in southern England.
“I can confirm that there was an incident last night and that Ronnie Wood was arrested,” said David Rigg, Wood’s spokesman.
The arrest comes on the heels of Wood’s highly publicized divorce last month. His marriage collapsed after he started dating a young Russian woman.
Police in Surrey, England, released few details about the incident, which is still under investigation. Police would not say who made the assault complaint against Wood.
Asked about Wood, police said only that a 62-year-old man from the town of Esher had been taken into custody Wednesday night on suspicion of assault in connection with a domestic incident on Claygate High Street.
Claygate High Street is a popular commercial street near Esher, an affluent town 17 miles (28 kilometers) southwest of London that was also the home of George Harrison of the Beatles.
Locals Thursday were trying to find out what happened with Wood, one of several famous rockers from the 1960s who live in the area.
Wood spent Wednesday night in police custody before being released on bail to face further inquiries in January.
Wood’s private life has been in turmoil for more than an a year since he started a high profile relationship with Russian Ekaterina Ivanova, a 20-year-old cocktail waitress.
That relationship led to his divorce last month by Jo Wood, his wife of 24 years, on the grounds of adultery.
Jack Nicholson among 15 named to NJ Hall of Fame
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The newest members of New Jersey’s Hall of Fame include actors Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito, musicians Les Paul and Count Basie, and authors Philip Roth and Judy Blume.
The Associated Press obtained the list of the 15 inductees in advance of Thursday’s 1:30 p.m. announcement.
The list includes former President Woodrow Wilson, Olympian Carl Lewis, architect Michael Graves and former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan.
Rounding out the list of 2010 honorees are baseball player Larry Doby; women’s rights advocate Alice Paul; actress Susan Sarandon; astronaut Wally Schirra; and singer Frankie Valli.
The winners were chosen online by New Jerseyans and by the hall’s Voting Academy of 100 state organizations.
This is the third class to be elected. The induction ceremony will be in May.