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Published: Sun, June 16, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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‘Tanning mom’ sent to Minnesota detox facility

MINNEAPOLIS

A New Jersey woman widely known as “the tanning mom” was sent to a detox facility after reportedly being intoxicated at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said airport police were called to the Delta ticket counter Thursday afternoon because of an intoxicated woman.

Hogan says Patricia Krentcil was not arrested but taken to a detox facility. He didn’t know how much time she spent there.

In April 2012, Krentcil was accused of child endangerment for purportedly taking her then 5-year-old daughter into a New Jersey tanning booth with her. A grand jury later refused to indict her.

Hogan says intoxicated travelers go to detox if they aren’t able to care for themselves or to be released into another’s custody.

Former Elmo puppeteer wins 3 Daytime Emmy awards

LOS ANGELES

Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on “Sesame Street.”

Clash won as outstanding performer in a children’s series at the creative-arts ceremony Friday night. He shared trophies for outstanding preschool children’s series and directing in a children’s series, giving Clash 26 Daytime Emmys for his work on the venerable PBS show.

He played Elmo for 28 years before quitting last November. Clash’s lawyer has said that related lawsuits filed against the entertainer are without merit.

The main Daytime Emmys ceremony is tonight in Beverly Hills.

Lawyer: Miguel inviting lawsuit over fan’s injury

LOS ANGELES

The woman who was kicked by Miguel during a Billboard Music Awards performance continues to suffer cognitive difficulties and has yet to receive any assistance from the R&B singer nearly a month after the incident, her attorney said.

Doctors continue to evaluate Khyati Shah’s injuries, but the exchange student from New Zealand has memory- loss issues and has been unable to sit for final exams, attorney Vip Bhola said in an interview Thursday.

He said despite efforts to find out more about rehearsals for Miguel’s performance and seek help for his client, representatives for the singer and the awards show are practically daring him to sue.

Miguel’s representatives have said Miguel is concerned for Shah’s well-being and reached out to Bhola to see if they could help.

Bhola said although he’s talked with Miguel’s attorney, no assistance for his client’s medical bills or other expenses have been offered.

The lawyer said Shah, 21, went to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas and was excited at the prospect of seeing Miguel. The singer-songwriter leaped from one stage to another while singing his hit “Adorn,” catching his leg on the back of Shah’s head and slamming it into the platform.

Shah later appeared alongside Miguel in a televised interview holding an ice bag on her elbow, a move that Bhola said was offensive.

“They didn’t rush her to the hospital,” Bhola said. “Instead they rushed a camera to her and an ice pack” and took advantage of a “star-struck, dazed and injured person.”

Producers of the Billboard Music Awards declined to comment.

Associated Press


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