Anita Baker countersues home improvement company
Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn’t been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home.
The Detroit Free Press reported Saturday that Baker’s attorney says lawyers for Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating “intended to put her in as embarrassing a light as possible.”
The 2011 lawsuit against Baker led to a warrant for her arrest, but the warrant was dismissed last month.
The company claims Baker owes it $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe, Mich., home, but the singer’s lawyer has said Baker didn’t know she had been sued.
A hearing related to the original lawsuit is scheduled for Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court, which is located in Detroit.
‘Mandela’ actor welcomes baby
Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston.The actor tweeted Friday that his son was born Thursday, adding a photo of the baby’s tiny hand gripping his finger. Elba’s girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, gave birth.
It’s the second child for the star of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” The 41-year-old Elba also has an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.