Ashton Kutcher got into a violent melee with security at the Stagecoach country music festival, according to TMZ.
Kutcher was in the VIP area Saturday afternoon to check out Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam when a woman approached him to say, “Hi” and shake his hand, according to sources cited by TMZ.
“We’re told that when Kutcher went to greet the woman, security intervened and shoved the two of them … and chaos ensued,” according to TMZ.
Don Williams is back, baby.
Williams, one of the greatest country singers before country went modern,performed a “Farewell Tour of the World” in 2006. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Then he came out of retirement.
He will play Stagecoach at 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the Palomino tent.
Before his set, we wanted to relive this Q&A with Williams, which was originally posted in The Desert Sun on Nov. 17, 2011. It was before he performed at the McCallum Theatre. At the time, interviewer Bruce Fessier wrote:
Williams, 72, spends most of his time on a farm in Floydada, Texas. But he has 17 No. 1 country hits, including the Eric Clapton-covered “Tulsa Time,” and said by e-mail recently he’s enjoying being on the road again.
The Desert Sun: You were called “the reluctant superstar” before Garth Brooks came along. Were you reluctant to become as big as Garth or would you have liked to play stadiums?
Stagecoach is being streamed live for the first year ever. Sorta.
Now, it’s not exactly like Coachella, where you could watch the (slightly delayed) live stream via Coachella.com and YouTube.
But some of California’s country music festival is being broadcast on AXS TV, the cable channel co-owned by Mark Cuban.
As Boston was locked down amid a massive manhunt for a suspected terrorist, tens of thousands of people flooded into the valley for the second Coachella weekend.
At least one additional security checkpoint was opened Friday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
“1st #Coachella Music Fest security checkpoint is strictly for bombs, security personnel tell me,” photographer Crystal Chatham tweeted.
Police were “being more vigilant” as a precaution, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said.
Roy Hay, one of Boy George‘s bandmates in Culture Club, is in the Coachella Valley to watch tennis at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, but he also swung out to the Kraft Nabisco Championship‘s media day and golfed with our sister site’s golf guru, Larry Bohannan.
Bohannan recounts meeting Hay on his blog on MyDesert.com, and he also filed a video report on what’s planned for the golf tournament.
We’re teaming up with Goldenvoice, PS Resorts and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to throw a party, and your band could score an invite to Tachevah, A Palm Springs Block Party.
When: April 17, the Wednesday between Coachella 2013 weekends
Where: Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs
Who: TBD + a headlining band picked by Goldenvoice
More details, including how to submit your band’s video: mydesert.com/tachevah