PASSAGES: Iverson Faces Felony Charges
ACCUSED: NBA superstar Allen Iverson, 27, of the Philadelphia 76ers, will be charged with four felonies, including conspiracy, criminal trespass and firearms violations, as well as 10 misdemeanors, including assault, for allegedly barging into his cousin’s apartment last week with a gun after an ugly dispute with his own wife of 11 months, Tawanna, reports The Washington Post. He is due to surrender to police on Tuesday, when his attorney returns from a trip out of the country, says the paper. . . . BANNED: “Live in Sydney,”a video from Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue, 32, has been banned by the censorship board of Malaysia, which routinely outlaws videos containing sex and violence, reports Reuters. (Among those videos reportedly banned in the country: “Friends” and “Ally McBeal” compilations.) No reason was given for this particular ban. . . . CAST: “Six Feet Under” actor Michael C. Hall, 31, who plays conflicted gay undertaker David Fisher on the HBO show, will take on the role of crooked lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of “Chicago” on July 30, reports the Associated Press. (HBO, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner.) A week later, Hall’s wife, Amy Spanger, age unreported, will also join the show, in the leading role of accused murderess Roxie Hart. . . . UNLOADED: Country singer Mel Tillis, 69, has sold his 2,600-seat theater in Branson, Mo., to David Green, the owner of the Hobby Lobby chain, for an undisclosed sum. Green told the AP that he immediately leased the theater to the Tri-Lakes Assembly of God (which reportedly has no immediate plans for the property.) Tillis, meanwhile, said he will perform another 135 shows in the theater through New Year’s Eve. . . . SET: "Sesame Street" will soon introduce its first HIV-positive Muppet character to children of South Africa, where one in nine people have the virus that can lead to AIDS, reports Reuters. A spokesman for the program said talks are also under way to introduce an HIV-positive character to young U.S. viewers on the American version of the 33-year-old series.