R. Kelly To Face Criminal Charges

Not having nearly so good a time this week was singer R. Kelly. A federal judge in Lafayette, Louisiana, issued a warrant for his arrest on Wednesday, after he failed to appear for a deposition date in a civil suit filed against him over an incident that occurred last July, when Kelley was in town to play the Louisiana Cajundome. Prior to that show, Kelly and members of his entourage got involved in a brawl at a local gym, for which the singer and four of his colleagues were charged with both felony and misdemeanor battery. One local man -- who required 110 stitches to close cuts on his face after the encounter -- has hit Kelly with a civil suit, too. Kelly's criminal trial is scheduled to start on July 28th. If convicted of felony battery, he could face up to five years in jail.