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Names In The News

PRESIDENT TRUMP's failed attempt to buy the Bills in '14 now "stands at the center of three separate Democratic investigations aimed at getting to the bottom" of his finances. Trump and his companies yesterday "filed a lawsuit against one of the congressional committees probing his finances, as well as against the accounting firm he's used for years." The president "hopes a court will prevent that accounting firm from being forced to turn over detailed statements about Trump's finances, including those he filed in connection with his proposed purchase of the Bills" (BUFFALO NEWS, 4/24).

LA LA LAND: HBO is teaming with director/producer ADAM MCKAY for a scripted drama based on author JEFF PEARLMAN's nonfiction book on the '80s Showtime Lakers. MAX BORENSTEIN "will pen the script" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 4/23)....WNBA N.Y. Liberty C TINA CHARLES' new documentary on her father, "CHARLIE'S RECORDS," will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 3 (HARTFORD COURANT, 4/24).

THE GOOD STUFF: Astros CF GEORGE SPRINGER yesterday "made an appearance at Houston ISD's Law Elementary School" for a hands-on fire safety day alongside the city's Fire Department (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 4/24)....The Titans recently “joined with Bridge Ministry and other volunteers to help feed the homeless in Nashville” (TENNESSEAN.com, 4/23)....The T'Wolves and WNBA Lynx yesterday tried to educate "roughly 60 kids" on a healthy lifestyle at Conway Community Center in St. Paul. The organization “joined Hy-Vee and MATTER in raising awareness on the importance of health and fitness” (TWINCITIES.com, 4/23). Meanwhile, T'Wolves VP/Business Intelligence LAURA MEYER was named one of the '19 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council (T'Wolves).

NAMES: Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge JOSEPH MARX "approved the issuance of subpoenas against a media company that may have surveillance footage" that shows ROBERT KRAFT “paying for sexual acts" at a Florida day spa (MIAMI HERALD, 4/24)....ALEX RODRIGUEZ was “spotted at Midtown boxing gym EverybodyFights" in N.Y., along with a camera crew that was capturing EVANDER HOLYFIELD’s "legendary moves” (NYPOST.com, 4/23)....Patriots WR JULIAN EDELMAN was wearing Bruins RW DAVID PASTRNAK’s No. 88 as the “honorary banner captain” before Bruins-Maple Leafs last night at TD Garden (BOSTON.com, 4/23)....DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON was spotted at TIME 100's gala last night at Jazz At Lincoln Center (Mult., 4/24).