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March 27, 2013

People in the news

By The Associated Press
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Ex-Steeler Stewart files for divorce

ATLANTA — Former Pittsburgh Steelers standout Kordell Stewart has filed for divorce from his reality television star wife.

In a divorce petition filed Friday in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Stewart says his marriage to Porsha Williams is “irretrievably broken” and the two are separated. The pair appears on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

The filing says the two married on May 21, 2011, and have no children together.

Stewart asks the court to find there are no marital assets to divide. He says Williams is “an able-bodied person, earning income, and is capable of supporting herself.” He asks that neither side be ordered to pay alimony.

Stewart was a sensation in Pittsburgh in the late 1990s and was nicknamed “Slash” for his versatility as quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

Usher, Fogerty will play Rock Hall ceremony

CLEVELAND — Usher, Carole King, John Fogerty, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte and others have been added to the list of performers and presenters for the next Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Rush will also perform when Donna Summer, Albert King, Quincy Jones and Lou Adler are inducted at an April 18 ceremony in Los Angeles.

Usher is performing for Jones. Fogerty and Jackson Browne will perform with Newman. King will perform for Adler and Cheech & Chong will induct him.

In a Seattle reunion, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell will perform with Heart, while Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell will induct them. Lee and Belafonte will pay tribute to Public Enemy.

ESPN gives Robin Roberts an ESPY award for courage

NEW YORK — ESPN is staying in the family in giving its Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Robin Roberts at its annual ESPY awards this summer.

The “Good Morning America” anchor is being saluted for how she kept viewers involved in her treatments for two serious illnesses. She had breast cancer in 2007 and last year had to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder.

Roberts returned to “Good Morning America” last month.

Roberts came to sister company ABC from ESPN, where she was the network’s first black female sportscaster.

Most past awards recipients have sports connections, like former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt last year. But the ESPYs also have honored Nelson Mandela and the four men who tried to stop one of the Sept. 11 hijackings.