ShowBiz Minute: Lil Wayne, Parton, Jordan

Lil Wayne charged with federal gun offense in Florida; Dolly Parton responds to news that her donation helped fund COVID-19 vaccine; Michael B. Jordan is named People's Sexiest Man Alive. (Nov. 18)

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LIZZIE KNIGHT: AP ShowBiz Minute. Rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense that carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Authorities said the 38-year-old rapper acknowledged owning the gold plated handgun after his luggage was searched upon arriving in Miami on a private plane. An initial court date on the weapons charge is set for December 11th in Miami federal court.

Dolly Parton says she is proud that the million she donated to coronavirus research helped to develop the Moderna vaccine, which early data reveals is 95% effective. Parton wrote on social media, "When I donated the money to the COVID fund, I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is!"

Michael B. Jordan has been crowned as 2020 Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine. The actor was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on ABC'S Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jordan tells the magazine in an issue out Friday that the honor is a cool feeling.

This is Lizzie Knight with AP Showbiz Minute.