Thursday, December 14, 2017

D.A. OF THE DAY - 12/14


MAN CRASHES CAR- HIDES IN NATIVITY SCENE 

The man who crashed his Mini Cooper into a metal barrier in the UK definitely didn't look like one of the Wise Men when he tried to hide in a nearby Nativity Scene. 

The driver, who was driving drunk, tried to hide from police by becoming part of the manger scene, but he was spotted right away when local police arrived on the scene. 

Social media went wild with the scenario with such Tweets as "God arrest ye merry gentleman" and "Obviously not one of the wise men."

BEST NOT TO USE YOUR WANTED POSTER ON FACEBOOK PAGE 

Mack Yearwood skipped out before police arrived to investigate a battery complaint, but police didn't lose his trail for long.

Authorities checked Yearwood's Facebook page and found that he had used a wanted poster from an adjoining county for his main photograph. The police in that county were also after him for probation violations on two battery counts.

Instead of arresting Yearwood for the current battery complaint, all the police had to do was return to his home a few days later and arrest him for the outstanding warrants.

And one more thing ? as he was getting dressed to go with the officers, a bag of pot fell out of his jeans pocket. Sometimes you really can't win for losing!

CHECK THAT TRUNK IF YOURE GONNA STASH YOUR VICTIM IN IT 

A man in Coral Springs, Florida decided to carjack a Lexus from owner Paul Brite. Carl Lee walked up to Brite at a car wash, brandished a gun and made him get in the trunk of his car.

A little while after he put Brite in the trunk, Lee decided he better check to make sure the kidnap victim didn't have a cell phone on him. It probably would have been better if Brite had a cell phone, because when Lee opened the trunk, he was looking down the barrels of two handguns which Brite kept in the trunk.

Despite being ordered to lie on the ground, Lee refused and Brite was forced to shoot him when he reached for something in his pocket. Police arrested Lee, and did not charge Brite in the shooting.


HOTLIST - 12/14


ARTIE LANGE: In Jail


Artie Lange was thrown behind bars Tuesday night after missing a court date.
The comedian was busted at his home in Hoboken, New Jersey for not facing the judge on charges of heroin possession and drug paraphernalia from his arrest in May.

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As of Wednesday, Artie was still in jail waiting to see the judge.
This comes just days after he posted a disturbing Twitter pic of himself with a bruised and swollen face.

OMAROSA: Insists She Resigned and Wasn't Fired   


Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on Good Morning America today to set the record straight about her departure from the White House and insists she resigned and wasn't fired, contrary to media reports.

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The former Apprentice star, who worked as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, denied all of the reports suggesting that she was physically removed by Secret Service after trying to gain access to the White House residence. She also denied reports of a shouting match with Chief of Staff John Kelly and says they had a straightforward discussion about her resignation which, she insists, had always been planned for a year into President Trump's term.

The Secret Service backed up her story and says it had no part in removing Omarosa from the White House. All it did was deactivate her access to the complex, which means that if Omarosa is going to work until her last day on January 20th, she'll have to do it somewhere other than the White House. Omarosa also claimed that the reports about high drama involving her departure were fabricated by reporter April Ryan whom she says has had a personal vendetta against her. 

TMZ also caught up with Omarosa who said she still has a good relationship with President Trump and sees politics in her future, possibly as an undersecretary or an ambassador. 

SALMA HAYEK: Harvey Weinstein Responds to Sexual Harassment Claim


Harvey Weinstein has responded to Salma Hayek's New York Times column in which she alleges he sexually harassed her during the production of their movie Frida.
The actress says she had to repeatedly fend off Weinstein's sexual advances on the set of the movie and says the producer had even threatened her life. Overnight, Weinstein responded in a statement which reads, "all of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired." 

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Hayek said Weinstein forced her to film a sex scene with another woman, which the producer remembers differently. His spokesperson says he "did not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for the filming. 

However, that was part of the story, as Frida Kahlo was bisexual and the more significant sex scene in the movie was choreographed by Ms. Hayek with Geoffrey Rush."

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The DIRT - 12/13


KELSEA BALLERINI: A Shot for Good Luck


Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans sealed their wedding vows with a shot of tequila. 
The shot, instead of champagne, had little to do with the location of the nuptials in Mexico, and everything to do with a special moment after the two of them met. 

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Kelsea and Morgan met while hosting an award show in his native Australia. It was during the afterparty that sparks flew. Kelsea says, “He was like, ‘Let’s take a shot.' I remember taking that shot and putting it down and looking at him like, ‘Oh…he’s super hot.’ Later that night he leaned over and asked if he could kiss me, like a proper gentleman, and I said yes.”
They were married on the beach in Cabo San Lucas on December 2nd. 

DYLAN SCOTT: Welcomes Son


Dylan Scott and his wife Blair welcomed their first child into the world yesterday (Tuesday). 

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Beckett Scott Robinson checked in at eight pounds and 21 inches long. Dylan says, “He is a healthy, beautiful baby, and we are blessed that everything went well. And Blair is doing great!”
In case you're wondering, Dylan uses his middle name, Scott as his stage name.

TAYLOR SWIFT: Birthday Fun Facts   



Taylor Swift turns 28 today (Wednesday), and if you want to impress Swifties -- or make them think you're one of them, try out one of these bits of trivia.

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  • She grew up on a Christmas tree farm.
  • Her parents named her after singer James Taylor.
  • She used to keep hermit crabs as pets when she was a kid.
  • She won a poetry contest in fourth grade with a ditty called "Monster in My Closet."
  • Her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Findlay, hosted a popular variety show in Puerto Rico.
  • She completed her junior and senior years of high school, through home schooling, in less than 12 months.
  • She's hooked on the Food Network, especially reruns of Barefoot Contessa.
  • Her cats are named after her favorite TV characters -- Olivia Benson from Law and Order: SVU and Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy.
  • Her Speak Now album was nearly titled Enchanted -- a name that was changed at the last minute.
  • She considers 13 to be her lucky number, because it's her birthday, but also finds luck in 89, 26, and 39.

KACEY MUSGRAVES: New Album Soon


Kacey Musgraves will release her fourth album, Golden Hour, early next year. 
She says the album is a bit "trippy" with diverse songs inspired by The Bee Gees, Neil Young and Sade

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Marrying fellow musician Ruston Kelly in October has brought out another side of Kacey. She tells Entertainment Weekly, “I have a lot more love songs this time around, and I’ve never been one to write a love song and really feel it."
She recorded the album in the studio at Sheryl Crow's farm.

D.A. Of The Day - 12/13


WEIRD NEWS: Catching the Number-Two Train


A New Jersey man made quite a splash with authorities after falling into a freezing cold river -- by getting knocked off a bridge by a train that sideswiped him as he was taking a poop in the middle of the night.
The man, whose name was not released, decided to squat in the middle of a railroad bridge spanning the Passaic River in northern New Jersey. Though he was shivering and screaming when scooped from the frigid water with his pants around his ankles, he was not seriously injured.
He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment -- and may still face criminal charges for the incident. 

WEIRD NEWS: Purina Teacher Chow


An elementary school teacher in England thought it would be interesting to make herself a guinea pig for an after-hours assignment -- by getting wasted in the classroom and scarfing down the food reserved for her class's pet guinea pig.
The woman, whose name was not released, went on a festive bender after downing a couple of bottles of wine that parents had donated to the staff as holiday gifts.
She ended up getting busted by administrators who heard a ruckus. She told police, “The deputy head found my teaching assistant cackling on the floor with a half-chewed carrot and me going at the bowl of pellets like it was a dish of bar snacks. I don’t remember much after that.”
The incident inspired a local teachers' group to come up with a list of no-nos, including "don’t post snaps of a colleague vomiting on Santa” and “never take pics of your rude bits."

WEIRD NEWS: Whataburglar Catches the Christmas Spirit


A Texas thief who stole a Christmas tree from a Whataburger restaurant and earned the nickname the "Whataburger Grinch" must have caught a bit of the Christmas spirit and decided to bring it back.
Police say the fast food joint's surveillance camera captured the moment the thief returned the tree. It could have ended there, but after dropping off the tree, the man walked to the police station where he turned himself in and offered to do some community service as his punishment. He explained that he took the tree on a dare.
The police department later had some fun with the "Whataburger Grinch" and wrote a fantastic Dr. Seuss-style story about it which was shared on its Facebook page. It reads, "Just like the Grinch in Whoville that year, He wound up finding his Christmas cheer. Our local guy, who stole from Whataburger on a dare, Returned the short tree, which is actually quite rare. To those who might steal this Christmas year, We ask that you rather give some Christmas cheer." 

WEIRD NEWS: An Uber Ripoff


A five-mile Uber ride across Toronto should have cost one passenger around $16, but it wasn't until he saw the charge on his phone when he realized just how much he'd been taken for a ride.
The unidentified man was shocked when he saw a bill for more than $18,000, so he contacted Uber who told him that it wasn't a mistake and refused to give him a refund. But after his friend shared a screenshot of the charge on Twitter, an Uber representative finally admitted it was a mistake and offered a refund along with an apology.

HOTLIST - 12/13



SALMA HAYEK: "Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too"


In a New York Times op-ed today (Wednesday), Salma Hayek shares her own harrowing experiences with Harvey Weinstein

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The actress claims the mogul asked her for sexual favors, “physically dragged” her out of a party, berated her and made sexual propositions during the production of the 2002 bio-pic Frida. Weinstein even allegedly threatened her life. “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t,” Hayek recalls the producer saying when she refused one of his demands.
Hayek said she eventually gave in to one of those demands, that "he would let me finish the film if I agreed to do a sex scene with another woman." She wrote that she had a “nervous breakdown” when it was time to shoot the scene. "It was not because I would be naked with another woman. It was because I would be naked with her for Harvey Weinstein. But I could not tell them then."
Weinstein has denied the new allegations.

OMAROSA: You're Fired!


UPDATE (12:30 p.m. ET): Multiple White House reporters have tweeted that Omarosa was let go yesterday and escorted from the grounds.

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The former Apprentice star and reality TV villain who went on to land a position in the Trump White House, will resign on January 20th.
Omarosa joined the administration as an adviser to the President and worked as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison. Her job was to work on outreach to various minority groups. White House spokesman Sarah Sanders says that Omarosa has resigned to "pursue other opportunities." 
The 43-year-old married John Allen Newman, a pastor at a church in Jacksonville, Florida, last April.

JOHN STAMOS: Expecting First Child


John Stamos can expect his house to feel a bit fuller soon. The 54-year-old actor and his fiancĂ©e Caitlin McHugh are expecting their first child.

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The Fuller House star tells People magazine, "We have the same morals and the same values, that all clicked nicely. So we said, ‘Oh, well, maybe we should have a family.'" The couple got engaged in October, after finding out that McHugh was pregnant. Stamos says, "The [pregnancy] happened. Then I said, I better have a ring on her finger because it’s the right thing to do, and I wanted to marry her anyway. So I called her parents to ask, and it was like, ‘You better!'" 
The couple is not revealing the gender of the baby. Also, no wedding date has been announced. 

GEORGE CLOONEY: Passes Out Headphones to Passengers on Flight With Twins


Airline passengers have come to expect a crying baby on board the flight and no one understands this more than George and Amal Clooney.

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The new parents gave away noise-canceling headphones to all of the passengers because they were traveling to England with their six-month-old twins and there would be a lot crying and wailing on board. The headphones, which were emblazoned with the logo of Clooney's Casamigos Tequila, came with a personalized message from George which read, "Apologizing ahead of time."

George's generosity is nothing new to his friends. His best friend and Casamigos co-founder Rande Gerber revealed how Clooney gave 14 of his friends a million dollars each back in 2013. He recalled Clooney’s dinner speech when he said, "I came to Los Angeles, I slept on your couch. I’m so fortunate in my life to have all of you. I couldn’t be where I am today without all of you. So, it was really important to me that I give back.”

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

THE DIRT - 12/12


KEITH URBAN SHOOTS DOWN RUMORS 
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Keith Urban doesn't often discuss rumors, but he did take to social media last Saturay  to comment on a rumor that's been making the rounds about him and his wife, Nicole Kidman, saying there's no truth to it whatsoever. Urban tweeted, "Not sure of how these ridiculous rumors start, but I'm hearing that I bought an apartment for Nic in NYC? TOTAL BS. Where does this stuff come from?!!!" Well, the stuff came from an article in Woman's Day that reported in November that Urban was considering buying Kidman a $52 million mansion in Manhattan that had once been owned by Michael Jackson. 

He and Kidman, did recently list one of their properties in Tennessee. They are selling their 5,000 square-foot, four-bedroom farmhouse near Nashville for $3.45 million.

TIM AND FAITH CHAT WITH AN ASTRONAUT IN SPACE 
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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had a fan interaction that was pretty out of this world last week. On Wednesday (12/6), the country couple placed a very special call to NASA Astronaut Randy "Komrade" Bresnik as he sat in space orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. In his message on Facebook, Tim talked about how incredible is was to chat with Bresnik and his wife while the astronaut circled the globe and also wished him a safe trip home this week.

Tim also shared a picture of the spaceman on his Facebook post, which can be seen HERE

But this isn't McGraw's first interaction with NASA astronauts. In 2015, McGraw premiered his song "Top of the World" by sending it out the astronauts on the International Space Station.

MORGAN EVANS SHARES NEW SONG ABOUT KELSEA 
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While it's only been a week since Morgan Evans tied the knot with Kelsea Ballerini on a beach in Mexico, the Australian singer/songwriter is saying "I Do" again. On Friday (12/8), Evans announced the release of a brand new song titled "I Do," which he wrote all about the love of his life, Kelsea. Morgan shared a teaser clip of the new song on his Instagram account, saying, "Wrote it about my girlfriend. Recorded it about my fiancĂ©. Releasing it about my wife." 

The snippet of the new song can be heard HERE

D.A. OF THE DAY - 12/12


THIEF WHO STEALS CANDY TURNS OUT TO BE SQUIRREL 
A family in New Jersey wanted to show appreciation for the delivery drivers during this time of year, so they set out a tray filled with candy, lip balm, tissues and hand warmers. To their dismay, they found the tray had been gone through and all the good stuff taken just a few hours after they put it out.
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Perplexed, the Boudreaux family couldn't figure out why someone would do such a thing, so they set up small video camera to find out what was gong on. Sure enough, just hours after they replenished the supply of goodies, the tray had been ransacked again.

Eager to find out who was doing such a deed, the couple checked the video and discovered that a cute but mischievous squirrel was the one causing all the trouble. 

It didn't take long to squirrel-proof the goodies. The chocolate is now in a jar that the squirrel has not been able to get into - yet.

To see the squirrel in action, click HERE

PACKAGE THIEVES GETTING MORE CREATIVE
 A package thief in Denver, Colorado has figured out a way to bypass the homeowner's cameras when they arrive to whisk a package that is not theirs away. 

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This particular thief just dresses as a Minion from "Despicable Me," complete with a head piece that doesn't leave authorities much room to identify the person inside. 

The homeowner said the package, which was a Christmas gift for her daughter, has been delivered by the U.S. Postal Service just minutes before it was snatched.

MANNEQUIN SPOTTED BY POLICE AS CARPOOL PASSENGER 

An alert police officer was not fooled by the pretty blonde wearing sunglasses and a red sweater sitting in the passenger seat of "friend's" vehicle while traveling in the carpool only lane.
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Turns out his suspicions were correct, as the 'woman' turned out to be a very well-dressed mannequin with bright red lipstick. The woman driving the vehicle had been pulled over when the officer noted that her "passenger" did not qualify her to drive in the carpool lane.

The Office of Constable Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Pct. 5, posted a photo of the mannequin on its Facebook page, noting, "This mannequin may have saved the driver on time and a $3.20 toll fee today, but it will cost her a day of work for court and up to $150 in legal fines."

It's not the first time a mannequin has been used to try to beat the carpool lane rules, and again, it happened because the driver was stopped. In Washington state, a driver was stopped for speeding and it was discovered that his blonde passenger was indeed a mannequin. 

The good thing about both stops - both drivers and their passengers were wearing their seat belts.

HOTLIST - 12/12



THE WALKING DEAD: Actor's Dad Angry Over Son's Firing


[Warning: this post contains spoilers]

Plenty of characters have been killed off The Walking Dead, but the real-life father of the latest victim isn't happy about Sunday's twist ending.

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William Riggs -- the father of Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl -- is blasting AMC for writing his teen son off the zombie show. In a since-deleted Facebook post, the elder Riggs writes, “Watching [Producer ScottGimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing. I never trusted Gimple or AMC but Chandler did. I know how much it hurt him. But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!”

Chandler admitted that leaving the show was not his decision but was “story related.” He told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was planning on going to college until I found out. I found out when I was doing rehearsals for episode six back in June. It was quite the shocker for me...and everyone because I don’t think anyone saw it coming."

But Carl isn't dead yet. He'll be in the next episode of The Walking Dead when it returns to AMC on February 25th.


KEATON JONES: Donations Halted to GoFundMe


On Monday, Keaton Jones became the latest “Milkshake Duck.”
Milkshake Duck is shorthand for a viral sensation whose sudden rocket to fame is followed by the discovery on an unsavory background. Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones deleted her Facebook account that reportedly contained racist comments and photos with confederate flags.

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Kimberly said in one unverified post made shortly after the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville (quote) “Dear butt hurt Americans. If you aren’t bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you breathe, STOP crying!” (The Wrap)

Therefore, GoFundMe froze the "Stand Up for Keaton" account. The outpouring of support and donations reached nearly 60-grand. For the moment, there’s no guarantee he’ll see any of that money. GoFundMe shut down a second page supposedly to help pay for Keaton’s Christmas gifts. It may have been a fraud.

DWAYNE JOHNSON: Baby Girl Due in Spring


Dwayne Johnson
 announced yesterday he’s having another daughter.
Just a few hours later, longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian walked the Jumanji movie red carpet with The Rock. He cradled Lauren’s growing baby bump.

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Johnson recruited his two-year-old daughter to help reveal their exciting news. He captioned the Instagram post, (quote) “Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement. It’s a Girl! Can’t wait to be a big sister! And finally be the boss!”

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He added, (quote) “Once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. All girls. One dude. #GratefulMan #TequilaTime” 

Monday, December 11, 2017

The DIRT - 12/11



LUKE COMBS: He's Just a "Regular Guy"


Luke Combs seems to have come out of nowhere -- and he could be as surprised as anyone.

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Last year, he watched the CMA Awards from his couch. This year, he attended as a nominee with two hits under his belt. So, what makes Luke so successful? He tells People, “I think that I’m just a regular guy. I think people can really relate to that. I’m very non-threatening. And I don’t mean that in a disarming way. I mean that in a way that says, ‘Hey, that could be my buddy that I hung out with in high school.'”
He's on his Don't Tempt Me With a Good Time tour, which wraps for the year in his hometown of Ashville, North Carolina on Saturday. 

SUGARLAND: New Single December 21st


Sugarland will make their return with their first single in five years. "Still the Same" will be released digitally on December 21st. 

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Jennifer Nettles says, “We are thrilled for fans to hear our new music, especially this new single. The title of the song is so meaningful to us as we want fans to know, we are still the same, we are still the same Sugarland they’ve known and loved."
Jennifer and Kristian Bush will perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest from New York City’s Times Square on December 31st. 

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: Opening a Creative Compound in Nashville


Florida Georgia Line have a new entrepreneurial endeavor in the works.  
It's a creative compound in Nashville that will house the Tribe Kelley clothing line, their publishing company Tree Vibez Music, and Meet and Greet, which is an event space. 

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Tyler Hubbard says, “We're so excited to build and create a space for professionals to feel inspired and creative. We hope to bring something new and innovative to Nashville.”
The compound will be located in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood of Nashville. 

ZAC BROWN BAND: Raises Big Bucks for Camp Southern Ground


Zac Brown Band raised more than $1.7 million for his Camp Southern Ground during his second annual Evening to Remember fundraiser. 

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Special guests included Chef Emeril Lagasse, who helped Zac Brown Band Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin with the dinner menu, and Avengers star Chris Hemsworth.
The band capped off the night with a performance. 
Camp Southern Ground is an inclusive camp in Georgia, which brings together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges and those with family members serving in the military.

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WEIRD NEWS: Don't Let the Bedbugs Burn


An Ohio woman who was really itching to rid her home of bedbugs managed to do so by burning the place to the ground.
The woman, whose name was not released by fire officials, was spraying alcohol on a first floor area the bugs had taken over when she either knocked over or sprayed a large pillar candle, igniting a blaze that quickly spread throughout the three-story Victorian house. Three people suffered minor injuries in the fire, but the damage was so severe that none of the ten residents was able to return.
Eight people were displaced in a similar Cincinnati fire just a few days earlier -- leading the city's fire department to warn against trying to kill creepy crawlies with homemade concoctions of that nature.

WEIRD NEWS: Real Pain for Champagne Drunk


German cops needed to use Brut force to subdue a woman on a flight from Moscow to Zurich who got a little too bubbly after flight attendants refused to refill her champagne glass.
The woman, whose name was not revealed, become aggressive after being denied access to the promised unlimited bubbly, and forced the plane to make an unscheduled stop in Stuttgart. The 44-year-old had to be taken into custody by police, who escorted her off the jet and charged her with disorderly conduct.
Officials said the 43 other passengers on board were never in danger, but the total cost involved in the unplanned stopover likely amounted to over 100,000 euros. 

WEIRD NEWS: Not a Wise Crack


A Pennsylvania man's bad driving habits ended up landing him in jail on crack charges -- after cops pulled him over and found a bag of rocks stuffed into his crack!
Steven Reeves was stopped after a trooper spotted him make an illegal turn on his motorcycle, and flagged him down to write a citation. As he was writing the ticket, the deputy discovered that Reeves was driving with a suspended license, and had two outstanding warrants to boot, so he took the 26-year-old into custody.
Once at the precinct, Reeves was subjected to a search, which turned up a quantity of crack cocaine, which he'd tucked into his rectum in an attempt to avoid detection. The cheeky move did not work.

WEIRD NEWS: Bear-Ly Legal


A Utah man gave new meaning to the "right to bear arms" by chasing down a burglar with actual bear arms -- a can of spray meant to disable grizzlies and other nasty four-legged critters.
The man, whose name was not released, was awakened in the middle of the night last Tuesday when his motion detector went off and alerted him to the fact that someone was trying to break into a vehicle in his driveway. The homeowner grabbed the bear mace and went after the intruder, who took off, but couldn't scale a neighboring fence in time to avoid a hit from the disabling spray.
Cops arrived on the scene a few minutes later to arrest John Coopride, who has a long criminal history. The homeowner said, “I was not dressed. I was in my underwear, I had no shoes on, and my feet ended up getting bloodied just from chasing him down the street -- he threw his hands in the air and laid on the ground and said, 'I'm done.' "

HOTLIST - 12/11



CHARLIE SHEEN: Suing National Enquirer for Claiming He Raped Corey Haim


Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer for claiming he raped Corey Haim in the 1980s.

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Last month the tabloid reported that Charlie assaulted Corey while they were shooting the movie Lucas. Corey was 13 at the time and Charlie was 19.
Charlie tells TMZ, "In my nearly 35 years as a celebrated entertainer, I have been nothing shy of a forthright, noble and valiant courier of the truth. Consistently admitting and owning a laundry list of shortcomings, wrongdoings and indiscretions this traveler hath traveled -- however, every man has a breaking point. These radically groundless and unfounded allegations end now. I now take a passionate stand against those who wish to even entertain the sick and twisted lies against me. GAME OVER."
Corey's mother, as pointed out in the suit, has denied the allegations.
Charlie is also suing actor Dominick Brascia, who is quoted in the article saying Haim told him about the alleged rape.

HANNIBAL BURESS: Broad City Star Arrested


Comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested Saturday night in Miami and charged with disorderly intoxication.

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According to the Miami Herald, the incident began when the Broad City star asked a police officer to call him an Uber. When the officer refused, Buress allegedly became “angry and belligerent.” The cop told him to leave, the police report said, but he instead went inside a venue. The officer retrieved Buress because he thought the comedian was too drunk to stay around.
The officer’s report reads, “Once outside, the defendant stood by the front gate and continued yelling profanities. I, then again, asked him to leave the area about five times. A crowd began to gather and vehicular traffic slowed as they watched the defendant yelling and being disorderly. Defendant arrested.”
The comedian was released early Sunday morning after posting a $500 bond.
video of Buress being arrested was uploaded to YouTube (but be warned it contains expletives).

ELLEN DeGENERES: Wildfire Forces Evacuation From Home


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Firefighters forced Ellen DeGeneres to leave her home near Santa Barbara, California. The so-called Thomas Fire rapidly spread over the weekend and has burned nearly 400 square miles. It’s become the fifth largest wildfire in California history. 

Ellen tweeted Sunday morning, (quote) “Our house is under threat of being burned. We just had to evacuate our pets. I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.”

Her neighborhood is the second home to dozens of Hollywood celebrities including OprahRob LoweBruce Willis, Patrick Stewart and Carol BurnettOprah tweeted, (quote) “Peace Be Still, is my prayer tonight. For all the fires raging thru my community and beyond.”

Rob Lowe paused from packing to evacuate and tweeted, (quote) “Praying for my town. Fires closing in. Firefighters making brave stands.”

CHRIS EVANS, MILLIE BOBBY BROWN: They Stand With Keaton!


Some of the world's biggest celebs are showing support for Keaton Jones, the Tennessee boy whose Twitter plea to stop bullying has gone viral.
The 11-year-old recorded a tearful video saying, "What's the point of [bullying]? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It's not okay. [They] make fun of my nose, they call me ugly, they say I have no friends."
Dozens of famous people then stood up and wrote to the young boy.

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  • Avengers star Chris Evans invited Keaton to next year’s world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. He tweeted, "Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in L.A. next year?"

  • Not to be outdone, fellow Avengers star Mark Ruffalo tweeted, "Keaton, will you’ve my guest at the premiere of #InfinityWar too? I think you are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen! Can’t wait to meet you in person, pal. Forget those ignorant kids. One day, very soon, they are going to feel pretty stupid for this."

  • Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown‏ wrote, "Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend (but srsly) ur freakin awesome."

  • Wrestler Chris Jericho wrote, "You got a friend in me buddy. I might have to make a trip to Knoxville and talk to those assclowns."
This being the Internet, Keaton's video isn't without controversy. Soon after going viral, some cyber sleuths began investigating the 11-year-old's family and allege that Keaton's mother Kimberly Jones is a Confederate flag-waving, Colin-Kaepernick-hating racist.