8:00 PM WDTV reports witness intimidation charges against West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwoodhave been dropped. Smallwood faced the charges involving a 2012 shooting death in Wilmington, Delaware.
7:45 PM Former pro wrestler & Minnesota governor Jesse Venturawon a $1.8 million defamation lawsuit against the estate of former Navy SEAL turned author Chris Kyle. Kyle claimed in his book "American Sniper" that he punched out Ventura at a bar, an incident Ventura denied ever happened.
7:30 PM A jury on Monday found Ed Thomas not guilty in the October 18 shooting death of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed. A second suspect, Kristopher Pratt, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Reed's death.
We’re something of a fanboy for Apple products, so we thought we were the bee’s knees when we talked Brooks into letting us head down early this morning to the Fifth Avenue Apple Store to interview other fanboys standing in line for Apple’s new iPhone 3G. Even though the phone doesn’t drop until the 11th, the line has already formed.
We were shocked, though, when we approached Central Park and saw a line had already extended deep into Central Park. We had heard a few hardy souls were there for the attention; we hadn’t heard anything about an invasion.
We were also rather confused by the composition of the line. We had rather expected more of us: nerdy guys in need of sunscreen and umbrellas for safety. (Oh, and lots of bloggers; after all, who else can afford to buy an iPhone 3G but can also sit outside for a week to get one but the wealthy blogorati?)
Instead, we attempted to comprehend a line of middle-aged women as far as the eye could see in either direction as it snaked through the Park. They all had handbags, tiny dogs, or both and chatted away on their cell phones (mostly iPhones or Blackberry phones). We steeled ourselves, took out our recording equipment, and dove in to begin our interviews. Read more…
A “source with knowledge of the situation” tells the D-N that the Rods have been having marital problems for the past three months, and Alex’s meddling with Madonna was the last straw for Cynthia Rodriguez.
PLACIDO DOMINGO TO SING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT MLS CUP: Placido Domingo is ready to hit the high notes for Major League Soccer:
The league has announced that Domingo will be singing the national anthem to help kick off the 2007 MLS Cup.Best known as one of the Three Tenors that isn’t Luciano Pavarotti, Placido will be belting out “The Star Spangled Banner” at Washington’s RFK Stadium on November 18.
For your further enjoyment, Jimmy Eat World will chew up time, as they perform for the halftime festivities. They’re scheduled to play tunes from their latest album, but we bet if you ask nicely enough, they’ll do one of their classics - whatever they are.
We’d love to party with Placido, but we might be spent after watching Lenny Kravitz get his groove on at the Grey Cup.
Wonder no more, our Canuck compadres, as the Canadian Football League has announced that Lenny Kravitz will be highlighting the halftime festivities pour Le Coupe Grey.Mama Said that the multi-platinum artist would want to get away, would want to flyyyyyyy away to the Rogers Centre (a.k.a. Skydome) on November 25, where he’ll be singing & strumming on the 55-yard line during the 95th edition of the CFL championship.
Lenny will be following in the 3-down footsteps of other artists to rock ‘n’ rouge, such as Nelly Furtado, Shania Twain, The Black Eyed Peas and of course, Bryan Adams.
We’re hoping they snag Barenaked Ladies for the 96th Cup. And if the CFL committee needs any help in selecting next year’s show-stoppers, they can always check Wayne Gretzky’s iPod to see what the Great One has going on.