Kid Rock Gets Probation In Waffle House Fight
Officials in Georgia say Kid Rock has been sentenced to a year's probation and fined $1,000 for his role in a fight at a suburban Atlanta Waffle House last fall.
The DeKalb County solicitor's office says the 37-year-old was also sentenced Monday to six hours of anger management counseling and 80 hours of community service.
The entertainer, whose real name is Robert J. Ritchie, pleaded no contest to one count of simple battery. Four counts of battery were dropped.
Ritchie's tour bus stopped at the Waffle House about 5 a.m. on Oct. 21 after a performance in downtown Atlanta. An exchange of words with a customer escalated into a fight that spilled from the restaurant into the parking lot.
A message seeking comment was left Tuesday for Ritchie's attorney.
Reggaeton Singer Don Omar Cleared From Drug, Weapon Charges
A judge has dropped drug and weapons charges against Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Don Omar.
Prosecutors have asked that the case be dismissed because of conflicting testimony from two police officers. The nearly two-week trial ended on Tuesday.
Don Omar was arrested in September 2004 after authorities said they found the singer inside his Hummer with a gun, a small bag of marijuana and US$1,200 in cash.
He could have faced up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
Don Omar is one of reggaeton's biggest stars. He won a 2007 Billboard Latin Music Award for his album, "King of Kings."
The Jonas Brothers To Perform At This Year's VMAs
The Jonas Brothers will perform at this year's Video Music Awards.
It will be the wholesome pop group's first-ever appearance at the event, known for its decadence and eye-popping water cooler moments (many involving Britney Spears).
In a statement, brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick said: "This is an awesome opportunity. We have grown up watching all the amazing and iconic performances on the VMAs. It is an honor to be a part of something so incredible."
The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Sept. 7. (MTV and Paramount are corporate cousins within Viacom Inc.)
As previously announced, in a first for the awards, MTV will enlist its Web-savvy, youthful audience to help decide the nominees.
Viewers can vote on two categories each week including Video of the Year and Best New Artist by visiting the awards' Web site.
TV Host Williams Says Omarosa Is "Delusional, Pathetic"
Reality TV villain Omarosa sparred with talk show host Wendy Williams on Monday in a spat that at one point turned physical.
Omarosa appeared on Fox's "The Wendy Williams Show" to promote her upcoming book but instead spent more time trading insults with the radio personality-turned-talk show host.
"I wanted to throw her off the set," Williams later said.
The altercation started when Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth first walked onto the daytime talk show and said she was displeased with Williams' introduction of her and would not be disrespected. Things got uglier when Williams grabbed Omarosa's book cover to hold it up to the camera, and Omarosa snatched it back out of Williams' hand.
"Omarosa wished her career was my career," Williams said. "Omarosa is a delusional, D-list, pathetic woman."
The yanking gave way to Omarosa attacking Williams' appearance, asking the talk show host whether she had had a nose job and suggesting she shouldn't wear wigs.
But Williams didn't stay silent throughout the heated interview. She called Omarosa "a typical angry black woman" and suggested cosmetic injections could fix her wrinkles.
An after-hours telephone message and e-mail to Omarosa's publicist were not immediately returned Monday.
Rapper West Teams Up With MTV Campaign For Veterans
Kanye West is teaming up with MTV's "Choose Or Lose" campaign to give back to Iraq war veterans with a documentary, "Choose or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming."
The documentary will give viewers a first-hand account of the difficult and often painful challenges young vets face when they return home. MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway and Kanye traveled to the homes of veterans.
"There are hundreds of veterans out there who are falling through the cracks. They make the ultimate sacrifices for us by laying down their lives, but it seems like a lot of them just get forgotten about," said West.
"Choose Or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming" airs on Monday, July 28 at 10 pm on MTV.
A Mini "Angels" Reunion
Jaclyn Smith, host of Bravo's "Shear Genius," is in for a mini "Charlie's Angels" reunion as Kate Jackson will appear on the show, July 30.
Jackson will guest judge alongside her former co-star in an episode where the stylists will recreate modern versions of the famous signature "Angels" hairstyles.
"Shear Genius" airs Wednesday nights at 10 pm on Bravo.
"The Young and the Restless" To Shoot In France
The popular, daily soap "The Young and the Restless" (or "Les Feux de l'Amour" to the French) will be shooting in Paris for the program's first-ever on-location shoot in France.
The specific actors participating in the Parisian story line have not yet been confirmed, however filming is scheduled for October 2008.
The on-location shoot precedes the series' upcoming 20th anniversary in France.