When last we heard from country star Randy Travis , it was just after the Super Bowl when he was parked in front of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas, accompanied by an open bottle of wine, and rambling to police that he had no idea how he got there.
When last we heard from country star Randy Travis, it was just after the Super Bowl when he was parked in front of a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas, accompanied by an open bottle of wine, and rambling to police that he had no idea how he got there. He said he’d been celebrating the big game and got into a fight with his girlfriend. So, yeah, he was arrested At the time, we remarked how much the whole sad incident reminded us of a country song. The crooner’s latest antics, however, are sounding a lot more like an episode of Reno 911 than anything else.
According to TMZ, Travis was arrested in Texas last night at 11:59 p.m. after crashing his car and verbally threatening a cop. And according to TMZ, he was “buck naked” at the time of his arrest. Um, what?
Police charged him with DWI and “retaliation and obstruction.” They were reportedly forced to take a blood draw because he refused to take a Breathalyzer test. What do you think he was celebrating this time — Aly Raisman‘s gold medal in floor exercize?
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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Lolo Jones finished a disappointing fourth place in yesterday’s 100m hurdles final and tweeted that she was “brokenhearted” about not medaling in her only Olympic event. But in her interview with Today this morning, that wasn’t what made her tear up. “I know I had the best race of my season,” she said, putting a more positive spin on the race
Lolo Jones finished a disappointing fourth place in yesterday’s 100m hurdles final and tweeted that she was “brokenhearted” about not medaling in her only Olympic event. But in her interview with Today this morning, that wasn’t what made her tear up.
“I know I had the best race of my season,” she said, putting a more positive spin on the race. “Not the best race of my life, but I had the best race of my year, so I just try to look at that. It doesn’t take away from the pain that I was close to once again having a medal and not getting it.”
What really tore her up, however, was a New York Times story that ran over the weekend, criticizing the hype surrounding her for being “based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign.” Australian Sally Pearson (who did in fact win gold yesterday) and Americans Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells (silver and bronze), were more favored in the race and should have received more attention, the story argued.
“They didn’t even do their research, calling me the Anna Kournikova of track,” Jones told Today’s Savannah Guthrie this morning. “I have the American record. I am the American record holder indoors, I have two world indoor titles. Just because I don’t boast about these things, I don’t think I should be ripped apart by media. I laid it out there, fought hard for my country and it’s just a shame that I have to deal with so much backlash when I’m already so brokenhearted as it is.”
The fact that the story came out just two days before her race seems to have deeply affected Jones.
“They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds,” she said. “I just thought that that was crazy because I worked six days a week, every day, for four years for a 12-second race and the fact that they just tore me apart, which is heartbreaking.”
So, Olympics fans, we wonder what you think about all of this. On the one hand, the 30-year-old Jones is gorgeous, as well as fascinating for her pledge to remain a virgin until marriage. On the other hand, if Harper (who won the gold in Beijing) and Wells didn’t get the same kind of hype she did, does that mean our sports priorities are all sorts of screwed up? Your turn to weigh in.
There are some new badass Cosmopolis photos that dropped today .
There are some new badass Cosmopolis photos that dropped today. The movie premieres next week. Rob Pattinson is set to visit the Daily Show next Monday, and Good Morning America next Wednesday to promote the film. Everything seems to be primed for Rob to enjoy a hassle-free publicity tour…except you know someone is going to ask him about KStew on TV. It’s inevitable. We’re guessing Jon Stewart might tease him about it without actually asking any questions, but there is no way on God’s green earth he will be able to leave the GMA studio without discussing his relationship with Kristen Stewart and/or his rage toward Rupert Sanders. Pattinson’s rep already made it clear RPatz isn’t going to miss any promo appearances over something like a devastating break-up, so what are his options here? As far as we can see, his choices basically break down to:
- Just got for it: Kristen dumped the contents of her guilty heart out over her fling. Maybe Rob should do the same? Pro: Everyone will appreciate his honesty. Con: He might end up screaming and/or crying on-camera.
- Avoid, avoid, avoid: If someone brings up the scandal, dodge the question like it’s a rampaging werewolf. Pro: It’s probably the tactic he’s actually going to go with. Con: Everyone will scrutinize his delivery, tone and word choice to the point that he might as well actually say something instead.
- Fake a seizure: When in doubt, pass on out. Pro: if middle school gym taught us anything, it’s that medical emergencies can get you out of anything. Con: Um…people might find out that he faked a seizure to avoid talking about his break-up, which is not a great look.
Man, we wish we had some better advice to give. But we don’t, so good luck, dude!
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