Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Fergie was addicted to crystal meth? WTF?
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie is riding high on the success of her first solo album, The Dutchess. But, as she admits in the new issue of Time Magazine, feeling high in the past meant using crystal meth.
These days, performing is her outlet for those feelings. "We're on tour," she says. "I have an hour and a half of performing every night and improvising. If there's a rafter, I can climb right on."Article here.
Somebody lit Hulk Hogan's car on fire? WTF?
A yellow Lamborghini reportedly owned by Terry G. Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan, caught fire Saturday on Bay Harbor Islands. There were no injuries reported.
Information was sketchy about the circumstances leading to Hogan's expensive car catching fire along the 96th Street causeway. The extent of damage to the VT model is unknown.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials would only say they responded to a car fire on Saturday afternoon, but declined to disclose any other details.
Efforts to reach the Hogan family were unsuccessful. Hogan, his wife, Linda, and teenage daughter and son, Brooke and Nick, recently moved into a $12 million home. Article here.
Comedian Borat gets booed at film festival
Comedian and star of Da Ali G show, Sacha Baron Cohen, was booed excessively by an audience at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday night. During the show, the film projector broke 30 minutes into his new film Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan.
Man nearly undergoes wrong lung surgery
A man seeking treatment for a perforated eardrum in East Kilbride, Scotland, wound up in the wrong hospital being prepped for lung surgery.
John Jeffrey at first thought a nurse at Hairmyres Hospital was shaving his chest to monitor his vital signs during his ear operation scheduled Friday, the Daily Record reported.
But when he overheard the nurse say something about a lung operation, Jeffery said spoke up right away. "When I told the nurse and anesthetist that I was in for an ear operation, they looked shocked and called the surgeon," Jeffrey said. "He said they don't even do ear operations at that hospital."
Jeffery, 40, had been on a waiting list to have a collapsed lung repaired at Hairmyres. He had that surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary but remained on Hairmyres' waiting list, which created the confusion, a spokeswoman said.
"I can laugh about it now, but that's because I spoke out in time," he said, adding now he has to wait to have his eardrum surgery rescheduled. Article here.
Anna Nicole Smith's son is dead
Daniel Smith, Anna Nicole Smith's 20 year old son, suddenly died early yesterday morning just days after she gave birth to her daughter.
No official details of his death have been released as of yet. Article here.
Bicyclist awaiting ambulence hit by car, again?
A driver has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries after her car hit a bicyclist who was in the road waiting on an ambulance to treat him for injuries after being hit by another car.
Shannon Harris of Anderson turned herself in to investigators Sunday night after initially leaving the scene of the accident, said Lance Cpl. Kathy Hiles, a spokeswoman for the Highway Patrol.
The bike rider, whose name has not been released, was in serious condition at Anderson Area Medical Center, Hiles said. He was not wearing a helmet and his bike lacked proper lighting, Hiles said.
The bicyclist was hit first by a Nissan driven by Erin Hartness of Anderson, Hiles said. No charges were filed in that case.
While he was waiting in the road for an ambulance, the bicyclist was hit by the second car, whose driver stopped for a moment before leaving the scene. Article here.
Bride cancels wedding, holds charity reception
Jilted bride Kyle Paxman, 29, wasn't about to be left at the altar.
She went ahead with her wedding reception this weekend, minus the groom and the nuptials.
Six weeks before she was to be married, Paxman found out her fiance was cheating on her. They had dated for four years. But it was too late to cancel the reception.
So, Paxman and her mother went ahead with the party this weekend at the Basin Harbor Club on Lake Champlain in Vermont. They invited 125 women and asked they contribute to the Vermont Children's Aid Society and CARE USA.
Paxman is even going ahead with her honeymoon. Now, it's a vacation with her mom in Tahiti. Article here.