News archive from 7 February 2012

Super Bowl, Madonna halftime most-watched in TV history

NEW YORK -- For the third consecutive year, the Super Bowl set a record as the most-watched television show in U.S. history. PHOTOS: Super Bowl 2012 -- Celebrities, parties + performances The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111.3 million...

AZCentral, 17:00 in Showbiz

Clooney, Pitt other pals gather for Oscar lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- George Clooney says the best thing about Academy Awards nominations is not necessarily the prizes. It's hanging with old and new friends. At the annual Oscar nominee luncheon Monday, Clooney said he's made new pals on the...

AZCentral, 17:00 in Showbiz
Notre Dame knocking on door of top-25 rankings

Notre Dame knocking on door of top-25 rankings

Resurgent Notre Dame came up just short of cracking the top-25 rankings, placing 26th in the voting for both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches polls Monday. The Irish (15-8, 7-3 in the Big East) buried then-No. 15 Marquette 76-59 on...


Randy Travis arrested for public intoxication

SANGER, Texas -- Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church. Denton County sheriff's spokesman Tom Reedy says police in the town of Sanger arrested Travis early...

AZCentral, 17:00 in Showbiz
More accusations against ex-Wisconsin official

More accusations against ex-Wisconsin official

MADISON, Wis. - University of Wisconsin campus police have opened an investigation into new misconduct allegations against a former top athletic official who resigned after he was accused of sexually assaulting a student at a Rose Bowl party....


Iowa woman accused of blackmailing TLC show

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- An Iowa woman is charged with extortion in an alleged plot to get Discovery Communications Inc. to cancel the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" or pay her $10,000 in exchange for not revealing compromising photos of a cast...

AZCentral, 17:00 in Showbiz

Cee Lo Green drops $10K at Indianapolis strip club

Cee Lo Green spent thousands of dollars during a trip to a strip club. The 'Bright Lights Bigger City' singer paid a visit to an Indianapolis lapdancing venue in the early hours of last Thursday with his former bandmates from hip-hop group the Goodie...

AZCentral, 17:01 in Showbiz

Vanessa Minnillo didn't invite brother to wedding

Vanessa Minnillo didn't invite her brother to her recent wedding. The TV presenter married singer Nick Lachey in a romantic ceremony in the British Virgin Islands last July but her sibling Vincent wasn't in attendance as they no longer to speak to...

AZCentral, 17:01 in Showbiz

Avril Lavigne wishes she was royalty

Avril Lavigne wishes she could travel back in time to become a member of the English or French royal families. The 'What The Hell' hitmaker - who has been dating reality TV star Brody Jenner for almost two years - is keen to hop in a time machine and...

AZCentral, 17:01 in Showbiz

Randy Travis arrested on suspicion of public intoxication

Country singer Randy Travis was arrested Monday (Feb. 6) morning in Sanger, Texas on suspicion of public intoxication, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth reports. A spokesmanfor the Denton County Sheriff's Department said an officer saw a suspicious vehicle...


US judge says he can’t block Texas sonogram law

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge will not attempt to block a Texas law requiring women to have a sonogram before having an abortion. District Judge Sam Sparks previously ruled parts of the law unconstitutional, but a federal appeals court overturned...


Woman dies in crash after swerving to avoid dog

DADE CITY - The Florida Highway Patrol says a woman died after she swerved her SUV to avoid a dog in the road. Troopers say a 5-year-old girl also was injured in the crash Sunday night in Pasco County.

Big Ten idea: a college football playoff with home games

Big Ten idea: a college football playoff with home games

The Big Ten is not only ready to listen to proposals regarding a national four-team football playoff, league and school officials are kicking around an intriguing idea. Sources told the Tribune that a Big Ten plan would remove the top four teams from...


'Twilight' star Jackson Rathbone to be a father

"Twilight"'s Jackson Rathbone will soon be a daddy. The actor, known to fans as vampire Jasper Hale, and girlfriend Sheila Hafsadi will become first-time parents later this year, Rathbone's rep confirms to Lifeline Live. Rathbone, 27, met...

AZCentral, 17:12 in Showbiz

Brad Pitt: Angelina's still a bad girl - 'delightfully so'

Brad Pitt spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose about his partner Angelina Jolie, who described herself in a recent "60 Minutes" as still being a bad girl. When asked about it, Brad wouldn't go into details except to...

AZCentral, 17:12 in Showbiz

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