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JUDGE JOE BROWN ARRESTED AND HELD IN CONTEMPT AFTER MELTDOWN IN COURT
Judge Joe Brown was arrested yesterday after a courtroom meltdown. The former TV personality was at a Memphis juvenile court on behalf of a child support case when he became upset over delays during the hearing. Brown reportedly flipped out, and became verbally abusive to the court staff, refusing to quiet down despite repeated warnings from the judge. He had be physically removed from the courtroom, and was ordered to spend five days in jail for contempt, according to local news outlets. Brown was previously a Shelby County Criminal Court judge, and is currently a candidate for district attorney. His CBS show “Judge Joe Brown” was canceled last year.
TEXAS TOWN PAYS TED NUGENT $16,250 NOT TO PLAY AT FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
A Texas town was so intent on ridding themselves of the Motor City Madman that city officials opted to pay out more than $15,000 to have Ted Nugent not play on the Fourth of July. Longview was in negotiations to have Nugent play at the Fireworks and Freedom Celebration on Independence Day, but backed out after Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” while campaigning with Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott earlier this year. According to city spokesman Shawn Hara, Longview had other concerns that led to Nugent being paid $16,250 to end contract negotiations. The amount was half of Nugent’s guaranteed performance fee.
DWTS DOUBLE ELIMINATION
Last night on “Dancing with the Stars,” it was a double-elimination night. Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov were eliminated - along with Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff.