Dogbites News - January 3, 2009
Vermont State Police say actor Matt Dillon has been cited for speeding on an interstate highway. Dillon was charged with excessive speed after he was pulled over by a trooper on Interstate 91 in Newbury on Tuesday night. The 44-year-old actor was allegedly traveling at a speed of 106 miles per hour. The posted speed limit is 65 miles per hour.
For the second time in a year, the IndyCar Series star was caught speeding by Scottsdale, Ariz., police. On December 9, 2008, Patrick was pulled over in a 2007 Mercedes for going 54 mph in a 35-mph zone, and in January 2008, she got busted for going 57 mph in a 40-mph area, according to a report in The Arizona Republic.
The New York Jets fired coach Eric Mangini on Monday, a day after a team that harbored Super Bowl hopes with five games left failed to make the playoffs.
The Browns fired coach Romeo Crennel on Monday following a 4-12 season that began with Cleveland pegged as one of the NFL's rising teams.
The Lions have fired head coach Rod Marinelli, one day after Detroit finished the NFL's first-ever 0-16 season
The Broncos will have an informal interview today in New York with Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. On Monday, they're scheduled to interview newly named Buccaneers defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. Spagnuolo is having dinner with the Broncos brass but is not expected to go through a full grueling interview due to time constraints from previously committed interviews as well as the Giants playoff run.
Peyton Manning can tell Brett Favre to move over and make room for him atop the roster of NFL Most Valuable Players. For the third time, Manning won the award by The Associated Press, tying Favre as the only players in that elite category.
An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunken driving saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m., said Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler. Barkley, 45, failed standard field sobriety tests after the officer smelled alcohol on him, and he was arrested. Barkley declined to submit to a breath test but was given a blood test.
George Francis, the nation's oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man's first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112.
Singer-songwriter-producer Delaney Bramlett, who penned such classic rock songs as "Let it Rain" and worked with musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died in Los Angeles this week. He was 69.
Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose style influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with such greats as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month after suffering a heart attack. He was 70.
The Black Crowes are planning to record a follow-up to their 2008 Warpaint album in front of a live audience during four intimate gigs early next year in Woodstock, N.Y. The sold-out Cabin Fever Winter 2009 shows will take place on Feb. 21, Feb. 22, Feb. 28 and March 1 at former Band drummer Levon Helm's barn studio. The Crowes have not yet announced a title or release date for the upcoming album.
After two decades together, Woody Harrelson and his girlfriend Laura Louie made it legal on Sunday. The 47-year-old actor and Louie, 43, "were officially married yesterday on the island of Maui," The couple has three daughters, Makani Ravello, 2, Zoe Giordano, 12 and Denni Montana, 15.
Recount continues in the Minnesota Senate race & Democrat Al Franken maintains lead of 50 votes. Franken: "It appears that we're on track to win". Rival campaign says Franken's lead "artificial".
U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. has spoken out to criticize bandmate Bono over the singer's relationship with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. "I think [Blair] should be tried as a war criminal," Mullen tells Q magazine. "And then I see Bono and him as pals, and I'm going 'I don't like that.'"
The Edge & Bono are working on songs for The Spiderman play on they're hoping opens on Broadway this year.
The half brother of comedian Dane Cook was in a Massachusetts court after he was accused of embezzling millions from the entertainer. Darryl McCauley is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at Woburn District Court. They say McCauley transferred funds from Cook's business accounts to his personal accounts between July 2007 and December 2008. In one instance, investigators alleged that McCauley forged a $3 million check from Cook's account to himself.
Robert Plant was honored by the Queen on Wednesday. Plant, 60, most famous for fronting rock band Led Zeppelin in the 1970s, becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) under the ancient and complex system of honorary titles.