Billy Currington has skipped being hit with a jail term after pleading no contest to a run-in with a boat skipper. The country singer copped the no contest plea to a charge of abuse of an elderly person. The charges stem from an incident where the tour boat came near Currington’s waterfront home. The singer chased the tour boat captain with his own boat and after the tour boat reached its destination, Currington threatened to kill him. He gets five years of probation and a one-thousand-dollar fine. He has also been ordered to undergo anger-management counselling and to steer clear of the boat captain.
Willie Nelson’s shoulder wasn’t the only thing that had a quick recovery in recent days. Last week, it was reported that a stuffed armadillo that belonged to a member of Nelson’s audio crew had been stolen from a theatre in New York State. You’ll be pleased to know that the toy has been returned _ unharmed. The theatre manager says staffers believe they know who stole the stuffed armadillo _ but the Nelson’s crew member won’t press charges
Taylor Swift has been cast in a movie based on the young adult novel “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. The Hollywood Reporter reports Swift will have a supporting role in the cast that also includes Jeff Bridges, KatieHolmes and Meryl Streep. Filming begins next week in Cape Town, South Africa. The movie will come out next August.