Olympic snowboarder Shaun White apologized Tuesday after his arrest for public intoxication and vandalism.
"I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests," he said in a statement, which he posted on his Facebook page. "I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior."
White, 26, a two-time gold medal-winning snowboarder, was arrested early Sunday morning in Nashville, where he was attending musician Patrick Carney's wedding, according to People.com
Police say White pulled a hotel fire alarm, causing evacuations, then attempted to flee the scene while being pursued by someone, who had alerted police. The chase ended when White fell backwards and hit his head against a fence, according to police.
He was then transported to a hospital for treatment and released.
Officers responding to the scene Sunday at 2 a.m. reported that White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol. Which, strangely enough, causes intoxication.
A source close to White says White didn't vandalize his hotel room or spend time in jail, despite TMZ showing a mugshot of white with a big black eye. The site reported that White tried fighting off his attacker, kicking him before he fell and
COURT RULES FOR ROYALS: A French court ruled in favor of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Tuesday in their case against French magazine Closer, which published topless photos of the Duchess last week.
According to Us Weekly, a judge ruled Tuesday that Closer can't print any more copies of its issue featuring William and Kate and must remove the topless pictures from its website. The photos can't be published in any other magazines or newspapers in France, the photos cannot be sold anywhere else in the world, the photos must be handed over to the Palace by noon Wednesday.
Good work. They better get those photos out of circulation before someone sees them.
If Closer tries selling or publishing the photos again, the magazine will be fined 10,000 euros per incident. The royals will also be paid 2,000 euros for legal fees.
French lawyer Aurelien Hammelle argued on behalf of the couple Monday, saying the "highly intimate" photos, taken during the couple's private holiday in the South of France earlier this month, were a "grotesque breach of privacy."
"She's a young woman, not an object," Hammelle said.
TORI SPELLING HOSPITALIZED: Tori Spelling has been hospitalized due to complications stemming from childbirth.
TMZ reported the "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress was rushed to the hospital Saturday and underwent emergency surgery.
"Tori Spelling underwent emergency surgery over the weekend due to complications from her C section," Spelling's rep Jill Fritzo said in a statement. "She remains in the hospital and is resting comfortably."
The 39-year-old actress gave birth to her fourth child, baby boy Finn Davey McDermott, on Aug. 30.
AMANDA BYNES WILL EXPLODE ANY DAY NOW: The Amanda Bynes show is getting stranger by the day.
Bynes locked herself in a boutique dressing room for nearly two hours Monday, after taking a pile of clothes inside to try on.
Bynes was shopping at Kin, a supposed hip store in West Hollywood, according to TMZ. The clerks allegedly heard a banging sound coming from inside the dressing room every 10 minutes or so.
Sounds like she needed to extra time to get all her personalities to agree on what they wanted to buy.
One clerk made a distress call to another employee who was off-duty, saying he was concerned about Bynes being in there so long. The second employee drove to the store to help, to no avail. Bynes wouldn't come out, telling them, "I need more time."
Look at it this way: The more time she spends inside a dressing room, the less time she has to get behind the wheel of a car.
Bynes finally came out after an hour and 45 minutes. She bought a pair of stilettos, a pair of sunglasses and a few other things. Then, in true Lindsay Lohan-like fashion, she allegedly noticed she tried on a bathing suit top that was underneath her dress and told the clerk she forgot it was on. Bynes then paid for the suit, noticed a few photographers lingering outside, and asked the clerk to call her a cab.
Maybe she's not so crazy after all.
Bynes' license was suspended after she was charged in two separate hit-and-run incidents. Her year has also included a DUI arrest, running into a police car, pulling away from another police car while getting a ticket, and running up a few Hollywood sidewalks. She was seen last week driving around the San Fernando Valley, periodically stopping to smoke from what appeared to be a marijuana pipe.
MARIAH CAREY TRYING TO HEAD OFF TROUBLE: Mariah Carey pulled Nicki Minaj aside Monday and made nice, convincing her a diva feud wouldn't be good for "American Idol" and they needed to stop the antics of Sunday's first day of auditions, according to TMZ.
That's where Mariah Carey is wrong. These two need to escalate the bickering until fists fly. Haven't they seen the ratings on any of these "Real Housewives" shows?
"American Idol" sources told TMZ that Carey acknowledged she and others were ticked off Sunday that Minaj arrived 45 minutes late, which allegedly set the tone for the whole day. Carey frequently talked over Minaj, who would raise her voice in response.
But Monday the two smoked a peace pipe or something and tried making nice.
Don't worry. This can't possibly last.
SEPTEMBER 19 IN HISTORY
Wednesday is Sept. 19, the 263rd day of 2012. There are 103 days left in the year.
1777: The first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although the British forces succeeded in driving out the American troops, the Americans prevailed in a second battle the following month.
1796: President George Washington's farewell address was published.
1881: The 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, died 2½ months after being shot by Charles Guiteau; Chester Alan Arthur became president.
1934: Bruno Hauptmann was arrested in New York and charged with the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.
1945: Nazi radio propagandist William Joyce, known as "Lord Haw-Haw," was convicted of treason and sentenced to death by a British court.
1957: The United States conducted its first contained underground nuclear test, code-named "Rainier," in the Nevada desert.
1959: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, visiting Los Angeles, reacted angrily upon being told that, for security reasons, he wouldn't get to visit Disneyland.
1960: Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, angrily checked out of the Shelburne Hotel in a dispute with the management; Castro ended up staying at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem.
1961: Barney and Betty Hill, a New Hampshire couple driving home from vacation, experienced what they later claimed under hypnosis was a short-term abduction by extraterrestrials.
1962: The Western TV series "The Virginian" debuted on NBC.
1970: The situation comedy "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuted on CBS-TV.
1982: The smiley emoticon was invented as Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman proposed punctuating humorously intended computer messages by employing a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis as a horizontal "smiley face." :-)
1985: The Mexico City area was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people.
2002: President George W. Bush asked Congress for authority to "use all means," including military force if necessary, to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein if he did not quickly meet United Nations demands to abandon all weapons of mass destruction.
2007: The Senate blocked legislation that would have regulated the amount of time troops spent in combat, a blow for Democrats struggling to challenge President George W. Bush's Iraq policies. A powerful bomb killed anti-Syria lawmaker Antoine Ghanem and six others in Beirut, Lebanon.
2011: In a White House address, a combative President Barack Obama demanded that the richest Americans pay higher taxes to help cut soaring U.S. deficits by more than $3 trillion. Mariano Rivera set a major league record with his 602nd save, closing out the New York Yankees' 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. Dolores Hope, the sultry-voiced songstress who was married to Bob Hope for 69 years and sometimes sang on his shows for U.S. troops and on his television specials, died in Los Angeles at age 102.
Author Roger Angell (92), TV host James Lipton ("Inside the Actors Studio") (86), actor Adam West (82), actor David McCallum (TV: "NCIS") (79), singer-songwriter Paul Williams (72), singer Bill Medley (72), singer Freda Payne (70), actor Randolph Mantooth (67), rock singer-musician Lol Creme (10cc) (65), actor Jeremy Irons (64), actress Twiggy Lawson (63), TV personality Joan Lunden (62), singer-producer Daniel Lanois (61), musician-producer Nile Rodgers (60), singer-actor Rex Smith (57), country singer Trisha Yearwood (48), actress-comedian Cheri Oteri (47), news anchor Soledad O'Brien (46), comedian and TV talk show host Jimmy Fallon (38), folk-rock singers-musicians Sara and Tegan Quin (32).