Michael Phelps arrested for DUI
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, who recently came out of retirement after the 2012 London games, was arrested for driving under the influence in Balitmore Tuesday morning. The gold medalist was released after being cited with excessive speed (84 mph in a 45 mph zone) and crossing double lanes, according to USA Today. Phelps, 29, was also arrested for drunk driving in 2004 when he was 19. Phelps’ Team USA swimming teammate Ryan Lochte told TMZ Sports that the swimming star should have hired a driver. “He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver,” Lochte told the website. “Just stinks for the sport of swimming.”
Amanda Bynes is also arrested for DUI
Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence Sunday after she was pulled over in the San Fernando Valley for stopping her car in the middle of an intersection. The troubled star entered rehab in 2013, was living with her parents and appeared to have been on the road to recovery after a series of arrests and accounts of bizarre behavior. On Tuesday, X17 Online reported that her parents don’t know where she is or what’s going on with her. “She’s 28. She does what she wants,” her father, Rick Bynes, told the news outlet.
Neil Diamond announces North American tour
Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Neil Diamond announced a 29-date tour Tuesday, including a stop at The Palace of Auburn Hills March 30. The tour is in support of Diamond’s new album “Melody Road,” but he’ll play classic material, as well. Tickets go on sale Oct. 13; price is to be announced. Citi card members can purchase tickets Monday through the Citi Private Pass Program.
Malcolm Young leaves AC/DC
Guitarist Malcolm Young, one of the founding members of AC/DC, will not join the band on its upcoming tour due to dementia. The classic hard rock group released a statement confirming the departure. “Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band,” it said. On the band’s upcoming 17th album, “Rock or Bust,” Malcolm was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young, who will join the band on tour next year.
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