Wynonna Judd charged for drunken driving

Friday, November 14, 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country singer Wynonna Judd was charged with driving under the influence early Thursday after a city police officer stopped her speeding Land Rover not far from Music Row.

Judd had an odor of alcohol about her, had watery eyes and dilated pupils, and didn't remember how many drinks she had consumed, police reported.

The officer said Judd consented to a breath test and registered a blood alcohol level of 0.175 percent -- more than twice the 0.08 legal definition of drunken driving.

Ted Turner buys more ranch land in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ted Turner has added to his ranch holdings in Nebraska's Sandhills, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Thursday.

The founder of CNN bought two ranches last week for about $5.3 million, bringing the land he owns in the Sandhills to nearly 316,000 acres, the newspaper said.

Turner raises about 9,000 bison in the Sandhills.

CBS apologizes to Carol Burnett for TV 'goof'

LOS ANGELES -- Carol Burnett got a public apology after a tribute to her was left out of CBS' 75th anniversary special.

"I am sorry that during the excitement of a 'live three-hour television event' the wonderful film piece we prepared that paid tribute to the 'Carol Burnett Show' was not aired," executive producer Gil Cates said Wednesday in an open letter addressed to "Dear Carol" and published in trade papers.

"Sometimes 'goofs' happen," Cates wrote in the ad.

Boxer sues Stallone for share of 'Rocky' money

NEWARK, N.J. -- Former heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner is suing actor Sylvester Stallone for a share of the profits from the "Rocky" movies, claiming the series was based on Wepner's career.

Wepner, who went nearly 15 punishing rounds in a 1975 loss to Muhammad Ali, claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state Superior Court in Jersey City that Stallone repeatedly credits that fight as the inspiration for the 1976 Oscar-winning film. Four sequels followed.

Michelle Vega, Stallone's publicist, declined comment.

-- From wire reports

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