Today's snippets: divorce, jewelry theft, botched performances, and the like.
- Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk filed for divorce from his third wife, Lhotse Merriam. They couple, married five years, released a joint statement: "We have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. We remain deeply committed and loving parents to our daughter, and out of respect for that responsibility we ask that people honor our family's privacy during this important time of transition. Thank you for your understanding." Tony and Lhotse share a daughter, Kadance, 2; Tony also has 3 more children from his previous marriages.
- No charges have yet been filed in the Lindsay Lohan jewelry theft case, but it's expected to happen this week. Lindsay is being accused of stealing a $2500 necklace from a Venice Beach jewelry store, which she vehemently denies, claiming they loaned it to her. Lindsay had her assistant surrender the necklace to the police and claims the store jumped the gun with their accusations, as her stylist just failed to return it on time. Lindsay faces felony grand theft charges and could face three years in state prison, plus it will have an impact on her probation for her DUI case.
- Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie came to the defense of Christina Aguilera yesterday after Christina received so much media flak for flubbing the lyrics to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. "You know what? It's such a huge venue; your nerves take a hold of you. I completely understand. She's one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you… But you get nervous at these things. We're human."