People: Fiona Apple, Robin Roberts, Lindsay Lohan, Claire Danes, Lisa Whelchel, Wayne Knight, Adrienne Maloof
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Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has been arrested for hashish possession at a West Texas town after a Border Patrol drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in her tour bus, The Associated Press reports.
Hudspeth County sheriff's office spokesman Rusty Flemming says Apple spent Wednesday night in the county jail and was released Thursday on a $10,000 bond.
Fleming says Apple "had a little tiny amount of pot and hash." Fleming says marijuana possession in small amounts is a misdemeanor, while hashish in any quantity is a felony in Texas.
Apple's publicist, Ambrosia Healy, didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment.
The Sierra Blanca checkpoint inspects thousands of vehicles daily and sends the town thousands of drug cases yearly. Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armand Hammer have been arrested in Sierra Blanca on marijuana charges.
Robin Roberts has thanked her viewers for their support as she was about to undergo a bone marrow transplant, the AP reports.
The "Good Morning America" co-anchor sent a video message taped from her New York hospital bed for airing on the program Thursday, which was the day she was set to have the transplant.
Declaring that "thoughts are so powerful," Roberts told her audience: "I feel the love and I thank you for it."
Roberts' transplant comes after 11 days spent in the hospital and eight days of chemotherapy to prepare her for the procedure. The donor is her older sister, Sally-Ann Roberts.
In June, the 51-year-old Roberts disclosed that she has MDS, a rare blood disorder.
Her last day on "GMA" was Aug. 30 before she began extended medical leave from the ABC morning show.
Grainy black-and-white surveillance camera footage shows an encounter between Lindsay Lohan and a pedestrian who says she clipped him while driving outside a New York City nightclub and then drove away, the AP reports.
The footage was released Thursday by the New York Police Department. It's blurred to protect the identities of witnesses standing near Lohan's Porsche outside the nightclub at the Dream Hotel in Manhattan.
The footage shows Lohan's car turn toward the crowd, but the blurriness obscures what restaurant worker Jose Rodriguez says was the car hitting him. The car drives off as Rodriguez chases it. Police say the Jersey City, N.J., resident suffered a knee injury.
Lohan was arrested later on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and causing injury. She was given a ticket. Her publicist says the injury claims are false.
Emmy nominee and mom-to-be Claire Danes isn't exactly sure what to expect of motherhood, but tells Anderson Cooper it is sure to be a "profound change," People reports.
"There's no way of anticipating what that's going to mean for [husband Hugh Dancy and me], but we are very excited," the "Homeland" star said during a Thursday appearance on "Anderson Live." "We are going to love this person, I know that."
When asked what kind of mom she'll be, Danes admits she may have a leg-up on one stage of babyhood.
"My mom ran a toddler school in our loft; I grew up in the city," she explains. "So I grew up with 1- and 2-year-olds all throughout my childhood, and I know about early childhood development - that particular window I am pretty educated on."
The actress adds with a laugh: "Anything before and after I might have some trouble."
Danes admits she couldn't wait to find out the sex of her first child because she has "no patience," but reiterated that she and Dancy have chosen to keep the news secret. "It's important to keep a little something to ourselves because we are so public," she explains.
To accommodate, Cooper surprised Danes with two onesies with a "Homeland" twist. One pink and one blue, each reading CIA - "Cutest Infant Alive."
As she left her Texas home to compete on "Survivor: Philippines," Lisa Whelchel was hiding a secret that only her close friends knew: Her 24-year marriage to Steve Cauble was ending.
"The divorce was final on March 1, and [I] went out to be on 'Survivor' on March 10," Whelchel tells People exclusively. "Going out to 'Survivor' was helpful for me, to divert my attention and not just dwell on the loss."
"I just never thought it would happen to me," says Whelchel, who has worked in Christian ministry with Cauble since "The Facts of Life" ended in 1988. "It was painful to realize that it wasn't going to work out."
Whelchel, 49, and Cauble, 61, have three grown children. Despite the divorce, they remain close - even watching the premiere of the show together with their kids.
"We will always be friends," Whechel says. "And we will always be family, too."
Wayne Knight, who played Newman on "Seinfeld," is heading back to Broadway - as Santa, the AP reports.
Producers of "Elf" said Knight will join a cast that includes Beth Leavel in the musical based on Will Ferrell's movie. When the show made its debut in 2010, George Wendt played Santa.
Performances will begin at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Nov. 9 and will run through the holiday season until Jan. 6. So far, there's no word on who will play the title character.
Knight's film credits include "Jurassic Park" and "Toy Story 2" and his Broadway shows include "Gemini," "Art" and "Sweet Charity."
"Elf" features songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin and a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Casey Nicholaw returns to direct and choreograph.
A judge on Wednesday awarded "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Adrienne Maloof temporary custody of her three sons, after she alleged that her estranged husband, Paul Nassif, choked one of them last week.
A rep for Nassif confirmed the court decision to People, adding that his legal team was blindsided by the allegations, which Nassif denies.
Maloof, 51, claims that Nassif, 50, with whom she is locked in a bitter divorce and custody battle, turned around and choked one of the boys for being rowdy on a drive last Thursday, TMZ.com reported.
Later that same day, Maloof alleges, Nassif took one boy who was misbehaving during bathtime and "threw him in the corner."
Nassif's lawyer, Lisa Meyer, characterized the claims as "gamesmanship at its worst," and said Maloof wasn't present during either alleged incident. "It is a sad day when parents have to stoop to the level of making false allegations against another parent," Meyer said.
Nassif, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, filed for divorce in August. He has requested joint custody of 9-year-old Gavin and 6-year-old twins Christian and Collin. Maloof is seeking primary custody.
First Published September 21, 2012 12:00 am