‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Gets Probation + Pre-Order Your SNES Classic: Pop Bits
Let’s check in on the legal situation of everyone’s favorite social-media bad girl, plus more celeb news and fun links in this afternoon’s Pop Bits:
Internet-Famous “Cash Me Outside” Girl Avoids Jail: 14-year-old Danielle Bregoli, who achieved social-media stardom following her notorious Dr. Phil appearance, has received five years of probation, but no jail time, after pleading guilty to “two counts of grand theft, possession of marijuana, and filing a false police report.” We are legally obligated to end this blurb with How ’bout dah!
SNES Classic Available for Pre-Order This Month: Last year the NES Classic was the blockbuster gift of the holiday season — and it was all but impossible to get your hands on one. Nintendo is set to release its follow-up, the SNES Classic, and you’ll be able to pre-order one later this month. (Maybe. If you’re really, really, really lucky.)
Beyonce Interested in Buying Part of Houston Rockets: The Queen of Pop Music may be setting her sights on professional basketball, as the Houston native eyes a potential investment in the now for-sale Rockets franchise. If she needs any advice, she can always ask her husband, Jay-Z, who used to own a small portion of the Brooklyn Nets.
Tom Hiddleston to Play Hamlet: Fresh off his work in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, Tom Hiddleston (who plays Thor’s kinda-sorta evil brother, Loki) will perform onstage as the melancholy Danish prince for director Kenneth Branagh. The three-week run of the show is expected to be one of the hottest tickets in London’s West End this fall.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Starts Production: Speaking of Marvel characters, the sequel to 2015’s surprise hit Ant-Man has officially begun filming, as we found out through a cute Twitter vid featuring teeny-tiny chairs. (Like, for insects, get it?) Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the titular duo, the film will reach theaters next summer.
Korn Guitarist Apologizes for Linkin Park Singer Comments: After the tragic news broke last month of Chester Bennington‘s suicide, Brian “Head” Welch of Korn said he (Bennington) had taken “the cowardly way out.” In a radio interview, he apologized, saying he had spoken “from a broken heart” but had now had more time to process his feelings.
30 Games We Want to See on the SNES Classic: