A deal for The Situation
The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management.
Former “Jersey Shore” star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced following a July 15 fight with his brother at their family’s tanning salon in Middletown Township.
A municipal court judge Monday accepted the deal and adjourned the matter for three months. If Sorrentino successfully completes the counseling program, the charge against him could be downgraded.
Sorrentino’s family – including his brother – attended the court hearing. The family owned Boca Tanning Club is the setting for a new reality show about them.
The cast members of the MTV reality show “Jersey Shore,” filmed in Seaside Heights, were known for their love of tanning and the motto GTL, or gym, tan, laundry. They also were known for a rowdy, partying lifestyle.
Lucas gallery designers named
Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas’ new museum to be built along Chicago’s lakefront.
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced Monday that Beijing-based MAD Architects would be the principal designer for the site, while Chicago’s Studio Gang would design the landscape and a bridge to the city’s Northerly Island nature area.
The “Star Wars” creator last month picked Chicago to host his museum of art and movie memorabilia. Chicago offered a site along Lake Michigan near other attractions such as the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum. The museum’s design is to be introduced in late 2014.
Ill fans treated after concert
Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.
Police and fire officials say ambulances from five surrounding communities responded to the Saturday night concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston. At least 46 people were treated and 22 were taken to local hospitals. Police say more than 50 people were taken into protective custody at the concert, and some could face charges.
Officials say about 18,000 country music fans attended the concert at the outside venue. Urban appeared the night before in Western New York, performing Friday at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.
Obama dreads milestone
President Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind. Malia barely reached up to her father’s shoulders when they moved to the White House nearly six years ago with her mother, little sister and grandmother. At 16, she stands nearly as tall as her 6-foot-1 dad and is visiting college campuses in preparation for that bittersweet day in the fall of 2016 when she trades her White House bedroom for a dorm.
She has been seen touring the University of California at Berkeley and the Palo Alto, California, campus of Stanford.
Malia goes into the 11th grade this fall at the private Sidwell Friends School in Washington.