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Lohan strikes pedestrian

Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested early Wednesday for striking a pedestrian in New York City with her vehicle. Lohan hit the pedestrian as she was leaving a night club at 2:54 a.m. Police said alcohol was not involved.

Oscar Nods Set for Jan.

Organizers for the Academy Awards announced Tuesday that the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be presented Jan. 10. The nominations are typically announced after The Golden Globes on Jan. 13.

Shaun White Arrested

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday. The athlete was seen destroying a phone at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel by an employee. Police responded to the hotel at 2 a.m. after a drunken man, identified as White, pulled a fire alarm. White was at the hotel celebrating with friends and family. He has since publically apologized to his friends, family and fans.

Vereen files for divorce

Tony Awarding-winning actor Ben Vereen has filed for divorce after 36 years of marriage with wife Nancy Bruner Vereen. The pair have been separated since March. They claim they have irreconcilable differences.

Information from The Associated Press.

Compiled by Anna Taylor, Features Editor.