Bright & Early: Paparazzi Unappreciation Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Quick tour of the headlines this morning:

  • Metro Police are looking into an alleged scuffle that went down between Keith Urban and a paparazzo last week at Giovanni’s. Since this is Nashville and our celebs enjoy a largely paparazzi-free existence here, we sure hope Metro can get to the bottom of it and keep the skeezy TMZers out of this town. [WKRN]
  • According to the latest data, 55 Metro schools are now considered “high priority” under No Child Left Behind standards–quite an increase from last year’s 32. Metro Schools director Jesse Register still says students and schools are steadily improving even if they don’t stack up against NCLB standards. [WPLN]
  • So Randy Moss is retiring! We almost forgot about Randy Moss after he and his cloud of controversy joined the Titans last year. At any rate, his Titans teammates remember him as a great contributor and positive influence in the locker room. You’ll be missed, Randy! [City Paper]
  • Just 12 hours after Mayor Dean’s press conference about a new sidewalk project on Harding Place, a pedestrian was hit by a car at the exact site of the press conference. Thankfully, the person’s injuries were not life-threatening. [WKRN]
  • Even we sort of feel bad for Kings of Leon at this point. [WTVF]
  • Dolly Parton issued an apology on behalf of Dollywood to the lesbian couple involved in an incident over a “Marriage is so gay” t-shirt. Dolly reaffirmed her support for the gay community, vowed to continue looking into it and said she was “sorry it happened at all.” [Out & About]

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