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The Who's Pete Townshend issued an apology to a 7-year-old girl he told to f--- off. According to the Toronto Son, last month Townshend was playing a concert in Ontario when he spotted a sign that read, "Smash Your Guitar, Pete." The 67-year-old rocker apparently then yelled to the girl and her dad, "Go away with that sign, please, just go away with it. Don't bring your children [or] use them. I want to tell you two words but I can't because you've got a child there." Townshend then mouthed the words "f--- off." Eric Michael Costello, the father of the girl, spoke out in the newspaper explaining that the sign was sincere and his daughter was a big fan of the documentary that showed The Who during their equipment-wrecking days. Once Townsend learned this, he issued an apology with the help of a local DJ.
Our top moments of the week: 13. Cheapest Move: After Rachel and Nick win Bachelor Pad, they have to decide separately if they want to share the $250,000 prize or each keep it for themselves. Rachel chooses to share, but Nick launches into a long diatribe about his unexpected victory. "Nobody sitting up there in the cast, nobody in this audience right now, and nobody sitting at home watching right now would have put their money on me to win this," he says. By the end, it's clear what his choice is: He keeps the money for himself, leaving Rachel with nothing. As Rachel tears up...
Question: Any thoughts on this season of So You Think You Can Dance? The format change and unfortunate interruptions this year from Independence Day and the Summer Olympics have forced multiple eliminations in some episodes to keep them on schedule, and we've lost a few promising contestants that I feel may have been cut too early on. How are you finding this season so far? — Brodie
Fans of the Olympics may have felt divided by loyalties to different athletes and countries, but many U.S. viewers, at least, found themselves relatively united on one front — criticism of NBC's coverage of the Summer Games. The network's strategy of airing tape-delayed events in prime time drew the ire of countless viewers — A-listers and non-celebrities alike — on Twitter and other forms of social media, as they learned of the results ahead of time via the Internet or other media. (The events were streamed live on NBCOlympics.com.) The backlash was so extensive that it prompted the creation of a new hashtag, "#nbcfail", on Twitter.