Sam Donaldson (Jae C. Hong/AP)

• Sam Donaldson was charged with drunk driving in Lewes, Del., earlier this month, a local radio station reported Wednesday. The veteran ABC correspondent, who has a court date set for Friday, did not respond to messages as of press time.

• Shaun White, the Olympic snowboarder whose mass-market fame had a lot to do with his shoulder-length mane of red hair, has finally chopped it all off; he’s giving it to Locks of Love, which makes hairpieces for children who’ve suffered hair loss. A shrewd do-gooder move (chronicled on YouTube, naturally) after his vandalism/intoxication arrest last fall. Also: It was time.

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