From Paul S – Didn’t the late Gary Coleman attempt several TV comebacks?
Mr. Pop History – Yes. One of them was a pilot for “Lookin’ Up at the Nightly News.” It was to be a daily syndicated series focusing on the bright side of the news. Produced and hosted by Coleman, the pilot was produced in 1995, but never sold.
SALT LAKE CITY – Gary Coleman has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a September incident at a bowling alley.
The 40-year-old former star of “Diff’rent Strokes” was ordered to pay a $100 fine in a Payson court Tuesday. He also pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge, which will be waived if he doesn’t have any other violations within a year.
According to court documents, Coleman, his wife and his bodyguard were going bowling in Payson, about 96 kilometres south of Salt Lake City, when bystander Colt Rushton took a few photos of Coleman with his cell phone camera and took a few more of Coleman’s truck in the parking lot.
Rushton’s lawyer says Coleman’s wife took Rushton’s cell phone, a scuffle ensued and then Coleman ran into Rushton with his truck as he was backing out of the parking lot.