The day's top showbiz news and headlines including ''Game of Thrones'' leads Emmy nominations with 19 nods, Justin Bieber is placed on two years probation for egg-throwing case, and Garth Brooks is still hoping to perform in Ireland. Bob Mezan reports.
Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday (July 10) and "Game of Thrones" led all nominees with 19 nods, including one for best TV drama. For that category, it will go up against political thriller "House of Cards," which earned 13 nods, "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men," period drama "Downton Abbey," and "True Detective." On the comedy side, prison series "Orange is the New Black" racked up a dozen nominations. It will compete against "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie," "Modern Family," "Silicon Valley," and "Veep." The Emmys will be handed out on August 25. Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism on Wednesday (July 09) for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs and was sentenced to two years probation. Bieber was also ordered to pay 80,900 dollars in restitution, serve five days community service and complete an anger management program. Garth Brooks is pleading to find a way to still perform his canceled shows in Ireland. Rolling Stone obtained a letter written to a concert promoter from Brooks, saying that if there was any way the shows could be salvaged, he was ready and willing to go on. Earlier this week, the singer canceled five planned concerts in a Dublin park after the shows received opposition from locals who were upset about the number of concerts being permitted.