Dave Rice 7:21 a.m., May 23
Retired film critic Gene Shalit gets 'thumbs down' from Massachusetts police
Gene Shalit faces a charge of driving to endanger after the retired Today Show movie critic introduced his car to a utility pole before coming to a stop against a home.
OMG! reports the 86-year-old Shalit told Lennox, Massachusetts police that he fell asleep at the wheel. He was issued a summons to appear before a clerk magistrate in Southern Berkshire District Court in Great Barrington at a future date.
Shalit, who walked away from the incident unharmed, was with Today from 1973 until his retirement in 2000.