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An aspiring singer who auditioned for Simon Cowell's reality TV show The X Factor in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday has been arrested after stealing a car shortly after his tryout. Orrion Wilson flew to New Orleans from his home in Florida to participate in the early audition stage of the TV competition, but he ran out of cash and didn't have the money to cover the trip home. Reports suggest the desperate wannabe jumped into a Pontiac Grand Prix at a nearby gas station and drove off. The owner of the vehicle reported the car theft to authorities, who located the vehicle and gave chase. Wilson is accused of ramming into a cop car before he was cornered by another officer.
Chris Holmes found a sweet way to quit his job. He resigned on a cake. Holmes' resignation letter was neatly written with black icing on a spiced carrot pecan cake covered in white fondant. The 31-year-old was a border officer at the Stansted Airport in Essex, U.K., and has a growing baking business called Mr. Cake that he wants to pursue full time. "Having recently become a father, I now realize (sic) how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me, and other people, happy," Holmes' cake read. He also presented management with a traditional letter.
The owner of a cave center in Wales is threatening to sue weather forecasters over inaccurate reports. Ashford Price runs National Showcaves Center for Wales, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. He claims that the weather reports are ruining his business by putting visitors off visiting his attraction and making other plans instead. He explains: "My legal team is looking at whether compensation can be claimed for Welsh tourism operators when forecasts are completely wrong. Forecasters say early in the week the weekend weather will be bad only for it to turn out free of rain and wind. There are too many gloom and doom reports." A spokeswoman for the Met office countered Price's accusations by pointing out weather reports are right six days out of seven.