Date: January 2012

"Today ... Judge Alex figures out if Pastor Troy had a right to change his tune." Unlike most daytime TV appearances, Pastor Troy's showing on Judge Alex wasn't really promotional in nature—though it was entertaining. Citing violence at a club in Augusta, Ga., where Pastor Troy was supposed to be performing, the rapper cancelled at the last minute, costing a promoter $5000 in promotional fees—or so the promoter would claim.

Judge Alex ruled on the promoter's behalf, ultimately, although he dropped the cost to Troy down to $2000, since the promoter didn't get receipts for, say, the DJ. This wouldn't be the only time Troy would appear on Judge Alex's show; he skipped out on another performance in order to catch the BET Music awards a few months later.David Drake