Bits and Pieces - May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011
Word has it that Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to win back Maria Shriver. Maria has several options. She could reconcile with Arnold, she can divorce him, or she can send someone from the future to prevent him from proposing.
PRINCE WILLIAM and PRINCESS KATE are now honeymooning in the Seychelles. If you're not up on your geography, that's an archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. If you're not up on your vocabulary, an archipelago is a chain of islands. Anyway, they also went there a few years back to rekindle their romance after a brief breakup.
ROMEO was voted out of the "DANCING WITH THE STARS" ballroom last night. That leaves Ralph Macchio, Kirstie Alley, Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward to compete in next week's semifinals.
- ARCADE FIRE will release a deluxe edition of their album The Suburbs on August 2nd. Extras will include a DVD featuring Spike Jonze's short film Scenes From the Suburbs, plus two bonus tracks: a cut called "Culture War" and a collaboration with David Byrne called "Speaking in Tongues."
- COMMON will join First Lady Michelle Obama for the annual poetry night at the White House tonight. Republicans are outraged because he once did a song criticizing President Bush.
- SHANIA TWAIN'S new TV series, "Why Not? With Shania Twain," became the OWN channel's highest-rated debut since it premiered last January.
- Jay Leno: Dick Van Dyke; Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom; Steve Earle
- David Letterman: Keith Olbermann; author Chaz Bono; Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs perform
- Jimmy Kimmel: Chris O'Donnell; actress Ginnifer Goodwin; Zac Brown Band
- Conan: Jon Hamm; Ke$ha
- George Lopez: Nick Cannon; Bruno Tonioli; Musiq Soulchild performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Keith Richards; Paul Bettany; Jennifer Hudson and Jakob Dylan
- Craig Ferguson: Tim Meadows; Colin Hay performs
- Carson Daly: Musician Charles Bradley; director Spencer Susser; Grouplove
After Osama bin Laden was killed, Pennsylvania's Patriot-News reached out to former Navy SEALs in the area to give readers an inside look at the elite force. The Patriot-News regularly interviews veterans to tell their stories, but says they don't ask those they interview for proof of their service, believing these men and women wouldn't lie and dishonor those who have fought bravely defending our country. The newspaper may have to re-think that last part. When Jim Moats stepped forward to tell his story, a number of readers called him out as a fraud. It turns out the readers were right and, yes, that was the Reverend Jim Moats of the Christian Bible Fellowship Church in Newville, Pennsylvania. (Have a little church chat with Jim at 717-776-9599)
1981: Bob Marley died of cancer
singer Eric Burdon (Animals, War) 70