Bits and Pieces - May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011
Donald Trump has decided not to run for president. However, this was the closest Trump has ever come to tossing his hair into the ring.
DONALD TRUMP has announced he won't run for president. While Trump says he was confident he could've won, recent opinion polls showed his unfavorable rating rising. Insiders say Trump decided not to run because he was unable to get commitments from top political strategists to join his team, plus he's pretty thin-skinned and he'd already gotten a taste of the mud that would be slung his way during a campaign. Last, but not least, Trump likes being famous without the pesky demands of running the country. Trump's announcement came just one day after NBC said Celebrity Apprentice would continue with or without him.
JERRY LEWIS has announced that this Labor Day MDA telethon will be his last as host. A new host has yet to be named, but Lewis will continue to serve as the Muscular Dystrophy Association's national chairman.
- THE FOO FIGHTERS will hit the road later this summer on a U.S. tour. The tour kicks off on September 14th in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ahead of the tour, they'll play several festivals like Sasquatch and Lollapalooza. Pre-sale tickets for the band's tour starts tomorrow.
- MONTAE 'M BONE' TALBERT of CALI SWAG DISTRICT, best known for the song 'Teach Me How to Dougie,' was killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday evening outside an L.A. liquor store. Word is Talbert may have been killed over a woman.
- KEITH URBAN and BILL ANDERSON became the 49th and 50th artists to get stars on the Music City Walk of Fame. The ceremony was held on Sunday and, yes, Nicole Kidman was there.
- ABC: Dancing With the Stars (Stevie Nicks, Ne-Yo perform) and Body of Proof are new
- CBS: NCIS, The Good Wife season finales and NCIS: Los Angeles series finale
- Fox: Glee, Raising Hope (season finale) and Breaking In are new
- NBC: Biggest Loser and The Voice are new
- CW: One Tree Hill and Hellcats season finales
- ESPN: NBA hoops with the Thunder at Mavericks
- Versus: Hockey with the Lightning at Bruins
St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa rejoined the team yesterday after missing six games while being treated for shingles. The Cardinals were 2-4 on their road trip during La Russa's absence.
An unnamed 64-year-old Elyria, Ohio man was enjoying some adult beverages at Boomer's bar and struck up a conversation with a woman. He told her he'd received a $25,000 disability check and that he needed to set up a bank account to deposit the check, but didn't know how to do so. Luckily the woman did and they went to a nearby bank. Several weeks later our friend, who by now had presumably sobered up, realized his checking account contained only $7,000. The man told police that the woman also helped him change his debit card pin number and he had never received the card in the mail.
1971: The musical Godspell debuted at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City
actress Nikki Reed (Lords of Dogtown, American Gun, Twilight) 23