Bits and Pieces - May 19, 2011
May 19, 2011
Al Qaeda released a posthumous audio recording by Osama bin Laden. Apparently it's pretty recent because Osama is heard to ask, "Is it hot in here or is it just hell"?
He may not be back! MARIA SHRIVER has hired divorce lawyer Laura Wasser. However, sources say Maria hasn't decided if she wants to pull the plug on her marriage to ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER just yet and she actually retained Wasser before news of the affair went public.
The final three performed on AMERICAN IDOL last night and SCOTTY MCCREERY emerged as the favorite after LAUREN ALAINA and HALEY REINHART made some costly errors. One goes home tonight and the remaining two battle it out in next week's finale.
- Walk both ways...STEVEN TYLER has admitted that he once tried gay sex. In his memoir "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?," he says, "Gay sex just doesn't do it for me. I tried it one time when I was younger, but I just didn't dig it."
- Do KE$HA and T-PAIN have something going on? They've been Tweeting at each other since Sunday and posted a picture of them canoodling as Ke$ha holds huge wads of cash. T-Pain wrote: "Ladies and gentlemen I've upgraded from loyal stalker. Get ready for K-Pain."
- Better check for airborne pigs as WILLIE NELSON has endorsed a Republican for president in 2012! Republican Gary Johnson is the former New Mexico Governor who supports the legalization of marijuana.
- Today: "Celebrity Apprentice" finalists; actress Hilary Swank
- Good Morning America: Tackling the "Wipeout" obstacle course
- CBS Early Show: Air conditioning
- Regis & Kelly: Tom Selleck
- The View: Chandra Wilson; actor Jonathan Lipnicki; professional pole dancer Natasha Wang
- Ellen DeGeneres: Josh Duhamel
Minnesota Timberwolves president David Kahn now says he was just kidding when he insinuated that the NBA draft lottery was rigged to give Cleveland the first pick. Kahn had told a group of reporters, "This league has a habit - and I am just going to say habit - of producing some pretty incredible story lines."
Port Orange, Florida's John Calvery called 911. In fact, the 57-year-old Calvery called 911 around 80 times last week in a five hour period, telling the dispatchers things like, "I'll be on my porch with a gun, and I don't give a (expletive) if they are the cops" and "You violated my rights." Yes, the 80th call landed Calvery in jail and after local media called Calvery to get his side of the story they noted he hadn't returned their calls. Perhaps he was on the phone with someone else.
1991: Willy T. Ribbs became the first African-American driver to qualify for the Indianapolis 500
actor Eric Lloyd (The Santa Clause, My Giant, Deconstructing Harry) 25