Bits and Pieces - May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
Katie Couric anchored the CBS Evening News for the final time last night. CBS fired her after she was caught shoplifting a necklace.
The latest dirt on ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is that MARIA SHRIVER suspected he might be their housekeeper's baby daddy for some time. Perhaps it was the kid's supposedly striking resemblance to Arnold that tipped her off, but Radar Online and Star magazine say Maria first confronted housekeeper Mildred Baena and she broke down and confessed, and she then confronted Arnold, who also admitted it. While Arnold never directly paid Baena off to keep her quiet, he was very generous, even picking up the tab for her niece's Quinceanera, or 15th birthday party. Meanwhile, actress Jane Seymour says she wasn't surprised by the news and that she knows people in Hollywood who say at least two more baby revelations are on the way. All this has prompted Arnold to put his Hollywood comeback on hold, including his Governator cartoon, mainly because his crime fighting character was to be aided by wife Maria and the kids.
Haley Reinhart was voted out of "AMERICAN IDOL" last night leaving Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to compete on next week's finale.
- KORN'S JAMES 'MUNKY' SHAFFER is engaged to actress Evis Xheneti. They've been together for six years and Shaffer recently popped the question in Paris at the top of the Eiffel Tower at dusk. They plan to marry within the year.
- CEE LO GREEN will be featured on VH1 Storytellers tonight. Aside from his most famous tunes, Cee Lo will do a cover of Bill Withers' 1977 classic, "Lovely Day." (See and hear here)
- BLAKE SHELTON'S new album will be called Red River Blue. It'll include Honey Bee and it'll be out on July 12th.
- ABC: A Shark Tank rerun and new Primetime: What Would You Do and 20/20
- CBS: Flashpoint and CSI: NY reruns and a new 48 Hours Mystery
- Fox: A new and an old Kitchen Nightmares
- NBC: Friday Night Lights and Dateline are new
- CW: Two new Supernaturals
- Versus: Hockey with the Canucks at Sharks
Lance Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton tells CBS News that both he and Lance used performance-enhancing drugs. Hamilton says Armstrong took a blood-booster called EPO in the 1999 Tour and before the race in 2000 and 2001. Unlike Hamilton, Armstrong has never failed a drug test and Lance's attorney notes that Hamilton is writing a book.
Hopefully, you didn't make big plans for the weekend because the world will end tomorrow. That's according to Robert Fitzpatrick, author of the book The Doomsday Code. Robert spent his entire life savings to post notices around New York reading: 'Global Earthquake: The Greatest Ever! Judgment Day. May 21, 2011.' Fitzpatrick says an earthquake just before 6 pm Eastern will leave the earth uninhabitable. No word on how $140,000 worth of signs will help, but the suicide hotline might want to stand by for a call from Fitzpatrick on Sunday.
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