Bits and Pieces - May 26, 2011
May 26, 2011
The final episode of Oprah's show aired yesterday. It was pretty emotional, especially the part where Oprah battled the smoke monster in the sideways world.
Stop me if you've heard this one before...a Kardashian sister is engaged to an NBA player. This time it's KIM KARDASHIAN that's engaged to New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries. They've only been dating for six months and he surprised Kim at her Beverly Hills home last week when she came into her bedroom and found him there on one knee with "Will you marry me?" spelled out in rose petals on the floor. Kim may have trouble lifting her left hand as he gave her a 20.5-carat diamond ring that's worth a reported $2 million! Don't worry about the cost of the ring as the wedding will likely be televised in some form and, like all the other Kardashian ventures, they stand to make a ton of loot off it.
SCOTTY MCCREERY was crowned the new AMERICAN IDOL over Lauren Alaina last night. More than 122 million votes were cast after Tuesday night's final performances, which was the most in the history of the show.
- NICKELBACK'S CHAD KROEGER is a bit lighter in the wallet after he was ordered to pay his former common law wife $25,000 a month. A Canadian court based the payment on Kroeger's annual income of $9.7 million.
- SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS will receive the Founders Award from the performing rights organization ASCAP during their 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards next month at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Previous winners include Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney.
- The next installment of "CMT Crossroads" will feature THE DOOBIE BROTHERS and LUKE BRYAN. Look for it on Friday, June 24th.
- Today: Elizabeth Taylor's home; the cast of "X-Men"
- Good Morning America: Memorial Day deals; chef Emeril Lagasse
- CBS Early Show: TBA
- Regis & Kelly: Second and third-place couples from Dancing With the Stars perform
- The View: Dr. Mehmet Oz; fitness trainer Chris Powell
- Ellen DeGeneres: Country singer John Rich; actress Maya Rudolph; performance by Il Volo
Mike Brown will reportedly be the Los Angeles' Lakers new head coach, replacing the retired Phil Jackson. They've reportedly agreed to a four-year deal worth $18.25 million.
The FBI intercepted a letter outlining plans to blow up two federal buildings and a fool-proof plan to have President Obama killed. The thing about fool-proof plans is that they're usually concocted by fools and this was no exception. The FBI didn't actually intercept the letter so much as it was sent to them by 36-year-old Terrence Dunn, who was nice enough to include his return address at the Iowa Prison Classification Center at Coralville. Dunn later admitted to writing the letter and had another eight years tacked on to his prison sentence.
1961: Dave Garroway stepped down from NBC's Today show
actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Fight Club, Mighty Aphrodite, Harry Potter) 45