Bits and Pieces - June 7, 2011
June 7, 2011
New York Congressman Anthony Weiner admitted that he sent a lewd photo of his bulging underwear to a young woman. However, Weiner says he was just inviting her to caucus.
CHERYL COLE is once again officially out of "THE X FACTOR" and NICOLE SCHERZINGER will move from co-host to judge. It was a done deal for a long time, but Fox didn't want to eat Cole's $1.5 million 'play or pay' contract. SIMON COWELL is now saying that he made a good faith effort to keep Cole on either the U.S. or the British version of the show and that he regrets losing her and, possibly, her friendship. There have been several rumors as to why Cole was dumped, but Cowell denied it was due to a lack of chemistry with the other judges or her accent and that he genuinely felt Cole would be happier back home in England on the original "X Factor."
As expected, former CBS news anchor KATIE COURIC has signed with ABC for a new daytime talk show that will debut in September of 2012. The deal also calls for her to contribute to various ABC news programs.
- THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have announced that their next album, I'm With You, will be out on August 30th. The album will feature the debut of their new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer.
- SNOOP DOGG says he's been pitching a rap version of "American Idol" to the TV networks. However, he admits there hasn't been much interest.
- Photos of TRACE ADKINS' burned out Nashville home have been released. While the roof is pretty much gone, the brick walls seem fairly intact. However, the home was declared a total loss and investigators say the fire was apparently caused by an overheated or loose electrical connection in a power strip located beneath a workbench in the garage. Luckily, no one was hurt and the family has a second home in Eagleville, Tennessee. (See here)
- ABC: NBA Finals with the Heat at Mavericks
- CBS: NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife reruns
- Fox: A new Master Chef and two Raising Hope reruns
- NBC: America's Got Talent and The Voice are new
- CW: One Tree Hill and Hellcats repeats
The NFL is reportedly considering various season lengths for 2011 as short as eight games. The eight-game season could start in late November, meaning a labor deal could be reached as late as mid- to late October.
There was more beast than beauty at Trenton, New Jersey's Beauty and the Beast Barber Shop after one customer got a little more off the side than he bargained for. An unnamed 24-year-old customer, whom we'll call Evander, began arguing with barber James Dillard about how slowly the haircut was progressing. Evander finally got so impatient that he got up and left the shop, slamming the barbershop's front door so hard that it caused the glass in it to shatter. Dillard suddenly got a lot speedier as he rushed outside to confront Evander. In the ensuing fight, Dillard bit Evander's ear nearly in half. Evander was taken to a hospital for treatment and Dillard was taken to a jail for booking.
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