Bits and Pieces - June 9, 2011
June 9, 2011
An X-rated photo of Congressman Anthony Weiner has hit the Internet. Apparently his star is the only thing that's not rising.
Is KIM KARDASHIAN a two-sport serial dater? Despite being engaged to basketball's Kris Humphries, In Touch Weekly says Kim pursued New England Patriots player Bret Lockett both before and after she began dating Humphries. They say a friend of Kim's told Lockett's brother she wanted his number, so he gave it to her and Kim called and the fun began. Here's where someone is going to end up looking really stupid. Kim's rep says the story is a lie and that she has no idea who Lockett is and is preparing to take legal action. Lockett says he has phone records, text messages and very personal cell phone pictures of Kim. When In Touch tipped off Kim's people about the story, her lawyer fired off a letter saying the claims are, "at a minimum, damaging, defamatory, and an invasion of her privacy". In Touch says they stand by the story.
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER will host a new nighttime game show starting next month called It's Worth What? It'll mix elements of "The Price is Right" and "Antiques Roadshow."
- PARAMORE'S HAYLEY WILLIAMS says the band will release their next album in early 2012. It'll be their first album since Josh and Zac Farro quit the group last December.
- JA RULE turned himself in yesterday to begin serving his two year sentence on weapons charges. He pleaded guilty last December to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after police found a loaded gun inside his $250,000-plus Maybach when he was stopped for speeding following a concert at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre in July of 2007.
- That big announcement from SHANIA TWAIN is that she's heading to Las Vegas for a residency show at Caesars Palace's Colosseum. Shania's show, called Still the One, will open December 1st, 2012, and run for at least two years.
- Today: Chef Tyler Florence; author Georgina Bloomberg ("The A Circuit")
- Good Morning America: Chef Emeril Lagasse
- CBS Early Show: Talk, News
- Regis & Kelly: Carla Gugino; Natasha Bedingfield performs
- The View: Neil Patrick Harris; actor Ice-T; actress Coco; author Marc Ostrofsky
- Ellen DeGeneres: Clive Owen; actor Rainn Wilson; Selena Gomez performs
NFL owners and players met again for more talks yesterday in New York, with Judge Arthur Boylan joining commissioner Roger Goodell and players' association chief DeMaurice Smith. No word on how much, if any, progress is being made.
Elderly Houston, Texas couple Lorenza and Salomon Gasca got in their car to drive to a relative's house about a mile away. Unfortunately, they took a wrong turn. Eventually, they realized their mistake and stopped at a gas station to ask for directions. Unfortunately, that gas station was 524 miles away in Pensacola, Florida. Police found the couple and called their daughter to come get them.
2001: Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche became the first NHL player to win three Conn Smythe Trophies as the playoff MVP.
actress Natalie Portman (Stars Wars Episode III, Cold Mountain, Thor) 30