Bits and Pieces - June 13, 2011
June 13, 2011
The Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat to win the NBA championship. After the game, LeBron James did an hour-long ESPN special to announce where he was going to sulk.
TRACY MORGAN is doing damage control after going on an anti-gay rant during a comedy show in Nashville in which he said that if his son were gay, he would "pull out a knife and stab" him. Morgan has apologized, but the Human Rights Campaign said it's not enough and that Morgan "now has a responsibility to make amends for his horribly hurtful and dangerous 'comedy' routine." Chris Rock also took some heat for sending out a Tweet that appeared to defend Morgan, but he quickly backtracked on that. As for Morgan's 30 Rock co-stars, they condemned him, but also said that it was just Tracy being Tracy and that deep down inside he's really not a hateful person.
ABC has confirmed that former BACHELOR couple JAKE PAVELKA and VIENNA GIRARDI will reunite on Bachelor Pad this summer. The series premieres August 8th.
- Sources say E Street Band saxophonist CLARENCE CLEMONS suffered a stroke. However, there was no word on his condition. He's had some other health issues and had double knee surgery and even had to perform in a wheelchair for awhile. He recently performed with Lady Gaga on the season finale of "American Idol."
- WILL.I.AM had an 'oops' during a recent performance on a French TV show. It seems he forgot the words to his own song "Don't Stop the Party" and had to read them off of his cell phone. (See and hear here)
- SHANIA TWAIN has been honored for reaching worldwide sales of more than 75 million records. That makes her the top-selling female artist in the history of Country music.
- Today: Jackie Evancho performs; musician Gene Simmons; actress Angela Bassett
- Good Morning America: Betty White; behind-the-scenes of "Cirque du Soleil"; actress Amy Pietz
- CBS Early Show: Talk, News
- Regis & Kelly: Angela Bassett; actress Emma Roberts; co-host Joy Philbin
- The View: Jada Pinkett Smith
- Ellen DeGeneres: Carrie Underwood; Neve Campbell; Josh Kelley
The Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA championship last night, denying LeBron James his first title. The Mavericks topped the Miami Heat 105-95 to take the series 4-2.
Salisbury, Connecticut's Robert Eugene Craver was late for a court date and was looking for his attorney's number in his cell phone when he took his eyes off the road, crossed the center line and crashed head-on into another vehicle, sending him and another man to the hospital. The 34-year-old Craver was charged with driving left of center and driving while impaired. Hopefully, Craver found his attorney's phone number because he's going to need it. In addition to the new charges, he was on his way to court to answer to previous charges of reckless driving.
1971: The New York Times began publishing the secret Pentagon Papers
actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Blue Thunder, Cat People) 68