Bits and Pieces - June 14, 2011
June 14, 2011
The Republican presidential candidates held a debate in New Hampshire last night. It was a strange debate. At the end of it, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann gave Mitt Romney a rose.
TORI SPELLING knocked down a wall at her kids' school yesterday morning while being chased by the paparazzi. As the dust was settling, she says the photographer then got out of his car and tried to get pictures before a group of moms chased him away. Tori is expecting and Tweeted that she was off to see the doctor to make sure everything is fine. Tori later said she was shaken, but okay.
CHARLIE SHEEN is reportedly in talks for a new TV series that could debut as early as January. TMZ says it's a sitcom being written specifically around Charlie and will air on a broadcast network and could be a done deal this week.
- E Street band saxophonist CLARENCE CLEMONS is apparently making a miraculous recovery from his stroke, although it looked grim at first. The Springsteen fan magazine Backstreets says Clemons underwent two brain surgeries at a Florida hospital following the stroke and is currently responsive and in stable condition. They say he was paralyzed on his left side, but now he's squeezing with his left hand. However, they say he's not out of the woods and the next few days are critical. Meanwhile, LADY GAGA, who worked with Clemons on her Born This Way album, Tweeted to her little monsters to make Clemons get-well videos.
- BRUNO MARS' "Just the Way You Are" has just spent its 20th week at number-one on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. That makes it the longest-chart topping debut single in the list's nearly 50-year history. It broke the record of 19 weeks set by both Colbie Caillat's "Bubbly" and Daniel Powter's "Bad Day
- TAYLOR SWIFT really is as nice as she seems as she donated a total of $50,000 from her sold-out show at Ford Field in Detroit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
- ABC: Wipeout and Body of Proof repeats
- 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
Derek Jeter picked up his 2,994th career hit last night, before limping off the field with a sore right calf. No word yet on how severe the injury is.
When the recent tornados struck Alabama, Jonathan Stewart's Birmingham home was reduced to a pile of rubble with nothing but bricks and debris scattered over a concrete slab. Several days later, a FEMA inspector stopped by and took some notes and pictures. Three days later, Stewart received a letter stating he didn't qualify for a FEMA grant due to insufficient damage. While homeowners can appeal, less than 1 percent of those have done so.
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