Bits and Pieces - June 22, 2011
June 22, 2011
Amy Winehouse has canceled her entire European tour. Amy says the performing was starting to affect her drinking.
They now say JACKASS star RYAN DUNN was going 130 mph when he crashed. The cause of death was blamed on both the impact and the subsequent fire. The toxicology results aren't in yet, so it's still undetermined as to whether alcohol was a factor, although it seems likely as more pictures have surfaced of Dunn at that bar before the accident. (See here) As for Dunn's passenger, Zachary Hartwell, he was a production assistant on 'Jackass 2' and was also a former Navy Seal who had completed three tours in Iraq and had just gotten married last October. Meanwhile, BAM MARGERA visited the crash site yesterday and barely got through a teary interview with a local TV reporter. (See and hear here)
JON HAMM has reportedly signed a new three-year deal to stay on the TV show MAD MEN.
- Memorial services were held for CLARENCE CLEMONS in Palm Beach, Florida yesterday. Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, and current and former members of the E Street Band attended and Springsteen and Browne also performed and delivered eulogies.
- Singer NIVEA, aka LIL WAYNE baby mama number-four, was busted for DUI in Atlanta over weekend after she plowed into a fallen tree with a kid in the car. She was on her way home from a wedding reception for her friend Toya Carter, aka Lil Wayne baby mama #1, and was hanging with Lauren London, Lil Wayne baby mama #1. Cops say Nivea had bloodshot, glassy eyes and smelled like alcohol, although she said she only had 3 drinks earlier in the evening and didn't see the bright yellow crime tape and the traffic cones alerting motorists to the fallen tree.
- You may have heard about that volcano in southern Chile that's been spewing ash and disrupting air travel in Australia. It also changed CARRIE UNDERWOOD'S travel plans. She was supposed to have flown from Melbourne to Sydney, but the ash cloud forced her to take an 11-hour bus ride to Sydney. The upside is that Carrie says she got to see more of the scenery.
- Jay Leno: Comic Louis C.K.; TV journalist Richard Engel; Raphael Saadiq
- David Letterman: Kevin James; pet fashion designer Ada Nieves; Beady Eye
- Jimmy Kimmel: Larry David; actress Molly Shannon; Matt Nathanson performs
- Conan: Gabourey Sidibe; actor Rob Corddry; Alison Krauss & Union Station
- George Lopez: Chef Rocco DiSpirito; singer Marc Anthony; Michelle Buteau
- Jimmy Fallon: Elijah Wood; actor Michael Rapaport; Thurston Moore performs
- Craig Ferguson: Paul Reiser; actress Melissa McCarthy
- Carson Daly: Actor Zack Snyder; actors Nick Frost and Simon Pegg; Ra Ra Riot
NFL owners have been briefed on a possible new collective bargaining agreement that would net the players just under 50 percent of total revenues. Commissioner Roger Goodell and his labor committee will meet with players' head DeMaurice Smith today and tomorrow in Boston.
Lighthouse Point, Florida's Mike and Bernadette Keeler went to a nightclub on Saturday night. When Bernadette started dancing with another man, Mike decided to go back to their hotel. Bernadette soon arrived and pushed him, before biting him on his left shoulder. Mike then decided to drive home, where Bernadette ripped off his shirt, threw water at him and bit him on his right arm. Police responded to the scene and arrested Bernadette on domestic violence charges and a judge ordered her to stay away from alcohol and her husband. Incidentally, this all happened on the couple's wedding night.
1981: Mark Chapman pleaded guilty to murdering John Lennon
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