Bits and Pieces - June 28, 2011
June 28, 2011
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell President Obama's Senate seat and faces up to 300 years in prison. That's a long time. In fact, that's nearly as long as Blagojevich spends shampooing.
CHARLIE SHEEN has reportedly signed a deal for a new sitcom with Lionsgate Television and a bidding war is underway among the networks. However, the catch is that the report said cable station TBS was the front runner, but they're denying it and there's still no confirmation from Lionsgate. If it's true, it's good news for Charlie because they're killing off his character on Two and a Half Men so he can't return to the show. Among the scenarios is Charlie driving his car over a cliff, which is amusing since two of Charlie's cars actually did go down a cliff on Mulholland Drive. As for how Ashton Kutcher is written in, they may have him buying Charlie's house after he croaks. Also dying is Charlie's love life as his last goddess, Natalie Kenly, has moved out. Apparently it wasn't a very friendly split as Sheen immediately demanded she return the Mercedes he bought her.
ABC has announced that "DANCING WITH THE STARS" will return for its 13th run on Monday, September 19th.
- Singer Joey Belladonna has returned to ANTHRAX after two decades for their upcoming studio album Worship Music. The album won't be out until September 13th, but the first cut, "Fight 'em 'Til You Can't," has surfaced online. (Hear here)
- YOUNG JEEZY is being sued by the organizers of Summer Splash 2011 in the Virgin Islands. They say they signed Jeezy back in March to do a June 18th show, but just 12 days before the appearance, Jeezy's people said he "might" have a conflict with the date and "was considering not appearing." Organizers say they made a new deal with Jeezy to appear the following day and even provided a private jet, but he didn't make the flight. Organizers are demanding more than $75,000 in damages.
- LADY ANTEBELLUM premiered their music video for "Just a Kiss" yesterday on their website at LadyAntebellum.com and on VEVO.
- ABC: Wipeout, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show and Combat Hospital are new
- 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 Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy. Creditors include 23 current team members and former Dodger Manny Ramirez, who is owed nearly $21 million. The bankruptcy filing became necessary after Commissioner Bud Selig vetoed the team's $3 billion deal with Fox to broadcast Dodger games.
The wife of Siloam Springs, Arkansas' James Ray Dohle knew that a crew of four people were working on the cell phone tower in their back yard, but didn't tell him. That little morsel of information would've been greatly helpful to all involved. When James saw the crew, he believed they were trespassers and shot at them with a .22 caliber rifle. James hit one man in the calf and he got one phone call, which perhaps went through the tower in his back yard, after he was arrested for second degree criminal mischief and second degree battery.
2001: The last Plymouth rolled off the assembly line.
director Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, The Producers, High Anxiety) 85