Bits and Pieces - July 19, 2011
July 19, 2011
Actress Betty White has turned down an invitation from a Marine to go to the Marine Corps Ball. Apparently Betty didn't have a very good time the last time she attended a military function with General George Washington.
What was rumored and reported for awhile is now official - CHARLIE SHEEN will star in a sitcom based on the Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler movie Anger Management. In a statement, Sheen said: "I chose Anger Management because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger management issues, I think it is a great concept." Charlie will have an ownership stake in the show, meaning that if he goes off the tracks again, they can't fire him! No word on when the show will debut, and it hasn't been picked up by a network yet.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN made a surprise appearance at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Sunday night during a tribute to Clarence Clemons. The 45-minute set was Springsteen's first public performance since Clemmons' death on June 18th. Bruce joined J.T. Bowen and the Soul Cruisers on "Action In The Streets," and several soul covers including "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Sweet Soul Music" and "Shake." (See and hear here)
- ABC: A Wipeout repeat, plus 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show and Combat Hospital are new
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and 48 Hours Mystery repeats
- Fox: Hells' Kitchen and Master Chef are new
- NBC: It's Worth What and America's Got Talent are new
- CW: 90210 and Shedding for the Wedding repeats
Texas Rangers president and baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan has been hospitalized in Houston after experiencing chest pains. However, the 64-year-old Ryan is said to be resting comfortably and no new heart problems were detected.
Tammy Harris was upset when her son was suspended from Brown Elementary School in Channelview, Texas for using inappropriate language. Tammy was so upset that she managed to get a book banned from the school library that contains the same language her son was suspended for. The book in question is titled "The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby" and the naughty words are 'poo poo head.'
1966: Then 50-year-old Frank Sinatra married 20-year-old Mia Farrow
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