Bits and Pieces - August 3, 2011
August 3, 2011
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is 70 today. Unfortunately, Martha was busted for insider re-gifting.
REDMOND O'NEAL, the son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, is back in jail and once again it's on drug charges. Santa Monica police pulled him over after he ran a red light yesterday morning and allegedly found pot and heroin in his car. O'Neal has been to both jail and rehab on numerous occasions and he's currently being held without bail. Farrah left nearly all of her $6 million estate to her son and appointed two trustees to make sure he doesn't blow the money on drugs. Friends are telling the tabloids that they're not surprised by Redmond's arrest because he's been hanging out with a bad crowd lately.
Charlie Harper is apparently dead. There were rumors awhile back that CHARLIE SHEEN'S TWO AND A HALF MEN character would be killed off and now Deadline is reporting that the season premiere will be a two-part episode opening with Charlie's funeral. A number of celebrities will check out Charlie's Malibu house, with Kutcher buying it and allowing the current residents to stay.
- KINGS OF LEON'S CALEB FOLLOWILL says his vocal problems are what caused their tour to be scrubbed and that he's just trying to get better. However, an insider supposedly close to the band told Us Weekly that the real reason is Caleb's drinking problem. This source says the band is trying to get Caleb to go to rehab because he drinks like a fish. However, the band may not officially acknowledge it because it could lead to lawsuits over the tour's cancellation.
- WAKA FLOCKA FLAME was cited by police in Georgia yesterday after he was pulled over on a traffic violation and cops found marijuana in his car.
- TOBY KEITH was forced to cancel his show at the Big Valley Jamboree in Cambrose, Alberta, Canada last Sunday due to laryngitis. Toby says he went to the venue hoping to perform, but it was no go.
- Jay Leno: Jeremy Piven; Kelly Osbourne; Mariachi El Bronx performs
- David Letterman: Emma Stone; Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally
- Jimmy Kimmel: James Franco; 12-year-old baseball fan Ian McMillan; Coldplay
- Conan: Olivia Wilde; tennis player Novak Djokovic; Russell Howard performs
- George Lopez: Adrian Grenier; actor Affion Crocket; Matt Nathanson performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Jason Bateman; actress Freida Pinto; singer Tony Bennett; Big Audio Dynamite performs
- Craig Ferguson: Craig visits the Louvre; environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau
- Carson Daly: Actress Alison Haislip; director Joe Wright; Yelawolf performs
Cleveland Browns punter Reggie Hodges is already out for the season after he tore his Achilles tendon yesterday during practice.
Taking a page from the Anthony Weiner playbook is one of Cumberland County, New Jersey's most influential politicians, Louis N. Magazzu. Louis used his cell phone to take naked photos of himself and sent them to a female admirer, with whom he also shared flirty text messages. Apparently she didn't admire Louis all that much because she forwarded the photos and texts to Center City resident Carl B. Johnson, who posted them on a website he created called MagazzuWatch.com. While Louis says he never met the unnamed female in person, he is in the process of divorcing his wife. As for Carl, he says that the website isn't about posting photos of Louis naked, it's about exposing the underbelly of local politics, although Louis' underbelly is clearly exposed as well.
1981: Air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Reagan that they would be fired
singer Tony Bennett 85