Bits and Pieces - August 4, 2011
August 4, 2011
President Barack Obama is 50 today. Obama plans to spend the day arguing with Republicans over cuts to his cake.
As you might guess, it hasn't taken GEORGE CLOONEY long to find a new babe after dumping girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. However, the woman he found may surprise you. Life & Style magazine says former female wrestler Stacy Keibler recently jetted to Clooney's Italian home on the shores of Lake Como. Stacy even Tweeted about relaxing at Clooney's villa, writing: "I'm in heaven." Apparently they met through a mutual friend.
There's finally some official confirmation from the TWO AND A HALF MEN crew about Ashton Kutcher's arrival. They say he'll play a brokenhearted Internet billionaire named Walden Schmidt. They still won't confirm or deny whether Charlie Sheen's character gets killed off, but since they didn't deny, that more or less confirms. Apparently a number of stars will make cameos as they come to look at Charlie's house before Ashton's character buys it.
- Clips of the infamous Dallas concert where KINGS OF LEON had their meltdown have been surfacing on YouTube, but the band's management has been pulling them down as soon as they find them. Some clips have survived and management may be finding it a bit too labor intensive as the clips seem to be staying up longer.
- KANYE WEST dropped in on NICKI MINAJ to perform the song Monster while she was opening for Britney Spears at the Femme Fatale tour stop at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night. (See and hear here...there may be some naughty words, but it's hard to tell with all the screaming)
- There was another interesting moment on the SUGARLAND tour as they were joined onstage by tour mate SARA BAREILLES for a cover of Dexys Midnight Runners' 1980s hit, "Come on Eileen" at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. (See and hear here)
- Today: Al sings with the Monkees; Andrea Bocelli sings; singer Kelly Rowland
- Good Morning America: The cast of "Jersey Shore" in Italy
- Regis & Kelly: Bryce Dallas Howard; actress Caroline Rhea
- The View: Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman ("The Change Up")
- The Talk: Kathy Ireland; actress Tichina Arnold; guest co-host D.L. Hughley
- Ellen DeGeneres: Alyson Hannigan; Rascal Flatts performs
Major League Baseball is investigating Alex Rodriguez for participating in illegal, underground poker games. If it's found he did play in the games, A-Rod could face suspension.
Thanks to the help of Batman, another criminal is behind bars. The new Batman movie is filming in Pittsburgh where Robert DiGiacomo climbed behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Impala. While sitting in his car, Micah Calamosca got into the passenger side of the car and told Robert to get out because he was part of the Batman cast and stealing the car was in the script. Unfortunately for Micah, he was addressing Detective Robert DiGiacomo in his unmarked police car. At last report Micah was in jail awaiting a mental evaluation.
1986: The United States Football League called off its 1986 season after winning only $1 in damages in its antitrust lawsuit against the NFL.
NASCAR's Jeff Gordon 40