Bits and Pieces - August 5, 2011
August 5, 2011
President Obama celebrated his birthday last night at the White House. The party was attended by family, staff and several fence-jumping intruders.
REDMOND O'NEAL, the son of the late FARRAH FAWCETT and RYAN O'NEAL, pleaded not guilty to charges of felony heroin possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ryan was in court for the arraignment and later told reporters, "He never recovered from the loss of his mother." The judge ordered Redmond held without bail until an August 24th hearing. Since he was already on probation for previous drug charges, he could be looking at a fairly lengthy stay in the slammer, unless he catches a break and gets rehab again.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR will return to "ALL MY CHILDREN," the soap she got her start on, before it wraps up its run on ABC this September. Gellar won a Daytime Emmy for her work on the show in 1995.
- COLDPLAY paid tribute to AMY WINEHOUSE during their Los Angeles concert this week by mashing up her "Rehab" with their song "Fix You" from the "X&Y" album. Among those on hand to hear it, appropriately enough, was Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay had front row tickets courtesy of Chris Martin, who's apparently a longtime friend. (See and hear here)
- LIL WAYNE has been hit with a $15 million lawsuit by a Georgia production company called Done Deal Enterprises. They claim that he stole the hit song "BedRock."
- THE OAK RIDGE BOYS will release their new album, It's Only Natural, through Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores on September 19th. The album marks the 30th anniversary of "Elvira" with a re-recording of the song as well as six other hits and five new tunes. The Boys will be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow.
- ABC: Shark Tank and Primetime What Would You Do reruns, and a new 20/20
- CBS: Flashpoint is new; CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are reruns
- Fox: Bones and House repeats
- NBC: The sitcom Friends with Benefits premieres, plus a new Dateline
- CW: Nikita and Supernatural reruns
It turns out the condition of Philadelphia Eagle defensive tackle Mike Patterson is much more serious than thought. He was said to be joking when he arrived at a hospital after having a seizure at training camp, but doctors have diagnosed him as having a tangle of blood vessels near the skull and it may require surgery.
Authorities in Carthage, Maine say 44-year-old Bert Knox had a history of lying in the road. Speaking of history, Bert became road kill after he was hit by a pickup while lying in the road. Yes, police do believe that Bert was intoxicated.
1861: The federal government levied an income tax for the first time.
astronaut Neil Armstrong 81