Bits and Pieces - August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011
At Kim Kardashian's wedding, feuding celebrities George Lopez and Lindsay Lohan made up. They then returned to work serving hors d'oeuvres to the guests.
The Caribbean home of British entrepreneur SIR RICHARD BRANSON was completely destroyed by a fire on Sunday that was still burning yesterday morning. The home is on Branson's private Necker Island and it's the place where Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo got married on their recent TLC wedding special. About 20 people were staying there at the time and all escaped safely. Among them was Kate Winslet, who managed to save Branson's 90-year-old mother, Eve, who was also staying at the estate. Word is the fire was caused by lightning from Hurricane Irene and Branson says he wants to rebuild as soon as possible.
The latest names in the DANCING WITH THE STARS rumor mill are soccer star HOPE SOLO and CHAZ BONO. However, you can apparently cross Snooki off the list as she says no one has asked her, but if they did, she feels she could win! Whoever competes this season will do it in a brand new ballroom. The audience will be moved from bleacher seats to new triple-tiered balcony-styled seating. The massive staircase in the middle of the stage will be able to split into two halves to reveal the orchestra pit and the dance floor will be an elevated platform.
- U2'S BONO would like to clear up rumors about his recent hospital visit in France. He says it wasn't for chest pains, but for a routine checkup.
- LIL WAYNE is recovering from a skateboarding accident after his concert in St. Louis on Sunday. Wayne later Tweeted that he needed nine stitches to patch up a gnarly gash over his left eye. Meanwhile, Wayne's new album, Tha Carter IV, will be available for download at all the usual sites at midnight on Sunday night, following his performance at MTV's Video Music Awards.
- FAITH HILL and TIM MCGRAW will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary next month and Mattel will mark the occasion by turning them into Barbie dolls. The Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Doll Gift Set will be available in September for $69.99 at BarbieCollector.com.
- ABC: A Wipeout rerun; Take the Money and Run and Combat Hospital are new
- CBS: NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles repeats
- Fox: Glee (Guest: Lady Gaga) and Raising Hope reruns
- NBC: It's Worth What and America's Got Talent are new
- CW: 90210 and Shedding for the Wedding repeats
The Oakland Raiders selected Terrelle Pryor with the 18th pick in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft yesterday. The Raiders forfeit their third-round pick in the 2012 draft by taking Pryor and the team says they're more interested in Pryor as a receiver than a quarterback.
Twenty-somethings Arlena Clark and Megan Callahan went into Manchester, Connecticut's M & J Wines and Liquors wearing blue body suits and rubber masks and ordered the clerk to open the cash drawer. It just so happened that a man had seen them go in and thought their get-ups looked like those from the movie "Saw" and called police. The clerk ordered the girls to remove their masks or leave. When they took off the masks and the clerk identified Arlena as a customer he knew, she told him it was just a joke. Apparently the police didn't get the joke as the girls were arrested on various robbery charges.
2000: Richard Hatch became the first winner on CBS' Survivor.
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