Bits and Pieces - August 24, 2011
August 24, 2011
A powerful 5.8 earthquake rocked the East Coast yesterday. The quake hit New York with such force that Donald Trump's hair was knocked off its foundation.
The toxicology report on AMY WINEHOUSE is in and it shows she had no illegal drugs in her system at the time of her death. While most people assumed that meant Amy was drug-free, that's not necessarily the case. The family wouldn't comment on whether any prescription drugs showed up in the report. They did say that alcohol was present, although they didn't say how much. There had been reports that Amy's doctors had advised her to ease off the alcohol instead of going cold turkey to prevent a shock to her system. Meanwhile, the guy who bought the domain name AmyWinehouseFoundation.com has come forward. His name is Martin McCann and he's not apologizing. He says he would "come to an arrangement" with Amy's father if he apologizes for calling him a 'd***head' in the media. McCann added, "I'm not the d---head. The d---head is sitting over there without the name in his possession."
MARIAH CAREY has reportedly signed on to appear on THE X FACTOR this fall as some sort of a mentor to the contestants. No word on how many episodes Mariah will appear on.
- LOU REED and METALLICA have announced that their upcoming album will be called "Lulu" and that it'll be out on November 1st. The album is based around the plays "Earth Spirit" and "Pandora's Box," written by German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind in the early 1900s about the plight of a young dancer. You can get the entire details at LouReedMetallica.com.
- TREY SONGZ found himself in the middle of a catfight outside a New York City nightclub last week. When a group of girls tried to get close to him, Trey's date objected and one of the girls threw a drink on her. The girls were 86'd and the fight spilled onto the street. (See and hear here)
- TAYLOR SWIFT managed to sneak in a mini-vacation earlier this month in Charleston, South Carolina with her crew. Taylor has posted some black and white beach photos on her website.
- Jay Leno: Katie Holmes; tennis player Novak Djokovic; Mat Kearney performs
- David Letterman: Ashton Kutcher; tennis player Rafael Nadal; Stewart Copeland
- Jimmy Kimmel: Dax Shepard; actor Stephen Moyer; Bush performs
- Conan: Rainn Wilson; skydiver Roberta Mancino; Christina Perri performs
- George Lopez: Enrique Iglesias; Actor Ralph Macchio; Def Leppard performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Jason Bateman; actress Freida Pinto; singer Tony Bennett; Big Audio Dynamite performs
- Craig Ferguson: Regis Philbin; actress Vera Farmiga
- Carson Daly: Filmmaker Sean Casey; mash-up musician Girl Talk; Interpol
The New York Giants not only lost starting cornerback Terrell Thomas for the season in their preseason game against the Chicago Bears, second-round draft pick Marvin Austin and free-agent cornerback Brain Witherspoon are also going to need season-ending surgery.
An unnamed 23-year-old Tacoma, Washington woman, whom we'll call Birdie, was driving on a highway next to a Subaru. Birdie wanted to get over to the right lane, which was occupied by the Subaru. Instead of slowing down to let the Subaru pass and pulling in behind it, Birdie flipped off the other driver. Unfortunately in doing so, Birdie lost control of her vehicle and hit the Subaru, causing it to run off the road and roll over. Birdie ended up in a ditch further down the road and both were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
2006: The International Astronomical Union declared that Pluto was no longer a planet.
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