Bits and Pieces - August 26, 2011
August 26, 2011
The East Coast is preparing for Hurricane Irene this weekend. In New Jersey, guys are being evacuated from low-lying Snooki.
Former My Name is Earl star JAIME PRESSLY caught a break and will avoid the slammer after she cut a deal with prosecutors over her DUI bust last January in Santa Monica. Jamie will serve three years on summary probation and was ordered to complete a six month alcohol program and pay $390 in fees, plus penalties. Jaime was about three times the legal limit when she was busted and could've faced six months in jail if she'd been convicted.
The latest names in the Dancing With the Stars rumor mill are DAVID ARQUETTE and HENRY WINKLER. TMZ says Arquette showed up at the Dancing With the Stars studio yesterday to meet his pro partner, Kym Johnson. Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke will make the official announcement Monday night during Bachelor Pad.
- AEROSMITH'S Columbia Records catalog from 1973 to 1987 will be available via download for the first time on the iTunes Store starting September 6th. Pre-orders are now being taken.
- Seriously...just how amazingly stupid is DMX? A little over a month after he got of jail after serving a seven-month sentence, he was busted again after Arizona cops caught him driving 102 mph in a 65 zone. DMX was arrested for speeding, reckless driving and a suspended license and was later released on bond.
- BIG & RICH and GRETCHEN WILSON will donate all of the proceeds from their upcoming performance at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel outside of Nashville on September 2nd to Operation Finally Home. The group provides new homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of fallen soldiers.
- ABC: A Shark Tank rerun, plus Karaoke Battle USA and 20/20 are new
- CBS: Pre-season football with the Packers at Colts
- Fox: Kitchen Nightmares and Fringe repeats
- NBC: A new pair of Friends with Benefits and Dateline episodes
- CW: Nikita and Supernatural reruns
- ESPN: NASCAR Nationwide Series: Food City 250 From Bristol
The New York Yankees aren't out of Major League records to set. Yesterday they became the first team to hit three grand slams in one game. Russell Martin, Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit slams, turning a 7-1 Oakland A's lead into a 22-9 rout.
Brining new meaning to the term 'trouser snake' is Mesa, Arizona's Eric Fiegel. Surveillance video from Predator's Reptile Center showed the 22-year-old Fiegel stealing an albino boa constrictor and other exotic snakes by stuffing them down his pants. Luckily for Fiegel, the only thing that got a firm grip on him were police
1961: The International Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Toronto
actress Keke Palmer (True Jackson VP, Madea Goes to Jail, Akeelah and the Bee) 18