Bits and Pieces - September 12, 2011
September 12, 2011
The weekend's top movie is Contagion, about scientists trying to find a cure for a global pandemic. Unfortunately, they're warning audiences that the movie's side effects could include nausea, drowsiness and fatigue.
The CHARLIE SHEEN roast was taped on Saturday night and word is Charlie was a good sport about it and gave as well as he took. Among those in attendance was Charlie's ex-wife Brooke Mueller, and topics ranged from drugs to prostitutes to getting fired from Two and a Half Men. Jokes included Jon Lovitz's: "How much blow can Charlie Sheen do? Enough to kill Two and a Half Men." Jeffrey Ross said: "Charlie, if you're winning, then something's wrong with the (expletive) scoreboard. If you're winning, then this must not be a child custody hearing. The only time your kids get to see you is in reruns. Don't you want to live to see their first 12 steps?" Charlie later told the crowd, "Once again, I have come out unscathed. You can't hurt me. Hell, I can't even hurt me. Drugs couldn't kill me. Sex couldn't kill me. The press couldn't kill me. Two and a Half Men couldn't kill me. Did you really think your jokes were going to hurt me?"
The Creative Arts Emmys were handed out over the weekend and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE won the guest comedy actor award for hosting the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" and shared another for co-writing the original song in his opening monologue. However, it was HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE that was the big winner, picking up seven trophies, while "MILDRED PIERCE", starring KATE WINSLET, won three. GWYNETH PALTROW also won for playing substitute teacher Holly Holliday on "Glee."
- A 20th anniversary tribute album to U2's Achtung Baby is on the way with artists such as Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith and Damian Rice recording new versions of various traks from the album.
- PAUL WALL and BABY BASH were busted for marijuana on Saturday night in El Paso. They were arrested at 1:30 a.m. and were released around 1:30 p.m. after posting $300 bail. Wall later Tweeted that they were held in the same cell that once housed Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.
- REBA MCENTIRE will star in a new ABC sitcom called Malibu Country. Reba will play a woman who divorces her cheating husband and moves her family from Nashville to Malibu.
- Today: Dr. Phil McGraw; TV personality Kate Gosselin; author Soleil Moon Frye; Blondie performs
- Good Morning America: Pierce Brosnan; Dr. Mehmet Oz
- Regis & Kelly: Greg Kinnear; actor Paul Wesley
- The View: Army Maj. Michael Erwin; Dr. Phil McGraw; Victoria Justice performs
- The Talk: Pre-empted for U.S. Open tennis
- Ellen DeGeneres: Ashton Kutcher
Samantha Stosur upset Serena Williams to take the women's title at the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam victory. Novak Djokovic will face Rafael Nadal for the men's title this afternoon.
Chicago's Janet Hardt recently died as the result of a hot beef injection. Sadly for Janet, in more ways than one, it's not what you're thinking. It seems that the 63-year-old Janet died of a severe abdominal inflammation after injecting hot beef fat into her face around her mouth and chin. Investigators say it was some sort of a cosmetic procedure that Janet had apparently self-administered multiple times before, although this time it was apparently not so well done.
2010: Lady Gaga wore a meat dress as she swept the MTV Video Music Awards with eight wins
actress Emmy Rossum (Mystic River, The Phantom of the Opera, Poseidon) 25