Bits and Pieces - September 26, 2011
September 26, 2011
The new airline retro drama Pan Am premiered last night. It was pretty authentic. Before the show, they charged me $100 to upgrade to a chair closer to the TV.
JESSE JAMES and KAT VON D'S on/off romance is off again. After calling off their engagement in July, they got back together last month, but now Kat says, "It was clear to me that we were just on two different paths in life." She also cleared up any confusion following the final episode of LA Ink by writing on her Facebook page that she's not moving to Texas, she's not in a relationship, she's not retiring and her tattoo shop isn't closing.
Friday's final episode of All MY CHILDREN ended with a cliffhanger as J.R. felt as though everyone had turned against him and hid in his former home with a gun. A shot went off and the screen went black without revealing who the victim was. Although, it could be Erica, since Susan Lucci seems to be the lone holdout for the upcoming online version of the show.
- They may be packing it in, but R.E.M. will release their first career-spanning retrospective called Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 on November 15th. Among the goodies will be several tracks they recorded this year after finishing their final album, Collapse Into Now.
- If you book NE-YO for a concert, you'll have to provide a bottle of Ketel One vodka to be stocked in his wardrobe room. However, it's not for drinking, but to be used for cleaning, according to his tour rider. Of course, you'd also have to come up with his $175,000 concert fee and six bottles of wine and two bottles of Ace of Spades champagne, which presumably are for drinking.
- The new music video from REBA MCENTIRE for "Somebody's Chelsea" will debut this morning at 8 a.m. Eastern on CMT and CMT.com. The premiere will be part of a 15-minute special that includes behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot in Los Angeles.
- Today: Molly Shannon; actress Florence Henderson; actress Jennifer Garner; actress Deidre Hall; actor Drake Hogestyn; actress Elizabeth Hurley
- Good Morning America: Actress Elisha Cuthbert; TV hosts Maria Menounos, Michael Symon and Carla Hall
- Regis & Kelly: Melissa McCarthy; Cloris Leachman; Blake Shelton performs
- The View: Elisha Cuthbert; Gloria Estefan performs
- The Talk: Actor Billy Gardell; actor Jacob Young; guest co-hosts Kris Jenner and Sheryl Underwood
- Ellen DeGeneres: Wanda Sykes; dancers Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald; Joe Jonas
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick broke his right hand in yesterday's game against the Giants. Vick returned after having X-rays and played one more series before being replaced.
Covina, California 19 year olds Andy Huynh, Nicholas Kalscheuer and Nicholas Fiumetto faced the dilemma of wanting some beer, but not being old enough to buy it. Andy and his friend Nicholas and his other friend Nicholas devised a plan to drive to a grocery store and steal a 30-pack of Tecate beer. The theft went like clockwork. The getaway - not so much. Store employees grabbed Nicholas number-one and held him for police. Nicholas number-two ran into the car wash next door, pursued by two police officers. A dripping wet and perhaps hot waxed Nicholas emerged from the other side into the handcuffs of awaiting cops. As for Andy, he fled on foot after abandoning his getaway car, his wallet and I.D. Police officers contacted him later and convinced him to turn himself in.
1991: Four men and four women began a two-year stay inside Biosphere 2
singer/actress Christina Milian (Be Cool, American Pie, Man of the House) 30