Bits and Pieces - September 28, 2011
September 28, 2011
Last night on Dancing with the Stars, Elisabetta Canalis was voted off. Elisabetta says it was almost as disappointing as being voted off George Clooney.
The trial of MICHAEL JACKSON'S physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, got underway yesterday and it's already shaping up to be lurid. Murray's lawyer says he plans to show that Jackson swallowed eight Lorazepam pills while Dr. Murray was out of the room and then gave himself a dose of Propofol, which killed him instantly. The prosecution began its opening statement by showing a picture of Michael's dead body on a gurney in the hospital. It is the first picture of Jackson's dead body seen publicly and they accused Murray of lying to obtain large quantities of Propofol for Michael, calling his death a homicide. They also played a portion of a recording Murray made on his iPhone of Michael talking about his upcoming This Is It concerts while apparently drugged. (Hear here) The first witness was choreographer Kenny Ortega, who said he approached Dr. Murray over concerns about Michael's health, but was told to stay out of Jackson's medical care.
In somewhat of a surprise, DANCING WITH THE STARS said goodbye to Elisabetta Canalis and her professional partner Val Chemerkovskiy last night. Also in last night's bottom three were David Arquette and Kym Johnson and Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer.
- THE CURE will play their first three albums, 1979's "Three Imaginary Boys," 1980's "Seventeen Seconds," and 1981's "Faith" live in their entirety in London, Los Angeles, and New York this November.
- PETEY PABLO has been sentenced to 35 months in federal prison after trying to take a loaded, stolen handgun through a North Carolina airport last year.
- BRAD PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD will perform "Remind Me" for the first time live during the 45th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 9th on ABC.
- Jay Leno: Ed Helms; TV personality Deena Nicole Cortese; Lisa Hannigan sings
- David Letterman: Anderson Cooper; actor Nick Offerman; The Knux perform
- Jimmy Kimmel: Mark Wahlberg; actor Seth MacFarlane
- Conan: Seth Rogen; singer Kid Cudi; Daryl Hall performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Anna Faris; actor Michael Emerson; basketball player Dwyane Wade; MGMT perform
- Craig Ferguson: Rashida Jones; author Jonathan Ames
- Carson Daly: Composer Cliff Martinez; Kylesa performs
In the American League wild card race, both the Rays and Red Sox won last night, leaving them tied. The National League wild card race is also tied as the Braves lost to the Phillies and the Cardinals beat the Astros.
Otis Belicario Keene worked at the Base Exchange at Florida's Hurlburt Field. The not-so-keen Keene might still be an employee had he not stolen about $300 in merchandise over the last five or six months. Keene's employment officially ended after he stole a $7.99 watch and then wore it to work. Keene's $300 haul, minus the pair of $19.99 ear buds, which were recovered, has earned him felony larceny charges.
1991: Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack cocaine.
actress Brigitte Bardot (Dear Brigitte, And God Created Woman) 77