Bits and Pieces - September 29, 2011
September 29, 2011
Someone sent an envelope with a mysterious white powder to the CBS studios yesterday where Dancing With the Stars is taped. The good news is the powder turned out to be Dr. Scholl's.
The trial of MICHAEL JACKSON'S former physician, Dr. Conrad Murray continued yesterday. The court heard a "frantic" voicemail left by Murray moments after he found Michael unconscious. (Hear here) Murray left the message for Michael's personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, and he could be heard saying: "Call me right away, please. Please call me right away. Thank you." Williams testified that Murray told him Jackson suffered a "bad reaction" and that he needed to "get here right away". Michael's head of security, Faheem Muhammad, testified that when he arrived on the scene he saw Michael's feet and Dr. Murray giving him CPR. However, when he walked around the bed he could see that Michael appeared to be dead. He then noticed Paris on the ground, balled up crying, and that Prince was shocked and also crying and so he hustled them away. Williams also testified that after Michael was pronounced dead, Murray came up to him and said there was "some cream Michael wouldn't want the world to know about" and asked him to drive him to the home so he could retrieve it.
There was just a big shakeup among the REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK, and now it's looking like the same thing could be happening to the New Jersey women as well. RadarOnline.com reports that a casting company advertised for "a few fabulous women to join our cast as they live their glamorous lives in Northern New Jersey" and made phone calls to various "Housewife worthy women." They say the casting agents have found the fabulous women and the search is over.
- KORN will release their new dubstep-inspired album, The Path of Totality, on December 5th. Jonathan Davis says, "The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time. That's how this album came together...I'm not sure it could ever happen again." There'll be a standard version and a deluxe edition with bonus tracks and a DVD called 'The Encounter.'
- Showtime is producing a documentary about controversial Death Row Records co-founder MARION "SUGE" KNIGHT JR. The movie will be directed by Training Day filmmaker Antoine Fuqua and will tell Knight's story from his youth in Compton, California to his role in the East Coast/West Coast rap wars.
- BRAD PAISLEY wrapped up his H2O tour Sunday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. Among those on hand was local favorite and American Idol winner SCOTTY MCCREERY. When Scotty walked on stage, Paisley asked him, "Do you want to go on tour with me?" McCreery nodded "yes" and Paisley told him, "Great, I'm going to take you out next year."
- Today: Guest host Nick Lachey
- Good Morning America: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens; actor Benjamin Bratt; actresses Susan Lucci and Liza Huber; professional wrestler Hulk Hogan
- Regis & Kelly: Claire Danes; chef Alton Brown; Jason Derulo performs
- The View: Benjamin Bratt; couple eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars."
- The Talk: Amy Brenneman; actor Ricky Paull Goldin; guest co-hosts Kris Jenner, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood
- Ellen DeGeneres: Heidi Klum; Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); LeAnn Rimes performs
It took extra innings, but the baseball wild card races were settled. The Cardinals won in the NL when the Braves coughed up a 9th inning lead and lost in 13 to the Phillies. The Rays won in the AL by coming back from a 7-0 deficit to beat the Yankees in 12, while the Red Sox also blew a 9th inning lead to the Orioles.
An unnamed man in Malaysia began noticing that, while sleeping at night, his wife would remove her clothing, touch her own body and moan. The man went to a medium who advised him that his wife was being assaulted by an invisible man trying to steal her soul. The 20-something couple went to police to report the crime, but the cops told the couple they couldn't arrest the "invisible man".
2008: The stock market had a record one-day drop of 777 points.
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