Bits and Pieces - October 3, 2011
October 3, 2011
Andy Rooney did his final segment on 60 Minutes last night. Andy says leaving the show is the toughest thing he's had to do aside from waxing his eyebrows.
At the trial of MICHAEL JACKSON'S physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, a paramedic testified that Murray told him that he'd only given Michael the sedative Lorazepam and never mentioned Propofol. The paramedic also testified that if 911 had been called sooner they may have been able to save Michael's life. Paramedics worked 42 minutes trying to revive Jackson, and the paramedic said that Murray's responses to their questions seemed inconsistent with what had really happened. Under questioning by defense lawyers, the paramedic also testified that Michael looked like he had chronic health problems. Another paramedic on the scene told the court that they thought Jackson was dead soon after arriving in the room and that he saw Dr. Murray scoop up vials and drop them in a black bag. Meanwhile, an executive for the maker of the fingertip medical device used by Dr. Murray to monitor Jackson's pulse and blood oxygen levels said it wasn't adequate for the continuous monitoring of patients.
There's good news for fans of the TV show ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT. Not only is a movie in the works, a new spinoff TV series is also on the way. It'll feature nine or ten episodes focusing on each character and will lead up to the movie. Shooting for the TV show is tentatively set to begin next summer.
- STING hosted his 60th birthday jam at New York's Beacon Theater over the weekend. Among those taking part in the benefit concert were Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, will.i.am and Bruce Springsteen, who said: "I've read, 'Sting can make love for 29 hours.' I wonder why he never mentioned that to me. After four hours now, you're supposed to seek medical attention."
- KANYE WEST unveiled his new women's clothing line in Paris, as part of the city's fashion week, on Saturday. It was Kanye's first show and beforehand he told reporters: "I'm so scared, I'm so nervous."
- ALAN JACKSON is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album, which is due out early next year. No word on a title yet, but it will include his latest single, "Long Way To Go."
- Today: Tim McGraw and actress Kathy Bates; Scotty McCreery performs; guest co-host Khloe Kardashian
- Good Morning America: Actors Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black; actress Dana Delany
- Regis & Kelly: Actor Tim McGraw; actress Dana Delany
- The View: Amanda Knox trial; the Conrad Murray trial
- The Talk: Lily Tomlin; actress Ellie Kemper; guest co-hosts Carnie Wilson, Molly Shannon and Sheryl Underwood
- Ellen DeGeneres: Hugh Laurie; actress Cheryl Hines; Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Marc Martel
The Chicago Bears' Devin Hester set a new NFL record with his 11th career punt return for a touchdown yesterday. The record-breaker came on a 69-yard return against the Carolina Panthers.
One hint you've had too much to drink is when your arresting officer doesn't make you take a field sobriety test because he's afraid you might hurt yourself. Such was the case for Chesterton, Indiana's 59-year-old Jacqueline Hamilton. Police were alerted to Jacqueline when she was seen driving erratically in a golf cart with no lights on. Cops caught up to her as she was leaving a drug store with a scarecrow and a bottle of whiskey, which she planned to take home and drink by the fire. When officers told Hamilton she appeared very intoxicated, she said she had only had a few drinks. She later told officers she'd had about 10.
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