Bits and Pieces - October 12, 2011
October 12, 2011
Chaz Bono avoided elimination last night on Dancing with the Stars and Cher cried while watching his performance. You can't blame Cher for getting emotional because Chaz is like the son she never had.
Jurors in the trial of MICHAEL JACKSON'S physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, and anyone watching the trial live, saw a photo of Michael's dead, naked body on a gurney, taken hours after his death. The shot was censored, with a black box covering Michael's privates. (See here) Katherine and Rebbie Jackson were tipped off by the D.A. that the photo would be used, so they skipped the court session. Meanwhile, the doctor who declared Michael Jackson's death a homicide said defense claims that Michael gave himself the deadly dose of Propofol were unlikely since Murray says he only left for two minutes to go to the bathroom and that Michael would've been too groggy from several powerful sedatives to give himself the drug. Jurors also heard the rest of Dr. Murray's police interview that took place two days after Jackson's death as he described the scene at the hospital when he told the family of Michael's passing.
There was another somewhat surprising ejection from the DANCING WITH THE STARS ballroom last night. The bottom three were Robert Kardashian, Chynna Phillips and Nancy Grace and it was Chynna that was sent packing. Chynna said, "I'm disappointed. I'm sad. But I have to take responsibility. I messed up."
- COLDPLAY will stream its October 26th concert from Madrid on YouTube. The live webcast will stream on Coldplay's Vevo page on YouTube starting at 4pm Eastern.
- CHRIS BROWN was the big winner at last night's BET's Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, picking up three trophies, including Best Hip-Hop Video for "Look at Me Now."
- TAYLOR SWIFT has been named "Woman of the Year" by Billboard magazine. She's the youngest artist to receive the award and was chosen for her songwriting and music that has transcended genres.
- Jay Leno: Zooey Deschanel; actor J.R. Martinez; Fountains of Wayne performs
- David Letterman: Former President Bill Clinton; Deer Tick performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Rob Lowe; actor Idris Elba; Chris Cornell performs
- Conan: Stuntman Steven Ho; actor Michael C. Hall; Gary Gulman performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Alan Cumming; swimmer Michael Phelps; Chavez performs
- Craig Ferguson: Jim Parsons; Cake performs
- Carson Daly: Musician Butch Vig; heavyweight boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko; Portugal. The Man performs
Tim Tebow will replace Kyle Orton as the starting quarterback for the 1-4 Denver Broncos. Tebow replaced Orton in the second half against San Diego last Sunday and nearly led the team to a comeback win.
Thomas J. Love walked into a New Castle, Delaware bank and handed a teller a holdup note. Unfortunately, Love's penmanship skills matched his bank robbery skills and when the teller couldn't read the note, she handed it back to Love and asked that it be re-written. Instead, Love fled the bank empty handed. However, police didn't come up empty handed as they soon tracked Love down and deposited him in jail.
1971: The rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opened on Broadway
actor Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Like Father Like Son, Left Behind) 41