Bits and Pieces - October 18, 2011
October 18, 2011
Susan Sarandon is under fire after calling Pope Benedict a Nazi. They say this could cause Sarandon to lose out on doing the opening for Monday Night Football.
Dancer KARINA SMIRNOFF announced in June that she and her baseball player boyfriend BRAD PENNY were getting married this coming January in Cozumel. Um, about that...A source confirms that they've put their wedding on hold. However, unlike her previous marriage misfire to Maksim Chmerkovskiy, she and Brad are still together, but too busy to tie the knot right now. Word is they're already looking at possible new dates.
Last night on DANCING WITH THE STARS, J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff topped the judge's scoreboard with a 28, while all the other couples scored between 21 and 25 points, except for Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya, who trailed with 19.
- The COLDPLAY tune Princess of China, which features RIHANNA, has leaked online. Chris Martin has said it's his favorite song from the band's upcoming album, Mylo Xyloto. (Hear here)
- LIL WAYNE is reportedly working on sequels to both his Rebirth and I Am Not a Human Being albums. No release dates have been announced.
- LADY ANTEBELLUM will do an unplugged version of their "Own the Night" concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on November 14th. However, the show will be for Lady A fan club members only.
- ABC: Last Man Standing, plus Dancing With the Stars (Kelly Clarkson, The Band Perry perform) and Body of Proof are new, plus the new buddy sitcom Man Up
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Unforgettable are new
- Fox: The X Factor visits another judge's home
- NBC: Biggest Loser and Parenthood are new
- CW: 90210 and Ringer are new
- ESPN2: College football with Florida International at Arkansas State
- Versus: Hockey with the Penguins at Wild
The Las Vegas coroner says Indy Car driver Dan Wheldon died of blunt head trauma at the Las Vegas hospital where he was taken after Sunday's crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tampa, Florida teenagers Devin Norling and Sydney Sanders recently went on a first date at a local T.G.I. Friday's. Happily, the young couple found they had at least one thing in common. Sadly, it was that neither liked to pay for their meals. After Sydney successfully made her way to the parking lot, Devin tried to leave through a fire exit. However, an alarm sounded and the jig was up. To make matters worse, police also found marijuana and a pipe in Sydney's purse.
1971: After 34 years, the final issue of Look magazine was published
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