Bits and Pieces - October 19, 2011
October 19, 2011
Yesterday, thieves in Virginia stole a truck carrying President Obama's Teleprompters. Obama was said to be speechless.
There's a blind item going around that could be big if it's about who everyone thinks it's about! According to the blind item, a certain married actor had a one-night stand with one of his exes, who's an actress in an acclaimed television show. She wound up pregnant, the actor's wife found out and went completely ballistic. Both the actor and his wife tried every tactic, including money, lawyers and threats to ruin her career to convince the ex to terminate the pregnancy. However, it was no dice and the actor's marriage is now on the rocks. They say it'll be difficult to keep such a bombshell out of divorce proceedings, which will likely occur before the New Year. It just so happens that ASHTON KUTCHER used to date Mad Men's JANUARY JONES, who recently had a baby, but won't name the father!
There were no surprises last night on DANCING WITH THE STARS as Carson Kressley, who got the low score on Monday night, got the boot last night. Soccer star Hope Solo was also in jeopardy of being sent packing.
- COLDPLAY recently announced tour dates in London, Manchester and Glasgow as well as six other dates across Europe in support of their upcoming album, Mylo Xyloto. However, Chris Martin says they haven't decided whether to do a U.S. tour, saying: "It depends whether our hips can stand the pressure."
- SOULJA BOY has been marched off to jail in Georgia after police stopped an SUV he was riding in because one of the lights on the vehicle was out. Cops found a substantial amount of marijuana and money in the vehicle, along with several guns. Soulja was supposed to be promoting a new biopic about him, but this could be even better publicity!
- Season 7 American Idol contestant Brandon Green has gotten a second chance at stardom thanks to KEITH URBAN. As part of the Guitar Center's "Your Next Record with Keith Urban" contest, Keith personally chose Brandon as the winner. They'll record a 3-song EP, plus he gets $20,000 in music gear and the chance to open for Keith at one of his shows.
- Jay Leno: Jack Black; actor Steve Martin; actor Owen Wilson; actress Aubrey Plaza; Blondie performs
- David Letterman: Taylor Lautner; actress Minka Kelly; Wilco performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Julie Bowen; actress Elisha Cuthbert; Pitbull performs
- Conan: Tom Selleck; performer Julianne Hough; All Time Low performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Jason Sudeikis; TV personality Deena Nicole Cortese; writer Jon Rineman
- Craig Ferguson: Carla Gugino; actor Jake Johnson; comic Joe Matarese
- Carson Daly: Actress Miranda July; stuntman Jeff Jensen; The Horrors perform
The World Series gets underway tonight in St. Louis between the Cardinals and Rangers and it looks like it'll be a better night to watch it on TV rather than in person. The weather forecast is calling for temperatures in the upper 40s with a chance of rain and wind.
Louisville police arrived on the scene shortly after 68-year-old Donn Adams drove his car into a ditch. Noticing that Adams seemed confused and disoriented; police asked if he'd been drinking and Adams said he only had two pizzas to drink for lunch. While Adams didn't give officers permission to search his car, they did see two syringes filled with a brown liquid believed to be heroin in plain sight, which Adams said belonged to a friend. The friend remains free, but Adams was jailed.
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actor John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun, Dreamgirls, Footloose) 66