Bits and Pieces - October 28, 2011
October 28, 2011
St. Louis won last night's World Series game. Although the Cardinals almost blew it when manager Tony LaRussa called the bullpen and tried to order a pizza.
Just hours after a Tampa judge told MICHAEL LOHAN not to even dream about ex-fiancee Kate Major after he allegedly assaulted her, Lohan was back in police custody yesterday after making harassing phone calls to her. Major says that just hours after he was released from jail, Lohan placed the first call and he called again when police were at her condo. When cops went to Lohan's motel, he tried to escape by jumping off a third-floor balcony. Lohan was taken to a local hospital with a possible broken foot and was later taken to jail. Incidentally, the police report noted Lohan had consumed alcohol and drugs. There seems to be proof of that after TMZ got hold of video from just before his arrest as he performed in a karaoke club. (See and hear here)
The FX channel has picked up CHARLIE SHEEN'S new "Anger Management" sitcom. It's loosely based on the Jack Nicholson movie and will debut next summer.
- A banged up STEVEN TYLER was on the Today Show yesterday morning to talk about his Paraguay hotel room shower stumble. Tyler denied rumors he'd fallen off the wagon and says he fainted following a bout with food poisoning. (See and hear here)
- MARY J BLIGE, KELLY CLARKSON, JESSIE J, FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, JILL SCOTT and JENNIFER HUDSON will star in the VH1 2011 Divas Celebrates Soul concert. The show will air on VH1 on December 19th.
- SUGARLAND will perform tonight in Indianapolis at the Conseco Fieldhouse to benefit the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund. The fund was set up to help victims following this summer's state fair stage tragedy.
- ABC: Two new Extreme Makeover: Home Editions and 20/20
- CBS: A Gifted Man, CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are new
- Fox: World Series Game 7 with the Rangers at Cardinals (If necessary)
- NBC: Chuck returns for its final season, plus the new drama Grimm about a detective charged with keeping the balance between humanity and mythological creatures; and a new Dateline
- CW: Nikita and Supernatural are new
- ESPN: College football with BYU at Texas Christian
After 15 hours of talks on Wednesday and another 7-and-a-half yesterday, NBA owners and players will meet again today. Word is that some progress has been made and the players' union's Billy Hunter said he believed 82 games were still possible with a deal by Sunday or Monday and that they're within striking distance of getting a deal.
Colorado Springs' Kevin Gaylor called 911 to report a burglary and ended up being charged with making a false report. Police discovered that Gaylor met a woman on Craigslist and got her to come over to his place and that she arrived at the same time his girlfriend unexpectedly showed up and he concocted the burglary story to try and preserve his relationship status with his girlfriend.
1996: Egghead software became the first major retailer to offer computer programs for download over the Internet
actor Joaquin Phoenix (Ladder 49, Walk The Line, The Village) 37