Bits and Pieces - November 7, 2011
November 7, 2011
This was the weekend that we turned our clocks back one hour. It meant that Kirstie Alley got an extra hour of lunch.
JUSTIN BIEBER is going to take a DNA test to prove he's not the father of that San Diego woman's baby. Not only that, once the results come in and prove it, his legal team is going to sue Mariah Yeater for making false accusations. Yeater's lawyers had said they were sitting on credible evidence that Bieber was the father, but seemed nervous when they got word about the DNA test and countersuit. It now turns out that Yeater had first told her ex-boyfriend that he was the baby daddy. She also has a court date in Las Vegas on charges she slapped another ex-boyfriend last December. The misdemeanor battery charge could get her six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Meanwhile, Bieber is also denying that he and SELENA GOMEZ have broken up. The two were in Belfast over the weekend as Selena hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards and Justin accepted the MTV Voices award, to honor positive people who make contributions to charity.
The Fox network has admitted that X FACTOR contestants sometimes lip-synch. The admission came after viewers caught contestant LeRoy Bell faking his performance last week. However, Fox said that only group performances are pre-recorded while the solos are all live and they added that all the singing shows do it.
- VAN HALEN will reportedly perform on the Grammy nominations special on November 30th. The Recording Academy hasn't confirmed it, but did issue a press release announcing "a special, live announcement from a truly iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place on the Grammy stage on February 12, 2012."
- The numbers are in and ALICIA KEYS' eighth annual Black Ball raised $3 million for the charity Keep a Child Alive last Thursday in New York. The money will help fund AIDS treatment and care in Africa and India.
- FAITH HILL is returning to the CMA Awards stage as a performer for the first time in five years on Wednesday night. Faith will debut her new single, "Come Home," which will go on sale exclusively on iTunes immediately afterward. Faith is also working on her next album, which is due out early next year.
- Today: Where in the World Is Matt Lauer; actress Christina Applegate; Laura, Jenna and Barbara Bush; actor Aidan Quinn
- Good Morning America: TBA
- Regis & Kelly: Joan Rivers; Michael Buble performs
- The View: Christina Applegate; TV host Robin Roberts; Dr. Jennifer Ashton
- The Talk: Actor Billy Gardell ("Mike & Molly"); producer Jack Osbourne
- Ellen DeGeneres: Kate Walsh; actress Freida Pinto; performance by YouTube dancers Shalyssa Medrano and Josh Ulep
NBA Commissioner David Stern gave players an offer of up to 51 percent of basketball-related income, but said that if they don't accept it by Wednesday, they'll get a deal that's a lot worse. However, players' union attorney Jeffrey Kessler said threats or intimidation won't work.
Tarrant, Alabama's Montigo Arrington apparently didn't want to be Facebook friends with the local police department. Montigo recently posted a status update on his Facebook page reading: "Has any1 else eva thought bout strappin a bomb on n walk n a police department n blowin da (expletive) up." Apparently not, but someone did think about cluing the cops in to Montigo's rant. This was a bad move for Montigo, especially since he was already on probation for manufacturing meth. Not only that, when his probation officer stopped by to chat about his Facebook page, he discovered kiddie porn on Montigo's computer. Chief Deputy Randy Christian said, "Note to self, do not post something stupid on the Internet for all the world to see, most especially, a blatant threat to law enforcement."
1991: Magic Johnson announced he had AIDS
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