Bits and Pieces - November 8, 2011
November 8, 2011
Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. It was just Murray's luck to be the defendant in the only celebrity trial in Los Angeles history where jurors actually paid attention to the evidence.
KIM KARDASHIAN is back at home in L.A. after going to Minnesota for a sit down with apparently soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries. After a four-hour meeting with their pastor, sources supposedly close to the couple tell TMZ a reconciliation is "up in the air." Word is the two expressed respect and love for each other, but both acknowledged a lot is wrong with their relationship, although Kris was "ecstatic" Kim made the trip to Minnesota and truly thinks he can win her back. Incidentally, Khloe Kardashian thought the Saturday Night Live treatment of the divorce was hilarious. (More on Kim in Dateline Hollywood)
Last night on DANCING WITH THE STARS, J.R. MARTINEZ and KARINA SMIRNOFF racked up not one, but two perfect scores. Their first perfect 30 came in the first round for their waltz. In the second round, in which competitors had only 20 minutes to rehearse an "instant dance," Martinez and Smirnoff were perfect again. NANCY GRACE and TRISTAN MCMANUS again brought up the rear with scores of 24 and 20.
- RADIOHEAD have announced dates for a U.S. tour. The tour kicks off in Miami on February 27th and concludes in Glendale, California on March 15th. However, more U.S. and worldwide dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks
- TYLER THE CREATOR took a bottle to the head the other night during a concert in Austin, Texas. One member of Tyler's crew fired the bottle back in the direction of the culprit before Tyler and the rest of his crew stormed into the crowd to look for the bottle-tosser. No word on whether they found the person.
- SARA EVANS is auctioning off tickets to a 2012 concert and meet-and-greet passes to benefit tennis legend Chris Evert's charity organization, which supports programs for children and families who are at-risk due to alcohol and drug addiction. You can get in on the bidding at CharityBuzz.com.
- ABC: Last Man Standing, Man Up, Dancing with the Stars (Flo Rida performs; Andrea Bocelli performs with Chris Botti) and Robin Roberts visits with country music stars in the All Access Nashville special
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Unforgettable are new
- Fox: Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope are new
- NBC: Biggest Loser and Parenthood are new
- CW: 90210 and Ringer are new
- ESPN2: College football with Northern Illinois at Bowling Green
- Versus: Hockey with the Hurricanes at Devils
An unidentified Texas Rangers employee recorded and leaked manager Ron Washington's profanity-laced speech before Game 7 of the World Series that's gone viral on the Internet. The Rangers called the leak inappropriate and say they're investigating the matter. (Hear here - NSFW)
Florida's Aaron Hostetler didn't take it well when his girlfriend announced her intention to break up with him. Upon being informed of the dumping, the 21-year-old Aaron attempted suicide by swallowing some pills. Still caring enough about Aaron to try and stop him, he thanked her for her efforts by shoving his girlfriend to the ground. The pills turned out to be Fred Flintstone vitamins and the shoving turned out to be domestic violence charges. Yabba-dabba-don't.
1966: Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California
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