Bits and Pieces - November 9, 2011
November 9, 2011
CNN's Nancy Grace was eliminated last night on Dancing with the Stars. Meanwhile, she'll be devoting tonight's show to the mysterious disappearance of Nancy Grace from Dancing with the Stars.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S physician, DR. CONRAD MURRAY, has been placed on suicide watch at the Los Angeles County Jail. They don't think he'll really try to end it all, but they're just taking a precaution. Besides, things don't look all that bad for Murray because even if he gets the maximum four years when he's sentenced in a few weeks, because of jail overcrowding, he could walk in just a few months. Meanwhile, a documentary featuring Murray, called "Michael Jackson and The Doctor: A Fatal Friendship," will air Friday night on MSNBC. It was shot while Murray awaited trial and features his preparation for the case with his lawyers and some not-so-flattering behind-the-scenes details about Michael. (See and hear a clip here)
Producers of the TV show HOUSE are going to meet with the suits at Fox in the next few days to decide if this will be the last season of the medical drama. Producers say they need to know soon so they can either wrap up the story lines or plan one more final season.
- COREY TAYLOR says he plans to return to the studio with STONE SOUR in 2012 and that the album will be "probably the biggest thing we've done in our career." Taylor expects to hit the studio between Slipknot's run on February's Soundwave Festival in Australia and a summer tour of North America.
- PITBULL has filed a countersuit against Lindsay Lohan over the defamation lawsuit she filed against him. Lindsay accused him of exploiting her name in his tune "Give Me Everything," in which he says "I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan." Pitbull apologized, but he now says his lyric is justified by her multiple jail stints. Pitbull also questions whether Lohan was eligible to file a lawsuit in New York, since she spends the majority of her time in California.
- SCOTTY MCCREERY will perform his latest single, "The Trouble with Girls," during the upcoming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will also feature Rodney Atkins, Shelby Lynne, and others.
- Jay Leno: Kelsey Grammer; actress Sarah Hyland; Andrea Bocelli performs
- David Letterman: Adam Sandler; Peter Gabriel performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Robert Pattinson; actress Freida Pinto; Thompson Square
- Conan: Actor Joel McHale; actress Cheryl Hines
- Jimmy Fallon: Kathy Griffin; actor Dominic Cooper; chef David Chang
- Craig Ferguson: Ellen Barkin; comic Dave Attell
- Carson Daly: Musician Tim Armstrong; musical group Girl in a Coma; Death Cab for Cutie performs
Reports are circulating that Joe Paterno is on his way out at Penn State within days or weeks. The possible ouster comes in the wake of the abuse scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky and what Paterno may have known about it.
Yesterday in Cleveland, voter Greg Flanagan observed an argument between a campaign official and a poll worker and went to see what the fuss was about. The argument involved a campaign sign and whether it was posted to close to the polling place. Greg told the poll worker to "Measure the distance if you are concerned, and don't be an ass." The poll worker responded by grabbing Greg around the neck and head butting him before attempting to bite his nose off. The elections board identified the worker for police and say he wouldn't be rehired.
1961: The PGA eliminated its Caucasians only rule.
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