Bits and Pieces - January 6, 2012
January 6, 2012
The new season of "Jersey Shore" premiered last night. This season will be a little bit different. Each week a different guy will get voted off Snooki.
There's still no official confirmation from JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL on their rumored engagement, but Justin's grandmother, Sadie Bomar, says it's true. She says Justin called her on Christmas Day and told her he's engaged, but to keep her lips zipped until after the holidays.
VH1 is sending DR. DREW PINSKY away to dry out. VH1 says his programs Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House won't air this year. However, VH1 says the shows could be back in the future.
- THE KILLERS' BRANDON FLOWERS says the band will have a new album out this year. They've already recorded a few songs in their own studio, although they don't seem to be in any great rush to get it out.
- CHRIS BROWN will let his music do the talking for him this year. Brown's management has banned him from doing interviews after several meltdowns last year when interviewers asked him about Rihanna.
- LEE BRICE popped the question to long-time girlfriend, Sara Reeveley, while on vacation in Key West on New Year's Day. The couple has a three year-old son, Takoda, and they've known each other for 13 years.
- Today: Author John Grisham; chef Todd English
- Good Morning America: Actress Jennifer Morrison; TV host Harley Pasternak
- Kelly: Kristen Bell; Jennifer Morrison; singer Melanie Amaro; co-host Rob Lowe
- The View: Justin Bieber performs with Mary J. Blige; the winner and runner-up from "Dancing With the Stars."
- The Talk: Tom Selleck; personal trainer Dolvett Quince
- Ellen DeGeneres: Kirstie Alley; actress Casey Wilson; gymnast Jordyn Wieber
The NBA season turned out to be especially short for Sacramento Kings coach Paul Westphal. The Kings have fired Westphal just seven games into the season after he benched center DeMarcus Cousins last weekend for attitude problems. Assistant Keith Smart takes over on an interim basis.
Plaistow, New Hampshire police were conducting a routine traffic stop near the Massachusetts state line when they heard a loud noise, followed by a strange sight. It turned out that 22-year-old Barry Short was responsible for the sights and sounds as he drove by the officers at a slow rate of speed in a car that had only three wheels. Naturally, this piqued the officers' curiosity and they caught up with Barry to have a word with him. As you might've guessed by now, Barry failed a DUI test and officers found drugs in his car. In case you're wondering how many times over the legal limit Barry was, the correct answer would be over three.
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actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson (Black Adder, Mr. Bean, Johnny English) 57