Bits and Pieces - January 10, 2012
January 10, 2012
Snoop Dogg was busted in Texas over the weekend on marijuana charges. On the bright side, it turns out the drug-sniffing dog was Snoop's long-lost brother.
While BEYONCE and JAY-Z are ecstatic about the arrival of their new daughter, they want to get a few things cleared up. First of all, it wasn't a scheduled C-section on Friday. They say daughter Blue Ivy arrived naturally on Saturday. Also, the hospital is denying reports that the couple paid $1.3 million to rent an entire floor. However, they did rent an executive suite at the hospital for the going rate and had their own security detail on site, although the hospital denies that the bodyguards prevented other parents from seeing their children.
JON HAMM says that MAD MEN will return on Sunday, March 25th. Season-five was supposed to air last summer, but it was delayed due to salary issues.
BLACK SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. Tommy and his doctors are still deciding the best course of action, but he's continuing to work on the band's new album. No word on whether Tommy's health will affect plans for a live tour, but the album is due this fall.
DR. DRE is catching heat from animal rights activists for selling headphones which feature real fox fur. Dre teamed up with Oscar de la Renta to create the headphones covered in "luxe silver fox" for his line Beats by Dre. However, PETA is urging him to discontinue the collection and stop using fur and exotic-animal skins in the future.
A Twitter feud has broken out between DIERKS BENTLEY and former Drive-By Truckers member JASON ISBELL. Jason says Dierks' new single, "Home," is stolen from his song 'In a Razor Town.' (Compare and contrast here)
- ABC: Last Man Standing, Work It, Celebrity Wife Swap & Body of Proof are new
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Unforgettable are new
- Fox: Glee, New Girl and Raising Hope reruns
- NBC: Biggest Loser and Parenthood are new
- CW: Brandon Routh, Jesse Bradford, Sophia Bush star in the flick Table for Three
- ESPN: College hoops with Georgia at Florida
- NBC Sports: Hockey with the Sharks at Wild
As expected, the Kansas City Chiefs have officially given interim head coach Romeo Crennel the job on a permanent basis.
An unnamed thug in Cambridge, England saw 84-year-old Peter Sandy and figured him to be an easy target. The crook approached Peter, pulled a commando-style knife and demanded that he hand over his money. Unfortunately for the bad guy, he wasn't up on his history of pugilism or he might've recognized Peter as former boxer Peter Sandy. When the crook demanded his loot, Peter floored him with a left hook and the crook eventually got up and ran away empty-handed.
2010: NBC announced it was moving The Jay Leno Show from prime time to 11:35 p.m. and pushing "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" back to 12:05 a.m., resulting in Conan's departure
singer Pat Benatar 59