Bits and Pieces - January 13, 2012
January 13, 2012
Today is Friday the 13th. You know it's going to be an unlucky day if you get seated on an airplane next to Alec Baldwin.
HEATHER LOCKLEAR was taken to a hospital by ambulance yesterday afternoon after taking what's described as a dangerous mix of prescription drugs and alcohol. A source told RadarOnline.com that the person who made the call was worried about Heather's state of mind and they were afraid she was going to harm herself. The source went on to say that Heather is distraught over her breakup with Jack Wagner. Word is that Heather will be fine and should be released today.
DAVID LETTERMAN is close to a new deal with CBS to keep him on the Late Show through 2014. That would mark his 32nd year in late night, with 11 years being on NBC's Late Night, and would make him the longest-running late night TV show host in history.
- THE DECEMBERISTS will release their first full-length concert album, called We All Raise Our Voices to the Air, on March 13th. The album will have tunes from their entire catalog and was recorded during last year's tour.
- SNOOP DOGG is teaming up with tobacco company Executive Branch to launch his own line of cigars. Snoop discovered the cigars while traveling throughout South America and the Caribbean and he says he plans to help them launch new styles and flavors in the U.S.
- KEITH URBAN will return to the stage for the first time since vocal surgery at the Grand Ole Opry on February 3rd.
- ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Joplin, Missouri; and 20/20 are new
- CBS: A Gifted man, CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are new
- Fox: Kitchen Nightmares and Fringe are new
- NBC: Chuck, Grimm and Dateline are new
- CW: Nikita and Supernatural are new
- ESPN: NBA hoops with the Bulls at Celtics and Heat at Nuggets
The NFL playoffs continue this weekend. Saturday, the NFC Divisional Playoff with New Orleans at San Francisco is on Fox at 1 pm Eastern. CBS has the AFC matchup with Denver at New England at 5 pm Eastern. Sunday, CBS has Houston at Baltimore at 1 pm Eastern and Fox has the Giants at Packers at 4 pm Eastern.
When starting your own business, it's important to find a location with plenty of foot traffic. Grand Coulee, Washington's 22-year-old Andrew Allen Kramer found such a location on the courthouse lawn in Ephrata. Yes, that is illegal, especially since Kramer was in the marijuana distribution business. On the upside, Kramer got good word-of-mouth advertising. The downside is it was citizens telling cops that he was asking them if they wanted to buy marijuana. Kramer was busted and Sheriff Tom Jones said, "This one speaks for itself."
2002: President Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel.
actor Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Troy) 35