Bits and Pieces - January 19, 2012
January 19, 2012
TV chef Paula Deen is 65 years old today. Hopefully this birthday is better for Paula. Last year her birthday candles started a grease fire on her cake.
MARK WAHLBERG caused a big stink in an interview with Men's Journal. Mark was scheduled to be on United Flight 93 on 9/11 and he said, "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.'" Surviving family members of those on the flight had a problem with that and others just wondered what made Wahlberg think he could've somehow saved the day. Wahlberg later apologized, saying: "I deeply apologize to the families of the victims that my answer came off as insensitive. It was certainly not my intention."
MODERN FAMILY had three-year-old Lily seemingly drop the F-bomb on last night's episode. Of course, it was bleeped out and no child was harmed during filming as they had actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons say the word, 'fudge.'
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will soon announce the release of his next album and a U.S. tour with the E Street Band. Those who've heard it described the songs as having "unexpected textures, loops, electronic percussion, influences and rhythms from hip-hop to Irish folk rhythms." A new single called "We Take Care of Our Own" should be online today. Concert dates haven't been announced, but industry sources say Bruce has arenas booked starting in March.
- There's good news for those who disrespect women. JAY-Z'S people deny reports he'll stop using the b-word in his raps following the birth of his daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Meanwhile, it's reported that Jay-Z laid off half of the New York staff of his Rocawear clothing line the day before she was born due to "economic" reasons.
- Has STEEL MAGNOLIA rusted out? Their March 24th show in Greeneville, Tennessee has been canceled and the venue's director says: "It is our understanding that the duo is no longer performing together." No official confirmation on whether Meghan and Josh have broken up, personally or professionally, but they have parted ways with their label, Big Machine Records.
- Today: Chef Roger Mooking; cute pets; TV personality Donny Deutsch
- Good Morning America: Chef Emeril Lagasse
- Kelly: Ewan McGregor; actress Elizabeth Banks; co-host Dana Carvey
- The View: Actress Audra McDonald; chef Michael Symon; performance from "Porgy & Bess."
- The Talk: TV host Wayne Brady; nutritionist Keri Glassman
- Ellen DeGeneres: Rob Lowe; Adam Lambert performs
Eli Manning left the New York Giants practice early yesterday because of an illness that coach Tom Coughlin described as a "stomach bug." Manning is still expected to play in Sunday's NFC championship at San Francisco.
Right now, not many people would want to trade places with the captain of that cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy. Not only did his blunder cause the disaster, it's been discovered he abandoned ship before all the passengers were evacuated and refused to return to the vessel. The captain was arrested and faces manslaughter charges. However, it turns out he's a pretty lucky guy. His story, and he's sticking to it for now, is that he tripped and miraculously fell into a lifeboat.
1937: Howard Hughes set a record by flying from L.A. to New York in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds
comedian Frank Caliendo (Mad TV, Frank TV) 38