Bits and Pieces - January 31, 2012
January 31, 2012
Steve Jones won't return as the host of "The X Factor" next season. The good news is Jones has been invited to stay with Brian Dunkelman.
HALLE BERRY and baby daddy Gabriel Aubry were back in court again yesterday and apparently the behind-the-scenes stuff is nastier than anyone is letting on because the Department of Children and Family Services recommended their 3-year-old daughter Nahla go into counseling. They also suggested that Halle and Gabriel submit to mediation and have a third party sit down with them to try and figure out how they can raise their child without all the drama. It was also learned that Halle is undergoing individual counseling to help her deal with the mess and we already heard that Gabriel agreed to anger management. Also during yesterday's session, Gabriel asked the judge for a restraining order to keep the nanny away from Nahla because he thinks she's making up stories about him to get in tight with Halle. Meanwhile, Halle asked the judge to keep Gabriel away from Nahla until the child endangerment investigation against him has been settled. However, the judge didn't reach a decision on either request yet.
THE OFFICE could be losing another employee. Following rumors that Rainn Wilson could be getting his own spin-off series, word is that MINDY KALING will be doing a sitcom pilot for Fox about an OB/GYN.
- GUNS N' ROSES has announced plans to perform six shows at smaller venues in Chicago, New Jersey and New York City. One of the New York shows will be at Webster Hall, which was known as The Ritz when the band did their MTV special "Live at The Ritz" 24 years ago. The first show will be February 10th at New York's Roseland Ballroom.
- SNOOP DOGG has reportedly agreed to record a track with PARIS HILTON for her upcoming album.
- TRISHA YEARWOOD is getting her own show on the Food Network. The six-episode series doesn't have a title or a premiere date yet, but she'll be sharing recipes, her favorite meals and family stories.
- ABC: Last Man Standing and Body of Proof repeats, plus a new Celebrity Wife Swap with Mick "Mankind" Foley and Antonio Sabato Jr.
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Unforgettable reruns
- Fox: Glee's Michael Jackson episode, New Girl and Raising Hope are new
- NBC: Biggest Loser is new; Parenthood is a rerun
- CW: 90210 and Ringer are new
- ESPN: College hoops with Michigan State at Illinois
- ESPN2: College hoops with Clemson at Virginia
- NBC Sports: Hockey with the Capitals at Lightning
The Oakland Raiders officially introduced Dennis Allen as their new head coach yesterday. He replaces Hue Jackson, who was fired after going 8-8 this season.
The vacation of Britain's Leigh Van Bryan and his pal Emily Bunting didn't go quite as planned. Several weeks before they left for Los Angeles, Leigh sent a comical Tweet to Emily saying, "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America" and another about how he planned on "digging up Marilyn Monroe." Among those not aware that 'destroy' was British slang for partying and digging up Marilyn came from an episode of Family Guy were the boys at Homeland Security. Leigh and Emily were arrested upon arriving at Los Angeles International Airport and questioned about their Tweets for five hours before being handcuffed, put in a van with illegal immigrants and locked up overnight. Their vacation consisted of spending the next 12 hours in separate holding cells before being put on a flight back home.
1999: Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis was charged with the murders of two people outside an Atlanta nightclub
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