Bits and Pieces - February 7, 2012
February 7, 2012
They say Madonna was the most Googled term of Super Bowl 46. In fact, they say Madonna hasn't had this much Googling since she dated Alex Rodriguez.
GISELE BUNDCHEN is catching almost as much heat after the Patriots' Super Bowl loss as husband TOM BRADY. As Gisele was leaving the stadium, she was heckled about Tom's performance and promptly trashed his teammates when she fired back, saying: "You (have) to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times." While she has a point, the outburst got back to the teammates, who say she violated a code of brotherhood by bashing the other players.
Sunday's SUPER BOWL was the most-watched program in U.S. television history, with an average of 111.3 million people tuning in. The peak audience numbers were in the final half-hour when 117 million people were watching.
- Not that he's hurting for money, but U2'S BONO is set to become the world's richest rock star this year. It turns out he owns a 1.5 percent share in Facebook. When their stock goes on sale, it's expected that Bono's share will be worth $1 billion. Not a bad investment as he only paid $90 million for his stake.
- CHRIS BROWN has been added to the lineup of this year's Grammy Awards performers. It was on Grammy weekend three years ago that he nearly had his career implode for good after assaulting then-girlfriend RIHANNA at a pre-Grammy party. Rihanna is also scheduled to perform at the show.
- RANDY TRAVIS was arrested on public intoxication charges outside a Sanger, Texas church. Travis later apologized "for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl." Travis also explained that he'd just gotten in a fight with his girlfriend.
- ABC: Two new Last Man Standings and the new drama The River, about the search for an adventurer lost in the Amazon
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles and Unforgettable are new
- Fox: Glee (Guest: Ricky Martin), New Girl and Raising Hope are new
- NBC: Biggest Loser and Parenthood are new
- CW: 90210 and Ringer are new
- ESPN: College hoops with Florida at Kentucky
- ESPN2: College hoops with Iowa State at Oklahoma State
- NBC Sports: Hockey with the Kings at Lightning
Kobe Bryant scored 28 points last night to pass former teammate Shaquille O'Neal and move into fifth place on the NBA's career scoring list. However, the Lakers lost to Philadelphia.
An unnamed woman in England called police to report that burglars had stolen her 52-inch flat screen TV. When detectives arrived, the woman explained how the burglars had taken the television out through the lounge window. However, when the cops measured the window, they found it was smaller than the TV. Detectives went back to the house with a search warrant and found the television hidden under an upstairs bed and fined the woman $120 for wasting police time.
1812: Author Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England.
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