Bits and Pieces - February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012
Former major league pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd now says he was often high on cocaine when he pitched. The other players became suspicious when he once tried to snort the first base line.
HALLE BERRY has asked the judge in her custody case for permission to move to France with daughter Nahla. This could test how well baby daddy Gabriel Aubry's anger management classes are working as he's said to be pretty cheesed off. Aubry thinks Halle just wants to make the move so it'll be more difficult for him to see Nahla, but it turns out that may not be the case. It seems longtime boyfriend Olivier Martinez lives in France and he just popped the question to Halle, who apparently said 'yes.' The other thing is Halle has a stalker that was recently released from jail. Back in the 90's this guy went after Madonna and he was eventually sent to prison. However, when he got out he said: 'F**k Madonna, I want to cut Halle Berry's throat.' They sent him to a mental hospital after his release, but he escaped this week and needless to say Halle is freaked out.
Clerks director KEVIN SMITH has a new reality series debuting on the AMC channel this Sunday called Comic Book Men. The show is based on his comic book shop in New Jersey and Smith will make appearances on the show.
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has announced that two saxophonists, longtime collaborator Eddie Manion and Clarence Clemons' nephew, Jake Clemons, will take over for the big man on his upcoming world tour with the E Street Band. The tour starts March 18th in Atlanta.
- NE-YO'S baby mama has adopted 48 children in Swaziland! Actually, she's not taking them home, but she is picking up the tab for an entire year of their living costs. That works out to a $20,000 commitment.
- The Academy of Country Music and the Great American Country channel have announced that BRANTLEY GILBERT, HUNTER HAYES and SCOTTY MCCREERY are the nominees for this year's ACM New Artist of the Year Award. The trophy will be presented during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1st on CBS. Fan voting will begin March 19th at VoteACM.com.
- ABC: Shark Tank, Primetime What Would You Do and 20/20 are new
- CBS: A Gifted Man, CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are new
- Fox: Kitchen Nightmares and Fringe are new
- NBC: Who Do You Think You Are (Guest: Marisa Tomei), Grimm and Dateline are new
- CW: Nikita and Supernatural are new
- ESPN: NBA hoops with the Lakers at Knicks and Thunder at Jazz
Peyton Manning has been working out at Duke University, but the NFL Network's Mike Lombardi says Manning isn't close to his old form after three neck surgeries. Lombardi said, "He can't throw the ball to his left. He can't throw the ball across his body, because he doesn't feel it. People that catch the ball for him say he doesn't really have velocity on the ball yet."
New England Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco is reportedly telling friends he's changing his last name back to Johnson in time for his wedding this summer because he doesn't want his wife to have a made-up last name.
Jacksonville, Florida police received a call about a black SUV carrying drugs. When officers pulled behind a vehicle matching that description, 27-year-old Ariosto Wyman got out and attempted to flee. Wyman might've made a more successful getaway had he chosen to run instead of hop, but that was impossible seeing as how he had only one leg. Wyman was quickly apprehended and was found to be carrying marijuana. Cops later discovered 120 grams of cocaine concealed in his body and Wyman likely won't have a leg to stand on in court.
1992: Mike Tyson was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington
actor Robert Wagner (Austin Powers, Hart to Hart, It Takes a Thief) 82