Bits and Pieces - February 14, 2012
February 14, 2012
Betty White won a Grammy for best spoken word performance. Ironically, Betty was also on hand when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph.
There's good news for HALLE BERRY as that creepy stalker of hers has been captured. The guy was jailed in the 90's for stalking Madonna, but he walked away from a mental health facility in California earlier this month. After his release, he turned his attention to Halle, saying he wanted to slit her throat. Police described him as highly psychotic and potentially violent when off his medication. Meanwhile, Halle's baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry, has been ordered to appear in Dependency Court over concerns about him being able to safely care for their child
ROSEANNE and JOHN GOODMAN will reunite on Roseanne's NBC sitcom pilot Downwardly Mobile. Roseanne will star as the owner of a mobile home park and surrogate mother to the residents. Goodman will play the park's handyman.
- LENNY KRAVITZ will perform during the Daytona 500 pre-race show. The race takes place on February 26th and will air on the Fox network.
- JAY-Z and KANYE WEST have gotten a thumbs up for their "N**gas in Paris" video from the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. The group says they may have saved lives because the video contains the warning: "This video has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised."
- TAYLOR SWIFT'S new video for "Safe and Sound" will debut tonight at 7:54 pm Eastern on MTV. It's the first single from the upcoming "Hunger Games" movie soundtrack. The video premiere will also be streamed online at TaylorSwift.MTV.com and will be followed by a 30 minute interview with Swift.
- ABC: The Bachelor and Castle (Guest: Jennifer Beals) are new
- CBS: How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly and Hawaii Five-0 are new
- Fox: House and Alcatraz are new
- NBC: The Voice and Smash are new
- CW: Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie are new
- ESPN: College hoops with Syracuse at Louisville
- NBC Sports: Hockey with the Sharks at Capitals
The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly decided to release veteran receiver Hines Ward instead of paying him his roster bonus, which is due in March.
Valentine's Day is tomorrow and if you're still stumped on where to take your sweetie, New York City's Department of Environmental Protection has the ideal evening planned for you! They're offering tours of their sewage treatment plant in Brooklyn. The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant sits on one of the smelliest waterways in the country, but if you can somehow clear the tears from your eyes, you'll enjoy a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. Plant superintendent Jim Pynn says, "It's a unique date, and one they'll never forget."
1972: The musical Grease opened on Broadway
actress Mena Suvari (Beauty Shop, Factory Girl, Rumor Has It) 33