Bits and Pieces - February 23, 2012
February 23, 2012
Last Sunday's 500th episode of The Simpsons got higher TV ratings than Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. I couldn't decide whether to watch that cartoonish oaf with the funny-looking hair who says all those stupid things or Bart Simpson.
Does DREW BARRYMORE have a baby on the way? Drew and fiancé Will Kopelman met last February and have a wedding planned for sometime this year, but she was spotted leaving a doctor's office over the weekend with what appeared to be a sonogram in her hand. In recent weeks, Drew has been seen in loose-fitting clothing and in what may say a lot, her rep didn't deny and would only give a 'no comment.' If the rumors are true, it would be Drew's first child.
There's good news for fans of TONY SHALHOUB'S TV show MONK as it'll apparently be back as a TV movie. Show creator Andy Breckman says the movie Mr. Monk for Mayor will have Monk running for mayor of San Francisco. Word is that they'll film this summer and it could air in December.
- An album of new material from the late JOEY RAMONE will be released on May 15th. It's called Ya Know and it'll feature 17 demos recorded by Joey during and after the Ramones days. The songs were completed by Ramones producers Ed Stasium and Jean Beauvoir, and musicians Joan Jett, Steven Van Zandt, Richie Ramone, and members of Cheap Trick and the Dictators.
- AKON is being sued by a Georgia construction company over unpaid work they did on his home. The company claims they completed over $344,000 worth of work, but that he still owes nearly $52,000.
- The Best of HANK WILLIAMS JR. (All My Rowdy Friends) will be out on March 27th and will include 22 tracks, including "Family Tradition," "A Country Boy Can Survive," "All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight," and "Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound."
- Today: Martha Stewart; William Shatner; TV personality Donny Deutsch
- Good Morning America: Steve Martin
- CBS This Morning: Author Russ Feingold
- Kelly: Patricia Heaton; style guru Carson Kressley; co-host Carrie Ann Inaba
- The View: Former "The View" co-host Star Jones
- The Talk: Joan and Melissa Rivers
- Ellen DeGeneres: Randy Jackson; actor Justin Theroux; Natasha Bedingfield performs
The Chicago Cubs are sending relief pitcher Chris Carpenter to the Boston Red Sox as compensation for hiring Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations.
Sebastian, Florida's Michael Dean Arnold went to the post office where he saw a woman's car parked partially in a handicap spot and told her, "Nice parking job." Apparently not a fan of sarcasm, the woman told Arnold to kiss her (butt), to which Arnold responded by telling her to (blow) him. Despite not getting a favorable response, Arnold got into his car and followed the woman and called police to ask that she be arrested for her rude comments and parking in the handicap spot. When police arrived, they explained to Arnold that rude comments aren't grounds for arrest and that parking offenses must be witnessed by a law enforcement official. This only succeeded in further riling Arnold, who had to be subdued and Tasered by officers before his arrest on charges of breach of peace, resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.
1993: CBS announced that David Letterman would remain in New York City and broadcast from the old Ed Sullivan Theater
actress Drew Barrymore (ET, 50 First Dates, He's Just Not That Into You) 37