Bits and Pieces - March 7, 2012
March 7, 2012
Rush Limbaugh says that his apology to a college student for calling her a slut and a prostitute was "sincere." It's hard to argue with that because when you think of Rush Limbaugh, you think of sincerity.
There's still no official confirmation on pregnancy rumors surrounding Jersey Shore's SNOOKI. However, multiple sources say she's not only pregnant, she and apparent father Jionni LaValle are engaged. Along with the rumors, photos of Snooki have surfaced showing her wearing what appears to be an engagement ring. Among those apparently not happy about it is ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella. He told TMZ, "I hope for her sake...not to be rude or anything...but I hope she has a miscarriage." The not rude Emilio added, "I would def recommend her to get a paternity test to see who the father is because I'm sure there are other subjects. Vinny could easily be the father." Emilio later clarified, "What I meant by the statement was that I hope she doesn't have the child. I just hope the test was wrong ... I think she's too young. I don't think this kid is in it for her." That attempt to make nice was apparently the work of Snooki's lawyers who previously threatened him not to make any derogatory statements about Snooki in the media.
Fox has cancelled the STEVEN SPIELBERG-produced adventure series TERRA NOVA. However, they plan to shop the show around to see if someone else might pick it up.
- Add PETER GABRIEL to those bailing on Rush Limbaugh. Gabriel has demanded that his music be pulled from the show after learning that his song "Sledgehammer" was played while Rush launched into a tirade against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke last week.
- THE FAR EAST MOVEMENT will release their next album, called "Dirty Bass," on May 8th. The album will include their new song Live My Life, which features Justin Bieber, as well as "Candy," from the new movie "Project X." Far East Movement will be among the opening acts on the LMFAO Sorry for Party Rocking tour, which kicks off in Columbus, Ohio on May 22nd.
- LUKE BRYAN, SARA EVANS, TIM MCGRAW and SUGARLAND'S JENNIFER NETTLES have been added to the TV special ACM Presents: LIONEL RICHIE and Friends in Concert. The special will be filmed in Las Vegas on April 2nd, one night after the ACM Awards, and air on April 13th on CBS.
- Today: Actress Lisa Rinna; Demi Lovato performs; author Kristi Yamaguchi
- Good Morning America: "Dancing with Stars" rehearsals; TV host Peter Walsh
- CBS This Morning: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill ("21 Jump Street.")
- Kelly: Fran Drescher; NBA star Chris Paul; co-host Nick Lachey
- The View: Actor Nathan Lane; actress Mayim Bialik
- The Talk: Actress Idina Menzel
- Ellen DeGeneres: Christian Slater; singer Lenny Kravitz
NFL officials met with New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton last Thursday to discuss former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' bounty program. Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to hand out harsh punishment before the March 25th owners meetings.
Las Cruces, New Mexico's Alan Golden was dining with two female companions at a local Applebee's. Obviously not out to impress the women by taking them to a fancy dining establishment, Golden concocted a dine-and-dash plan. After the women left, Golden proceeded to follow them out the door. Unfortunately, Golden didn't get quite as far as his dining companions before he was arrested. Golden's little scheme might've worked a tad better had the restaurant not been holding a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics in which police officers were serving as hosts and wait staff.
1999: Singer George Jones was nearly killed in an alcohol-related car accident near his home in Nashville
actor/director Rob Reiner (All In the Family, This is Spinal Tap) 67