Bits and Pieces - March 19, 2012
March 19, 2012
Former NASCAR driver Mario Gosselin was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. However, Gosselin claims he just asked the woman to check his lug nuts.
Charlie Sheen's ex, BROOKE MUELLER, caught a break in her Aspen drug case. Brooke has cut a deal and on Monday she'll plead guilty to felony possession of cocaine under four grams, and the other charges of felony possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and misdemeanor assault will be dismissed. The bottom line is that she won't do any jail time. One of the reasons Brooke got her sweetheart deal is that she voluntarily went to rehab after her arrest.
TNT has announced that its new version of the TV series DALLAS will debut on June 13th. The show will have LARRY HAGMAN, PATRICK DUFFY and LINDA GRAY reprising their original roles alongside a new generation of Ewings.
- HOLD STEADY frontman CRAIG FINN is about to launch his own microbrew called Clear Heart. It'll be available online and at a few stores, and will feature artwork from Finn's recent solo album, Clear Heart Full Eyes. In a statement, Finn said: "When I set out to make this beer, I was going for something with a clear taste and a full flavor. Instead I got a pretty decent buzz."
- RIHANNA now says that her musical collaboration with CHRIS BROWN "made sense" and that it's "innocent." He was on a remix of her song "Birthday Cake" and she's on a remix of his "Turn up the Music." Rihanna says it was her idea to ask Brown to appear on her song because he's "the hottest R&B artist" right now. He then asked her to be on his song.
- DARRYL WORLEY'S new album, called "One Time Around," is due out in June and it'll include his new single "You Still Got It."
- Jay Leno: Jimmy Fallon; 8-Year-Old author H.L. McCullough; Toby Keith
- David Letterman: Reese Witherspoon; actor Michael Weatherly
- Jimmy Kimmel: Dr. Phil McGraw; "The Bachelor's" Lindzi Cox; Keane performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Snoop Dogg; Shaquille O'Neal; Fitz & the Tantrums perform
- Craig Ferguson: Poppy Montgomery; author Charlie Higson
- Carson Daly: Actor Glenn Howerton, director Michael Olmos, director Youssef Delara; We Were Promised Jetpacks perform
The Buffalo Bills have signed Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams to a six-year deal potentially worth $100 million.
After apparently having solved all of the state's pressing issues, Kentucky State Senator Ernie Harris is finally tackling the important matters. Senator Harris has asked UPS to stop airing one of their commercials during the NCAA Tournament. The UPS commercial in question shows Grant Hill's pass to Christian Laettner in the 1992 tournament to illustrate a point about delivery. The pass led to the shot that allowed Duke to eliminate Kentucky 104-103. Senator Harris says, "I think it would be wise for them to pull the ad." UPS says the ad will keep running.
1995: Mike Tyson was released from prison
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