Bits and Pieces - March 22, 2012
March 22, 2012
The Situation from the Jersey Shore has reportedly checked into rehab. Apparently he had a pretty serious problem because paramedics had to wheel him into rehab on a tanning gurney.
The celebrity feud between former Growing Pains star KIRK CAMERON and just about everyone in Hollywood is still going strong. It goes back to an interview with PIERS MORGAN earlier this month when Cameron called homosexuality "unnatural" and "destructive". Cameron was on the Today Show and said he was surprised that it became a big deal and said his statement was taken out of context. Cameron said, "When you take a subject and reduce it to something like a four-second sound bite...I think that that's inappropriate and insensitive. To edit it down to that, it certainly didn't reflect my full heart on the matter." Morgan fired back over Twitter, saying: "Kirk Cameron is moaning everywhere today that I stitched him up by releasing a 4-second 'sound bite'...Mr. Cameron 'stands by the comments', despite his whining. So I'll let others decide if he was stitched up...or just a bigot."
JOSH BROLIN will host the April 14th episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with musical guest GOTYE.
- MAROON 5 frontman ADAM LEVINE is in talks to appear in season two of FX's American Horror Story. The second season is set to premiere in October.
- There was a shooting after TYGA'S show in Omaha on Monday night. Authorities say there was an argument between members of Tyga's crew and the audience and garbage was thrown on the stage. Shots were fired from a car as band members boarded their tour bus and again as the car followed the bus and its trailer for a few blocks. Two people on the bus suffered minor wounds.
- RANDY TRAVIS is making his first TV appearance since his public intoxication arrest on Super Bowl Sunday. Travis will be co-hosting the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" show with Hoda Kotb this morning.
- Today: Author Lucy Danziger ("The Drop 10 Diet")
- Good Morning America: Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games"); chef Emeril Lagasse
- CBS This Morning: "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner
- Kelly: Co-host Martin Short
- The View: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; actress Andie MacDowell
- The Talk: Miss Piggy; actress Rachael Harris
- Ellen DeGeneres: Elizabeth Banks; Casey James performs
NASCAR's chief appellate officer tossed out virtually all of the penalties against Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus over illegal modifications to his car prior to the Daytona 500. Johnson will get his 25 drivers points back and Knaus won't have to serve a six-race suspension, but his $100,000 fine stands.
Holiday, Florida's 22-year-old Deaundre C. Barnes got into an argument with Thomas Grippo and his girlfriend. Grippo got between Barnes and his girlfriend and later said he didn't realize he'd been stabbed until he got home and saw he was bleeding. Naturally, police wanted to chat with Barnes about the matter, but when they showed up at his house he refused to talk, saying: "I'm going to jail anyways." Since he was currently on probation, Barnes' observation was correct and he didn't do his defense lawyer any favors by listing his occupation as "drug dealer."
1952: Alan Freed hosted his first Moondog Ball in Cleveland. It's considered to be the first rock and roll show
actor Timothy Dalton (James Bond, The Beautician and the Beast. The Reef) 66