Bits and Pieces - March 26, 2012
March 26, 2012
George Clooney is planning to launch his own brand of tequila. Hopefully, it's successful because it would be nice to finally see something go right for Clooney.
The toxicology report on WHITNEY HOUSTON is in and it found she had cocaine, marijuana, Benadryl and other medications in her system and that she used cocaine immediately prior to her death. The report also said she was a 'chronic user' and that there was a 60 percent narrowing of Whitney's arteries due to her cocaine use, which led to a cardiac event before her accidental death from drowning. The Houston family released a statement saying, "We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure."
The online betting site Bovada.com has set the odds for DANCING WITH THE STARS. They made Jaleel White the favorite at 11/4, followed by William Levy at 7/2 and Donald Driver at 4/1. If you like long shots, Gavin DeGraw is 40/1 and Martina Navratilova is at 50/1.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is on April 14th and there's bad news for GUNS N' ROSES fans as SLASH says that the band's original lineup won't perform together. However, the band members are expected to be there to receive the honor.
- DMX is being sued for $630,000 by a New York booking agency. They claim they had a deal to book a world tour last year that never came off because of his legal troubles and they want their money back. However, DMX's manager says they chose to sever all ties with the agency over unsavory business practices.
- TAYLOR SWIFT posted a video of herself explaining what the Academy of Country Music awards are to her cat, Meredith. Swift is nominated for three ACM Awards this year.
- Today: Chef Brian Malarkey
- Good Morning America: A performance from Cirque du Soleil's "IMMORTAL World Tour"; "Top Chef's'" Gail Simmons and Tim Love
- CBS This Morning: The latest news
- Kelly: Co-host Jerry O'Connell
- The View: David Arquette; author Mimi Alford; The Cranberries perform
- The Talk: TV host Wayne Brady; NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson; actor Christian LeBlanc
- Ellen DeGeneres: Julia Roberts; actor Liam Hemsworth; singer Justin Bieber; Carly Rae Jepsen performs
Senator Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports. Durbin wants to examine whether federal law should make such bounty systems a crime.
Wesley Chapel, Florida's Julie Hardwick wouldn't leave her husband Doyle alone, so he gave her a beer in hopes she would go to bed. Unfortunately, he didn't want her in bed for reasons you might imagine. When Doyle's efforts to get Julie to go to bed failed, he called 911. Police say the couple was calm when they arrived, but there's no word on whether Doyle was calm when officers arrested him for misusing 911 or when he was later sentenced to 60 days in jail. In case you were wondering, Doyle wanted Julie to go to bed so he could check his Facebook page.
1867: The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for two-cents an acre
actor Simon Baker (Into the West, Shanghai Noon, The Devil Wears Prada) 26