Bits and Pieces - March 28, 2012
March 28, 2012
Survivor's Rupert Boneham has accepted the Libertarian Party's nomination for governor of Indiana. Actually, Rupert was their second choice, but the nomination was declined by American Idol's Sanjaya.
ROB KARDASHIAN was dancing with the police after he was handcuffed and nearly arrested early Sunday morning after chasing after a photographer and cornering him in a bong shop. Apparently Rob was in a heated argument with a woman when he noticed the photographer filming the incident. Rob gave chase and cops joined in and the photographer yelled out that Rob was trying to kill him. Police handcuffed Rob, but once they got their stories, the police determined there was no altercation and let both of them go.
MAD MEN'S long-awaited Season 5 premiere was the most watched episode ever, with 3.5 million viewers tuning in. Incidentally, the song that Jessica Pare's Megan performed at the surprise birthday party for husband Don Draper, "Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo," is now available on iTunes. (See and hear here)
- MAROON 5 will release their new album, called Overexposed, on June 26th. ADAM LEVINE calls it one of their most diverse and poppiest albums yet.
- NICKI MINAJ will reportedly play a series of surprise shows in the near future. Of course, she isn't saying much because then it wouldn't be a surprise. However, Nicki Tweeted: "Lots of surprise shows cmn up. The barbz betta know EVERY word to EVERY song. That's all ima say bout DOT!!!!" Nicki will release Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on April 3rd.
- Scotty McCreery is heading back to American Idol to perform his new single, "Water Tower Town," on the Thursday results show.
- Today: Lionel Richie performs with Little Big Town; TV host Rachel Maddow
- Good Morning America: Kate Winslet; reality-TV stars Brianna DeJesus and Katie Yeager; reality-TV star Jackie Sorkin
- CBS This Morning: Director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games); Jason Aldean
- Kelly: Reality stars Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese; co-host Jerry O'Connell
- The View: Eric McCormack; actress Annie Potts; designer Isabel Toledo
- The Talk: Fran Drescher; fitness trainer Jackie Warner
- Ellen DeGeneres: First lady Michelle Obama; actor Daniel Radcliffe; teacher Sara Ferguson
The Vancouver Canucks say Daniel Sedin suffered a concussion following a hit by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith last Wednesday and is out indefinitely. Keith was suspended five games by the NHL for the hit.
California Democratic Jose Hernandez is challenging freshman Republican Jeff Denham to represent California's newly-drawn 10th district. Hernandez is listed on the June primary ballot as an "astronaut/scientist/engineer". At least he is for now. A Sacramento law firm has filed a lawsuit asking that Hernandez be prevented from using the astronaut title. This lawsuit was filed even though Hernandez traveled as a crew member on the space shuttle Discovery in 2009.
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