Bits and Pieces - April 9, 2012
April 9, 2012
Tila Tequila has checked out of a rehab facility. In fact, she's so committed to sobriety that she announced she's changing her name to Tila Coffee.
KIM KARDASHIAN is officially on the rebound with KANYE WEST. While they've known each other for some time, the two were spotted out on a couple of dates this week and the paparazzi even caught Kim doing the walk of shame out of Kanye's New York apartment on Thursday morning. Kim was wearing the same black leather pants and white and gray sleeveless shirt she wore the previous evening as Kanye's security guards escorted her into his Mercedes to drive her back to her hotel.
The new REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY have been unveiled. Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer will welcome Aviva Drescher, Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwill in a 90-minute episode on June 4th. Radziwill was a longtime journalist with ABC News and a member of the Kennedy family. Aviva is a cousin of actress Fran Drescher.
- EDDIE VEDDER has postponed a 15-city solo tour of the U.S. due to nerve damage in his right arm. Vedder recently underwent medical treatments, but they proved unsuccessful. Vedder suffered a back injury earlier this year that affected his strumming arm. The tour has been rescheduled to start in October.
- NAS and GARY CLARK JR. have teamed up to create music for ESPN's three-day coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft. They've collaborated on new versions of the tracks "The Don" and "Train" from Nas' upcoming album and Clark's "Bright Lights," which will be used coming in and out of commercial breaks. Draft coverage begins on April 26th.
- The JOHNNY CASH tribute concert "We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash" will be held next Tuesday in Austin, Texas. Actor Matthew McConaughey will host the event with performances by Train's Pat Monahan, Shelby Lynne, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Dunn, John Hiatt, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Rhett Miller, and others.
- Today: Nicki Minaj performs; actor Oliver Platt; Once performs
- Good Morning America: Rascal Flatts perform
- CBS This Morning: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
- Kelly: Kelly and co-host Neil Patrick Harris recap the Oscars
- The View: Debra Messing; journalist Lara Spencer; author Stedman Graham
- The Talk: Guest co-host Emily Procter; reality-TV stars Beverly Johnson and Anansa Sims; actors Joe Mantegna and Joey Travolta; chef David Myers
- Ellen DeGeneres: Jason Biggs; author Wayne Pacelle; Colbie Caillat and Common perform
While you sit in the stands with your expensive beer and hot dogs here's why you're paying so much for those expensive refreshments. The major league average salary rose 4.1 percent to $3.44 million, the steepest hike since 2008.
In suburban Vancouver, three young men wanted to clean up after a night of drinking. It was likely the drinking that prompted them to decide to strip naked at a car wash, pile into a shopping cart and select "super typhoon" before proceeding through the car wash. Police were alerted when neighbors heard screaming and they arrived to find the intoxicated men putting their clothes back on.
1934: Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead's son, Alexander, was born
actress Emma Thompson (Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee) 53