Bits and Pieces - April 11, 2012
April 11, 2012
Reality TV star Lamar Odom has left the Dallas Mavericks and the team may trade him. The Mavericks are pretty excited because they think that in exchange for Odom they can get two Real Housewives and a Teen Mom to be named later.
LINDSAY LOHAN is denying that story about getting into an altercation with another woman at a Hollywood nightclub last week. In fact, Lindsay says that on the night in question she was home watching the Showtime series "Homeland." Not only that, club staffers say that if she was there, they were unaware of it. While it's hard to imagine Lindsay being in a club and no one knowing about it, the staff says they were also unaware of any altercation. The woman who filed a police report against Lindsay claims she was injured on her back and that she has visible bruises. She's also been trying to shop her story to the tabloids and didn't file a police report until two days later and reportedly only did so because none of the magazines would pay for her story unless a report had been filed.
There's good news for fans of the TV shows NEW GIRL, RAISING HOPE and GLEE as Fox has picked all three up for another season.
- JACK WHITE is apparently backtracking on that statement about there being "absolutely no chance" he'd ever re-form the WHITE STRIPES. Jack now tells the New York Times Magazine, "I'd make a White Stripes record right now. I'd be in the White Stripes for the rest of my life. That band is the most challenging, important, fulfilling thing ever to happen to me. I wish it was still here. It's something I really, really miss."
- LIL WAYNE'S entourage has been accused of assaulting a photographer in Miami. Apparently the guy was taking photos of Wayne skateboarding outside a church in front of a "No Skateboarding" sign. Wayne eventually confronted the man and forced him to delete images before allegedly spitting on him, pushing him to the ground, and using the skateboard to pummel the guy's bicycle. (See here)
- Artists such as ALAN JACKSON, REBA MCENTIRE, JOSH TURNER, KEITH URBAN and BILLY GILMAN have recorded a new song and video called "The Choice." It benefits the charity Soles4Souls, which provides footwear for those in need. The video will premiere on CMT next Monday.
- Jay Leno: Josh Hutcherson; TV-show host Rachel Maddow; Epic Turner performs with Lupe Fiasco and Tinie Tempah
- David Letterman: Sean Hayes; comic Jim Gaffigan; Shooter Jennings performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: David Spade; "Dancing With the Stars" castoff; Slash performs with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
- Conan: Phil Robertson; Willie Robertson; M. Ward performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Christina Applegate; anthropologist Jane Goodall; White Rabbits
- Craig Ferguson: Guy Pearce; actress Jessica St. Clair
- Carson Daly: Seann William Scott; "No Room for Rockstars"; Dr. Dog performs
The Texas Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler have agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract extension.
A Shreveport, Louisiana family was teaching a 14-year-old girl how to drive in a parking lot. The lesson was fairly successful until she accidentally hit the gas. The car hit another vehicle, causing the air bag to deploy. The car then jumped the curb and splashed into a bayou. No word on whether the family taught the girl how to swim, but emergency crews were able to rescue everyone.
1999: The Miami Heat held the Chicago Bulls to 49 points, the lowest score ever in an NBA game since the shot-clock was introduced
actor Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Pay It Forward, Artificial Intelligence) 24