Bits and Pieces - May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012
Jessica Simpson has signed a deal with Weight Watchers for $3 million. That works out to almost a dollar a pound.
RIHANNA was hospitalized following Monday night's Met Gala in New York. She Tweeted a photo of herself with an IV in her arm and the official line from her people is that she's been sick with the flu since she did Saturday Night Live last weekend and she's now at home recovering. However, the tabloids say that her hard partying has caught up with her. Various stories have her heartbroken when Chris Brown got a tattoo of his current girlfriend's face and that she's lonely. In any case, they claim she's turned to booze and it's gotten out of control.
There are more rumors that next fall's Season 15 of DANCING WITH THE STARS will be an all-star edition. Extra host Mario Lopez first mentioned it last month and now there's more buzz that it's happening and that Lopez, Gilles Marini, Mel B., Sabrina Bryan and Kyle Massey will be among those returning. Not returning will be previous champions.
- GRATEFUL DEAD drummer Bill Kreutzmann is working on a memoir due out sometime in 2015. Aside from The Dead, the book will include stories about Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and the Allman Brothers.
- DRAKE had to shut down his Club Paradise show a little early on Tuesday night in Irvine, California when things ran late. Before the show, Drake urged ticketholders via Twitter to get there early, but they didn't get started early enough as police forced him to end the show with about three songs remaining.
- MARTINA MCBRIDE will sing the national anthem at this month's Indianapolis 500 on May 27th.
- Jay Leno: Howie Mandel; reality-TV star Vinny Guadagnino; Sara Watkins
- David Letterman: Kid scientists; actress Elizabeth Banks; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes perform
- Jimmy Kimmel: Dr. Phil McGraw; Carrie Underwood performs
- Conan: Actress Zosia Mamet; actor Tom Selleck; The Wombats perform
- Jimmy Fallon: Will Ferrell; actress Ellie Kemper; AWOLNATION performs
- Craig Ferguson: Journalist Christiane Amanpour; actress Anna Kendrick
- Carson Daly: Katharine McPhee; Wallpaper performs
New York Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera, who's already in the DL with a torn knee ligament, now has a blood clot in his right calf. Rivera is on blood-thinning medication and needs to spend at least a week or two strengthening his knee before he has surgery.
The recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has become a highly-charged contest. Just ask Chippewa Falls' Jeffrey and Amanda Radle. On Election Day, the estranged couple argued because Jeffrey supported Governor Walker and Amanda did not. When Amanda attempted to go to the polls, Jeffrey stood in front of her SUV and tried to block her from leaving. When Amanda finally tried to drive around him, Jeffrey jumped in front of the vehicle and was hit, sustaining head, neck and back injuries. Jeffrey's brother Mike, also a Walker supporter said, "These crazy liberal nuts are always pulling this crap."
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