Bits and Pieces - May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
The first-ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant made the final 12 before being eliminated. On the bright side, she was named Miss Masculinity.
Terminator 3 star NICK STAHL has resurfaced after his estranged wife reported him missing earlier this month. His wife says he's okay and is entering rehab and while she's glad that he's safe, she has doubts about him going to rehab. His wife says she saw an "unemotional and unapologetic e-mail" late Friday night that didn't explain his disappearance and wasn't even addressed to her, but she says she saw it because she has access to his e-mail.
The TV show "THE VAMPIRE DIARIES" leads the way with six nominations for the TEEN CHOICE AWARDS. JUSTIN BIEBER and "AMERICAN IDOL" were close behind with five nominations apiece. The surfboard trophies will be handed out on July 22nd on Fox.
- While financial gurus debate the merits of investing in Facebook, U2'S BONO apparently made a bundle off of it. Bono's Elevation Partners bought a 2.3 percent stake in Facebook for about $90 million three years ago and when the company went public on Friday, Elevation reaped some $1.4 billion in profits.
- KANYE WEST will debut a short film called "Cruel Summer" at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. Kanye describes it as "a fusion of short film and art installation" and an "immersive seven-screen experience."
- It turns out that LORETTA LYNN has been lying about her age! Lynn's birth certificate is on file at the state Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort, Kentucky, and it shows she was born on April 14th, 1932, making her 80 years old, not 77. That also undermines the story she told of being married at 13 in "Coal Miner's Daughter," and instead would've been nearly 16 at the time.
- Jay Leno: Kevin Costner; actress Bailee Madison; Lisa Marie Presley performs
- David Letterman: Actress Lea Michele; director Barry Sonnenfeld
- Jimmy Kimmel: Kathy Griffin; reality-TV star Emily Maynard; Gavin DeGraw
- Conan: Elizabeth Banks; actor Timothy Olyphant; comic John Mulaney
- Jimmy Fallon: John Lithgow; singer Miranda Cosgrove; Slash performs
- Craig Ferguson: Jeffrey Dean Morgan; emails with comic Stephen Wright
- Carson Daly: Journalist Geoff Boucher; singer Neon Hitch; Melvins perform
The Golden State Warriors will reportedly move from Oakland to San Francisco, where they'll play in a privately funded arena opening prior to the 2017-18 season.
Former Nevada State Senator Elizabeth Halseth ran on a Christian family values platform in 2010 when she scored an upset win over Benny Yerushalmi. Among her campaign tactics was to mail a postcard to voters showing Benny and his wife, who wore a revealing evening dress, with the caption, "Not Our Values." A nasty divorce led her to resign from the senate and, yes, she is the same Elizabeth Halseth who can now be seen in a black bikini as a write-in candidate for Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" contest.
1999: All My Children star Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy award after 18 straight losses
actor Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) 55