Bits and Pieces - May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
A&E has canceled the TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter after eight seasons. Unfortunately, they say that if they can't find a new network for Dog they may have to put him to sleep.
You may have seen WHITNEY HOUSTON'S 19-year-old daughter BOBBI KRISTINA give a short, but emotional speech about her mom at the Billboard Music Awards. What few people saw was Bobbi hanging out at the slot machines at the MGM Casino on Saturday night. Bobbi was there with her 22-year-old boyfriend Nick Gordon and while he was old enough to spin the slots, it was illegal for Bobbi to even be sitting at them. When they got wind of it, the MGM Grand and the Nevada Gaming Commission announced that they were looking into it and she could face up to six months in jail.
Fresh off his win on THE APPRENTICE, ARSENIO HALL'S talk-show comeback is closer to reality. Word is that three networks are very interested in the show, although it's not known which networks or if it would be a daytime or nighttime show.
- HEART has a new box set on the way June 5th called Strange Euphoria. The set features three CDs of never-before-heard demos and rarities, plus a DVD of a rare TV performance called The Second Ending - Featuring Heart, that originally ran on Northwest Public Television in 1976.
- CHRIS BROWN felt about as much love after the Billboard Music Awards as he did after the Grammy's. PINK slammed Brown for lip-synching his performance of "Turn up the Music." After Pink slammed Brown on Twitter during the show, she took some heat from Brown's fans. But, it didn't faze her as she Tweeted again, "Oh my lord, it's so easy...it's so damn easy. Keep it coming people, this is some good reading..."
- TOBY KEITH and actress Kristen Bell will host the CMT Music Awards on June 6th from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Fan voting runs through June 4th.
- Today: Jimmy Fallon; Young the Giant performs; chef Paula Deen
- Good Morning America: "Dancing with the Stars"; preview of One Direction's new video
- CBS This Morning: Author Toni Morrison
- Kelly: Jimmy Fallon; Kris Allen performs; co-host L.A. Reid
- The View: Author Colin Powell
- The Talk: Vanessa Williams; director Garry Marshall
- Ellen DeGeneres: Katy Perry; Alanis Morissette performs; Sophia Grace and Rosie
The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Lance Berkman on the 15-day DL, but it's likely a lot worse. The team says Berkman will be out at least 6-8 weeks.
Timika Kiona Whitfield-Lee attempted to pass a forged check at Bud's convenience store in Decatur, Alabama. Not only was Tamika's attempt to cash the check unsuccessful, so was her getaway. When the suspicious clerk called police, Tamika hit the bricks before police could arrive. However, cops were on the scene when Tamika returned to retrieve the driver's license she left behind.
1761: The first life insurance policy in the United States was issued
actress Ginnifer Goodwin (Walk The Line, Big Love, He's Just Not That Into You) 34