Bits and Pieces - June 6, 2012
June 6, 2012
The unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent last month. They say most of the job losses were in the field of bartending after the Jersey Shore cast quit drinking.
HALLE BERRY scored a big legal win in her custody battle with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry. The custody evaluation has been submitted to the judge and it says that Halle is the better parent. The report supposedly questioned Gabriel's ability to care for daughter Nahla, in part because of personal issues, which apparently refers to his anger problems. In any case, this should clear the way for Halle to move to France with her daughter, although the judge won't hand down his official decision until later this month.
JERRY O'CONNELL has signed to star as Herman Munster in NBC's new series Mockingbird Lane. The new show is described as a dramatic re-imagining of the classic sitcom The Munsters.
- SEETHER will host the first Rise Above Fest on September 3rd in Gilford, New Hampshire. The fest takes its name from the Seether song "Rise Above This," which was inspired by the suicide of Seether frontman Shaun Morgan's brother. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd and others will also perform.
- NAS made a music video for his song Daughters for his daughter's birthday. There was just one little problem. The video begins with Destiny Jones' name and the birth date of September 14th. Unfortunately, that's Nas' birthday and not hers. Apparently one of the editors made the goof and word is dad and daughter had a good laugh before the video was fixed to show her correct birth date.
- ERIC CHURCH'S outdoor concert in Buffalo was rained out last Friday and some fans weren't too happy about it. After over an hour of delays, the concert was finally called due to rain, prompting some in the audience to toss chairs onto the stage and smash bottles throughout the arena. Church later apologized to fans, saying: "I owe the city of Buffalo one, and I intend to make good on that. To everyone out there, thanks for coming and standing in the rain and wind, and we intend to bring it when the time comes."
- Today: TV host Jenny McCarthy; author Jill Biden; Alan Jackson performs
- Good Morning America: TBA
- CBS This Morning: Actor Morgan Freeman
- Kelly: Jenny McCarthy; actress Kerry Washington; the new Miss USA; co-host Bryant Gumbel
- The View: Dr. Jill Biden; author Drew Manning
- The Talk: Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer
- Ellen DeGeneres: Kristin Chenoweth; Nelly Furtado and K'Naan perform
The Colorado Rockies have waived 49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer. The move comes less than two months after he became the oldest pitcher to ever win a major-league game.
East Naples, Florida's Nikoleta Karoly's immigration visa expired last week. Not wanting to return to her country, she asked her boyfriend of two months to marry her so that she could get a new visa and stay. The presumably ex-boyfriend refused and it looks as if his decision was a wise one as Nikoleta responded to his rejection by choking him and slapping him so hard that it caused his ear to ring to the point he thought he was going deaf. When arresting officers asked Karoly about it, she told them that she hit and scratched her boyfriend while they were making love because it makes it better. Except for that part where she got arrested.
1967: The Six Day War broke out in the Middle East
musician Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) 33