Bits and Pieces - July 18, 2012
July 18, 2012
Lindsay Lohan's estranged father, Michael Lohan, and his girlfriend are expecting a baby. Michael says it seems like yesterday that he was up at 2 a.m. to give Lindsay her bottle. Of course, nowadays that's done by a bartender.
JENNIFER LOPEZ is now saying that it was STEVEN TYLER'S decision to leave AMERICAN IDOL that prompted her to quit. Lopez says that they had 'magic' and she was afraid that with him gone, it might be a different formula. At least that's J.Lo's story and she's sticking to it. However, sources are saying it may not have been their decisions to leave the show. Supposed insiders say Fox is trying to reduce costs on the show and opted not to pick up Tyler's option to return for next season. They're also saying that J.Lo demanded a $2 million raise to return and was surprised that Fox didn't come back with a counter offer.
Those rumors about MARIAH CAREY joining AMERICAN IDOL as a judge may be just that. Mariah's husband, NICK CANNON, says they've spoken with her, but he doesn't know if they can afford Mariah.
- Apparently those signal flags in their teaser clip were accurate as MUMFORD & SONS have announced their next album will be called "Babel" and it'll be released on September 25th.
- Despite the fact that she doesn't seem to wear much in the way of clothing, RIHANNA has announced that she'll be designing her first clothing collection. Rihanna's collection will be out next spring.
- CRAIG MORGAN will make his acting debut tonight on "Rizzoli & Isles." The show airs at 9 pm Eastern on TNT and Morgan will play a medical examiner.
- Today: Author Elton John; actor Gary Oldman; Snooki and JWoww
- Good Morning America: John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Cybil Shepherd; actor Chris Colfer; singing group Backstreet Boys; football player Victor Cruz
- CBS This Morning: AARP Magazine editor Ken Budd; actress Jane Lynch
- Kelly: Gary Oldman; Snooki and JWoww; co-host Josh Groban
- The View: Retired boxer Mike Tyson; actor Chris Colfer
- The Talk: Brooke Shields; lifestyle expert Jamie Krell; guest co-host Guy Fieri
- Ellen DeGeneres: Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.; "The Voice" castoff Jamar Rogers; Giorgio Fareira performs
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto will have to undergo surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, putting him on the DL for three to four weeks.
Police were recently called to Fort Walton Beach's International Lounge where 47-year-old Sandra Phelps was suspected of stealing money from a purse belonging to the owner's wife. When confronted by police, Sandra denied committing the theft and handed the cop her purse and said he could search it. The bad news for Sandra is that the officer found the missing cash. The worse news for Sandra is the officer also found cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her purse and arrested her.
2009: Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite died at the age of 92.
comedienne Phyllis Diller 95