Bits and Pieces - July 19, 2012
July 19, 2012
The TV show Weeds has taped its 100th episode. However, they claim the shows are only for medicinal purposes.
Those rumors about the marriage of ANTONIO BANDERAS and MELANIE GRIFFITH being in trouble are heating up again. Antonio was caught by the tabloids smooching some woman at a Cancun nightclub and then leaving the place with her. After that story hit the press, Melanie was seen without her wedding ring and word is that Antonio is desperately trying to smooth things over. However, Melanie's initial response was to post a quote online reading: "BoyfriEND, girlfriEND, friEND, everything has an end, except for family." They've been married 15 years and Antonio stuck by her through several stints in rehab.
If you have DirecTV and are still without the Viacom channels, there's a little good news as they've put full episodes and clips of THE DAILY SHOW and THE COLBERT REPORT back on the Internet. However, the two sides say they're still pretty far apart in their talks.
- The people behind the COACHELLA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL have announced plans for a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. The cruise will feature performances from PULP, HOT CHIP, YEASAYER, SLEIGH BELLS, and a DJ set from LCD SOUNDSYSTEM'S James Murphy.
- PITBULL is headed to Kodiak, Alaska, to visit the town's Wal-Mart store. They had a contest to send Pitbull to the store with the most Facebook likes and some pranksters started a campaign to send him to Kodiak - and the store there won!
- GLEN CAMPBELL has been forced to cancel his Australian tour with KENNY ROGERS next month. No official word was given, but there are reports Campbell's battle with Alzheimer's disease is the reason.
- Jay Leno: Newt Gingrich; Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi; MGK performs
- David Letterman: Kyra Sedgwick; Dr. Leonard Girardi; Red Wanting Blue
- Jimmy Kimmel: Kate Beckinsale; Rubblebucket performs
- Conan: Bryan Cranston; music Walk the Moon; Globe Of Steel performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Jeff Daniels; TV correspondent Jenna Bush-Hager; animal handler Jeff Musial; Refused performs
- Craig Ferguson: Ray Romano; Trampled By Turtles perform
- Carson Daly: Dr. Drew Pinsky; author Jonah Lehrer; Bombay Bicycle Club
Grant Hill will reportedly sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Terms of the deal are not yet known.
Hawaii's Joshua Garlathy recently got a message on Facebook from movie producer Scott Bernstein, saying one of his talent scouts saw him playing guitar in a cafe and wanted him to appear in a new movie starring Jennifer Aniston called "Banished from Brooklyn." Joshua hopped on the next plane to the movie location in Pennsylvania where, coincidentally, he owed over $43,000 in back child support. It never occurred to Joshua that this might be a set up or that movie producer Scott Bernstein was actually bounty hunter Scott Bernstein. Joshua was arrested in front of the other passengers and he did get to appear on camera, albeit for a TV crew making a reality series on deadbeat parents.
2003: Kobe Bryant was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at a Colorado spa
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