Bits and Pieces - August 30, 2012
August 30, 2012
Britain's press watchdog group says it received 3,600 complaints about Prince Harry's nude photos. Most complaints were that the photos were too blurry.
LINDSAY LOHAN is off the hook for that $100,000 house party jewelry and sunglasses heist. The D.A. has rejected the case, but before they did, we got some pretty interesting dirt. Lindsay allegedly pinned the heist on Suge Knight's son Andrew. No word on whether Andrew was one of the friends that Lindsay brought with her to the party, but Andrew told homeowner Sam Magid that Lindsay handed the items to him and another male friend wrapped in her T-shirt. Andrew says they later returned the items to Magid, but other stuff remained missing. Apparently the reason that Magid later recanted his story is that he's known Lindsay for a long time and has the hots for her and didn't want her to get in trouble. The cops continued their investigation even after Magid recanted because they had witnesses that could finger Lindsay, but then they either folded or were bought off.
JUSTIN BIEBER has reportedly signed up to be a mentor on THE X FACTOR. Bieber will help out judge L.A. Reid at the Judges' Houses stage of the competition. Another rumor has NICK JONAS helping new judge DEMI LOVATO. The new season of the X Factor premieres September 12th.
- MATCHBOX TWENTY'S new album, North, won't officially be out until next week, but you can preview it in its entirety via iTunes. It's their first full-length studio album since 2002's More Than You Think You Are, although they released a compilation album in 2007 with six new tracks.
- NICKI MINAJ will kick off the fall international dates of her Pink Friday: Reloaded Tour on October 21st in Nottingham, England, before wrapping up in Perth, Australia on December 8th.
- TRACE ADKINS and KRISTIN CHENOWETH will once again co-host the American Country Awards. The fan-voted awards show airs live from Las Vegas on December 17th on Fox.
- Jay Leno: Bill Maher; Tristan Prettyman performs
- David Letterman: First lady Michelle Obama; The Chevin performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Chef Gordon Ramsay; actress Jordin Sparks; Andy Grammer
- Conan: Rebel Wilson; musical guest Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
- Jimmy Fallon: Zach Galifianakis; actress Gina Gershon; Wilco performs
- Craig Ferguson: Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan; actress Fiona Gubelmann
- Carson Daly: Actresses Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham; Foster the People
The Chicago Cubs and shortstop Starlin Castro have agreed to a seven-year contract with a club option for 2020. Dollar figures weren't disclosed.
Christina Danielle Allen made an appointment with her drug dealer to buy the painkiller Roxicodone on her lunch break. Unfortunately, Christina was on her lunch break from her job as a Clayton County, Georgia corrections officer and deputy in training. Not only was Christina denied when she asked the drug dealer for a police discount, it turned out that the dealer was actually an undercover police officer. Christina's arrest was caught on camera and on the video you can hear the officer say to her, "That has got to be the stupidest thing a law enforcement officer can do! OK? You're under arrest for possession of a controlled substance. You will not finish the academy. You will not go back to work as a police officer."
1885: The first fight under the Marquis of Queensberry rules was held in Cincinnati with John L. Sullivan defeating Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.
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