Bits and Pieces - September 10, 2012
September 10, 2012
ABC has decided that Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte won't be the next Bachelor. It's a shame because he was favored to set a new record for the breaststroke in the hot tub.
That woman who dished on PRINCE HARRY'S naked billiards party in Las Vegas has landed behind bars. Carrie Reichert's story about a 'drunken fumble' make out session with Harry was suspect at best, but she was arrested on a felony warrant for writing bad checks as she tried to board a plane to Mexico. Reichert could face more than a year in jail and she was caught in another fib as her booking record shows she's 40 years old, while she told the tabloids that she was 32.
RENEE ZELLWEGER and JOHNNY KNOXVILLE will star in the comedy 4 1/2 Minutes. It's based on real-life stand-up comic Dov Davidoff in which a commitment-phobic comedian starts a job taking care of a genius son of a single mother. The film will also be Zellweger's directorial debut.
- THE BLACK KEYS have already gone back to the studio to begin work on their next album. However, it was more or less a brainstorming session and they won't get into serious recording until early next year.
- CEE LO GREEN has signed a deal with NBC to develop, produce and potentially star in new projects, including a sitcom loosely based on his life as he balances his career and family.
- LEE BRICE has written and recorded a new song called "Orange Empire" that'll be played before every Clemson Tigers home football game. The Tigers handpicked Brice to write and record the song, which is now available at iTunes.
- Today: Ellen Barkin; chef Giada De Laurentiis; actress Susan Lucci
- Good Morning America: TBA
- CBS This Morning: Actor Jeremy Irons; author Carol Blue
- Kelly & Michael: Kristin Chenoweth; Olympian Ryan Lochte; Melissa Etheridge
- The View: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan; author Mitch Albom; guest co-host Dr. Phil McGraw
- The Talk: Pre-empted for U.S. Open tennis
- Ellen DeGeneres: Musician Cee-Lo; model Miranda Kerr; Chloe and Halle Bailey perform
Ryan Newman has signed a one-year contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing for next season. Newman said the team is still seeking sponsorship and that he took a cut in pay.
A 17-year-old went into a Port St. Lucie, Florida Wal-Mart with a gun, identified himself as a cop and asked the manager to page someone over the intercom so he could arrest him. If it sounds fishy, it was. The fake cop arrested his 14-year-old pal so he could hustle him out of the store after shoplifting some Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Alas, the pair was dealt a losing hand as the suspicious Wal-Mart manager trailed them outside and saw the kid remove the handcuffs from his friend. The kids were arrested and the kid cop talked to a local reporter, using the word "stupid" nine times in two minutes to describe his behavior. (See and hear here)
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