Bits and Pieces - September 11, 2012
September 11, 2012
Britain's Prince Harry has been deployed to Afghanistan. Prince Harry is already adapting to his new surroundings. Yesterday he was caught playing strip cricket.
The custody war between USHER and ex-wife Tameka Raymond is still going strong. After a judge awarded him primary custody of the kids, Tameka filed an appeal, claiming the judge had received campaign contributions from Usher's lawyer and was therefore biased. However, Usher's legal team has now filed a response, asking the court to deny Tameka's request, claiming her motion is "an assault on the integrity of the court" and would be grounds for a reversal of all trials where a lawyer had contributed to a judge's campaign.
Word has it that AMERICAN IDOL has cut deals with Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias and Keith Urban to join Mariah Carey as judges. However, there is no official confirmation as of yet.
- Fox News used R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" in its coverage of the Democratic National Convention and the band promptly issued a cease-and-desist saying, "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there." Fox responded that they were in full accordance with its license agreements and that they're always flattered to have this much attention for a song selection and hope R.E.M. was able to satisfy their publicity fix.
- GUCCI MANE has been ordered to pay a woman almost $60,000 in punitive damages after he pushed her out of a moving Hummer last year when she refused to go to a hotel room with him. Mane has already pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail.
- TAYLOR SWIFT debuted her song about cancer victim Ronan Thompson on Friday night's Stand Up To Cancer benefit. Ronan died last year at the age of three and Taylor gave his mom co-writing credits on the song. The song is available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to the Taylor Swift Charitable Fund.
- Jay Leno: Sylvester Stallone; Olympic champion Missy Franklin; Dwight Yoakam
- David Letterman: Kathy Griffin; comic Michael Somerville; Josh Turner performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Lea Michele; actor Simon Bird; The Avett Brothers perform
- Conan: Kelsey Grammer; Nene Leakes; musical guest The Head and the Heart
- Jimmy Fallon: Blake Shelton; actor Andrew Rannells; blogger Tavi Gevinson; David Byrne and St. Vincent perform
- Craig Ferguson: Actor Ben Stein
- Carson Daly: Actor Jake Johnson; music group The Glitch Mob; The Ting Tings
The New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira will miss at least four games due to his injured left calf and could be out the rest of the regular season. Teixeira will have an MRI today.
Grove City, Florida's Scott Douglas Jury reported that someone had made unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account and he suspected his son was responsible because he had the pin number to the account. Jury filed a claim with the bank to be reimbursed for the $1,515 that was taken, but was denied because he needed an official sheriff's report. Unfortunately for Jury, the sheriff's investigation gathered photos from the ATM at the time of the unauthorized withdrawals, only to find they were made by Jury, who was apparently unaware that ATM's had cameras. Jury was arrested and charged with filing a false report.
2000: Cats, the longest running show on Broadway with over 7,800 performances, closed
actor Ryan Phillippe (Cruel Intentions, Crash, MacGruber) 38