Bits and Pieces - December 3, 2012
December 3, 2012
Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall says that some NFL players use Viagra to get an edge on the field. That means the quarterback may not be trying to confuse the opposing team when he does a hard count.
Former CSI actor GARY DOURDAN has avoided jail time for allegedly breaking his ex-girlfriend's nose during a fight last year at his home in Venice, California. Dourdan cut a deal to plead no contest and instead of going to the slammer will get five years of probation, do 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, get drug counseling and he has to stay away from his ex for five years.
DEMI LOVATO, PSY and DIANA ROSS will headline the annual "Christmas in Washington" special. Conan O'Brien will host the telecast December 21st on TNT.
- RADIOHEAD returned to America last September with two performances at New York's Roseland Ballroom. A film of the September 29th concert made entirely of video shot by fans has now been posted online using audio from the soundboard at the show. (See and hear here)
- Forbes magazine has named DR. DRE as the highest-paid musician of the year, pulling in an estimated $110 million from May 2011 to May 2012. Of course, a big chunk of that money comes from his line of headphones and audio products. The rest of the top five were Roger Waters ($88 million); Elton John ($80 million); U2 ($78 million) and Take That ($69 million).
- GARTH BROOKS and TRISHA YEARWOOD returned to Haiti this week to help out with Habitat for Humanity's 29th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Rebuilding efforts continue in Haiti following the earthquake nearly three years ago.
- Today: Chef Anne Burrell; singer Rod Stewart
- Good Morning America: TV host Rachael Ray; wildlife expert Jack Hanna
- CBS This Morning: Chef Thomas Keller
- Kelly & Michael: Tracy Morgan; Rod Stewart performs
- The View: Actress Beth Behrs; reality TV's Christine Ha; guest co-host Dr. Oz
- The Talk: Kristin Davis; actress Melanie Lynskey; guest co-host Carnie Wilson
- Ellen DeGeneres: Wanda Sykes and Kevin Pollak; Taylor Swift performs
The New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with 43-year-old closer Mariano Rivera.
In the heat of the presidential race, Eric Hartsburg decided to show his support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan by getting their triple-R logo tattooed on his face. After the election, Hartsburg said: "I'm the guy who has egg all over his face, but instead of egg, it's a big Romney/Ryan tattoo. It's there for life." However, he's
changed his mind about that 'there for life' thing and he says it's because of Romney's post-campaign performance, which he calls "pretty shameful." Hartsburg says the final straw came when Romney attributed his loss to President Barack Obama's "gifts" to minorities. Hartsburg says, "It stands not only for a losing campaign, but for a sore loser." Hartsburg hasn't ruled out getting another political tattoo in 2016, although he says maybe he'll just get a yard sign next time.
2008: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat
actor Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory, Old School, Van Wilder) 32