Bits and Pieces
January 19, 2011
Dolly Parton is 65 today. There should be plenty of cake for everyone because Dolly is making cupcakes with one of her bras.
REGIS PHILBIN announced his retirement yesterday. The 79-year-old host made the announcement on yesterday's show and said he'll be leaving sometime in late summer, although he didn't give an exact date. Regis has done a morning show since 1983 and holds the Guinness world record for most hours on television. Regis worked in local TV since the 1950s and got his big break in 1967 when he landed the sidekick gig on Joey Bishop's short-lived late-night show. No word yet on who might replace Regis. (See and hear announcement here)
We may now know why everyone has been bailing on LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES. NBC has pulled the show off the schedule after the February 8th episode, but says it will return on "a day to be determined."
- STEVEN TYLER says AEROSMITH has been writing new material and will begin work on its first new studio album in a decade on Saturday.
- O-TOWN has gotten back together and they're recording new music. At least four of the 5 members are back together. Erik-Michael, Dan, Trevor and Jacob are back in the studio, but Ashley Parker-Angel decided to sit out the reunion.
- RASCAL FLATTS will tape their show at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota this Friday night for the special "Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JC Penney." The special will air MARCH 12th on ABC.
- Jay Leno: Amy Poehler; Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino; Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform
- David Letterman: Martin Short; Darius Rucker performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Don Rickles; actor Wilmer Valderrama; New Politics perform
- Conan: Natalie Portman; actor Chris Pratt; Keyshia Cole performs
- George Lopez: Cameron Diaz; Greg Fitzsimmons
- Jimmy Fallon: Betty White; writer Stephen Merchant; Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
- Craig Ferguson: Emily Deschanel; comic Rich Fulcher
- Carson Daly: Actor Rob Corddry; rapper Jay Electronica; Alberta Cross performs
The St. Louis Rams hired former Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels to be their offensive coordinator.
When a Massachusetts woman went into labor in the middle of the night, she drove herself to Lowell General Hospital's emergency room. Unfortunately, when she pulled up to the door, the hospital's valet told her she couldn't park her car there, but offered to park it for her. The woman handed her keys to the guy and went to the admissions desk, where she mentioned the helpful valet. That's when the woman was told the hospital didn't have a valet. The stolen car was recovered the next morning and police are investigating.
1976: The Beatles turned down a $30 million reunion offer from promoter Bill Sargent
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