Bits and Pieces
January 25, 2011
Yesterday on her show, Oprah Winfrey brought on her long lost half-sister. Not to be outdone, yesterday on his show Jerry Springer brought on a group of guys who are having sex with their half sisters.
BRET MICHAELS underwent surgery yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix to repair a hole in his heart. Doctors inserted a catheter into a vein in Michaels' groin, and guided wires and a closure device into the heart. They say that the surgery was a success and without it Michaels could develop blood clots, which could lead to another stroke.
You may remember "AMERICAN IDOL'S" "Bikini Girl" Katrina Darrell. Apparently she hasn't given up dreams of a music career because she's released her own music video and, yes, she's wearing a bikini. (See and hear here)
- Rumor has it that DAVID LEE ROTH is back in the studio with VAN HALEN. Rumors of a reunion album coming out sometime this year have been going around for about six months.
- LIL WAYNE has announced he'll kick off his I Am Music II spring tour on March 18th in Buffalo. Also on board are Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
- MIRANDA LAMBERT and RONNIE DUNN will announce the nominees for the 46th Annual Academy of COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS a week from today. The awards will air on Sunday, April 3rd on CBS.
- ABC: No Ordinary Family and Cougar Town reruns
- CBS: NCIS and Big Bang Theory repeats
- Fox: A Glee rerun
- NBC: The Biggest Loser and Dateline are new
- CW: One Tree Hill and Hellcats are new
- ESPN: College hoops with Florida at Georgia
- ESPN2: Australian Open, Men's and Women's Quarterfinals
- Versus: Hockey with the Canadiens at Flyers
Sunday's AFC Championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets was the highest rated AFC title game since the Denver Broncos defeated the Cleveland Browns in 1987.
Lydia Fox says the principal at Oklahoma City's Parkview Elementary School called her earlier this month to say her 7-year-old son had brought a gun to school and used it to disrupt a school assembly. Lydia says the principal told her that her son would be placed in in-school suspension for the rest of that day and threatened a longer suspension if it happened again. The gun in question was the boy's fingers which he used to form the shape of a gun and pretended to shoot.
1961: President Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television
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