Bits and Pieces
January 31, 2011
Former Vice President Dick Cheney turned 70 yesterday. His wife gave him a new watch, his kids gave him a new recliner and his doctor gave him CPR.
CHARLIE SHEEN, the super-human party machine, checked out of the hospital on Thursday night and into rehab on Saturday. That means Two and a Half Men is going on hiatus. This comes after what was said to be a three-day binge at Charlie's place with porn stars and a suitcase full of cocaine. The official line is that Charlie went to rehab voluntarily, but word is the real story is that his dad, Martin Sheen, and CBS forced him to go. In a text message to RadarOnline.com on Friday, Charlie wrote: "I'm fine. People don't seem to get it.... Guy can't have a great time and do his job also?"
GLEE'S LEA MICHELE will perform America the Beautiful before the kick off of the Super Bowl.
- There was talk that at least one person auditioning for the VELVET REVOLVER frontman spot was a "known singer." Is it Slipknot/Stone Sour singer COREY TAYLOR? He won't confirm or deny.
- T-PAIN has joined the ridiculous tattoo club. While he didn't top Gucci Mane's ice cream cone face tattoo, T-Pain got a Facebook-inspired tat with the words "You don't have to like me," surrounded by a box and a thumbs-up. (See here)
- KEITH URBAN and SARA EVANS will be among the performers on the Good Morning America winter concert series. Urban will be on February 17th and Sara will stop by on March 9th.
- Today: Justin Bieber; chef Luke Mangan; actor Ice Cube
- Good Morning America: The latest on Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding
- CBS Early Show: Appetizers with chef Guy Fieri; actor Billy Gardell
- Regis & Kelly: Barbara Walters; actor Johnny Galecki
- The View: Billy Gardell ("Mike & Molly"); reality-TV's Camille Grammer
- Ellen DeGeneres: Jesse Tyler Ferguson; model Marisa Miller; The Band Perry
The NFC built up a 42-0 lead in the first half and cruised to a 55-41 victory over the AFC in the Pro Bowl. That ties a Pro Bowl scoring record. DeAngelo Hall was named MVP.
Quincy, Illinois' 19-year-old Carlye R. Harrison recently got a visit from the local police, who found a meth lab in her home. Apparently anticipating the visit, Carlye hid in her attic. Perhaps Carlye needs to lose a little weight because she was apprehended when she fell through the ceiling.
1951: President Harry Truman announced that he had ordered development of the hydrogen bomb.
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