Bits and Pieces
February 4, 2011
The NFL is expecting more than 100,000 fans to attend the Super Bowl and they've stepped up security. In fact, they say there'll be more patting and grabbing at the stadium turnstiles than on a date with Ben Roethlisberger.
The LINDSAY LOHAN necklace scandal is getting more complicated. One of Lindsay's stories is that the necklace was on loan from the jewelry store. However, the store in question, Kamofie & Company, says that when they loan out jewelry, there's a bunch of paperwork that has to be done. Obviously, Lindsay didn't fill out any paperwork with them. TMZ seems to think it's a big deal that the jeweler waited a day before contacting the LAPD. The jeweler says they tried contacting Lindsay's people, but couldn't reach anyone. But, TMZ says they could've just walked down the street and knocked at Lindsay's door. Of course, that's assuming they knew where she lives. A decision on whether to prosecute Lindsay has been pushed back to next week.
Among the tunes that the cast of GLEE will be performing on their big post-Super Bowl episode will be Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills." If you can't wait, the clip has surfaced on YouTube. (See and hear here)
- If you want THE ARCTIC MONKEYS to play your private party, you'll have to come up with more than six figures! Word is some Hollywood type offered the band a six-figure payday to play in their Hollywood garden, but the band turned them down saying, "We're not performing monkeys."
- JUELZ SANTANA was busted in New Jersey on Wednesday after police found him with two loaded handguns and 17 bags of marijuana during a raid on his recording studio. He was released after posting $125,000 bail.
- KEITH URBAN will debut his new single, "Without You," on "Good Morning America" on February 17th.
- ABC: Supernanny and new Prime Time What Would You Do are new plus a Barbara Walters special with heart surgery survivors Bill Clinton, Robin Williams, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, etc.
- CBS: The Defenders and CSI: NY are new, plus the special Super Bowl's greatest commercials
- Fox: Kitchen Nightmares and Fringe are new
- NBC: The return of Who Do You Think You Are? (Guest: Vanessa Williams) and a new Dateline
- CW: Smallville and Supernatural are new
- ESPN: NBA hoops with the Mavericks at Celtics and Jazz at Nuggets
New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement today after 16 major league seasons. Pettitte has started and won more postseason games than any pitcher in baseball history.
Despite the frigid temperatures, Silver Spring, Maryland's Cody Wilkins broke into a home to steal some ice. Actually, that's 'ice' as in jewelry. As fate would have it, Cody found one of the few houses that not only had jewelry, but still had power that hadn't been knocked out by the storms. Cody decided to kill two birds with one stone and recharge his cell phone while he was burglarizing the place. As he was going about his business, one of the residents returned and Cody made a hasty retreat with the jewelry, but without his phone. Police used the phone to track Cody down just as he was trying to flush the gems down his toilet. Cody is now recharging in jail as police say he may be involved in up to 40 such burglaries.
1941: The USO was founded
actor Conrad Bain (Diff'rent Strokes, Up The Sandbox, Bananas) 88