Bits and Pieces
February 9, 2011
The Green Bay Packers held their Super Bowl victory celebration yesterday. Instead of a ticker-tape parade, fans showered the players and coaches with shredded cheese.
Today is the day LINDSAY LOHAN will be arraigned on felony grand theft charges for allegedly swiping that $2,500 necklace. The good news for Lindsay is she won't have to do the perp walk and will instead be booked discreetly. Lindsay supposedly has a couple of witnesses who say the store gave her the necklace in hopes that she'd get them some publicity, but when she didn't generate buzz they got mad and claimed she ripped them off. Meanwhile, the DA will reportedly ask the judge to put Lindsay in jail for six months for violating terms of her probation. This is a separate matter from the necklace case, but the judge is expected to grant Lindsay bail and she should be free until her trial.
The cast of "GLEE" will hit the road for another run of live concerts this spring. The fun begins on May 21st in Las Vegas with 13 of the show's cast members, including LEA MICHELE, CORY MONTEITH AND DIANNA AGRON, CHORD OVERSTREET and DARREN CRISS.
- It doesn't look like even U2 can save Spider-Man. Early reviews are in for Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and they're not pretty. The production features the music of U2's Bono and The Edge and critics are using words like "webslinging folly," "silly," "atrocious," "just unbelievably bad" and "high-flying flop".
- TREY SONGZ is being sued for $18 million over the rights to the song "Bottoms Up," from his album "Passion, Pain & Pleasure." A producer named Milton James claims he produced the original, before a guy named Kane Beatz came in and polished it up. Kane took ownership of the beat and gave it to Songz, claiming he was the sole producer on it.
- BRAD PAISLEY will be performing at the Daytona 500 pre-race show on Sunday, February 20th. Paisley will perform three songs, although it's not known yet how much of the concert will make it to air.
- Jay Leno: Matt LeBlanc; football player Clay Matthews; Ricky Martin performs
- David Letterman: Anderson Cooper; Elton John and Leon Russell perform
- Jimmy Kimmel: Adam Sandler; chef Bobby Flay; Ke$ha performs
- Conan: 50 Cent; Chris Elliot; Ray LaMontagne performs
- George Lopez: Joan Rivers; 'Bachelor' Brad Womack
- Jimmy Fallon: Annette Bening; actor Nick Swardson; outdoor survivalist Les Stroud; Cowboy Junkies perform
- Craig Ferguson: Carl Reiner; chef Cat Cora
- Carson Daly: Actor Jon Foster; music producer Adam Anders; Mini Mansions
The Green Bay Packers sold all 50,000 tickets for their hour-long "Return to Titletown" celebration yesterday at Lambeau Field. Tickets cost $5 each but online scalpers were getting as much as $140. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker declared it Green Bay Packers Day and designated February as Green Bay Packers Month across the state.
In Houma, Louisiana, 47-year-old Edith Tassin was trying to cool a mixed drink and became upset when it wouldn't fit in the freezer. Edith quickly found a solution to her dilemma by removing a frozen steak from the freezer and then hitting 51-year-old possibly former boyfriend Jerry Voisin in the face with it. Police arrived to find Voisin bleeding from the right side of his face and Edith was arrested on aggravated battery charges.
2009: New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez admitted he took banned substances from 2001 to 2003.
actress Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha, Rush Hour 2, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) 32