Bits and Pieces
February 14, 2011
Today is Valentine's Day. They say it should be a busy day for florists, restaurants and shirtless congressmen.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S rep has confirmed that she's in the hospital, but denied a National Enquirer report that claimed she was "fighting for her life." The rep says Liz is being treated for congestive heart failure and that it's an ongoing condition. The rep says family and friends appreciate the support and interest, but they'd like some privacy.
MILEY CYRUS will host the March 5th installment of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Word is The Strokes will be the musical guests.
- THE RAMONES, DOLLY PARTON and THE KINGSTON TRIO were among the artists who received Grammy Awards for lifetime achievement on Saturday.
- Before the final show of his concert run at Madison Square Garden, PRINCE announced he was giving back. Prince gave $1 million to the Harlem Children's Zone, and $250,000 each to the American Ballet Theater and the Uptown Dance Academy's educational programs.
- JEWEL says she's writing tunes for a kids' album. Jewel says she's working on songs her future son would like and describes the music as "whimsical and silly."
- Today: Josh Groban performs; chef Giada De Laurentiis; author Janet Jackson ("True You")
- Good Morning America: Grammy Awards fashion; ghostwriters for online dating profiles
- CBS Early Show: Four couples compete to win a second honeymoon
- Regis & Kelly: Michael Caine; actress Diane Kruger
- The View: Geoffrey Rush; actor Steve Harvey; guest co-host Patti Stanger
- Ellen DeGeneres: Colin Firth; actor Ben McKenzie; Lady Antebellum performs
Rajon Rondo had a triple-double in the Boston Celtics' win over the Miami Heat yesterday.
San Francisco's 29-year-old Lawrence Swick walked into a local bank with a pizza box. Unfortunately, he wasn't delivering lunch. Lawrence opened the box, took out a holdup note and handed it to the teller. Lawrence then high tailed it out of the bank. Haste makes waste as they say and Lawrence promptly dropped the box, the money and the note, which police used to track Lawrence down and arrest him.
1966: Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA record with his 20,884th point
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