Bits and Pieces - March 15, 2011
March 15, 2011
Brad Womack proposed to Emily Maynard on last night's season finale of The Bachelor. The couple says they're already trying to decide whether to have a large or a small breakup.
GILBERT GOTTFRIED is a dead duck when it comes to Aflac commercials. He was the voice of their TV duck until this past weekend when he decided to Tweet some Japan tsunami jokes. Gilbert since deleted them from his Twitter page, but he didn't do it quickly enough to save his job as the company released a statement saying, "Gilbert's recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac." Some 75 percent of Aflac's business is from Japan and the company said it would immediately begin looking for a new voice. (See some jokes here)
Ashley Hebert will look for love on the next season of "THE BACHELORETTE." Her search begins on Monday, May 23rd.
- Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Leon Russell, Dr. John and Darlene Love were inducted into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME last night. The ceremony will air Sunday night on the Fuse channel.
- JA RULE will release his new album, called "The Renaissance Project," on June 7th, which is the day before he has to report to prison.
- KENNY CHESNEY will headline the NCAA Final Four Capital One Jamfest in Houston on Sunday, April 3rd. No word on whether any part of it will be televised.
- ABC: A No Ordinary Family rerun, plus V and Detroit 187 are new
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Good Wife are repeats
- Fox: Glee (Guest: Kathy Griffin), Raising Hope and Traffic Light are new
- NBC: A new Biggest Loser is new and an America's Next Great Restaurant rerun
- CW: One Tree Hill and Hellcats are reruns
- ESPN: College hoops NIT Tournament, First Round
- ESPN2: College hoops NIT Tournament, First Round
- Versus: Hockey with the Hurricanes at Sabres
An NFL spokesman says the union and owners weren't very close to a deal when talks were called off last Friday. Meanwhile, a request by NFL players to keep the league from locking them out will be heard by a federal judge on April 6th.
Oakland Park, Florida's 28-year-old Matthew Wade Douglas called 911 with a medical emergency. Matthew claimed he'd overdosed on Viagra and explicitly described his symptoms and the sex act he said his wife was performing on him in order to help. Deputies and paramedics went to Matthew's home, which turned out to be a false address. By the time cops tracked Matthew down, he was already in jail on unrelated charges of disorderly conduct and he now faces additional charges of misusing the 911 system and making an obscene telephone call.
1971: CBS canceled The Ed Sullivan Show
actor Judd Hirsch (Taxi, Independence Day, Numbers) 76