Bits and Pieces - March 21, 2011
March 21, 2011
Today is the first full day of spring. In fact, earlier this morning, New Yorkers saw their first robin of spring. Some mugger robbed a lady of her purse.
A few days ago, BRADLEY COOPER denied that he'd secretly married girlfriend RENéE ZELLWEGER after the paparazzi snapped him wearing a gold wedding band. He wasn't kidding because not only did they not get married, they've broken up! They started dating in 2009 and moved in together last fall. They often visited with each other's families and Zellweger even skipped the Golden Globes at the last minute in January to be with Cooper when his father died.
CHARLIE SHEEN met with the honchos at the Fox network last Thursday. TMZ says the meeting lasted more than an hour and they brainstormed about possible projects for Charlie, including a late night show. Meanwhile, Charlie has gotten his three millionth Twitter follower. Charlie gave the guy tickets to his 'My Violent Torpedo Of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option' tour.
- FOO FIGHTERS frontman DAVE GROHL is the latest rocker to trash the TV show Glee. Grohl says, "The guy who created Glee is so offended that we're not, like, begging to be on his (expletive) show...(expletive) that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee." Grohl also called Glee creator Ryan Murphy a (expletive) jerk.
- Casting starts today for the TUPAC SHAKUR biopic and they're looking for an unknown to play the part. If you think you have what it takes, they've set up a website to upload audition videos at InSearchOfTupac.SkeeTV.com.
- RASCAL FLATTS will be hitting the road again this summer. Their new tour is called Flatts Fest and the opening acts will be Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and Justin Moore. The fun will include a mobile karaoke vehicle, carnival games, photo booths and miniature golf. The fun begins June 18th in Bristow, Virginia.
- Today: Authors Todd and Colton Burpo (Heaven is for Real); Biggest Loser update
- Good Morning America: Jennifer Hudson performs; a rehearsal for "Dancing With the Stars"
- CBS Early Show: Actress Pauley Perrette
- Regis & Kelly: Cher; ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes' "Dean Team."
- The View: Dick Cavett
- Ellen DeGeneres: Jimmy Fallon; TV personality Kendra Wilkinson; actor Chord Overstreet
Kyle Busch won both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series races at Bristol Motor Speedway over the weekend. They were his fourth and fifth consecutive wins at the track.
Last July, 34-year-old Richard Leon Barton Jr. got married in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before doing so, Richard unfriended his first wife on Facebook. She got suspicious, seeing as how they were still married. Sure enough, the first wife found the wedding photos of Richard and his new bride on his Facebook page. It looks like Richard could be spending his next few anniversaries in prison as he's been arrested for bigamy and faces up to four years behind bars.
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