Bits and Pieces - March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011
Another major snow storm hit the Northeast yesterday. You could tell the storm was bad because Chris Brown trashed an igloo.
Legendary actress ELIZABETH TAYLOR died yesterday at the age of 79 after a long battle with various illnesses. Liz had been in the hospital for the last six weeks and passed away due to congestive heart failure. Taylor had a long history of health problems, starting after she injured her back when she fell from a horse at the age of 12 while filming "National Velvet." She had undergone more than 20 major operations and countless treatments. Aside from her acting career, Taylor was known for her charity work, particularly in the fight against AIDS and, of course, her string of marriages. (More on Taylor in Dateline Hollywood)
The TCM cable channel will do a 24-hour marathon of ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S films on April 10th. Among the movies shown will be her Oscar-winning performances in Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- THE FOO FIGHTERS are coming soon to a theater near you, and in 3-D no less! Their documentary Foo Fighters: Back and Forth and a live concert in which they'll play their new album Wasting Light in its entirety will be beamed to 80 theaters nationwide on April 5th.
- NICKI MINAJ is already working on her new album and she's promising at least one surprise. She says she sent a verse off to an unnamed female artist that will "rock some boats."
- WILLIE NELSON has spoken out about the government's round-up of wild horses and now he and his family have recorded a cover of the Rolling Stones song, "Wild Horses" to benefit the Animal Welfare Institute. You can get the song at AWIOnline.org/WillieNelson.
- Today: Author Geneen Roth ("Lost and Found")
- Good Morning America: Race car driver Helio Castroneves; Dr. Mike Moreno ("The 17 Day Diet")
- CBS Early Show: Buying used tech products
- Regis & Kelly: First lady Michelle Obama
- The View: Comic Richard Lewis; author Sarah Brokaw
- Ellen DeGeneres: David Schwimmer; Michael Grimm performs
BYU Guard Jimmer Fredette has been named the Sporting News' 2011 College Basketball Player of the Year. Jimmer averaged 28.5 points per game and scored 40-plus points in four games and 50 points in one game.
So, what's the rub on Naples, Florida's 47-year-old Hans-Gunter Hoffman Von-Guretzky Cornitz? Hans-Gunter was all hands and then some as he approached a man and rubbed his private parts on the guy's knee while running his hand up the man's inner thigh. Unfortunately for Hans-Gunter, that man was a plainclothes cop and now he's in jail where people are more receptive to that type of behavior.
1966: The New York State Assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell bootleg recordings.
TV host Star Jones 49