Bits and Pieces - March 28, 2011
March 28, 2011
Lights were turned off around the world for Earth Hour on Saturday night. In New York, lights were turned out on the Empire State Building, lights were turned out in Times Square and lights were turned out on the Knicks.
She made many a grand entrance in her day and ELIZABETH TAYLOR went out in style, too. As per her wishes, Taylor's funeral began 15 minutes later than publicly scheduled with attendees told that 'She even wanted to be late for her own funeral.' Apparently there was only one non-family member in attendance and that was actor Colin Farrell. No official word on why he was invited, but Taylor did recently say in an interview that he was one of the few current actors she'd love to work with. Taylor has reportedly left the bulk of her $600 million fortune to AIDS charities and her jewelry collection, estimated to be worth $150 million, will also be auctioned off to benefit those charities.
The final original episode of "The OPRAH WINFREY Show" will air May 25th. No word on who the final guests will be, but you know Oprah is planning something really big!
- GREEN DAY now has its own Tap Tap game for the iPhone. It's called Green Day Revenge and if you're not in the loop, the object of the game is to stay on beat by tapping colored circle music notes that scroll down the screen.
- RICK ROSS was busted for possession of marijuana in Shreveport, Louisiana over the weekend. Cops say they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his hotel room and saw approximately a gram of pot in plain view.
- Look for LITTLE BIG TOWN on CBS's "The Talk" tomorrow afternoon.
- Today: Actor James Marsden; musician Sheryl Crow and chef Chuck White cook
- Good Morning America: Dana Delany; author Bindi Irwin; "Dancing With the Stars";
- CBS Early Show: Reports from outside Buckingham Palace
- Regis & Kelly: Actress Sela Ward; author Bindi Irwin; co-host Joy Philbin
- The View: Actress Ricki Lake; actress Anne Heche
- Ellen DeGeneres: Keith Urban performs; reality TV star Bethenny Frankel
College basketball's Final Four is set and if you picked it at the start of March Madness, you're probably lying. The University of Connecticut and Kentucky are in along with surprise appearances by Butler and Virginia Commonwealth.
Sanford, Michigan's 19-year-old Casey Daniel Fowler was arrested shortly after he broke into a home and stole a flat screen TV, golf clubs, hunting and fishing equipment and jewelry. And how did the police find their man so quickly? Casey was nice enough to leave his cell phone behind at the crime scene.
1881: P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey merged their circuses, forming The Greatest Show on Earth
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