Bits and Pieces - March 29, 2011
March 29, 2011
Last night on Dancing with the Stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy dipped Kirstie Alley. Of course, he had to use a hoist.
Was REESE WITHERSPOON upstaged at her own wedding? Reese married Hollywood agent Jim Toth over the weekend and one of his clients is SCARLETT JOHANSSON, whom he invited. Scarlett showed up with rumored boyfriend SEAN PENN, and nearly stole the show. They knew Scarlett would be there, but they had no idea she was going to bring Penn. Anyway, taking a date to a wedding pretty much tells the world you have something serious going on. A friend of Scarlett says she's head over heels in love with Sean and that while she normally tries to hide away from public attention, when she's with Sean she doesn't care.
WILL FERRELL could be putting in more time at THE OFFICE. Ferrell had signed on for several episodes, playing a possible replacement for the departing Michael Scott. However, Ferrell is hinting that he may join the cast full time, although some insiders say he may have been joking.
- RADIOHEAD will release a 12-inch vinyl single featuring two unreleased songs - "The Butcher" and "Supercollider" - for Record Store Day on April 16th. No word on how many copies will be produced, but it's bound to be limited, so get to your store early that morning.
- SNOOP DOGG will do a "Live on Letterman" webcast this evening at 8 pm Eastern. You can catch it at CBS.com/Lateshow.
- DARIUS RUCKER has been added to the lineup for this weekend's Academy of Country Music Awards. Rucker will be joined on stage by 25 music campers with disabilities from the ACM Lifting Lives program and they'll perform an original song called 'Music from the Heart'.
- ABC: Dancing With the Stars is new; plus the premiere of the new Dana Delaney crime drama Body of Proof
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Good Wife are new
- Fox: Glee and Raising Hope repeats and a new Traffic Light
- NBC: Biggest Loser and Parenthood are new
- CW: One Tree Hill and Hellcats are reruns
- TNT: NBA hoops with the Bulls at Hawks and Suns at Lakers
- ESPN2: College hoops NIT Tournament: Wichita State vs. Washington State
- Versus: Hockey with the Blackhawks at Bruins
Thieves broke into the spring training home of Tampa Bay Rays players Evan Longoria, David Price and Reid Brignac and stole $56,000 worth of electronics and jewelry and made off with Longoria's AK-47 rifle.
Fairfax County, Virginia police obtained a search warrant to check out the apartment of a man suspected of dealing drugs. That search yielded a safe with marijuana, a wooden box with marijuana, two jars containing marijuana, a smoking device with marijuana and a digital scale. What do you call a man arrested on charges of drug dealing? In this case it was Kevin Lee Cokayne.
1951: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union
actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider Man, Battlestar Galactica) 43