Bits and Pieces - April 4, 2011
April 4, 2011
The Academy of Country Music Awards were handed out last night. You can tell it was a big night for the country music crowd because Reba McEntire arrived in a stretch tractor.
CHARLIE SHEEN wasn't winning when he kicked off his live tour on Saturday in Detroit. The sold-out crowd heckled the warm-up comedian so badly, Sheen had to go onstage and try to bail him out, but it was no go. Charlie's show wasn't much better as he also got booed and a bunch of people reportedly walked out and many asked for their money back. At one point when Charlie was heckled, he responded: "I've already got your money!" After the show when most everyone had left the theater, Charlie came back onstage to take a final bow and invited the 50 or so people remaining to come up close to the stage so he could shake hands. Last night's show in Chicago went much better. The opening comic was gone and Charlie had an interviewer onstage with him. Among the highlights is that he said he'd go back to "Two and Half Men," but that the people who run it are blood suckers, although he called Jon Cryer a "rock star." Charlie also said he owes Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss $2 million and referred to Brooke Mueller as "kidnapper bitch." (See and hear clips of Detroit show here)
Despite SUSAN LUCCI saying she's booked through the rest of this year, those ALL MY CHILDREN cancellation rumors are still buzzing. Not only that, rumor also has it the ax will fall on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. The bad news for soap fans is ABC isn't denying the reports. Word is ABC has talk and reality programming lined up, which is much cheaper to produce than the soaps.
- ONEREPUBLIC will perform "All the Right Moves" and "Good Life" on tomorrow night's Dancing With the Stars results show.
- This could've been an April Fool's joke, but WIZ KHALIFA reportedly proposed to model and Kanye West ex Amber Rose and the two plan to marry this summer. Wiz told MTV News that he introduced Rose to his mother and the two hit it off.
- Grand Ol' Opry regular MEL MCDANIEL died last week at the age of 68 following a long battle with cancer.
- Today: Charlie Sheen's road show; Helen Mirren; TV personality Kate Gosselin; TV personalities Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
- Good Morning America: Former President Bill Clinton; comic Chris Rock; actress Barbara Eden; former Gov. Jesse Ventura
- CBS Early Show: Chef Tim Love
- Regis & Kelly: Chris Rock; "American Idol" castoffs Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia perform
- The View: Dennis Quaid; actress AnnaSophia Robb; producer Jerry Weintraub
- Ellen DeGeneres: Actress Jennifer Aniston
UConn will take on Butler tonight for the NCAA college basketball championship. Texas A&M and Notre Dame will battle for the women's crown on Tuesday night.
They can take my gun when they pry it form my cold, dead hand...or after I get pulled over for weaving in and out of traffic and the police discover that I'm a convicted felon illegally possessing firearms. It turned out to be the latter for Wayne Township, Pennsylvania's 56-year-old Michael Lucas. After the ill-advised driving display, police pulled him over and noticed two guns in the vehicle. When Lucas tried to go for one of the guns, the officers drew first with their Tasers. Now in a more cooperative mood, Lucas mentioned he had other guns at home and he was arrested on numerous charges, including 24 counts of illegally possessing firearms.
1841: President William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia one month after his inauguration, becoming the first U.S. president to die in office.
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