Bits and Pieces - April 6, 2011
April 6, 2011
On this date in 1947 the first annual Tony awards were handed out in New York. In fact, it was so long ago that some of the winners were actually straight.
ANGELINA JOLIE visited a refugee camp in Tunisia near Libya's border yesterday. However, media reports that said she was mobbed by thousands of refugees screaming her name later proved to be false. Angelina was visiting the area as part of her work as a U.N. goodwill ambassador and keen-eyed observers did see something unusual. They noticed a seventh line of tattooed map coordinates had been added to Angelina's left arm. Previously, Angelina had coordinates to mark the birthplaces of her six children and the buzz immediately started that she and BRAD PITT had maybe adopted another child. However, it turns out that seventh set of coordinates marks Brad's birthplace in Oklahoma. While they haven't officially married, they say that for Angelina the tattoo signifies Brad is now part of her family forever.
Wendy Williams was voted off DANCING WITH THE STARS last night. Wendy had Tweeted photos of her aching feet and she said that despite stereotypes, she was one black girl who can't even do The Running Man. Meanwhile, the big dance was no match for Dancing With the Stars. The NCAA championship game drew 17.34 million viewers, compared to Dancing's 21.38 million.
- Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of the death of NIRVANA frontman KURT COBAIN and a 13-foot statue of a guitar was unveiled in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington. If you're in the area, you can find it near the Young Street Bridge, where Cobain often went to write lyrics.
- JAY-Z has launched a lifestyle website. The site features pieces on music, sports, technology leisure and more. It's at LifeAndStyle.com.
- Now that the Country Music Awards are over, MIRANDA LAMBERT says she can concentrate on planning her upcoming wedding to BLAKE SHELTON. Hopefully, she's already started because the wedding is coming up next month and is said to be taking place somewhere in Texas.
- Jay Leno: Carrie Underwood; Matthew Morrison performs
- David Letterman: Don Rickles; actress Eva Longoria
- Jimmy Kimmel: Norm Macdonald; Elisha Cuthbert; Funeral Party performs
- Conan: Actor Danny McBride; Jeremy Wade ("River Monsters"); OneRepublic
- George Lopez: Terrence Howard; comic Lisa Lampanelli
- Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Garner; actor Donald Glover; Paul Simon performs
- Craig Ferguson: Ellen Page; comic Marc Maron
- Carson Daly: Blogger Kelly Oxford; Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion perform
Despite winning the national championship, Connecticut wasn't the unanimous choice for the top spot in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. UConn got 30 out of 31 votes, with Ohio State getting the other. Butler was ranked second, with previously unranked Virginia Commonwealth coming in sixth.
An unnamed 25-year-old Chicago man, whom we'll call Jim Beam, placed a call to 911. Mr. Beam's emergency was that he tried to gain entry to a neighborhood bar several times, but they refused to let him in after he'd been 86'd earlier in the day. Officers explained to the man that the bar had the right to refuse access to anyone and that 911 was only for emergencies. Mr. Beam admitted his particular situation wasn't urgent and he was arrested for misuse of 911.
2005: Monaco's Prince Rainier died
actor Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State, Manhattan Murder Mystery) 35