Bits and Pieces - April 11, 2011
April 11, 2011
A government shutdown was narrowly averted late Friday night. That means today, instead of not working and not getting anything done, Congress will be working and not getting anything done.
Is it over for JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ? There's been some tabloid buzz that Justin was interested in his Baby music video co-star Jasmine Villegas and when Selena got wind of it, she confronted him. The National Enquirer says that at first he denied it, but then came clean. They say Selena told him their romance was over, but she was willing to stay friends.
Is WILL FERRELL going to be STEVE CARELL'S permanent replacement on THE OFFICE? Ferrell says he and the powers that be are talking about it. However, no one seems to be able to tell whether he's serious or just kidding.
- Assuming all went according to plan over the weekend, U2'S current 360 Tour became the highest-grossing tour in history after their second show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The bean counters say the tour passed the $558 million mark, breaking the record set by the Rolling Stones' for their A Bigger Bang tour of 2005-2007. By the time U2 wraps up its North American leg on July 30th it's projected to make around $700 million.
- The NBA has fined JAY-Z $50,000 for his visit to the Kentucky locker room after the team clinched a spot in the Final Four. Jay-Z is a part owner of the New Jersey Nets and NBA rules ban team employees from having contact with college players that haven't entered the draft.
- You'll soon be able to play a round with GEORGE STRAIT! George and a business partner have invested in the Tapatio Springs Golf Resort, about 20 miles from San Antonio, and they plan to transform it into a showcase resort.
- Today: Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine ("The Voice"); Paul Reiser ("Paul Reiser Show"); Star Jones; Alfred Molina ("Law & Order: LA")
- Good Morning America: John Travolta and the cast of "Welcome Back, Kotter"; Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant ("Desperate Housewives")
- CBS Early Show: Kitchen tools
- Regis & Kelly: Paul Reiser; actress Bridgit Mendler; Pia Toscano performs.
- The View: Felicity Huffman; actor Doug Savant; actress Ashley Tisdale
- Ellen DeGeneres: Dwayne Johnson; Matthew Morrison performs; filmmaker John Downer
South Africa's Charl Schwartzel wound up with the green jacket after a wild final day at the Masters. It was the first major win for Schwartzel, who finished with four straight birdies for a two-shot victory over Adam Scott and Jason Day. Tiger Woods made a run, but faded on the back nine, while Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-filled 80, the highest final round by the 54-hole leader since Ken Venturi in 1956.
Charlotte, North Carolina's 25-year-old Jonathan Tyrone Huntley turned himself in to police after he was named as a suspect in a home invasion robbery. Huntley might still be a free man today had he not dropped a T-shirt outside the crime scene bearing his photo and the caption "Making money is my thang".
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