Bits and Pieces - April 14, 2011
April 14, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden fell asleep during President Obama's speech last night. It was really embarrassing for Obama because it was Biden's job to operate the applause sign.
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES has checked herself into a mental health facility to treat her bipolar disorder. Her rep says it's due to the stress of the past year, which included husband MICHAEL DOUGLAS battling throat cancer and stepson Cameron Douglas being sentenced to five years in prison for drug charges. Then there was Michael's ex-wife, Diandra, suing him for 50 percent of the profits from his movie 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.' Sources say Catherine was coping by chain smoking and drinking, although her rep didn't confirm whether her stay had anything to do with substance abuse.
KATIE COURIC reunited with Matt Lauer on the Today Show yesterday morning. The old chemistry was still there as Katie stopped by to plug her new book "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives." Of course, the talk turned to Katie's rumored career move, but she wouldn't give any specifics. (See and hear here)
- JOHN LENNON'S handwritten lyrics for the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" will go up for auction next month in Beverly Hills. Auction house Profiles in History expects they'll sell for more than $200,000.
- WIZ KHALIFA will kick off his Rolling Papers summer tour on June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. Tickets go on sale a week from today, but if you sign up for Wiz's official fan club you can get yours today.
- JULIE ROBERTS has revealed that she's been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Julie says it started when she was on tour for her first album and she'd be in the middle of a show and couldn't hold the microphone anymore and would have to switch the microphone between her hands to get through a song. Julie says she plans to be at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend selling copies of her new album. If you can't be there, it'll also be on iTunes.
- Today: Tracy Morgan; chef Giada De Laurentiis; Alison Krauss performs
- Good Morning America: Courteney Cox ("Cougar Town"); Rachael Ray; k.d. lang performs
- CBS Early Show: Home-improvement projects
- Regis & Kelly: Courteney Cox; NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire
- The View: Tracy Morgan; Whoopi tours DIFFA's Dining by Design
- Ellen DeGeneres: Kate Walsh; actor Paul Reiser
Barry Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice, but the jury was deadlocked on three counts of perjury. A mistrial was declared on the three perjury counts, and Bonds' lawyers asked the judge toss the guilty verdict. Obstruction of justice carries up to 10 years in prison, but Bonds will likely get probation if the verdict is upheld.
When is a criminal on the run when he's already been captured? When he's Stuart, Florida's 49-year-old Robert E. Locke. A loss prevention officer at a local Publix supermarket saw Locke stuffing merchandise in his shorts. Police were called and Locke apologized for taking a box of the laxative Dulcolax. The good news for Locke is that he at least found himself in deep poop with the law.
1981: The space shuttle Columbia landed at Edwards Air Force Base after its first test flight
actress Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland, Nim's Island) 15