Bits and Pieces - April 15, 2011
April 15, 2011
ABC has canceled the daytime soaps All My Children and One Life to Live. That means if you want to see cheating, lying and corrupt morals on TV during the day you'll have to watch C-Span.
Friends of CHARLIE SHEEN'S estranged wife Brooke Mueller are worried that she might be back on drugs and they may be right. RadarOnline.com says Brooke called these friends asking for urine samples when she found out she'd have to do another drug test. One friend of Brooke's says she's admitted to relapsing and hasn't been returning calls, which usually means she's using. Not only that, TMZ has surveillance video from a pawn shop where Brooke tried to hock an expensive men's watch and a stereo. The video shows Brooke nervously pacing around the store while the employees check out the items. The weird thing is Brooke is not only getting $55,000 a month in child support, she also got a multi-million dollar settlement from Charlie. (See video here)
Nashville's Paul McDonald got the boot on "AMERICAN IDOL" last night. The other two in the bottom three were Stefano Langone and Haley Reinhart. Incidentally, JENNIFER LOPEZ says she didn't use the S-word while critiquing Stefano Langone's singing on Wednesday night. J.Lo says she said 'shiz' as in short for 'shizzy.'
- SOUNDGARDEN has announced some of the dates for their first tour since 1997. The first date is July 2nd in Toronto and tickets will go on sale a week from today. The band is also working on a new album.
- 50 CENT is said to be close to signing Jersey Shore's PAULY D to his G-Unit label. They're also talking about a line of Pauly D-brand headphones.
- JOHNNY CASH'S boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas will be restored with funds raised at a music festival coming up on August 4th in Jonesboro, Arkansas. They also plan to open a Johnny Cash Boyhood Museum in the New Deal Era Administration Building at Dyess.
- ABC: Shark Tank, Primetime: What Would You Do and 20/20 are new
- CBS: Chaos is new; CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are reruns
- Fox: Kitchen Nightmares and Fringe are new
- NBC: Friday Night Lights returns for its final season; plus two new Datelines
- CW: Smallville and Supernatural are new
- Versus: Hockey with the Rangers at Capitals and Blackhawks at Canucks
Insiders say Major League Baseball is leaning toward expanding replay for the 2012 season to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings.
When police noticed Coral Springs, Florida's 64-year-old Roberta Spen driving with faulty brake lights, they attempted to pull her over. Instead, Roberta pulled into a McDonald's drive-thru and ordered lunch. The officer got out of his car and told Roberta to pull out into the parking lot. Instead, she waited for her order, paid, and drove away. The officer stopped Roberta again and she rolled her window down one inch, said she wasn't speeding, wouldn't roll her window down, refused to hand over her driver's license, registration and proof of insurance, and then drove away. Now with several police cars in pursuit, Roberta finally stopped at a red light where officers tried to box in her car. However, Roberta simply backed out of the box and continued driving. When she finally stopped at a gas station, officers again surrounded her car, smashed the driver's side window and arrested her. Amazingly, Roberta was not under the influence and had no criminal record. Not surprisingly, a judge ordered her to submit to a mental health evaluation. (Here's Roberta's number 954-340-0490)
1971: George C. Scott refused his Oscar for the movie Patton
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