Bits and Pieces - April 19, 2011
April 19, 2011
President Obama hosted his third annual White House Seder last night. The menu included brisket, noodle kugel and macaroons. In fact, the only thing that wasn't kosher was Obama's birth certificate.
CHARLIE SHEEN is down a goddess! Bree Olson left Charlie's tour to go back home to Indiana for awhile. Bree says she was homesick, but she also has that little DUI matter to take care of. Meanwhile, Charlie's lawyers will be busy today. One set of lawyers will be in court arguing over whether his case against Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre will go to trial or arbitration. Charlie wants a trial because Warner might want to pay him off rather than reveal sensitive financial details to the world. Also, Charlie will be on hand as his lawyers battle with estranged wife Brooke Mueller for custody of their sons. Charlie wants the kids back after Brooke fell off the wagon and he wants to take them on tour with him. Should he win full custody, Charlie also wants to void those $55,000-a-month child support payments. However, Brooke's attorney will argue that the boys are well cared for by her mother and they'll ask that Charlie be psychologically evaluated.
If you don't want to hear who GLEE'S prom king and queen will be...plug your ears for a second. Kurt, played by Chris Colfer, is prom queen and Max Adler's Karofsky is prom king.
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN visited the American Idol set on Friday to offer the contestants a few pointers.
- EMINEM won three Detroit Music Awards on Friday. Eminem won for Outstanding National Major Label Recording for his 2010 album "Recovery" while "Not Afraid" won the Outstanding National Single and Outstanding Video/Major Budget honors.
- LEANN RIMES will get the biography treatment on GAC-TV's "Backstory: LeAnn Rimes this Sunday evening. The cable channel says LeAnn's story is so compelling that they've expanded the hour-long show to 90 minutes.
- ABC: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution; Dancing With the Stars and Body of Proof are new
- CBS: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Good Wife are repeats
- Fox: Glee, Raising Hope and Traffic Light are new
- NBC: Biggest Loser and Parenthood (season finale) are new
- CW: One Tree Hill and Hellcats are new
- TNT: NBA hoops with the Knicks at Celtics and Blazers at Mavericks
- Versus: Hockey with the Canucks at Blackhawks and Sharks at Kings
The NBA now says that Kendrick Perkins' basket with 1:05 left that put the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead to stay in their 107-103 playoff victory over Denver should've been waved off as basket interference.
With the price of gas climbing, a Fargo, North Dakota church group and the local police began a voucher program to offer fill-ups to those in need. Apparently the program was pretty popular, because 19-year-old Dalton Beyer came all the way from Indiana to get his gas voucher. Unfortunately, Dalton instead got a free ride to jail when he presented his registration and insurance documents to the police, who discovered the vehicle had been stolen.
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