Bits and Pieces - April 21, 2011
April 21, 2011
On this date in 1918, World War I flying ace the Red Baron, was shot down. Legend has it he was shot down while delivering pizzas.
It was a wild ride for LINDSAY LOHAN'S career yesterday! First, they were saying she was out of the John Gotti biopic starring John Travolta. Lindsay seemed to be a lock to make her comeback as Victoria Gotti, but producer Marc Fiore said she was no longer being considered and he hinted that Lindsay's team was making all sorts of crazy demands and he got fed up with it. However, he later said, "Maybe if Lindsay calls me up, we can talk about it." Apparently she did and apparently she really wanted to be in the movie, because they were able to work something out without her people getting involved. However, instead of playing Gotti's daughter Victoria, she'll now play his daughter-in-law Kim Gotti.
- TV ON THE RADIO bassist Gerard Smith has lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 34. Last month the band announced that Smith was undergoing treatment for lung cancer and would not be able to take part in their U.S. tour. The band has canceled dates on that tour through Saturday.
- THE GAME is in a Canadian jail. He was heading for Nova Scotia to do a concert last night when he was detained by airport customs and then denied entry into the country. The Game Tweeted that he'd be detained for 14 days before a judge determines if he'll be deported or jailed for violating Canada's immigration laws. However, officials say the hearing will happen within 48 hours.
- COLT FORD will release his next album, called Every Chance I Get, on May 3rd. Guests on the disc include Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson, Craig Morgan, Frankie Ballard and more.
- Today: TV host Ingrid Hoffmann; actor Isaiah Mustafa
- Good Morning America: Entrepreneur Ben Elliott; adventurer David de Rothschild; the men of the FDNY calendar
- CBS Early Show: Early Show: Actress Emily VanCamp
- Regis & Kelly: Kathleen Turner; co-host Bruno Tonioli
- The View: Diane Lane; fitness trainer Billy Blanks
- Ellen DeGeneres: Reese Witherspoon; actor Paul Walker; Jackson Guthy performs
Major League Baseball is taking control of the Los Angeles Dodgers while the bitter divorce between owners Frank and Jamie McCourt drags on. The league will appoint a representative to oversee all team business and the day-to-day operations of the club.
Police in Portland, Oregon had taped off a crime scene near a shopping mall when Kevin Signalness decided to stop by. No, Kevin wasn't a curious onlooker. It seems Kevin plowed his car through the crime scene tape. As in 'his car,' we mean the car Kevin had just stolen. To make matters worse, officers on the scene discovered Kevin had his pants unzipped with a pornographic magazine lying on the passenger seat. Kevin was arrested on numerous charges including, yes, DUI.
1986: Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone's vault on live TV and found nothing
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II 85