Bits and Pieces - April 25, 2011
April 25, 2011
Yesterday was Easter Sunday. I love Easter because it means I can finally give away my leftover Halloween candy.
There were more mug shots and fingerprints for LINDSAY LOHAN on Friday! Lindsay's day in court started well as the judge downgraded her felony theft charges to a misdemeanor. The dollar value separating felonies and misdemeanors is $950 and while the store priced the necklace at $2,500, an appraiser said it was only worth $850 and, luckily for Lindsay, that's the figure the judge went with, although the DA plans to appeal that decision. Then things went downhill quickly for Lindsay as the judge ruled there was enough evidence for her to stand trial and that her little necklace escapade violated her probation. Lindsay was sentenced to 120 days in jail and taken into custody. However, she was allowed to post bail, so she was back on the street in about five hours. Lindsay was also ordered to serve 480 hours of community service, including 360 hours at a women's center, so she can see how needy women have to live. The remaining 120 hours will be served at the L.A. County morgue.
SIMON COWELL says there's a good chance PAULA ABDUL will join him as a judge on his new show The X Factor. However, Cowell says negotiations haven't begun yet. Simon also said he missed her the second she left Idol...even though she can be a pain.
- WILCO will release a 7-inch single called "I Might" on their own dBpm Records label. The flip side is a cover of Nick Lowe's "I Love My Label". It'll be sold at the band's Solid Sound Festival on June 24th through 26th in North Adams, Massachusetts and will be in stores sometime in July.
- LIL WAYNE has announced that the new release date for "Tha Carter IV" will be June 21st. Young Money president Mack Maine says, "He's still perfecting a few things, he's a perfectionist ... changing a few lines."
- When SARA EVANS originally recorded "Born to Fly" about a decade ago, she sang about a brown-eyed boy. Sara's new album includes a bluegrass remake of the song, but now she sings about a blue-eyed boy. So, what gives? The brown-eyed boy referred to her son Avery. However, she changed it to refer to her new husband Jay Barker. Incidentally, Avery is cool with it.
- Today: Author Travis Smiley; actor David Alan Grier; Darius Rucker performs
- Good Morning America: Reports from London
- CBS Early Show: Countdown to the royal wedding
- Regis & Kelly: Mark Ruffalo; Stefano Langone performs; co-host Melanie Brown
- The View: Hayden Panettiere; Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas)
- Ellen DeGeneres: TV host Mario Lopez; wrestler Chris Jericho and dancer Cheryl Burke
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was hospitalized early Saturday after being stabbed in the stomach by his wife. Marshall was later released and doctors say he'll make a full recovery. His wife was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Fun-loving, Quran-burning Florida Pastor Terry Jones recently brought his understanding and acceptance tour to Michigan to protest local sharia laws. Never mind that there are no sharia laws on the books there, Jones drew more attention to himself than he intended. After doing a TV interview, Jones got into his car where his gun went off, putting a bullet into the floorboard. This is presumably the same handgun he said he was bringing to his planned protest in Dearborn, where he said he'd come "totally in peace." The peaceful visit ended in jail for Jones as he refused to pay a $1 peace bond to hold a rally at a local mosque.
2006: Violet Palmer became the first woman to referee an NBA playoff game.
actor Al Pacino (Any Given Sunday, Scarface, The Godfather) 71