Bits and Pieces - May 2, 2011
May 2, 2011
Last night President Obama announced that U. S. troops have killed Osama bin Laden. That means Satan is now only the second most evil person in hell.
MARIAH CAREY and NICK CANNON celebrated their third anniversary with twins! Mariah finally popped on Saturday morning at an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles. Her rep says the baby girl was born first, weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 18 inches long; her brother was next, at 5 pounds 6 ounces, and was 19 inches. The rep added that Cannon drove Mariah to the hospital in their Rolls-Royce and Mariah was calm, but Nick was so nervous he went the wrong department at the hospital. It wasn't the end of their big weekend as they renewed their wedding vows on Sunday, which they do every year on their anniversary.
You may have noticed that Fox's animation shows last night were reruns. They were supposed to be new episodes where a hurricane sweeps through "FAMILY GUY," "AMERICAN DAD" and "THE CLEVELAND SHOW." They do those shows way in advance and had no way of knowing about the deadly storms in the South. However, Fox felt it would be in bad taste, so they're holding them until next spring.
- The new FOO FIGHTERS documentary will be released on iTunes, DVD and Blu-Ray on June 7th. The digital and DVD/Blu-ray versions of Foo Fighters: Back and Forth will feature 35 minutes of new footage and deleted scenes. The film played in select theaters on April 5th and several days later on VH1.
- DIDDY is denying reports that he canceled five upcoming concerts due to low ticket sales. Diddy says the shows were canceled due to "logistics" issues, which really isn't much of an explanation since it can mean anything.
- Today at 1 pm Eastern time, children at more than 1,700 schools in North America will perform AARON TIPPIN'S tune "I Wanna Play." It's part of the seventh annual "Music Monday" to raise awareness of the importance of music education.
- Today: Al Roker performs with The Wiggles; author Steven Tyler ("Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?"); singer Jennifer Lopez
- Good Morning America: Rob Lowe; actress Penelope Cruz; TV personality Tim Gunn
- CBS Early Show: TV host Phil McGraw; actress Melissa McCarthy
- Regis & Kelly: Eva Mendes; Casey Abrams performs
- The View: LL Cool J; author Andrew Schorr
- Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Carell; actress Alison Sweeney
The NFL lockout went back into effect on Friday and a St. Louis appeals court could determine as early as today whether to award the league a permanent stay of an injunction ordering the lockout to be lifted.
About 30 Joliet, Illinois cops and a large number of officers from other departments were at Bicentennial Park for a training session on being prepared for any situation. The good news is they were. Domonique J. Loggins was riding in his presumably now ex-girlfriend's car when they started arguing over cigarettes. The 21-year-old Loggins then punched the woman in the mouth and she gave him a ride to a police station and went inside to report him. Officers went outside and saw Loggins walking away. Loggins briefly eluded them until he assisted in his capture by running into the aforementioned park and training exercise.
1936: The symphony Peter and the Wolf premiered in Moscow
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