Posted Thursday, January 23rd 2014 @ 4am
American Idol pulled into Motor City last night. Detroit produced 40 golden tickets (that's 119 so far, if you're keeping count). Some standouts included Marrialle Sellers, 16 year old Malaya Watson, and 26 year old - father of four - Maurice Townsend...who brought his family to meet the judges. American Idol hopefuls audition in Atlanta.
Trouble in Bieberville. The Miami Herald is reporting this morning that popstar Justin Bieber was arrested early Thursday on charges of drunk driving and drag driving. The paper reports his entourage used their cars to block traffic, creating a drag strip for the young star who was driving a Lamborghini. Story.
OK, forget that hit...Love Will Keep Us Together. Captain and Tennille are divorcing. People is reporting that Toni Tennille and Daryl Dragon are divorcing after 39 years of marriage.
76 year old Bill Cosby is coming back to TV. The new comedy will be built around Cosby, who will play the patriarch of a multigenerational family and, once again, will offer his take on marriage and parenting. I smell a hit!
Talk about taking the "high road" in life...Jay Leno says he understands NBC's decision to let him go. He says there's was no reason to keep him when the network has Jimmy Fallon standing by. There's more on 60 Minutes this week.
US Weekly claims Bruce Jenner wants to do Dancing With the Stars. A source tells the mag, "He's dying to do it. The show is close to locking him in."
Ringo Starr has gotten an honor in Los Angeles — less than a week before The Beatles get a tribute at the Grammys. Starr was given the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation
Jimmie Walker didn't think much of "Dy-no-mite!" His catch pharse on "Good Times" was the idea of director John Rich. Walker says he thought the audience wasn't stupid enough to buy the line without a story to go with it. He was wrong. Here the story on Season 4 of PBS "Pioneers of Television" airing in April.
Don't miss tonight's Broadway in Roanoke performance of 'Million Dollar Quartet' tonight - 7P - Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. Scott Moreau - who plays Johnny Cash - was my guest this morning. Here the extended interview on my podcast page. HERE