Morning Buzz: Johnny Knoxville Detained With Grenade at Airport
Jackass star Johnny Knoxville was detained at LAX yesterday afternoon for having an inert grenade in his luggage. Yahoo! reports that the grenade was found in his bag by luggage screeners, and later determined to not have an explosive or firing pin. Knoxville received a citation and was eventually allowed to board an American Airlines flight to Miami, but he could possibly face prosecution. He explained that the grenade was a prop that he forgot to take out of his bag.
Losing Republican presidential candidate John McCain has allegedly banned his wife Cindy from appearing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars as a contestant. Page Six reports that Mrs. McCain wanted to appear on the show very badly. "Just before Thanksgiving, Cindy McCain started talks with producers to appear as a dancer on the show. She wanted to do it very badly," a source said. Sen. McCain reportedly "put the kibosh on it." McCain's camp and the show had no comment.
NBC has announced the premiere dates for Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon's switch on their late night schedule. Jimmy Fallon will premiere as the host of Late Night on March 2, according to Us. Conan will take over the reins of The Tonight Show beginning June 1. And Jay Leno will begin his new primetime variety series on June 1 as well.
Courtney Love has given one of her patented outspoken interviews to Jewish culture magazine Heeb, in which she blames a laundry list of people for taking all the profits from sales of her late husband Kurt Cobain's recordings with Nirvana. "Every time you buy a Nirvana record, part of that money is not going to Kurt’s child, or to me, it’s going to a handful of Jew loan officers, Jew private banks, its going to lawyers who are also bankers, its going to sixty PAs," Love states.
E! reports that movie studios Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox have settled their dispute over the Watchmen film. They have reached a settlement over who owns film rights to the characters, and the film will be released on March 6 as scheduled.