CBS announces midseason lineup
In a major midseason shift, CBS has given a big promotion to "Blue Bloods," and will add the long-awaited "Criminal Intent" spinoff to the lineup, Newsday's Verne Gay reports. But where's "$#*! My Dad Says," which will be dropped from CBS by mid-February? The network said Tuesday night that the show-built-on-a-tweet will have completed its season Feb. 17 and "will have run out of original episodes. No decision on status for next season until Upfronts." Translation: The future is grim for "$#*!" The "CI" spinoff, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," will land Wednesdays at 10 p.m., starting Feb. 16. "Blue Bloods" will get a Monday tryout. And on Thursdays, replacing "$#*!": "Rules of Engagement," which has aired on Mondays.
'DWTS' star's next move: Play LI's Crazy Donkey
Though best known as a ballroom hoofer on "Dancing With the Stars" - and most recently, as Bristol Palin's partner - Mark Ballas has been a longtime singer-songwriter in music trios alongside his brother-sister castmates Julianne and Derek Hough, with whom he's performed since childhood. Those two won't be with him when he plays the Farmingdale nightclub Crazy Donkey on Jan. 14, but Ballas will still be performing in a trio for this all-ages, acoustic-guitar show, Newsday contributor Frank Lovece reports. "He's performing at 8 p.m. and then at 9 he's doing a meet-and-greet where he'll take pictures and sign autographs," Crazy Donkey manager Dave Rothstein said. Tickets, on sale Wednesday at ClubLoaded.com or through the Crazy Donkey box office at 631-753-1975, are $18 in advance, $22 day of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Chris Brown tweets after completing counseling
Chris Brown has completed the domestic-violence counseling sessions he was required to take as part of his sentence for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Billboard.com reports. The singer confirmed he finished the classes by posting a photo of his certificate of completion on Twitter. "I'm done with class," he wrote, later adding, "i have enough self respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class. Boyz run from their mistakes.. Men learn from them!!!"
Paris Hilton's flight held for knife found on board
It was a scary moment for Paris Hilton: A knife on a Hawaii-bound jetliner delayed her flight out of Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. Hilton posted two tweets Tuesday about how she and 203 other passengers aboard a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 were ordered off before takeoff. Flight 1197, which also had a crew of eight, was heading for Maui. Hilton tweeted that "security made everyone deplane because they found a big knife." Then, she punched up, "Scary that it got on plane" and "So strange a knife got on board." Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott says it was a catering knife accidentally left behind by the cabin crew and the search was a precaution. The flight was delayed about an hour.