In the wake of Monday's announcement that Kid Rock (nee Bob Ritchie) and Pamela Anderson were calling it quits, it's now revealed that Borat may have had something to do with the split. At a screening of the Sacha Baron Cohen film a few weeks back, the Kid exploded during the show, which features the title character falling in love with Anderson after watching a Baywatch rerun. Even though Pam was in on the film's high jinks, the New York Post's Page Six reports that a friend on hand said, "Bob started screaming at Pam, saying she had humiliated herself and telling her, 'You're nothing but a whore! You're a slut! How could you do that movie?' - in front of everyone." Borat must be busy readying his Kazakhstani love nest.
Ponch's got a gun
Actor Erik Estrada, star of the 1970s police drama CHiPs, about the California Highway Patrol, will now be packing the real thing. Estrada and other celebs are training to carry guns, along with badges, as Muncie, Ind., reserve officers as part of a reality show for CBS, the Associated Press reports. Though they will be armed - you know, we just can't say this enough, armed, with real guns and real bullets! - they won't answer emergency calls. Also suiting up: Ozzy spawn Jack Osbourne and La Toya Jackson.
Should have called it 'Seven of Nine'
The Nine, a drama about the lives of hostages in a botched bank robbery, has been pulled from ABC's lineup after just seven episodes. A special edition of 20/20 will fill the 10 p.m. slot tonight, with Primetime taking over Dec. 6. ABC insists that The Nine will return later this season. We'll leave it to you to define "later." The Nine had high praise from critics but low ratings from viewers. And in this numbers game, the ratings always win. Except with Studio 60. We hope.