Even though Jay Leno joked that stunt driver Bob Riggle is “the only 80-year-old guy who can regularly get it up,” that didn’t prove to be the case on Monday, when the stunt man’s car flipped over as he was attempting to power it around a track on two wheels.
Leno was a passenger in the 2,500-horse power Hemi Under Glass during the attempt, a promotional spot for “Jay Leno’s Garage,” which begins a new season on Wednesday on CNBC.
Riggle was showing off one of his famous tricks — maneuvering the race car on two back tires (something he’s apparently been doing since 1965) — when the vehicle dramatically lost control as cameras were filming at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California.
Miraculously, the famed former late-night host and driver were shaken rather than hurt.
As Riggle made a comment about not being thrilled to share the news about it with his wife, and Leno said, “That was certainly exiting,” we can’t help but ponder how excited producers of “Jay Leno’s Garage” must have been about the action-packed publicity for their show.
KNIGHT SUES BROWN
Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is suing Chris Brown and owners of a West Hollywood club after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer.
The suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Brown, party co-host Pia Mia, and the club 1 Oak of failing to have adequate security, the Associated Press reports.
The Death Row Records co-founder, survived wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm, and has cited complications from the injuries.
Knight’s attorneys J. Tooson and Jeremy Lessem say Knight’s fear months after the 2014 shooting led him to flee when he was attacked in his car, running down two men and killing one in Compton in January 2015. (Knight is in jail awaiting trial.)
Monday’s filing asks for a judgment ordering defendants to pay medical expenses for his injuries.
In 2010, Knight similarly sued Kanye West after being injured at a star-studded 2005 party West hosted in Miami Beach, but a judge ruled in West’s favor.
“Family Feud” producers alert local viewers that encore episodes featuring San Francisco’s Oh-Ho family — Nayomi Ho, Christine Oh, Justine Oh, Gina Ho and Daniel Oh — air today and Wednesday. … Johnny Depp, sporting a mohawk, made a surprise guest appearance at Los Angeles’ Comedy Store, doing a bit of standup with Mat Edgar, the billed performer.
Singer Kellie Pickler is 30. … Actor John Cusack is 50. … Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 50. … Football player John Elway is 56. … Actress Kathy Bates is 68. … Politician Leon Panetta is 78. … Comedian John Byner is 79. … Comedian-director Mel Brooks is 90.
— Staff, wire reports