Eavesdropping In: Lakers Blow It, Phil Jackson Retires; Pink Taco's Pink Donkey Scandal; Meredith Vieira Leaving "Today"; Rob Pattinson Pretended To Be Royalty; "CSI" Star Calls Bieber "A Brat"

by Emily Green · May 9, 2011

The Lakers lose to the Mavericks after a 4-0 defeat in the Western Conference semifinals, Phil Jackson retires. [LATimes]

Animal rights activists picket outside Pink Taco in Century City for tying a shaved donkey painted hot pink in front of the restaurant as a promotional stunt on Cinco de Mayo. [KABC]

Meredith Vieira will leave her position as "Today" show host next month, Ann Curry to replace her as Matt Lauer's co-anchor. [HuffPo]

Robert Pattinson pretended to be a member of the royal family and know Prince William when he first moved to the U.S. as a ploy to make connections. [PE]

"CSI" star Marg Helgenberger says when he was on set for his guest star appearance, Justin Bieber was "kind of a brat." [TMZ]