Bits and Pieces - August 25, 2011
August 25, 2011
Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple. Jobs was Apple's CEO for 35 years. To put that in perspective, that's nearly as long as some people had to wait in line for a new iPhone.
After denying breakup reports, WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT were spotted out and about in Malibu yesterday shopping and doing brunch. There were lots of smiles and hand holding, but some people aren't buying it. Those people seem to think it's kind of suspicious that they'd just happen to be seen out together a day after the split rumors surfaced. Now, In Touch Weekly is going into details. They say Will got suspicious that Jada was having an affair with her "HawthoRNe" co-star Marc Anthony and secretly flew home from a movie shoot. They say Will walked in the house, found Marc Anthony and Jada together and left crying. They say Jada and Will have been living separate lives for months and while they may not have separated, there are significant problems in their marriage. They're reportedly going to do a family getaway soon to try and work things out.
A number of sources are reporting that Bachelorette runner-up BEN FLAJNIK is the next contestant on THE BACHELOR. ABC won't confirm, but sources say Ben told friends a few weeks back that he was going to take time off in September to start filming the show and he was also seen earlier this week out and about in San Francisco with a camera crew, likely filming promotional pieces for the show.
- ONEREPUBLIC frontman Ryan Tedder has signed on to become the first franchise owner of Southern Hospitality BBQ. It's a Memphis-style barbecue restaurant and bar based in New York City and Tedder plans to bring it to Denver, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Phoenix, Palo Alto and Washington, D.C.
- The kinky crowd at Hustler claims they have an intimate video starring RIHANNA and rapper J-COLE. They say they've seen it, but don't know what they're going to do with it yet. That's likely legal-speak for 'we're trying to figure out a way to release it and not get sued.' For the record, Rihanna denies such a tape exists.
- KENNY CHESNEY was scheduled to play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Sunday. However, with Hurricane Irene due to make her way up the East Coast this weekend, Chesney has bumped the show up to tomorrow night and not everyone is happy. Kenny's Facebook wall is covered with offers of ticket trades and grumbling. Fans that can't make the Friday show will be offered a ticket refund at the point of purchase, unless they bought their tickets through Stubhub, which is saying 'tough luck.'
- Today: Author Kathy Reichs ("Flash and Bones"); chef Tim Love
- Good Morning America: Pop Star winner Lexi St. George
- Regis & Kelly: Ewan McGregor; actor Eric Stonestreet
- The View: Actress Sara Ramirez; actor Jaleel White; Charlie Wilson performs
- The Talk: David Cook performs; the hosts compete in the "Big Brother" house; Jenna Elfman guest co-hosts
- Ellen DeGeneres: Kate Hudson; actor Romeo and dancer Chelsie Hightower
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay may have Tweeted that he was in Brett Favre's hometown, but the team has signed veteran quarterback Kerry Collins as an insurance policy in case Peyton Manning is sidelined for awhile.
Somersworth, New Hampshire's Matthew Sordiff and his baby mama, Brianne Baird, went to a store to pick up baby formula, baby wipes and other items for their daughter. They didn't buy them, they just picked them up. When confronted by store employees about the shoplifted items in their diaper bag, Matthew removed his three-month-old daughter from a stroller and placed her in a car seat and then ran, leaving her behind. Matthew was later charged with willful concealment and child endangerment and his mother described him as a "great father."
2001: Singer Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas
actress Rachel Bilson (The O.C., Jumper) 30