Bits and Pieces - September 15, 2011
September 15, 2011
Reality TV star Heidi Montag is 25 today. Heidi is planning a quiet celebration with family and a few close plastic surgeons.
Nude photos of SCARLETT JOHANSSON hit the Internet yesterday. Hackers apparently swiped the photos from Scarlett's cell phone and then posted them online. In one photo, she's on a bed, topless, and in another she's seen taking a photo of her naked backside in a bathroom mirror. As you might guess, she's pretty hacked off, as it were, and she called the FBI to investigate. (See here)
Singer LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, JR. was the winner on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. Murphy wins $1 million and a Las Vegas headlining contract.
- THE ROLLING STONES will re-release a re-mastered version of their 1978 album Some Girls on November 21st. It'll be available in digital, Deluxe and Super-Deluxe editions, with bonus cuts and alternate takes, new packaging, liner notes, unseen photos and a 7-inch single of "Beast of Burden" featuring its original banned sleeve art.
- 50 CENT called his upcoming movie Things Fall Apart, but one of the things falling apart for him is the movie's title. It seems that 80-year-old Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe wrote a book of the same name that's on Time magazine's list of All Time Top 100 Novels. The movie's producers allegedly offered him $1 million for the rights to the title, but he turned it down. The movie's new title will be All Things Fall Apart and it's coming to a theater near you early next year.
- SUGARLAND have been named as a defendant in a potential lawsuit over that deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. The family of 22-year-old victim Jennifer Haskell filed a tort claim naming Sugarland and its members, agents and employees among 15 potential defendants.
- Today: Gavin DeGraw performs; musician Kris Allen
- Good Morning America: Chef Emeril Lagasse
- Regis & Kelly: Actress Zooey Deschanel; the new Miss Universe
- The View: Actor Gerard Butler
- The Talk: The winner of "Big Brother"; actress Valerie Harper; blogger Perez Hilton; guest co-host Kris Jenner
- Ellen DeGeneres: Eva Longoria; Greyson Chance performs
The Philadelphia Phillies became the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season with a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros yesterday.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Glenn Walp was volunteering his services by taking photos of flooded homes for authorities in Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania. For his efforts, homeowner Scott A. Slominski thanked Glenn by screaming at him and his wife to do something about the flood and threatening them with a sword. Police arrived and charged Scott with terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and, yes, public drunkenness.
1971: The environmental organization Greenpeace was founded
comedian Norm Crosby 84