Bits and Pieces - August 13, 2012
August 13, 2012
California marijuana shops are now selling a strain of pot named for Olympic champion Usain Bolt. The bad news for Bolt is the endorsement deal went to Michael Phelps.
The fallout from the KRISTEN STEWART affair continues as Liberty Ross, the wife of director Rupert Sanders has reportedly hired a divorce lawyer. However, that's just plan B as she reportedly wants to try and work things out with her husband before putting the lawyers to work. It turns out that they were visiting a marriage and family therapist when they were seen together in Beverley Hills earlier this week. Meanwhile, fans of ROBERT PATTINSON have been bombarding him with notes of consolation, flowers, chocolates and even marriage proposals. However, if you feel so inclined, you may want to save your money as Robert has been forwarding the gifts to local hospitals and senior citizens homes.
The latest name to surface in the AMERICAN IDOL judging rumor mill is SEAN "DIDDY" COMBS. Producers have reportedly reached out to him, but at this point he's considered a long shot. They say he doesn't seem that interested and they likely couldn't afford him if he was.
- THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have released two B-sides from the recording sessions of their latest album, I'm With You, as 7-inch vinyl singles. The songs Strange Man and Long Progression are available via their website.
- Drake, Noah '40' Shebib and Blackground will be co-executive producing the posthumous AALIYAH album. The album will be made from 16 unreleased songs and "fragments" from the archives. They hope to have it out by the end of the year.
- MIRANDA LAMBERT has a new interactive app for her "Fastest Girl in Town" video. The interactive version lets you customize the music video by using your favorite camera angles throughout the extensive car-chase scene and check out bonus content. You can get the app via her website.
- Today: Reports from the Olympics
- Good Morning America: OneRepublic performs
- CBS This Morning: Director Spike Lee
- Kelly: Colbie Caillat performs; co-host Mark Consuelos
- The View: Guest co-host Arsenio Hall; actress Patricia Heaton; actresses Ellen Page and Greta Gerwig; author David Hartman
- The Talk: Guest co-host Tabatha Coffey; actress Jean Smart; professional matchmaker Paul Carrick Brunson
- Ellen DeGeneres: Dylan McDermott; Miranda Lambert
Stop me if you've heard this before...NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is prepared for a lockout if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached by September 15th, when the current deal expires.
Gainesville, Florida's 54-year-old William Sherman Evans III recently had his 1994 Dodge Ram van towed away by Arrow Wrecker and taken to their yard. Thinking that retrieving a 1994 Dodge van at all costs was a good idea, William went to the tow yard, tossed chicken in to distract the guard dogs, jumped in his van and plowed through the gates. As you might expect from a 1994 van, William was soon broken down on the side of the road. By that time the yard had reported the van stolen and when police arrived to help William, they gave him a lift to jail. While his original towing bill was $419.30, William caused more than $1,000 in damage when he rammed through the gate and was held on $4,500 bail.
1848: The New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California
actor Matthew Perry (Friends, Fools Rush In, The Whole Ten Yards) 43