Bits and Pieces - August 17, 2012
August 17, 2012
Microsoft founder Bill Gates now says he wants to reinvent the toilet. Actually he did this once before. It was called Windows Vista.
KRISTEN STEWART is getting ready to come out of hiding as she's scheduled to attend next month's Toronto Film Festival to promote her upcoming film On the Road. Unless something comes up before then, it'll be her first time in front of the press since the Rupert Sanders cheating scandal broke last month.
MICHAEL J. FOX is ready to go back to work. Michael is shopping around a sitcom inspired by his life and word is that all the networks are interested. It should be on TV sometime next year.
- Don't hold your breath for that new PEARL JAM album. Although they've been in the studio, guitarist Mike McCready says they're currently in a holding pattern. Eddie Vedder is working on a solo tour and drummer Matt Cameron is back with Soundgarden for a bit. McCready is also in a new band with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin.
- WILL.I.AM has recorded a new track with BRITNEY SPEARS. According to a few fans who've heard it, the song is "dark" and "super sexy." It'll be on will.i.am's solo album #willpower, which is due September 24th. Meanwhile, will.i.am's custom DeLorean, which was stolen, then was reported found turned out to still be missing until late yesterday when it was really found and returned. No word on what the deal was as the LAPD never got a missing vehicle report.
- CARRIE UNDERWOOD will be featured on upcoming episodes of "Unplugged" and "Behind the Music." Carrie will record the Unplugged session later this week in New York and it'll premiere October 2nd on VH1. Carrie's Behind the Music installment will air later this fall.
- Jay Leno: Kristen Bell; Ryan Lochte; Regina Spektor performs
- David Letterman: Tracy Morgan; Olympic high jumper Erik Kynard; Ben Howard
- Jimmy Kimmel: Jennifer Garner; actor Paul Scheer; The Fixx performs
- Conan: Adam Sandler; comic T.J. Miller
- Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Martin; actress Piper Perabo; Neon Hitch performs
- Craig Ferguson: Tyler Perry; comic Matt Kirshen
- Carson Daly: Regina King; "We Are Legion"; Portugal. The Man performs
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to tendinitis in his knee. Nadal has been out of action since his loss at Wimbledon in late June.
Rob Ford was recently spotted driving down Toronto's Gardiner Expressway while reading. Actually, it was the third time in just over a year in which Ford has been accused of unsafe or distracted driving, not to mention a 1999 DUI conviction in Florida. Toronto police issued an open letter urging Ford to hire a driver and when asked whether he saw a problem with reading and driving, he said: "I'm busy." Perhaps he wasn't cited because he's Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
2008: Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi were married
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