Bits and Pieces - August 24, 2012
August 24, 2012
Britain's Prince William and his Royal Air Force helicopter crew rescued a Canadian tourist that was injured during a hike and flew her to safety. Meanwhile, Prince Harry was able to pull a woman free from her clothing.
Sources close to BRITNEY SPEARS deny rumors that she's getting cold feet and thinking of calling off her wedding to Jason Trawick. Rumors started a couple weeks ago when Britney was photographed without her engagement ring. They say she just took it off for an Elizabeth Arden photo shoot and Jason was holding it for her and forgot to give it back until later.
CHRIS HARRISON has hinted that a decision has been made about who will be the next Bachelor. The three names mentioned most often are ARIE LUYDENDYK JR., SEAN LOWE and RYAN LOCHTE.
- KINGS OF LEON bassist JARED FOLLOWILL has unveiled his new side project, Smoke & Jackal. The other half of the duo is Nick Brown of the Nashville rock group Mona. Their first release, EP1, will be out on October 16th. The first single is called "No Tell" and it'll be available next Tuesday.
- JENNIFER HUDSON will launch her new clothing line on QVC during Fashion's Night Out on September 6th. The Jennifer Hudson Collection will feature items like a lace-embellished dress, a feminine hoodie and a snakeskin-printed purse.
- TAYLOR SWIFT has set the record for the biggest digital sales week ever for a song by a woman. Taylor's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" sold 623,000 downloads in its first week. The only record to top that was Flo Rida's "Right Round," which sold 636,000 in a single week in 2009. It's also Taylor's first ever number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Today: Carly Rae Jepsen performs; culinary expert Gail Simmons
- Good Morning America: Apolo Anton Ohno; "Lovetown, USA"; "Dancing With the Stars" viewers' choice candidate Carson Kressley; chef Marcus Samuelsson
- CBS This Morning: Journalist James Fallows
- Kelly: Josh Brolin; actress Anne Hathaway; "Dancing With the Stars" winning couple Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd; co-host Seth Meyers
- The View: Jackson Brothers; actor Robby Benson; guest co-hose Chris Cuomo
- The Talk: George Lopez; guest co-host Rita Wilson
- Ellen DeGeneres: David Arquette; U.S. Air Force Band performs; singer Taylor Swift's tour
Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid says Michael Vick will be ready to play the season opener despite injuring his ribs during Monday's pre-season game. However, it's unlikely that Vick will play in tomorrow's preseason game at Cleveland.
Last Friday night, Richard Anthony Owen was arrested in Tampa on trespassing charges. After spending less than an hour in jail, which apparently wasn't enough time to participate in their 'scared straight' program, Richard was released and decided to help himself to a car in the jail's parking lot. Not surprisingly, an officer noticed Richard trying to open the locked door of the car and when asked what he was doing, he explained that the car belonged to a friend and that he was breaking into it for him. That excuse might've worked had the officer not known the car belonged to one of his co-workers and Richard was busted again.
2000: Richard Hatch became the first winner on CBS' Survivor.
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