Bits and Pieces - August 29, 2012
August 29, 2012
Tampa strip clubs say business is slower than expected for the Republican convention. They say it's probably due to the Republicans' war on naked women.
Apparently KATIE HOLMES didn't exactly walk away from her marriage to TOM CRUISE empty handed. In addition to the $4.8 million in child support he'll be paying over the next 12 years, Tom gave Katie millions of dollars in jewelry and other gifts while they were married that she gets to keep.
The 3D version of George Lucas' STAR WARS: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones will be in theaters on September 20th, 2013. That'll be followed by Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith three weeks later.
- When THE FOO FIGHTERS closed out the Reading Festival in Leeds, Dave Grohl told the crowd it was their final concert for the foreseeable future. Actually, they have a few more dates scheduled in September but, after that, who knows?
- MISSY ELLIOTT will be dropping two new tracks over Labor Day weekend. Last weekend Timbaland Tweeted about it saying, "Watch it world we back!!!"
- LITTLE BIG TOWN is having a contest on their website where fans can upload videos of themselves singing along to "Pontoon." Their favorite clip will win two tickets and meet-and-greet passes to a show of their choice. Get the details at LittleBigTown.com.
- Today: Phillip Phillips performs
- Good Morning America: TBA
- CBS This Morning: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
- Kelly: Ben Stiller and Michael Ealy; co-host Jerry O'Connell
- The View: Actor Edward Norton; dermatologist Dr. Doris Day
- The Talk: Actor Daniel Dae Kim; party planner David Tutera
- Ellen DeGeneres: Former President Bill Clinton; singer Elise Testone
Martin Truex Jr. has reportedly agreed to a contract extension to stay in the No. 56 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. The team has scheduled a press conference for Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
When Oxford, England's 28-year-old James Allan embarked on a life of crime, he made a few costly rookie mistakes. First, James decided to rob a local newsstand where he was a regular customer. Further decreasing his likelihood of success, it was the same newsstand James attempted to rob 10 days prior. Undaunted, James donned a ski mask, pointed a toy gun at the cashier, and took about $200. Alas, the getaway didn't go as planned as he tried in vain to exit the shop by pushing a door marked 'pull,' before removing his mask for the surveillance cameras and kicking the door, which shattered the glass and sent him careening backwards while a display case of drink bottles fell on top of him. (See here)
1907: The UPS delivery service was founded by teenagers Jim Casey and Claude Ryan in Seattle
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