Bits and Pieces - January 23, 2013
January 23, 2013
Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, will be a contestant on the upcoming ABC reality show "Celebrity Diving." That sound you hear is Brent Musburger setting his TiVo.
KANYE WEST'S ex-girlfriend is getting some tabloid love by dishing on him. Brooke Crittendon is her name and she says that when they were together Kanye was "insecure" and "vulnerable" and wouldn't go on stage unless she was there to reassure him. They dated for a couple years in the mid-2000's and she says that back then he was more clingy than cocky, adding: "He was not macho - he needed you to be with him and needed your opinion...He needs people to tell him he is good and that he is needed and wanted." Brooke also said that Kanye is obsessed with curvy women and isn't surprised that he's dating Kim Kardashian, saying, "For Kanye, what other person...is there? There's Halle Berry, J-Lo and Beyoncé but they are all taken. She fits into his brand."
New Movies on Video...
End of Watch - Police officers Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena unwittingly stumble onto a plot.
The Paperboy - Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and John Cusack are newspaper reporters.
- If you're in the market for a recording studio, ARCADE FIRE has put their converted church studio up for sale. The studio is in Quebec and it's where they recorded Neon Bible and The Suburbs. The 15,000-plus square-foot space includes three bedrooms, a laundry room, and a kitchen-dining room, but the recording equipment appears to have been removed and the roof may be collapsing.
- CHRIS BROWN is the latest celebrity swatting victim. Police converged on his Hollywood Hills home after someone called 911 and reported a domestic incident involving a gun. As usual, when police arrived, nothing was amiss and Brown wasn't even home at the time.
- Look for BRANTLEY GILBERT as he makes his acting debut on tomorrow night's episode of Nashville. Both Gilbert and CHRIS YOUNG will play themselves on the show.
- Jay Leno: Dana Carvey; actress Emmy Rossum; Ben Harper performs with Charlie Musselwhite
- David Letterman: Anne Hathaway; actor Jake Johnson
- Jimmy Kimmel: Julie Bowen; LeAnn Rimes performs
- Conan: The Lone Bellow
- Jimmy Fallon: Bill Cosby; actress Tempestt Bledsoe; Grace Potter performs
- Craig Ferguson: Betty White; actress Morena Baccarin; comic Dylan Moran
- Carson Daly: Songwriter Citizen Cope; Atlas Genius; Wolfgang performs
The Cleveland Cavaliers say that center Anderson Varejao has a blood clot in his lung and will be out the rest of the season. Varejao had been out with an ankle injury and was leading the league in rebounding at the time.
Huntsville, Alabama's Phillip Sawdey pulled off a venti heist at a local Starbucks. When Sawdey approached the cashier and demanded all the cash, she informed him that she couldn't open the cash drawer and offered him a cup of coffee instead. Sawdey took the coffee and left the store, but was soon arrested in a nearby parking lot. While the price of Starbucks coffee might qualify the crime as grand theft, Sawdey was charged with robbery without incident.
1947: KTLA, Channel 5, in Hollywood became the first commercial TV station west of the Mississippi
actor Balthazar Getty (Judge Dredd, Alias, Brothers and Sisters) 38