Bits and Pieces - January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
Beyonce is launching a weekly lifestyle blog. Beyonce will offer tips on such everyday lifestyle topics as how to make ends meet on $300 million a month.
LANCE ARMSTRONG has been hit with a class action lawsuit by two men who bought his books 'It's Not About the Bike' and 'Every Second Counts.' The suit states that they wouldn't have purchased the books had they known the true facts about Armstrong's doping scandal. It also accuses Armstrong and several publishers of fraud and false advertising, seeing as how the books contained Armstrong's denials of ever using banned substances. Meanwhile, it's reported that Lance has turned down invites from Dancing with the Stars on several occasions. Word is the show wants him more than ever after his doping admissions.
STEVE CARELL says he won't be returning to THE OFFICE for its series finale because it 'wouldn't feel right.' Apparently the producers had reached out to Carell, which started the rumors.
- JACK WHITE, THE LUMINEERS and CARRIE UNDERWOOD have been added to the lineup of performers at this year's Grammy Awards. The Grammys also announced that ED SHEERAN will play live with ELTON JOHN and DIERKS BENTLEY and MIRANDA LAMBERT will team up for a special performance. LL Cool J will host the 55th Grammy Awards on February 10th.
- RAPPER EVE has started her own record label and will release her first album in 11 years this spring. The album is called Lip Lock and it's due May 14th.
- TIM MCGRAW is coming to a TV near you! "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" will be recorded April 8th, the night after this year's ACM Awards. The special will air on CBS at a later date.
- Good Morning America: Sharon Osbourne; TV host Chris Harrison
- CBS This Morning: The latest news
- Today: Figure skater Sasha Cohen
- Kelly & Michael: Actress Lena Dunham; actor Nicholas Hoult
- The View: Guest co-host David Muir; "Newsies"; actress Drew Barrymore
- The Talk: Luke Perry; author Tim Ferriss
- Ellen DeGeneres: Actor Jude Law; Blind Pilot performs
Three-time Cy Young winner and eight-time All-Star Pedro Martinez has returned to the Boston Red Sox. After spending seven seasons in Boston, Martinez has been hired as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
Fast and Furious 7 may star Knoxville, Tennessee's 26-year-old Trishia Moody. When police tried to pull Trishia over, she sped away, then locked the brakes and ducked down a side road. Finding herself boxed in, Trishia spun around, rammed the deputy's cruiser head-on and sped away again. When an officer caught up to Trishia's Toyota, she swerved into the cruiser, forcing it off the road and out of the chase. Finally, the two-county chase ended when cops spun Trishia's car out. Officers noted that Trishia smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech and had displayed her mad driving skills without ever dropping her beer.
1913: The 16th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified
actress Blythe Danner (Meet The Fockers, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Huff) 70