Bits and Pieces - February 5, 2013
February 5, 2013
The inventor of the Etch-A-Sketch has died. Sadly, doctors were unsuccessful in their attempts to shake him up so he could start over.
AMANDA BYNES is moving out of her New York apartment after her landlord threatened to evict her. Bynes got a letter from building management saying they'd gotten several complaints of marijuana smoke coming from her apartment at all hours of the day and night and she was also seen smoking weed in the hallways. At one point during the drama an apparently dazed and confused Amanda sent a tweet to the website Celebuzz.com to say, "I'm not moving. I don't have a landlord! I don't rent! I own a condo in NY". However, the movers came and got her stuff and Amanda is now staying in a hotel in downtown Manhattan and her parents are in the room next to her because they're said to be "afraid for her."
JOHNNY DEPP will star in the gangster thriller Black Mass, based on the real-life story of South Boston criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger. Bulger eventually became an FBI informant in order to take down a rival Mafia family, only to be double-crossed by the government and prosecuted himself.
- MORRISSEY has been diagnosed with a pre-malignant throat condition called Barrett's esophagus, which is linked to a significantly increased risk of cancer. He had been hospitalized with what was reported to be a bleeding ulcer. Symptoms of Barrett's can include chronic heartburn, difficulty swallowing, chest pain and vomiting blood. However, he's apparently still planning to resume his tour this Saturday in Las Vegas.
- FRANK OCEAN says he won't pursue criminal charges against CHRIS BROWN after their recent fight. Ocean wrote on his Tumblr page: "As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. But as a man I am not a killer. I'm an artist and a modern person. I'll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit."
- EMERSON DRIVE has released a new single called "She's My Kind of Crazy." The track is the first single from their new album Roll.
- Jay Leno: Hugh Jackman; actress Jessica Chastain; Michael Bolton performs
- David Letterman: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Cody Ray Slaughter performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Melissa McCarthy; actor Mark Duplass; Anita Baker performs
- Conan: William H. Macy; Harland Williams; Vintage Trouble performs
- Jimmy Fallon: Russell Brand; actress Katharine McPhee; Jim James performs
- Craig Ferguson: Zooey Deschanel; actor Adhir Kalyan
- Carson Daly: Actor Nicholas Hoult; Curtis Peoples performs
Pitcher Kevin Millwood will retire after a 16-year career. Millwood went 169-152 in his career for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, and Seattle Mariners.
No, this is your brain on drugs...Residents of a Lincoln, Nebraska house called police to report that two people, one of them armed with a handgun, forced their way inside and took two hookah pipes. When officers arrived and questioned the residents they couldn't help but notice marijuana, paraphernalia, several bottles of fertilizer and a light shining from under a door barred with a padlock and a power cord snaking into the room. After getting a search warrant, police easily found the growing operation and arrested an unnamed 19-year-old man.
1789: George Washington was selected to be the first president of the United States
singer Gavin DeGraw 36