Bits and Pieces - February 14, 2013
February 14, 2013
Quarterback Brett Favre has described how he survived the devastating tornado that swept through his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi over the weekend. Favre says the winds were so strong they nearly blew him back out of retirement.
In what could be bad news for CHRIS BROWN, Richmond, Virginia's police chief, Bryan Norwood, has resigned. Norwood had Brown's case removed from the probation department and transferred to him so he could personally handle it. Norwood is the guy that Los Angeles prosecutors are now accusing of fudging Brown's community service work records. Richmond's mayor says they came to a mutual agreement that Norwood's time as Richmond police chief has come to an end and it's reported that Brown's case was the reason behind it.
HOWIE MANDEL has signed on to return as a judge for the upcoming season of "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT." Howard Stern will also return to the show and a new judge will be brought in to replace Sharon Osbourne. America's Got Talent returns this summer.
- GREEN DAY'S new documentary Broadway Idiot will premiere at this year's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which kicks off March 8th in Austin. The film follows Billie Joe Armstrong as he works on the stage adaptation of their American Idiot album. No word on when the film will be released.
- JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JAY-Z will reportedly hit the road on a joint tour this year. Some reports say it'll be a 10-city stadium tour, although sources tell People magazine that there could be more than ten concerts, but no details as of yet.
- BRAD PAISLEY will release his new album, called Wheelhouse, on April 9th. Guests on the disc will include diverse artists such as Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Charlie Daniels, LL Cool J, Mat Kearney and Monty Python's Eric Idle.
- Jay Leno: Anne Hathaway; journalist Lester Holt; Eli Young Band performs
- David Letterman: Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha; Robert DeLong performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: James Franco; chef Nigella Lawson; Fall Out Boy performs
- Conan: Kathryn Bigelow; Lupe Fiasco featuring Guy Sebastian
- Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Jessica Parker; comic Steve Harvey; animal handler Jeff Musial; Kacey Musgraves performs
- Craig Ferguson: Russell Brand; actress Allison Williams
- Carson Daly: Reality-TV star Todd Ray; Kamikaze Kitchen; Niki & The Dove
After a brief glitch, Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on their $175 million, seven-year contract that'll make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball.
Last October, Britain's Sally Donaldson checked her bank account and realized she had made a silly mistake. Sally arranged for her paycheck to be directly deposited into a bank account she shared with her husband. Unfortunately, Sally had missed the account number by one digit and her pay was deposited into someone else's account. Silly turned to stupid when Sally discovered the deposits had been going into the wrong account for over two years. Stupid turned to sad when Sally contacted the bank to find that the recipient had spent all the money, and refused to repay it. The bank says there's nothing they can do and there's almost no way Sally will ever see her $40,000.
2008: Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens testified before Congress and denied taking performance-enhancing drugs
actress Mena Suvari (Beauty Shop, Factory Girl, Rumor Has It) 34