Bits and Pieces - April 8, 2013
April 8, 2013
President Obama is in trouble after attending a fundraiser in San Francisco where he called California's Kamala Harris "the best-looking attorney general in the country." How soon they forget Janet Reno.
Here's a crazy AMANDA BYNES story...even by Amanda Bynes' standards! She reportedly got her hair done last week at Manhattan salon Blow. A stylist says that after they finished and she went to pay, they ran her credit card twice and it was declined. Amanda was also trying to buy some hairspray, but when the card was declined, she bolted out the door and took the hairspray with her! Not only that, but two days later she returned to the salon and requested an appointment!
Netflix has announced that ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT will return on May 26th. Netflix will release 15 episodes of the show all at once, at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time that Sunday for your Memorial Day viewing pleasure.
- PARAMORE will do a 30-minute Q&A session at MTV.com on Monday. Paramore: Live From MTV begins at 5 p.m. Eastern and you can submit your questions for the band by tweeting @MTVNews using the hashtag #AskParamore. Their new self-titled album hits stores on Tuesday.
- RICK ROSS is finally apologizing for his tune "U.O.E.N.O." Ross called it a "misunderstanding" and sent out a tweet saying, "I don't condone rape. Apologies for the #lyric interpreted as rape." It was pretty hard to misinterpret the lyrics as anything else but date rape and it could be that Ross apologized because he was feeling the heat as there were calls for boycotts of his sponsors such as Reebok.
- BRAD PAISLEY is having a contest in conjunction with his upcoming album, "Wheelhouse," which is due out Tuesday. You can go to SeeBradWithUs.com and enter for a chance to win tickets and meet and greet passes to see Brad in concert.
- Good Morning America: Talk, News
- CBS This Morning: Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer; musician Blake Shelton; sportscaster Jim Nantz
- Today: Actor Danny Boyle; author Mariel Hemingway; actress Liza Minnelli; figure skater Javier Fernandez; New Kids on the Block perform
- Kelly & Michael: Chelsea Handler; actress Jane Levy
- The View: Guest co-host Bobby Flay; actress Bridget Moynahan; former college football players Brian Banks and Justin Brooks
- The Talk: Actor Michael Chiklis
- Ellen DeGeneres: Kellie Pickler and dancer Derek Hough; Giuliana and Bill Rancic
Detroit Lions' kicker Jason Hanson is retiring after 21 seasons. Hanson became the first player to play 300 games with one franchise, finishing with 327, and he set an NFL record last year when he played his 21st season with the same team.
Following recent incidents involving Carnival Cruise Line ships, Senator Jay Rockefeller wrote a letter to Carnival CEO Micky Arison about the mounting costs of taxpayer-funded rescues of stranded cruise ships. Saying he was "deeply troubled" by the latest incident involving the Carnival Triumph, Rockefeller noted that the costs of the Coast Guard and Navy responding to various Carnival incidents was over $4 million. Rockefeller also inquired that since Carnival is incorporated outside the U.S. and pays little or nothing in taxes, would the company mind reimbursing taxpayers for those rescue operations. Carnival responded to the request by saying they were deeply grateful to the Navy and Coast Guard for their assistance and that it's their policy to adhere to the maritime tradition that it's the duty of those organizations to rescue those in need.
1997: Comedian Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet in a Time magazine interview
actress Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland, Nim's Island) 17