Bits and Pieces - April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013
Disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned after tweeting photos of his privates, is back on Twitter. Apparently he has a lot of messages waiting for him because they say his inbox is also bulging.
Now that JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ have at least briefly reunited, her friends are furious that she's giving him another chance and warning her to run for her life! However, they say Selena loves the attention he gives her. They've supposedly been spending a lot of time together on the down low over the last couple weeks, but for now they're just seeing how it goes. Incidentally, they say Selena didn't know Justin was going to post that picture of them on Instagram the other day and she wasn't happy about it, so he quickly deleted it. On the upside for Justin, he behaves much better when Selena is around.
Showtime has announced that DEXTER'S upcoming eighth season will be its last, but there could be a spin-off series featuring on Dexter's sister Deb, played by Jennifer Carpenter. The head of Showtime says nothing is in the works at the moment, but it could happen.
- ROBERT PLANT and the Sensational Space Shifters will kick off a North American summer tour beginning June 20th in Dallas.
- LAURYN HILL caught a break in her tax case yesterday. She was to be sentenced, but the judge pushed it back to May 6th to give her a chance to repay a chunk of her $968,000 tax debt. Hill's attorney said she recently signed a million-dollar recording deal with Sony and was also planning to take out a loan to put toward the bill. Hill faces several years in prison, but her lawyer is hoping for probation.
- THE ZAC BROWN BAND'S Southern music festival will take place September 27th and 28th in Nashville. Performers will include Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, John Fogerty and Jason Mraz. Pre-sale tickets go on sale for fan club members starting tomorrow.
- Jay Leno: Carol Burnett; actor Stephen Amell; Plain White T's perform
- David Letterman: Steve Martin; actress Jenna Fischer; Steve Martin and Edie Brickell perform
- Jimmy Kimmel: Harrison Ford; actor Anthony Mackie; M83 performs
- Conan: Jennifer Lawrence; Nick Kroll; Randy Houser
- Jimmy Fallon: Football's Eli Manning; Phosphorescent performs
- Craig Ferguson: Kevin Bacon; actress Rebecca Hall
- Carson Daly: Rapper Joey Bada$$; acoustic duo Wild Child; Maximum Hedrum and Coup perform
New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith won the NBA's Sixth Man Award. Smith received 484 points, including 72 first-place votes, with the Clippers' Jamal Crawford finishing second with 352 points and 31 first-place votes.
You may recall the story of Miss Delaware Teen USA Melissa King, who was forced to give up her crown after she was caught giving it up to some guy in a video that surfaced online. It turns out that Melissa has once again received probation, albeit of a legal variety. Melissa was given a year of probation on charges of underage alcohol possession after police found a bottle of rum in her father's truck, which she was driving home from work. Melissa was also cited for allegedly stealing money from a city bus fare box.
1992: McDonald's opened its first fast-food restaurant in Beijing
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