Bits and Pieces - May 6, 2013
May 6, 2013
Gwyneth Paltrow says she's had a great deal of suffering in her life. For example, at her last movie premiere she was served domestic champagne.
TEEN MOM FARRAH ABRAHAM posted a message to fans justifying her decision to sell her sex tape. Farrah asks, "What would you do? You have been a single mother for four years, off and on, dating loser-ass boys who always try and sell information, lie to you, manipulate you. You have just realized you are an awesome person and you deserve someone. Now that you're 21, you've pretty much been crying every night because you are single and you're alone. So, you make your own video, celebrate your awesome body (and) get your own sexy shots... so why not sell it?"
HARRY CONNICK, JR. has confirmed that he's been approached about being a judge next year on AMERICAN IDOL. He was also asked after he advised contestants in season 9, but scheduling didn't work out.
- KORN is working on their still-untitled new album, which is due late this summer. Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch is back and says the new disc will be more guitar-driven than their last album. The band kicks off a world tour on May 15th in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.
- Rapper GUCCI MANE is back on the street after spending nearly three weeks behind bars for a probation violation. He's due in court later this month.
- TIM MCGRAW is once again doing his Home on the Home Front program in which he'll donate homes at all 31 stops on his 2013 "Two Lanes of Freedom" tour to military families in need.
- Good Morning America: Actress Carey Mulligan; chef Michael Romano; Gin Wigmore performs
- CBS This Morning: Author Tom Shadyac; Laura Begley Bloom, deputy editor of Travel & Leisure
- Today: Maria Shriver; Special Olympics CEO Tim Shriver; author Jennifer Finney; Psy performs; Johnnyswim performs
- Kelly & Michael: Actress Isla Fisher; actor Chris O'Dowd
- The View: Guest co-host Lance Bass; singer Kara DioGuardi; Dr. Drew Pinsky
- The Talk: Peter Facinelli; lifestyle expert Jamie Krell; chef Christy Vega Fowler
- Ellen DeGeneres: Ellen Pompeo; Nicole Richie ("Fashion Star")
It's reported that Stan Van Gundy is the top candidate for the Milwaukee Bucks' head coaching position. Van Gundy has a 371-208 record overall between the Magic and the Heat.
In the wake of 9/11 and the Boston marathon bombings, Clifton, Virginia's Ed Dahlberg decided to fight back against terrorism. Ed allegedly did so by attacking his cab driver and fracturing his jaw. And why would Ed target his cabbie? The driver's name is Mohamed A. Salim and he's Muslim. Apparently unbeknownst to Ed, Mohamed is also a U.S. Army reservist and Iraq veteran. Ed denies the attack, but has been charged with misdemeanor assault.
2008: A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central China, killing at least 50,000 people.
actress Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat, The Proposal, 27 Dresses) 35