Bits and Pieces - May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is reportedly building a house in Utah. Mitt says he has binders full of construction workers.
JAY-Z finally addressed the BEYONCé baby rumors and he says they're not expecting. Beyoncé also addressed the rumors over the weekend by posting a message on Instagram that said, "I can't stop the rumors from starting, and I can't really change people's minds who believe them, all I can do is sit back and laugh at these low life people who have nothing better to do than talk about me." No word on why they didn't just deny the rumors immediately.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member Jay Pharaoh sent out a tweet saying Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and JASON SUDEIKIS would be missed from the show. The problem is that Sudeikis never announced he was leaving. Pharaoh quickly deleted the tweet and there's no confirmation or denial from SNL or Sudeikis.
- THE STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have brought in LINKIN PARK'S CHESTER BENNINGTON as their new vocalist. The band premiered the new tune "Out Of Time" at a Southern California concert over the weekend and the song is now being offered as a free download. However, Linkin Park is still Bennington's priority, so getting an entire album out with STP could take some time.
- MARY J. BLIGE is in desperate need of Turbo Tax! Not only does she owe $900k to the state of New Jersey, Blige has now been hit with a $3.4 million tax bill from the feds. Blige is also being sued for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan and her charity is facing a lawsuit claiming it took out a $250k loan and never paid it back.
- GEORGE STRAIT turned 61 on Saturday and yesterday it was announced that his single Give It All We Got Tonight topped USA Today's country airplay chart for the 60th No. 1 single of his career. Considering it's his 115th single, that's better than a .500 average! Strait posted a video to YouTube thanking fans. (See here)
- Good Morning America: Matt Damon; racecar driver Helio Castroneves; dancers Louis van Amstel and Chelsie Hightower; comic Aziz Ansari; Darius Rucker performs
- CBS This Morning: Former NBA basketball coach Phil Jackson
- Today: Chef Joe Bastianich; actor Michael Caine
- Kelly & Michael: The winner of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice"; Psy performs; the runner-up from "American Idol" performs
- The View: Woody Harrelson; actress Jane Lynch
- The Talk: Guest co-host Jeff Foxworthy; actress Julie Bowen; musician Jewel
- Ellen DeGeneres: Hayden Panettiere; Sophia Grace and Rosie; Ed Sheeran performs
The New York Knicks say forward Carmelo Anthony will have his ailing left shoulder looked at by team doctors to determine if there's any extensive damage to it. The team is hoping that the injury isn't serious and won't require surgery.
A sharp-dressed man put on his suit and tie, walked into a New York City bank and handed a teller a note claiming he'd kill customers if she didn't give him money. However, instead of handing over the loot, the terrified teller began screaming, "Oh my God" as the robber held a finger to his mouth to try and shush her as she ran screaming and hid under a desk on the other end of the bank. The would-be robber momentarily stood in shock before fleeing empty-handed.
1881: Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross.
actor Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) 56