Bits and Pieces - August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013
The husband of Simon Cowell's baby mama has filed divorce papers citing cruel and inhuman treatment. It's pretty much the same way that X Factor contestants feel about Simon.
Among the surprises on the list of friends LINDSAY LOHAN intends to keep now that she's out of rehab is her dad, Michael Lohan. Despite their friction in the past, Lindsay apparently doesn't consider her dad to be a toxic influence on her life, as she apparently wants him around while she continues her recovery. Meanwhile, Lindsay taped her guest hosting spot on Chelsea Lately and joked that she's been on a 90-day court ordered vacation. Lindsay's appearance will air Monday night.
AMERICAN IDOL is starting to take shape for next season as they announced KEITH URBAN will return as a judge. It's also reported that JENNIFER LOPEZ is close to a deal to return and talks are also underway with WILL.I.AM.
- JOAN JETT is reuniting with the Blackhearts for their first new album in more than seven years. The album will be called Unvarnished and it's due out October 1st in a standard 10-track version and a deluxe edition with four additional songs. Jett worked on the set with longtime writing partner Kenny Laguna, as well as Dave Grohl and Against Me's Laura Jane Grace.
- RIHANNA has washed the gray right out of her hair and sent out an Instagram photo of her new short, curly hairdo. Fans immediately compared Rihanna to a young Whitney Houston, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Flashdance star Jennifer Beals. Rihanna captioned the photo, "Still tryna get used to my hurr, so I threw on some #redlipstick #RIRIWoo." (See here)
- You may remember how MARTINA MCBRIDE serenaded a couple that married at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2012. The couple is now expecting a baby girl and they announced they're naming her Martina.
- Jay Leno: Meredith Vieira; comic Jim Norton; Charlie Worsham performs
- David Letterman: Hugh Jackman; actress Lisa Kudrow; Jason Isbell performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: TBA
- Jimmy Fallon: Bryan Cranston; actor Common; actress Miranda Hart; Robin Thicke performs
- Craig Ferguson: TV host Josh Wolf
- Carson Daly: Filmmaker Andrew Jenks; blacksmith Tony Swatton; Titus Andronicus performs
The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings tackle DeMarcus Love four games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing drugs. It's not seen as a big loss for the Vikings as his chances of making the team are remote.
For reasons known only to him, Tempe, Arizona's 24-year-old Ashton Powers walked up to a car, slashed one of the tires and walked away. However, Ashton didn't get far as the vehicle in question was a marked Tempe police car and an officer was sitting inside with the motor running. After arresting Ashton, Sgt. Michael Pooley said: "You know this guy isn't very smart at all. It's one of those things we're going to laugh about for a while."
1896: Harvey Hubbell received a patent for the electric light bulb socket with a pull-chain.
actor Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek Into Darkness, Red Dawn, The Avengers) 30