Bits and Pieces - August 7, 2013
August 7, 2013
Simon Cowell is reportedly afraid that his baby mama's divorce battle could make him look bad. If anything is going to make Simon look bad it's those photos of him on her yacht without his shirt.
RUSSELL BRAND made KATY PERRY the butt of one of his jokes during a recent stand-up routine in London. Brand said, "When I got divorced, I considered becoming a monk. When you're a monk, you're not allowed to have sex with anyone. When you're married, it's one person. That's one more than a monk. It's not that different. I'd be having sex thinking, 'Think of anyone, anyone else.'"
JENNIFER LOPEZ has reportedly agreed to return to AMERICAN IDOL in a deal worth at least $15 million plus bonuses. It's more than the $12 million she earned for her first season of Idol, but less than the $20 million she made for her second season. The official announcement is expected in one to two weeks.
- MUMFORD & SONS recruited Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte to take their places in the video for Hopeless Wanderer. The actors wore Mumford-style outfits, including suspenders, vests, and beards for the clip. (See here)
- KANYE WEST will perform BLKKK SKKKN HEAD at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. The appearance will tie him with Madonna for most VMA performances at seven.
- THE CIVIL WARS' new self-titled album is out today. However, Joy Williams says she and John Paul White haven't spoken since they recorded it last September and have no plans to reunite. However, Joy did say that she's willing to try and work things out if they can find some common ground.
- Good Morning America: Oprah Winfrey; reality-TV star Desiree Hartsock; author Chris Colfer; actor Logan Lerman
- CBS This Morning: Travel & Leisure Deputy Editor Laura Begley Bloom
- Today: Cast of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles"; actress Susan Lucci
- Kelly & Michael: Oprah Winfrey; "Bachelorette" Desiree Hartsock; co-host Erin Andrews
- The View: TBA
- The Talk: Guest co-host Carnie Wilson; actor Dylan Walsh
- Ellen DeGeneres: Jessica Alba; actor Scott Foley
The Green Bay Packers say left tackle Bryan Bulaga suffered a knee injury during an intra-squad scrimmage and is out for the season.
An Indianapolis police officer gave chase to James Whightsel, who was speeding in his Volkswagen while passing cars and swerving. One of those swerves was towards a sidewalk, which caused a bicyclist to fall off his bike to avoid being struck. James eventually stopped and backed up toward the police car, held his keys out the window and told the officer, "You got me, I'm hammered." James' glassy eyes, slurred speech and strong odor of alcohol proved he was telling the truth as a subsequent field sobriety test showed he was four times the legal limit.
2009: Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice
actress Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster, The Proud Family, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) 37