Bits and Pieces - August 9, 2013
August 9, 2013
President Obama has canceled his planned meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Obama canceled due to differences with Russia over the war in Syria, granting asylum to whistleblower Edward Snowden and their criticism of Lady Gaga.
Us Weekly is saying that SIMON COWELL'S affair with his baby mama-to-be, Lauren Silverman, has been going on a lot longer than anyone imagined. A source tells the magazine that their thing has been going on since 2009 and that "Lauren has loved Simon forever." They go on to say, "Simon and Lauren are together" and "They talk 100 times a day." Lauren's mother even chimed in saying, "The marriage was not made in heaven." They also say that at first the hookups were sporadic, but by this past January the relationship turned serious and Lauren consulted a divorce lawyer.
AMBER TAMBLYN has landed the role of Charlie Harper's long-lost illegitimate lesbian daughter on the upcoming season of "TWO AND A HALF MEN." Amber will appear in at least five episodes, including the season premiere. If she proves to be popular, Amber could become a series regular.
- ARCADE FIRE is doing the score for Spike Jonze's new film, called Her. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix and it'll be out in November. Before that, the band's next album will be out October 29th. No official word on the title, but it's rumored to be called Reflektor.
- BEYONCé traded in her limousines for a bicycle on the closing night of her Mrs. Carter Show world tour at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Beyonce sent out an Instagram photo with the caption, "I biked to Barclays for my last show in Brooklyn!" (See here)
- CMT has announced that their Crossroads installment featuring STEVIE NICKS and LADY ANTEBELLUM will premiere September 13th.
- Jay Leno: Robin Williams; entrepreneur Mark Cuban; Gavin DeGraw performs
- David Letterman: Hockey's Patrick Kane; actor Jamie Foxx; Backstreet Boys present the Top Ten List; Wale performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Harrison Ford; actress Keri Russell; Joan Jett performs
- Conan: Jennifer Aniston; Paul Scheer
- Jimmy Fallon: Derek Jeter; actress Emma Roberts; Jake Owen performs
- Craig Ferguson: James Marsden; actress Meghan Markle
- Carson Daly: Musician Chloe Chaidez; Coup and Glossary perform
Chase Utley and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to two-year contract extension worth $27 million.
After being pulled over for going 82 mph in a 65-mph zone, Nashua, New Hampshire's 28-year-old Carley Williams explained to Trooper Christopher Cummings that she was rushing to get to her father's deathbed. The understanding trooper let Carley proceed with just a warning, but that wasn't the end of the story. Trooper Cummings later called the hospital to find that Carley's dad wasn't there. Cummings did a little more research and found that Carley's dad actually died five years ago. Officers arrived at Carley's home with the obituary and speeding ticket in hand. To make matters worse, Carley was driving with suspended plates.
1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph - the first office copier.
actor Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate, Tootsie, Meet The Fockers) 76