Bits and Pieces - August 22, 2013
August 22, 2013
A push is underway to pay White House interns. As it stands now, White House interns are unpaid, housing isn't provided, and they have to work at least Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm. Those White House intern jobs really blow.
The world will get its first look at KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST'S baby North this Friday on KRIS JENNER'S talk show. Kanye has already taped the interview in which he showed a picture of his daughter. A clearly star-struck audience member named Janiela, tweeted: "Just left the Kris Jenner Show and Kanye West was there today! He was so open and blessed us with baby North's photo!" She also revealed: "She looks like Kanye. She has his cheeks and she is almost as dark as him and she has big eyes like Kim...too cute." No doubt the visit was engineered by the family as Friday is the last day of the trial run for Kris' talk show and if the ratings are good, Fox will likely pick the show up on a permanent basis, which is something Jenner desperately wants.
WILL.I.AM has reportedly signed on to serve as coach on the British version of THE VOICE. That would officially take him out of the running for the AMERICAN IDOL gig and it's now reported that KANYE WEST also turned down A.I. because he worried it would make him seem too mainstream.
- BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has finally joined Twitter. His first tweet was: "Bruce here...looking forward to seeing friends in Chile, Argentina & Brazil on tour next month. Any requests?"
- You can be in the Gangster's Kitchen...COOLIO is auctioning off the royalty rights to his entire back catalog to fund his cooking career. Bidding for the 123 songs is expected to begin at $140,000.
- FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and SHERYL CROW will announce the nominees for The 47th Annual CMA Awards live on Good Morning America on Tuesday, September 10th.
- Good Morning America: Talk, News
- CBS This Morning: The latest news
- Today: The professionals; medical questions; Labor Day deals
- Kelly & Michael: Repeat segments: singer Steven Tyler
- The View: Guest co-host Robin Thicke performs; actor Ed Helms
- The Talk: Actor Joe Manganiello; chef Tim Love
- Ellen DeGeneres: Tim Allen; actor Kunal Nayyar; Maroon 5 performs
More information is coming out about the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. They now say he suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a shootout with police the day before his capture. The most serious wound came from a bullet that entered through the left inside of his mouth and exited the left side of his face and resulted in a skull-base fracture and injuries to the middle ear, the pharynx, the mouth, and a small vascular injury. He managed to escape during that shootout, but was captured the next day.
Major League Baseball has suspended Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster five games for intentionally hitting Alex Rodriguez on Sunday night. Dempster was also fined an undisclosed amount.
Palatka, Florida's apparently uninformed Larry Jackson learned the the hard way about not bringing a knife to a gunfight when he approached Timothy Liberatore. Timothy was walking toward his car when Larry approached with a towel wrapped around one hand, which he soon flicked off to reveal his knife. Larry asked Timothy what was up and he responded by identifying himself as a Marion County sheriff's deputy, drawing his gun, pointing it at Larry, and ordering him to drop the knife. Larry might've avoided this embarrassing faux pas had he read the Ocala Star-Banner, which put Timothy's picture on the front page last week when he was named the Florida Sheriffs Association's law enforcement officer of the year.
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