Bits and Pieces - August 27, 2013
August 27, 2013
Star Wars creator George Lucas has reportedly invested $10 million in Starbucks. He got a venti mocha frappe with sprinkles.
Rumors of marriage trouble for KHLOE KARDASHIAN and LAMAR ODOM have surfaced again and this time it's said to be because of his drug use. It's reported that Lamar is hooked on crack cocaine, although he was supposedly clean for the last basketball season. They say he's lost a bunch of weight lately and the family got worried and tried to stage an intervention last week. Lamar is said to be fed up with the Kardashians and after that intervention failed, Khloe tossed him out and he hasn't been heard from since. Everyone is worried he's off somewhere on a drug binge, although his agent says he's okay, but wouldn't say where Lamar is. Incidentally, it's also reported that Khloe believes those stories about Lamar having affairs with at least two women who've sold their stories to the tabloids.
Eastbound & Down's DANNY MCBRIDE is said to be developing an HBO show for LINDSAY LOHAN. After her recent guest shot on the show, Danny was so impressed that he's had "several serious talks" with her about a new series.
- Next year marks the 50th anniversary of THE BYRDS, but unfortunately there won't be a reunion. Founding members Chris Hillman and David Crosby are up for it, but frontman Roger McGuinn refuses. There's no animosity between the group members, in fact it's pretty much a mutual admiration society. However, McGuinn feels it would just be a money grab, and he doesn't want or need it.
- PHARRELL WILLIAMS has teamed up with Under Armour to produce a mix tape called "Natural Born Hitters", which pairs electronic beats with motivation speech samples from retired NFL linebacker Ray Lewis. (Hear here)
- KEITH URBAN has announced the third and final leg of his Light the Fuse Tour will kick off January 9th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch will be the special guests.
- Good Morning America: Patrick Dempsey; TV host Casey Anderson; MTV Awards fashion
- CBS This Morning: Political reporter Maggie Haberman; "Fast N' Loud" hosts Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman
- Today: MTV's Video Music Awards; White House chef Sam Kass
- Kelly & Michael: Adam Sandler; actress Miranda Cosgrove; personal trainer Jillian Michaels
- The View: Guest co-host Val Warner; actress Cate Blanchett; Jeff Sotzing, CEG president; J. Cole performs
- The Talk: Guest co-host Marie Osmond; actress Jennifer Aniston; interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard
- Ellen DeGeneres: Hayden Panettiere; Sophia Grace and Rosie; Ed Sheeran performs
While he certainly has his detractors, President Obama gained at least one fan on his recent trip through upstate New York. Obama stopped for lunch at a deli called Magnolia's in Rochester and bought lunch for himself and his secret service men. The total bill was $89.84 and the restaurant added a 20 percent tip for the large party. However, Obama left an extra $30 on top of that for a 52 percent tip. Although, he probably didn't bring back a doggie bag for new White House pup, Sunny. Michelle Obama says the pup has already had a few accidents in the White House. Michelle notes: "We didn't have to put down a deposit, but we are making sure that it gets cleaned up for the next occupant."
The New York Giants say safety Stevie Brown has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire season. Brown suffered the injury during an interception return in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.
Great Falls, Montana's Ed Gemar burned some weeds and grass away from the side of a storage building on his property to eliminate a fire hazard. Not only did Ed successfully eliminate the fire hazard, he successfully eliminated the building as the weeds continued to smolder after he thought he'd put out the fire. The ensuing blaze destroyed the uninsured building and its contents, including vintage automobiles and farm machinery.
2009: Senator Ted Kennedy died from brain cancer at the age of 77
actress Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Mike & Molly, Bridesmaids) 43