Bits and Pieces - September 9, 2013
September 9, 2013
Bill Nye the Science Guy says he's taking the Dancing with the Stars competition seriously and intends to win. Bill Nye winning on Dancing with the Stars is about as likely as Snooki explaining quantum physics.
Did JUSTIN BIEBER dump bong water on the side of the road inside his Calabasas community? A photo has been posted online showing the Mercedes van that Bieber has been using all week with the hand of a white person dumping out the water. TMZ found out the van was traveling to Jim Henson Studios and Bieber posted a photo of himself inside a record studio later that day. Meanwhile, Bieber apparently has some sort of bromance going on with CHRIS BROWN. Yesterday Bieber posted a photo on Instagram of some artwork done Brown at his private skate park with the caption: "Breezy spray painted my half pipe. He's super dope."
As had been rumored, ALEC BALDWIN has signed a deal to do a new show called "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" on MSNBC. In a statement, Baldwin said: "After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field." The show will air Fridays at 10 pm starting next month.
- KINGS OF LEON have released a promo video for their next album, Mechanical Bull, which features 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' co-stars Charlie Day and Danny DeVito. (See here)
- A$AP ROCKY has been accused of assault. At the Made in America festival in Philadelphia, a woman claims he slapped her in the face and gave her whiplash as he tried to wave away fans while walking through the crowd.
- GRETCHEN WILSON will be featured in ESPN's NASCAR telecasts in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Gretchen will voice the opening teasers of the telecast and her music will also be featured.
- Jay Leno: Simon Cowell; comic Adam Carolla; American Authors perform
- David Letterman: Arsenio Hall; comic Dan Naturman; Laura Mvula performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Actor Jim O'Heir; Celine Dion performs
- Conan: Katie Couric; actor Patton Oswalt; New Politics perform
- Jimmy Fallon: Katie Couric; actor Patton Oswalt; New Politics perform
- Craig Ferguson: Actor Tom Lennon; The Wild Feathers performs
- Carson Daly: Actress Tracy Spiridakos; author Neil Shubin; ZZ Ward performs
Officials have determined the cause of that huge forest fire at Yosemite National Park that's been burning almost three weeks. It's destroyed 370 square miles of forest and they say it was started by a hunter who started an illegal camp fire. However, no arrests have been made.
The Baltimore Ravens have signed coach John Harbaugh to a new multiyear contract. The new deal replaces the two years left on Harbaugh's previous contract and is worth nearly $7 million per season.
Kishore Nimmala's first date with Fakhara Sultana took them to Ruby Blue bar in London's Leicester Square. After spending $75 on a couple rounds of drinks, Kishore suggested that Fakhara might get the next round. However, Fakhara said she assumed it was the gentleman's prerogative to pay and that she had no money. She abruptly ended the date and walked to the subway with Kishore following and pestering her for money. When she pulled out her Blackberry, he grabbed it and ran. Two policemen joined Fakhara's chase and eventually they caught him. The prosecutor told the jury Kishore was fed up having shelled out money on a date that was going nowhere and decided to teach Fakhara a lesson by stealing her mobile phone out of spite. The trial continues.
1949: The Ladies Professional Golf Association was founded
actor Ben Savage (Boy Meets World) 33