Bits and Pieces - September 11, 2013
September 11, 2013
President Obama says that first lady Michelle opposes military action in Syria. In fact, Michelle says if the president attacks Syria he won't be putting any boots on the ground in their bedroom.
Howard Stern sidekick ROBIN QUIVERS revealed that she's been fighting cancer for the past year and that at one time doctors talked about prolonging her life, rather than saving it. Quivers had been away from the studio and broadcasting from home since the middle of last year. Stern said he thought she was a goner and was thinking about funeral arrangements, but Robin saw a new team of doctors, who removed a grapefruit-size tumor from her uterus. Quivers also had chemotherapy and radiation treatment and the prognosis is good. Stern confessed that if Robin had died, it would have been the end of his show.
TINA FEY will host the season premiere of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on September 28th with musical guest ARCADE FIRE. The following week MILEY CYRUS will do double duty as host and musical guest. BRUCE WILLIS will host the next week with musical guest KATY PERRY.
- Billionaire Warren Buffett went all out when he hired a singer for his granddaughter's wedding in Omaha on Friday. U2'S BONO performed Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" and the video is now on YouTube. Actually, the two have worked on charity projects together and the performance was free. (See here)
- R. KELLY will release his album "Black Panties" on November 11th. Kelly says the album is inspired by his own story adding, "My story is all of this: sex, money, broke, women, clubs, and even church. It's all of those things mixed up into one. I'm not afraid of it, I understand it is the nature of life. This gift I have is a beautiful disease and I glad I got it." (See announcement here)
- KEITH URBAN did a tour of Nashville's famous Honky Tonks on Friday night to promote his upcoming album Fuse. When he stopped at Tootsies, Keith was joined onstage by Aerosmith's STEVEN TYLER and a video is online. (See here)
- Jay Leno: Rose Byrne; TV personality Donny Deutsch; Jennifer Nettles performs
- David Letterman: Billy Crystal; Sheryl Crow performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: Simon Cowell; TV host Stacy Keibler; Gary Clark Jr. performs
- Conan: Simon Pegg; Martin Riese; Local Natives perform
- Jimmy Fallon: Michelle Pfeiffer; actor David Cross; Volcano Choir performs
- Craig Ferguson: Anna Faris; explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau
- Carson Daly: Bryan Fuller, The Iceman, Blue Hawaii
Franklin, Tennessee 19-year-old Toni Christina Jenkins lost her job at a local Red Lobster restaurant after posting a receipt online in which a customer had written in the space for the tip "None, n****r." Yes, Christina is African-American and she showed the receipt to her boss before posting it and was assured she'd done nothing wrong. The post went viral and Toni was fired, but the story has a happy ending as a nearby Bonefish Grill has already offered Toni another job.
Tim Tebow has been offered a contract by the rock band KISS to play quarterback for their new Arena Football League expansion franchise in Anaheim
With his house facing demolition by city officials, one real man of genius in Pontiac, Michigan was able to save his home. It seems our friend switched the address numbers on his house with those on the home next door. When the demolition crew showed up, they tore down the neighbor's home. The owner of the wrongly-demolished home isn't getting much love from his neighbors as they're happy the wrong house was torn down because it was an eyesore with one man saying, "When I heard they tore down the house on accident I wanted to give them a twelve pack of beer, I was that happy." In any case, our cunning friend's plan only succeeded for a few hours as crews returned to tear down the correct home.
2000: Cats, the longest running show on Broadway with over 7,800 performances, closed
actor Ryan Phillippe (Cruel Intentions, Crash, MacGruber) 39