Bits and Pieces - September 12, 2013
September 12, 2013
Miley Cyrus set a new record for number of views with her new video where she appears naked on a wrecking ball. That's a terrible example to be setting for kids. Everyone knows you should wear a hard hat around construction equipment.
This may have been a tad awkward...DEMI MOORE and ASHTON KUTCHER were spotted together at the Burbank Airport. They'd gone to the same tech conference in San Jose and they flew back on the same plane. Spies say they seemed "cordial, if not friendly," but there's no word on whether they discussed their divorce, which still hasn't been finalized two years after their split. It's been reported that Demi is demanding spousal support from Kutcher even though she's worth more than he is, thanks in part to her divorce settlement from Bruce Willis.
Former Grey's Anatomy star KATHERINE HEIGL is returning to TV as a CIA analyst in an as yet untitled series to air on NBC. Heigl's character will balance a complicated personal life with high stakes matters of national security.
- ARCADE FIRE played a secret, intimate gig in their hometown of Montreal this week. They appeared under the name of their new album and single, calling themselves the Reflektors. The show had a dress code requiring formal attire or costume and the band arrived at the venue and greeted fans while wearing the enormous heads from the Reflektor video. Incidentally, it's been revealed that DAVID BOWIE contributed vocals to Reflektor.
- KANYE WEST finally got around to evening the score with Ray J after he did that song about having Kim Kardashian first on their sex tape. Kanye performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and changed some of the lyrics on "Bound 2" to:
- "Brandy's little sister lame man he know it now...When a real brother hold you down, you 'sposed to drown." (See here)
- The nominations for the 47th ANNUAL COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS were announced yesterday and Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift led the way with six nominations each. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were close behind with five apiece and Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban each had four. The awards will be handed out November 6th on ABC.
- Jay Leno: Charlie Sheen; radio personality Jim Rome; Trombone Shorty performs
- David Letterman: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; talk show host Keith Olbermann; Keith Urban performs
- Jimmy Kimmel: TV personality Tim Gunn; Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs
- Conan: Mike Tyson; Katie Aselton; Spin Doctors perform
- Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais; actor Michael Shannon; MGMT performs
- Craig Ferguson: Actor Max Greenfield; actress Amy Smart
- Carson Daly: Sebastian Junger, Monster Mike Schultz, Joshua James
A woman walked into a K-Mart store in Auburn, Maine last week, looking weak as she leaned on shelves and took frequent breaks on her way to the layaway counter. Once there, she told the staff she was terminally ill and wanted to do something nice before she died. The woman paid off 16 layaway bills, for a total of $3,000. They don't know who she was, but she's now known as Auburn's Layaway Angel.
The New York Giants signed former running back Brandon Jacobs to a one-year deal. The Giants cleared the spot on their roster by placing defensive end Adewale Ojomo on waivers.
Movie blogger Alex Billington was ticked off about people texting and e-mailing on their cell phones during a screening of The Sacrament at the Toronto International Film Festival. After complaints to theater managers failed to rectify the situation, Alex called 911 to report the offense. Alex said the emergency dispatcher laughed at his complaint, although he later said, "I'm just trying to fight the good fight, even if others don't agree with my methods."
1789: President George Washington named Alexander Hamilton to be the first secretary of the treasury.
director Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way) 73