Bits and Pieces - September 18, 2013
September 18, 2013
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have broken up. Miley says she wants to start twerking other people.
If you believe The National Enquirer, ANGELINA JOLIE fears she has as little as three years to live and has made up a "bucket list." Angelina has a family history of cancer and she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to minimize her risk of breast cancer and plans to have additional surgery due to an elevated risk of ovarian cancer. A source supposedly close to Angelina says, "She's going to do everything she can to prolong her life but really believes she won't even reach her mid-forties." Experts consulted by the tabloid say Angelina's past history of drug abuse, her near-starvation diet, extreme stress and a grueling schedule can all contribute to a shortened lifespan. Angie's mother died at 56 following a long battle with ovarian cancer and her aunt died of breast cancer at 61 earlier this year. Incidentally, number one on her bucket list is to marry Brad Pitt so there are no legal issues concerning the kids when she passes on.
AMC is working on a spinoff series for THE WALKING DEAD that'll premiere in 2015. The show will be similar to The Walking Dead, but with a different group of characters.
- THE KILLERS will release a greatest-hits package called Direct Hits on November 11th. The album will feature 15 of their favorites and two new studio tracks: "Just Another Girl" and "Shot at the Night."
- BEYONCE was nearly pulled into the crowd by an overzealous fan while performing in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. Beyoncé seemed unfazed and kept singing Irreplaceable throughout it all. Later she even told the fan, "It's all right...thank you...I love you, too." (See here)
- TIM MCGRAW will appear in the movie "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney. Filming begins next week and it'll be in theaters late next year. It's about a bright teenager and a "former boy-genius inventor" who embark on a "danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as 'Tomorrowland.'"
It's now reported that former Florida A&M football player Jonathan A. Ferrell, who was killed by police while seeking assistance after a car crash, was shot 10 times by that North Carolina police officer. Police initially called the officer's actions "appropriate and lawful" but later determined that the shooting was "excessive." The officer was charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady's streak of 82 consecutive regular-season starts is about to end. Clady suffered a sprain of his left foot in Sunday's win against the Giants and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.
One would have to imagine that the Secret Service wouldn't find the humor in throwing firecrackers at the White House. Considering the events at the nearby Navy Yard, yesterday was an especially bad day to pull such a stunt, as 52-year-old Alexander Sahagian found out. No word on what Alexander's thought process was, but he was processed by police on charges of illegally throwing a projectile.
2004: Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run.
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