Bits and Pieces - September 23, 2013
September 23, 2013
The Kardashians are filming their holiday TV special. Of course, the Kardashians are so rich that Santa Claus sits on their laps and tells them what he wants.
Word has it that ZAC EFRON actually went to rehab for cocaine addiction not once, but twice this year after a major relapse. TMZ says Zac has been doing cocaine for more than two years and after one rehab stint in March he returned to L.A. in April to film Seth Rogen's movie "Neighbors." During the shoot, Zac relapsed and after the film wrapped up he went back to rehab. Apparently Zac has been using drugs to deal with various issues, such as his parents still trying to control his life and decision-making, his career, which hasn't seen much success since "High School Musical," and "girl issues," which all apparently led to him hanging around with a bad group of friends who introduced him to the drug.
- GREEN DAY'S BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG has signed to star alongside Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in an upcoming indie drama called Like Sunday, Like Rain. Meester will play a struggling musician who becomes the guardian of a 12-year-old music prodigy. Armstrong will play Meester's boyfriend.
- That long talked about biopic of TUPAC SHAKUR will reportedly begin filming next year in Atlanta. However, there's no casting news as of yet.
The iPhone 5s will be in stores today and among those anxiously awaiting are hackers! Money and even wine is being offered to the first person who can crack Apple's new fingerprint scanner first.
Doctors say that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has a sprained right thumb that won't need surgery. The team says Weeden could be ready to practice and play as early as next week.
The citizens of Michigan have reduced their odds of becoming victims of road rage. Two men prone to such outbursts, 56-year-old Robert Taylor and 43-year-old James Pullum, encountered one another on the road this week. One of the men felt the other was following too closely and pulled into a parking lot, to be joined by the other motorist, where their rage escalated and they shot and killed each other.
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