Bits and Pieces - September 25, 2013
September 25, 2013
It's reported that ticket sales for Britney Spears' Las Vegas residency are going slowly. It's hard to imagine that people don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to see Britney lip synch.
NIGEL LYTHGOE was a sore loser following the Emmy Awards. After The Voice beat his show, So You Think You Can Dance, for Outstanding Reality Competition Show, Lythgoe went on a Twitter rant. Actually, the reason he was ticked was because of the continued snub of his former show, American Idol, which has never won. Lythgoe defended Idol as, "The first, the best and the program that changed the face of TV." He continued, "I'm talking about over the 11 years American Idol changed the face of television across the World it didn't win an Emmy."
Showtime's DEXTER series finale Sunday night became the network's most-watched episode of any original series ever. Dexter averaged 6.4 million viewers across all platforms.
- A new interactive album app called "JOHN LENNON: The Bermuda Tapes" will launch on November 5th exclusively through the iTunes App Store. The app chronicles Lennon's 1980 trip to Bermuda and collaborative works with Yoko Ono. All proceeds will go towards the "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign. Associated T-shirts, scarves, bracelets, and other merchandise will be sold at Hard Rock Cafes. (See clip here)
- EMINEM'S boyhood home is up for sale. It's the Detroit home on the cover of his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP and it's in even worse shape now than it was then. The home is up for auction through the Michigan Land Bank with a minimum bid of $1.
- TIM MCGRAW may have just released his album, "Two Lanes of Freedom," but he's already begun work on the next record. Tim says that wife FAITH HILL is also working on new music, but he didn't have a time frame as to when either new album might be out. (See here)
Apple says they sold more than 9 million new iPhones over the weekend. In fact, some Apple stores say they're out of stock until October. The iPhone 5C and 5S sales beat the previous record for an iPhone launch of 5 million, which they set last year. It was a bit surprising since Apple wouldn't reveal pre-sale figures, which led many to believe sales would be slow.
The Cincinnati Bengals' Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested again, this time during a DUI stop when he mouthed off to officers while they were conducting a field sobriety test on the woman driving the vehicle he was riding in.
From the 'No good deed goes unpunished' file... Robert Gursky was in a Glastonbury, Connecticut bank when he noticed a man with a gun. Gursky attempted to discreetly alert a teller by quietly saying the word 'gun' and handing her a note containing the word 'gun.' The teller followed protocol and called police, who quickly arrived and confronted the armed man only to discover he had a permit to carry the weapon. Police then arrested Gursky for breach of peace, due to the panic he caused in the bank.
2008: Republican candidate John McCain announced he was suspending his presidential campaign due to the economic crisis
TV host Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible) 49