Bits and Pieces - October 14, 2013
October 14, 2013
Canadian author Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Did the Nobel committee even read one of those Dinosaur erotica books?
The BRUCE AND KRIS JENNER split may not be as mutual as they'd like you to believe. While Kris has been seen out and about and pretty happy, Bruce has been pretty grumpy, especially with the paparazzi. TMZ says that Bruce's two sons, Brody and Brandon, are pretty tickled about the split because they blame Kris for stealing their father away from their mom, Linda Thompson, and cutting them off all these years. Bruce and his sons have been getting reacquainted lately and Radar Online says Kris got steamed because he'd also been reconnecting with ex-wife Linda. Meanwhile, Kris tells New You magazine that she regrets divorcing her late husband Robert Kardashian. That can't make Kendall and Kylie Jenner very happy and rumor has it they're choosing up sides in the split.
Walter White's tighty-whities from BREAKING BAD sold at auction for $9,900! Walter's inscribed copy of Leaves of Grass went for $65,500 and his Cadillac for $19,750. In all, the Breaking Bad prop auction raised close to $1 million.
- DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE is working on its next album, which will be its first since 2011's "Codes and Keys." The group teased it on Instagram yesterday by uploading a photo of a row of guitars in the studio with the caption, "Paintbrushes. #inthestudio #deathcab."
- Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson will be among the performers at the 2013 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS. The show is being taped November 8th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and will air on the Centric and BET channels on December 1st.
- DIERKS BENTLEY and his wife Cassidy Black have welcomed their third child, a son named Knox. Bentley tweeted: "well...our boy Knox is here! About to have the best tasting cold beer of my life!" "So proud of my wife. She rocked it. Crazy stuff. #beerme."
An internal memo from the US Airways pilots union says there have been what appear to be several cases of terrorists making dry runs to test security procedures in-flight. In one such incident, shortly after takeoff, a group of four "Middle Eastern" men caused a commotion. Witnesses said one of the men ran from his seat in coach toward the flight deck door, made a hard left and entered the forward bathroom for a considerable length of time. While he was in there, the other three men moved about the cabin, changing seats, opening overhead bins, and generally making a scene, apparently trying to occupy and distract the flight attendants.
The Indianapolis Colts will honor Peyton Manning when he returns to Lucas Oil Stadium with the Denver Broncos on October 20th. Owner Jim Irsay says, "We're going to have a great tribute to him," although details have yet to be finalized.
Lucas Burke and Ethan Keeler broke into New Hampshire's New Yard Landscaping and found a safe. The men attempted to steal the contents of the metal safe by using an oxy-acetylene torch to open it. There's no word on whether Lucas and Ethan were aware that the safe contained fireworks, but they likely became aware for a split second as the ensuing blast killed the pair. Safe owner Thomas Komisarek said, "The whole thing went up and blew their bodies apart."
2011: Libyan rebels captured and killed Moammar Gadhafi in his hometown of Sirte
actor William Christopher (M*A*S*H's Father Mulcahy) 81