Bits and Pieces - October 15, 2013
October 15, 2013
Michael Douglas now says that he didn't have throat cancer, but actually had cancer of the tongue. That's pretty scary. Something like that could be a career-ender for Miley Cyrus.
CHARLIE HUNNAM has dropped out of the movie FIFTY SHADES OF GREY! The official line from Universal Pictures is that Hunnam dropped out due to his immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him to adequately prepare for the role of Christian Grey. Charlie's casting wasn't well-received by fans, to say the least, and the buzz is that's one of the reasons he dropped out. Sources say Hunnam likes to keep a low profile and even hired bodyguards for a recent Sons of Anarchy premiere because he was bombarded with questions about Fifty Shades.
As expected, GLEE scored its highest ratings in more than a year with its CORY MONTEITH tribute episode. Some 7.4 million people tuned in, which was a 68 percent rise in total viewers from the previous week and were Glee's best numbers since September 2012.
- U2 bassist ADAM CLAYTON says the band is hoping to have their next album finished very, very soon and have it out sometime early next year. Clayton called it a bit of a return to the U2 of old and that it will have 12 songs.
- JAY Z was spotted riding the London underground, also known as the Tube, with COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN and TIMBALAND, going to his concert at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Excited fans tweeted about seeing them and photos were posted online. (See here)
- CARRIE UNDERWOOD will be on the cover of the November issue of "Women's Health Magazine." Inside, she talks about beauty secrets, her marriage, and how she stays happy.
There's bad news if you or anyone you know is on Social Security. Next year's increase will only be about 1.5 percent, which would be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975. They say it's because consumer prices haven't gone up much in the past year. The average monthly payment is $1,162, meaning the increase works out to about $17 per month.
The Southeastern Conference set a record for the most schools in The Associated Press college football poll with eight teams in the top 25. The top five teams this week are Alabama, Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State and Florida State.
Russell Strickland of Cincinnati was attending a convention in Atlantic City when he was badly bruised after a cable came loose during a car crash re-enactment and struck him in the abdomen. Fans of irony may have an accident when they hear that Russell's accident took place at an accident reconstruction convention.
2012: Daredevil "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner became the first person to break the speed of sound without an airplane as he parachuted from a record 24 miles above the earth.
TV personality Stacy Keibler (WWE, Supermarket Superstar) 34