Bits and Pieces - October 21, 2013
October 21, 2013
It turns out that because of the shutdown at least 400,000 government employees will be paid for not working. It's sort of like being a Kardashian.
GLEE creator RYAN MURPHY has announced that the show's sixth season will be its last. Murphy says he'll have to come up with a new ending because he had planned to wrap it up with a story line involving the characters played by Lea Michele and Cory Monteith. Murphy said, "I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we're figuring that out now." Murphy did say that he has a "good idea" for the new ending and it'll be kind of in Monteith's honor.
Word has it that BRYAN CRANSTON and AARON PAUL could appear on the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." They say Walter White and Jesse Pinkman could be back for a cameo or two every now and then.
- MORRISSEY'S autobiography is out, but only in Europe. The book contains no chapters and starts with a paragraph that lasts four-and-a-half pages! Among the tidbits are that he had a serious relationship with a man in his mid-30s, and at one point considered having a baby with a woman. He also reveals that he was touched inappropriately by a school teacher, writing "At 14, I understand the meaning of the unnecessarily slow and sensual strokes, with eyes fixed to mine."
- R. KELLY won't be dropping his Black Panties for awhile. The album has been pushed back until December 10th, due to "last-minute tweaks in the mastering process." However, Kelly and LADY GAGA have collaborated on a new tune, called "Do What U Want," for Best Buy's Beats by Dr. Dre headphones commercial. (Hear here)
- LUKE BRYAN will kick off his That's My Kind of Night tour in January with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell opening the shows. The tour begins January 16th in Columbus, Ohio.
Here's a story that'll restore your faith in humanity. Two women, believed to be a mother and daughter, were at a Boston-area restaurant. After they'd ordered, the daughter took a phone call and then both women started crying. The waiter had no idea what happened until a single guy at the next table handed him a note saying someone had just gotten diagnosed and to give him their bill so he could pick up their tab. After the guy left, the waiter told the women their check was taken care of and he says the mother was overwhelmed with gratitude.
A Harris Poll has found that for the second year in a row the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular team among American football fans. The Cowboys are also the league's most valuable team valued at an estimated $2.3 billion.
Michelle Calderon and her 1-year-old son, along with friends Raymond Lebron and Darnell Johnson, went into a Manhattan convenience store and loaded her baby stroller with over $250 worth of candy, cough drops and gum. When an employee confronted them, Lebron punched the worker in the face while Michelle rammed him with the baby buggy. The worker grabbed the stroller and held on in an effort to keep the gang from fleeing, but they dashed off anyway, leaving the stroller and kid behind. They were later caught and the incident won't look good on Michelle's record as she was out on bail after her June arrest for smuggling an envelope of cocaine into Rikers Island where she's now residing.
2004: The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918
actor John Cleese (Monty Python, A Fish Called Wanda, Fawlty Towers) 74