Bits and Pieces - October 25, 2013
October 25, 2013
Producers of the 50 Shades of Grey movie have found a new actor to play Christian Grey. The bad news for fans is they've chosen Ben Affleck.
Has LINDSAY LOHAN fallen off the wagon? A photo taken from outside a Hollywood Hills home where Lindsay was hanging out appears to show her reaching for a wine bottle. Not only that, later that evening she missed her red eye flight back to New York and TMZ says Lindsay has dumped her sober coach. Meanwhile, Lindsay was reportedly involved in an incident at New York's Sing Sing Karaoke bar last week. An insider told the New York Daily News that Lindsay was chain-smoking with her friends in a private karaoke room. While Lindsay didn't appear to be drinking, her friends were and they say at one point Lindsay pleaded with staff to keep the bar open after closing time, which led to a disturbance. After they tried to kick her out, Lindsay called the police and told them they were holding her captive. (See wine photo here)
JAMIE DORNAN has been chosen as the new Christian Grey for the 50 SHADES OF GREY movie. Dornan is a former Calvin Klein model who once dated Keira Knightley and played Sheriff Graham on the first season of Once Upon a Time.
- Actor Tom Hardy has signed on to play ELTON JOHN in a biopic called "Rocket Man." They'll begin filming late next year with Elton serving as an executive producer on the movie.
- RIHANNA performed in Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday night. Aside from being an hour late to take the stage, Rihanna tweaked some people off by changing the words of her song "Pour It Up" to support Palestine. Instead of "All I see is signs / All I see is dollar signs," she sang "All I see is Palestine."
- GLORIANA'S TOM GOSSIN married his longtime girlfriend, actress Jaime Moffett, on Saturday in Nashville. They'd been dating for 10 years. The wedding and reception had a vintage 1920s theme and more details and photos will be featured in an upcoming issue of Brides magazine.
You probably saw news reports about that giant oarfish that washed up on the shore of Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California a couple weeks ago. They called it a once-in-a-lifetime event, but that lifetime turned out to be pretty short as five days later a second oarfish that was nearly as big was found on a beach in San Diego County. Now, some are saying this is a sign that an earthquake will soon happen. Shortly before the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, about 20 oarfish stranded themselves on beaches in the area. In Japan, the oarfish is known as "messenger from the sea god's palace," and dozens of them were also discovered by fishermen around the time a powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile in March 2010. The oarfish lives near the sea bottom and are more sensitive to the movements of active faults than fish near the surface.
The Cleveland Browns are making another quarterback change. Veteran Jason Campbell will be the sacrificial lamb this Sunday against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell has 71 starts over eight-plus NFL seasons.
Florida State Senator Dorothy Hukill heard the anger from voters demanding term limits and is doing something about it. The Volusia County Republican has proposed that term limits be imposed not on politicians, but on the state's poet laureate. The position is unpaid and involves writers volunteering to read poems at state events. Dorothy's actions seem to have no rhyme or reason as Florida's poet laureate position is currently vacant.
2008: Several members of actress Jennifer Hudson's family were found murdered in their Chicago home.
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