Bits and Pieces - November 4, 2013
November 4, 2013
Mick Jagger is denying a claim by Katy Perry that he hit on her when she was 18. That does seem a bit unlikely. Mick generally doesn't go for women that old.
ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE are finally officially free! Two years after their split, they've signed the divorce papers and can move on with their lives. As you might guess, money was the holdup. Word is that Demi was trying to get spousal support on the grounds that Ashton cheated on her. The problem with that is California is a no fault divorce state and cheating doesn't entitle you to cash. Demi finally got the message and she threw in the towel and signed the papers.
LADY GAGA will host and perform on the November 16th edition of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star JOSH HUTCHERSON will do the honors the following week with Southern California female trio HAIM as the musical guest.
- LADY GAGA, LUKE BRYAN, KENDRICK LAMAR and MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS have been added to the lineup of performers for the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. The show airs November 24th on ABC.
- KANYE WEST has been forced to postpone a number of tour dates after a truck carrying the tour's custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident and damaged beyond repair. No word on when the tour can resume.
- KENNY CHESNEY'S segment on CBS Sunday Morning that was supposed to air earlier this fall will now be seen this Sunday. In the feature, Kenny takes the CBS News crew along with him for an emotional trip to Boston Medical Center to meet those benefiting from his Spread the Love Fund, which supports ongoing care for amputee victims from the Boston Marathon bombing.
Now that Halloween is in the rearview mirror, Christmas decorations will soon be everywhere. However, at Hallmark Stores there will be no more 'gay apparel,' as mentioned in the song Deck the Halls. Hallmark changed the words for one of its new holiday ornaments to say "Don we now our Fun apparel." The switcheroo has prompted complaints to Hallmark's Facebook page.
The World Series' television ratings were up 17 percent over last year, but were the lowest for a matchup that went at least six games. Boston's win over St. Louis averaged 14.9 million viewers, compared to an average 12.7 million viewers for the Giants' four-game sweep of Detroit last year.
Joshua Allen Goverman attempted to steal a spool of copper wiring off an air conditioning company truck in Glendale, Arizona. Unfortunately for Joshua, his burglary attempt was cut sort. Even worse, one of his fingers was also cut short. The air conditioning repairman returned to his truck to find the abandoned spool and Joshua's abandoned finger, which police obtained a fingerprint from. Despite having only nine fingers, Joshua denied the allegations until police showed him the evidence. This led to the perhaps unintentionally funny headline in the local newspaper that read: "Severed finger points Glendale police to theft suspect."
1793: The Louvre museum in Paris officially opened to the public
comedian Sinbad (Jingle All The Way, House Guest, Good Burger) 57