Bits and Pieces - November 7, 2013
November 7, 2013
Oprah Winfrey has released her annual list of her favorite things. That's good news for everyone who was having trouble deciding what to buy Oprah this year.
It's reported that AMANDA BYNES will be home for Christmas. Her doctors say meds and psychological counseling have sufficiently stabilized her so she can go home for the holidays. Doctors are said to be concerned that Amanda is going stir crazy because she's not allowed to go outside due to the fact that the paparazzi are staking out the facility. When Amanda is released, she'll be staying with her parents, who'll provide supervision.
GLEE creator Ryan Murphy is reportedly working on a spinoff series that will star LEA MICHELE. Word is the new series would be set in New York City and she may be joined by other Glee cast members.
- Peter Frampton, Randy Bachman, Barbara Mandrell, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy are among the latest inductees into THE MUSICIAN'S HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM in Memphis. The late Roy Orbison will be honored with the Iconic Riff Award. The inductions will take place on January 28th.
- Will LORDE be working with super producer David Guetta? In a word, no. When Lorde's manager said Guetta was looking to collaborate with her, her response was, "F--k no. He's so gross."
- JENNIFER NETTLES will release her debut solo album, called That Girl, on January 14th. Jennifer says she has a lot of catching up to do with fans following the birth of her son.
This past January, David Eckert was leaving the Wal-Mart in Deming, New Mexico, but failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign coming out of the parking lot and was stopped by police. After being asked to step out of the vehicle, Eckert appeared to be clenching his buttocks. Cops felt Eckert may be hiding narcotics on his person and they got a warrant from a judge that allowed for a cavity search. Eckert was x-rayed, but no drugs were found. Doctors then performed two digital probes, but no drugs were found. Eckert was then subjected to three enema procedures and forced to defecate in front of doctors and police officers, but still no drugs were found. Doctors then performed a colonoscopy, but still no drugs were found. Not only that, the procedures weren't carried out in the county where the warrant was issued and they were conducted past the time when the warrant expired. Authorities may be forced to bend over as Eckert is suing.
Tiger Woods hit what could be the first intercontinental tee shot! Yesterday, Tiger hit golf balls over Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia. (See here)
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin's Mr. and Mrs. John Grant had a lot riding on Monday Night's Bears-Packers game. It seems he's a Bears fan while she roots for the Packers. They made a bet on the game in that the winner got to use a Taser on the loser. The Bears won the game in a stunner and Mrs. Grant was also stunned. While enjoying post-game smokes outside a sports bar, Grant used the stun gun twice on her butt and once on her thigh. Apparently a sore loser, his wife called police and although Mrs. Grant admitted that she consented to the bet, her husband was still arrested and could face up to six years in prison.
1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected president
actress Thandie Newton (Mission Impossible 2, 2012, Norbit) 41