Bits and Pieces - November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013
Russell Brand was denied entry into South Africa over the weekend. Not only that, last year Brand was denied entry into Katy Perry.
MSNBC yanked ALEC BALDWIN'S show for two weeks after he hurled a homophobic slur at a photographer and now Baldwin says the show may not be back. Alec has both denied the slur and apologized for it. However, Baldwin wasn't done as he got into several more confrontations with photographers. Baldwin shoved one photographer and then smacked a camera out of the guy's hand and it was all caught on tape (See here). In another confrontation, a reporter tried to ask Alec about his stalker case and he told him, "If you're still here when my wife and kid come out, you're going to have a big problem, you know that don't ya?" As Alec turned to walk inside his building he says, "You ARE as dumb as you look. You are with Fox, right?" (See here) Baldwin also went off on a female reporter, yelling expletives in her face after she allegedly pushed his wife several days before. Alec demanded cops arrest her and then hit a parked car while trying to drive away. (See here) (Preview all clips!)
It turns out they filmed an alternate ending to BREAKING BAD and it's available on The Complete Series DVD box set. Actually it's a parody and in it Bryan Cranston wakes up in bed next to Jane Kaczmarek, his costar from Malcolm in the Middle, gasping from "the scariest dream" about him being Walter White and dealing meth. (See here)
- IMAGINE DRAGONS will kick off a new tour in February and after that they plan to hit the studio to begin recording their next album sometime in the New Year. (See frontman Dan Reynolds talk about it here)
- Three-quarters of R.E.M. reunited during a Peter Buck solo show at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia over the weekend. Buck was joined by drummer Bill Berry and bassist Mike Mills during a performance of "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville." Michael Stipe was also there, but he stayed in the crowd and watched. (See here)
The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination is coming up this Friday and a new survey finds that 61 percent of Americans believe others besides Lee Harvey Oswald were involved in the murder. While it may sound like a lot, that's the lowest percentage in nearly 50 years. The Warren Commission ruled that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, but unreleased documents in the investigation are due to be released in 2017.
Alabama has become just the seventh team to hold the No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press college football poll for 13 straight polls in a season. The rest of the top five are Florida State, Baylor, Ohio State and Oregon.
Al Qaeda militants fighting in Syria really have egg on their face, which is more than can be said for one of their allies. The Al-Qaeda militants are apologizing and seeking "understanding and forgiveness" for what's being called an embarrassing decapitation gaffe after they mistakenly cut off and displayed the head of an ally. A militant spokesman said Allah would forgive a man who killed a believer in error.
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