Bits and Pieces - December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013
The annual price list for all of the items in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is out. This year, the cost of nine ladies dancing is $7,553. Although, that price goes up to $9,000 if you want nine ladies lap dancing.
Rumor has it that JENNIFER ANISTON and JUSTIN THEROUX have pulled the plug on their engagement and split. They didn't spend Thanksgiving together and they've been living on opposite coasts for months now. It's also been quite some time since they've been photographed together. Jen also seems to be in break up mode, doing things women do when they've been dumped, such as chopping off her hair. They never did seem to be in a rush to get married and it was widely reported that they argued about whether to live in New York or L.A.
DANCING WITH THE STARS producers are considering a season featuring Academy Awards winners, including RENEE ZELLWEGER. Word is they're prepared to offer Renee big bucks because they feel if she says 'yes,' it may be easier to land other Oscar winners.
- A Japanese company is developing a life-sized LADY GAGA doll. The Gaga-doll is inspired by her new "Artpop" album and if you put your ear to the doll's chest, you'll hear messages and music from Gaga. So far, they've only made a few prototypes and there's no word on when or if the dolls will go on sale.
- LUKE BRYAN and BLAKE SHELTON will co-host the 2014 ACM awards on April 6th. Meanwhile, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE will host the Fan Jam, which runs throughout the show. The following day, the academy will tape its annual TV special. Performers and an air date for that have yet to be announced.
You'd better pack your lunch on Thursday. Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job in their push for higher pay. Protesters are calling for $15 an hour, although they realize that's pretty unrealistic in the short term. No word on how big this walkout will be, but similar strikes this summer had varying results, with some restaurants unable to serve customers and others unaffected. While a national minimum wage hike doesn't seem to be imminent, several local wage hikes have been approved around the country.
The Brooklyn Nets say forward Paul Pierce has a minor fracture in his right hand and will miss two to four weeks. Pierce injured his hand during the first half of the team's loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday.
Apparently watching too many Charlie Chaplin movies, District Heights, Maryland's Maurice Owens devised an ingenious get-rich-quick plot. Maurice's plot involved dropping a banana peel on the floor of the Washington Metro station, taking a tumble and then filing a lawsuit. The good news for Maurice is that his case will soon go to trial. The bad news for Maurice is that he was charged with fraud after surveillance video showed him dropping the banana peel as he looked in the direction of the camera before stepping on it and falling to the ground.
1993: Princess Diana announced she would be limiting her public appearances because she was tired of media intrusions into her life.
actress Amanda Seyfried (Big Love, Mama Mia, Alpha Dog) 28