Bits and Pieces - December 5, 2013
December 5, 2013
Many of the original cast members of Glee are coming back for the show's 100th episode. You can tell the cast members are starting to get old because now all of them will be in wheelchairs.
JENNIFER ANISTON may not have spent Thanksgiving with fiancée JUSTIN THEROUX, but she did spend it with ED SHEERAN! Actually, Ed did two different dinners for the holiday - one at Jennifer's house and the other at COURTENEY COX'S. Ed has lived in Cox's Malibu beach house and he says, "I ate a lot of food, drank a lot of wine and played a lot of songs." Sacha Baron Cohen was also there and he says they ended up jamming and he rapped in Arabic.
BRET MICHAELS will guest star on NBC's drama REVOLUTION as a post-apocalyptic version of himself. No word on when his episode will air.
PHIL COLLINS is thinking about resurrecting his music career. Collins says he might even consider playing some shows with GENESIS. Nerve damage that made it virtually impossible for him to play drums was at least partially to blame for Collins' hiatus, along with wanting to spend time with his kids. However, Collins says his kids are a little older now and they're encouraging him to get back into music so they can see him perform.
The editors at Merriam-Webster dictionary say their word of the year for 2013 is 'science.' Unlike the Oxford dictionary, which chooses pop culture words such as 'selfie,' Merriam-Webster makes their choice based on the number of lookups on their website. Last year, socialism and capitalism took the joint title while pragmatic was the word in 2011 and austerity in 2010. The rest of this year's top 10 are: 2. Cognitive; 3. Rapport; 4. Communication; 5. Niche; 6. Ethic; 7. Paradox; 8. Visceral; 9. Integrity; 10. Metaphor.
The New York Yankees have signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year contract worth over $150 million.
Oklahoma City's Lisa Arlene Ward returned home with her girlfriend from a nearby bar when an argument broke out. At some point during the argument, Lisa stepped away and returned with a pair of nunchucks and went ninja on her girlfriend. Police arrived to find to find the girlfriend pinned to the ground after being hit in the head with the weapon. Lisa was arrested on charges of assault and battery and apparently needs to work on her ninja skills as police report that the girlfriend was not seriously injured.
1812: The power lawn mower was patented
actor Max Baer Jr. (The Beverly Hillbillies' Jethro) 76