Bits and Pieces - December 6, 2013
December 6, 2013
LeBron James will star in a basketball movie called Ballers. In fact, critics are already comparing LeBron's acting to that of Shaquille O'Neal's.
The autopsy report on PAUL WALKER shows that he died from the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries. That suggests he survived the initial impact of the car crash and the fire was partially responsible for his death. TMZ says that a close examination of the video showing the car engulfed in flames reveals a shadowy image appearing to flail. However, the report said that the driver, Roger Rodas, died upon impact. Meanwhile, a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Los Angeles caught the wrath of the Internet after they set out tip jars Tuesday for customers to vote with cash for their favorite Paul Walker movie. It was American Pie's Jason Biggs that called them out on Twitter with a photo of the jars labeled Fast and the Furious and Varsity Blues. Word got back to corporate and the jars were removed and an apology was issued.
Some more original cast members are returning for GLEE'S 100th episode in March. Following co-creator Ryan Murphy's open invitation, Heather Morris (Brittany), and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) have now also RSVP'd. Also returning will be Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes.
MILEY CYRUS has landed on Time magazine's Best Dressed and Worst Dressed lists. Miley landed on the best list with that glittery green Marc Jacobs dress she wore to the Fashion Group International's Night of Stars back in October, while her nude latex two-piece number from the MTV Video Music Awards put her on top of the worst dressed list.
If you thought taking a selfie at a funeral was tacky, an anonymous woman was caught snapping a selfie while a man was attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge in the background of her picture. Not only that, the New York Post had a photographer there, who took a photo of the woman taking a selfie and it was plastered on their front page. The woman declined to talk with the press but, according to the Post, she intentionally took the suicide selfie.
You'll have to get up especially early to catch next season's Falcons-Lions game from Wembley Stadium in London. Kickoff time for the game will be 9:30 a.m. Eastern, meaning the day will offer up a solid 12 hours of football.
By virtually all accounts, the current 113th Congress has so far accomplished less than any other in history. With only six workdays left between now and the end of their first session, a full House committee has found time to hold a hearing on aliens. No, this has nothing to do with immigration. They're investigating what methods are being used to determine if any extraterrestrial planets may harbor life.
1994: Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades.
actor Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle, My Dog Skip, Agent Cody Banks) 28