Bits and Pieces - January 8, 2014
January 8, 2014
Yesterday in Chicago it was colder than it was at the South Pole. You can tell that it's winter in Chicago because the Bears are in hibernation.
After all these years MADONNA continues to stir things up. This time Madonna is catching flak for posting a photo of her 13-year-old son Rocco and his underage friends posing with bottles of gin and vodka to her Instagram page over the weekend. Madonna captioned the photo: "The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014." Madonna appears in several of her son's pictures and told those who voiced their concerns to 'chill out,' adding "No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgment!"
DRAKE will serve as both host and musical guest on the January 18th episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. On January 25th, JONAH HILL will host with musical guest Bastille.
- ANNIE LENNOX and DAVE STEWART will reunite to perform as THE EURYTHMICS on the TV special "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to THE BEATLES." The show will air on CBS on February 9th - exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." John Mayer and Keith Urban will pair up to perform "Don't Let Me Down," while Alicia Keys and John Legend will perform a duet on "Let It Be."
Last month, the city of Seattle became enshrouded in mystery when the world's largest tunnel boring machine, known as Bertha, became blocked by an unknown object. Some speculated the blockage was caused by an old steamship, a locomotive or even a UFO. However, they've now discovered the cause of the blockage and it turned out to be quite boring, no pun intended. Bertha was stopped in her tracks by an 8-inch-diameter steel pipe that was installed in 2002 to study groundwater movement under downtown Seattle.
The Indianapolis Colts have signed former New England Patriots receiver Deion Branch just days before the two teams meet in the AFC divisional playoff.
You may have heard about Michael Schwartz, who landed his small airplane on a highway in the Bronx over the weekend. Luckily there was only one minor injury during the emergency landing, but there may have been more serious injuries to Schwartz after he got home. It seems Schwartz had two female passengers with him, neither of whom were his wife. When the media contacted Mrs. Schwartz to ask why she wasn't on the plane she said, "I'm sure he would be happy to tell you."
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