Bits and Pieces - January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014
Lindsay Lohan's new reality show will premiere on March 9th. I think it's going to be called Cold Duck Dynasty.
ANNE HATHAWAY had a big scare while on vacation in Hawaii this week. Anne and husband Adam Shulman were sunning themselves on the beach when she decided to go for a dip and got caught in a riptide. Anne screamed for help and a nearby surfer rushed to save her. However, the drama wasn't over as Anne scraped her foot on a reef as she made her way to shore. Shulman took over rescue duties as he sucked possible toxins out of her toe and bandaged her up. Anne was quickly back to normal and was seen strolling on the beach later that day.
HBO has announced that GAME OF THRONES will return for its fourth season on April 6th. They also announced that BOARDWALK EMPIRE will return for its fifth and final season in the fall. Also, season two of JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS' comedy VEEP will premiere on March 11th.
- VH1 will host a series of six concerts in New York City's five boroughs in the lead up to the Super Bowl. The VH1 Super Bowl Blitz will feature J. COLE, JANELLE MONAE, FALL OUT BOY, TLC, THE GOO GOO DOLLS and GAVIN DEGRAW. The concerts will air live each night on VH1 at 11 p.m. Eastern and stream live via the VH1 mobile app and at SuperBowl.VH1.com.
Molly Schuyler's eyes are definitely not bigger than her stomach. Molly is a competitive eater and mother of four from Minnesota who just obliterated the world record for Fastest Eating of a 72-Ounce Steak. The previous record was set by Peter "Furious Pete" Czerwinski in 6 minutes and 48 seconds, but Molly finished in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds, despite weighing only 120 pounds. (See here - if you dare!)
The Baseball Writers Association of America has permanently stripped ESPN and Miami Herald reporter Dan Le Batard of his Hall of Fame vote after he gave this year's vote to the web site Deadspin, who let their readers decide. Le Batard said he gave the vote away to protest a voting process that's become sanctimonious.
A protest has been filed over the San Diego Chargers' win against the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Daniel Spuck filed a motion against the NFL in U.S. District Court seeking an emergency injunction to suspend the playoffs. Yes, Spuck does have plenty of time on his hands seeing as he's an inmate in Pennsylvania. Spuck contends that an illegal formation penalty should've been called on the Chargers on Ryan Succop's field goal attempt at the end of regulation. Had the kick been good, San Diego would've lost the game, sending his Pittsburgh Steelers to the playoffs. Spuck wants the Chiefs declared winners, making the Steelers the sixth seed. Since Spuck did not submit a filing fee with his motion, he's, well, Spucked.
1809: Author Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston
actress Jodie Sweetin (Full House) 32