Bits and Pieces - February 12, 2014
February 12, 2014
The Deep South is getting hammered by yet another winter storm. In fact it's so cold in the South that the Duck Dynasty guys are making penguin calls.
SAMUEL L. JACKSON was on a Los Angeles morning TV show to promote his upcoming Robocop movie when host Sam Rubin confused him with Laurence Fishburne. Jackson proceeded to tear into Rubin, shaking his finger and saying: "You're as crazy as the people on Twitter. I'm not Laurence Fishburne!" Despite Rubin's attempt to apologize, Jackson continued, "We don't all look alike! We may be all black and famous but we don't all look alike!" Jackson threw his hands in the air and said, "You're busted. You're the entertainment reporter?! And you don't know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne? There must be a very short line for your job." The interview went downhill from there. (See here)
JIMMY FALLON has announced his first week of guests when he takes over the Tonight Show starting February 17th. Will Smith and U2 will be the guests on the first night. Among those dropping by the rest of the week will be Jerry Seinfeld, Lady Gaga, First lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, and Justin Timberlake.
- QUEEN'S "Greatest Hits," which is already the biggest selling album of all time in Britain, has now become the first album to sell more than 6 million copies there. The album was released in 1981 and still sells several thousand copies per week. The album has done even better in the U.S. where it's sold 8 million copies.
PayPal President David Marcus has become a victim of credit card fraud. Marcus said his card was probably "skimmed" at the hotel he was staying at, or at a merchant he visited, during a recent trip to Britain. Marcus says the crooks used the card's information to go on a shopping spree. Even though he says his credit card had a chip instead of the magnetic stripe the crooks managed to use it for what he said were a "ton of fraudulent" transactions.
In the new Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll Syracuse is the unanimous number one for the second straight week. Arizona, Florida, Wichita State, San Diego State and Villanova remained second through sixth. Meanwhile, SMU broke into the top 25 for the first time since the 1984-85 season.
More than a dozen police cars, the SWAT team, K9 units and the Erie County Sheriff's helicopter swarmed Harvey Austin Elementary School in Buffalo after getting reports of a man with a gun on campus. That man turned out to be Dwayne Ferguson, the head of the Buffalo chapter of MAD DADS, an organization that advocated passage of the NY SAFE act that forbids firearms on school grounds.
2013: Pope Benedict announced he would resign, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with his ministry.
actress Tina Louise (Gilligan's Island, How To Commit Marriage, Stepford Wives) 80