Bits and Pieces - February 18, 2014
February 18, 2014
Supermodels Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigan are featured on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Not only that, all three are expected to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimsuit team.
BRUCE JENNER reportedly wants out of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Word is that Bruce won't be coming back if the show was picked up for another season. They're currently wrapping up filming of this season, so you'll still see Jenner for a while, although they say he's now only reluctantly taking part. It's said that Bruce wants to spend more time with his kids and playing golf, flying helicopters and riding motorcycles. As usual, the story is being denied by the family. In any case, Bruce could be walking away from a ton of cash. The Kardashian's contract with the E channel is coming up for renewal and the last time they got a record $40 million and their new deal should be worth even more.
BIG BANG THEORY will return for a new season in the fall. However, the show will likely move to a new night or timeslot to make way for Thursday Night Football on CBS.
- STING'S musical The Last Ship will premiere at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre on October 26th. The musical is loosely based on Sting's memories of growing up in England. It's the story of a man who returns home after 14 years to find the shipbuilding industry in decline and his girlfriend engaged to another man.
GM officials say that they plan to restore those eight classic Corvettes that were swallowed up by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum this week. The General Motors Design staff will oversee their restoration, although they first have to figure out how to get the vehicles out of the hole.
Gene Richins attempted to rob a Sandy, Utah jewelry store by gaining entry through a neighboring bakery and then climbing down through the ceiling of the jewelry store. Gene than smashed a display case and stuffed his bag with valuable jewelry as alarms went off. Of course, the words attempted and rob in the same sentence are never good for the crook and in this case Gene failed to consider the jewelry store might have bulletproof glass. Police arrived to find Gene trying in vain to break through said glass with a fire extinguisher and arrested him.
2000: Carlos Santana tied Michael Jackson's record by winning eight Grammys for his album Supernatural.
actor Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold, The Wild Angels) 75