Bits and Pieces - March 28, 2014
March 28, 2014
Another new Kardashian reality series has been announced called Kourtney & Khloé Take the Hamptons. Hopefully this means that the Kardashian family will finally start getting a little media coverage.
We're already starting to get the dirt on the GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN split! Insiders say it's no surprise and the marriage has actually been over for them for a number of years, but they've been faking it for the sake of the kids and their careers. Word is that they almost called it quits last August, but decided to give it another shot. As it turns out the signs were there. Gwyneth was spotted kissing ex-boyfriend Donovan Leitch during an L.A. Dodgers game in broad daylight last September with the kids sitting right next to them. They also say that Chris was flirting up a storm at some recent Grammy parties. However, the real dirt is that Vanity Fair magazine exposé on Gwyneth was supposedly going to reveal her affair with either a Miami billionaire or a Glee producer. There's also buzz that Martin had an affair with Kate Hudson, which would explain why she and Gwyneth had a falling out. It would also substantiate rumors that Kate's engagement to Muse's Matt Bellamy is on the rocks. In any case, there doesn't seem to be any bad blood between them as they were spotted just after the announcement having dinner together while on a family vacation in the Bahamas. Meanwhile, their 'conscious uncoupling' announcement crashed Paltrow's GOOP lifestyle website.
Fox has another Joe Millionaire-like reality dating series on the way called I WANNA MARRY HARRY. This time, a dozen American ladies will compete to marry a man they're led to believe is Britain's Prince Harry. In reality, the guy is an average Englishman who's been given a royal makeover. The show premieres on May 27th.
- The first-ever academic conference on the work of PINK FLOYD will be held April 13th at Princeton University. Pink Floyd: Sound, Sight, and Structure is billed as a multi-media extravaganza and will feature Pink Floyd producer and engineer James Guthrie as its keynote speaker. Admission is free if you plan to be in the area, but you'll need to RSVP to get in.
Astronomers have announced the discovery of a dwarf planet in the outer reaches of our solar system beyond Pluto. The planet was documented as 2012 VP-113 and has thus been nicknamed "Biden." The planet's orbit takes it as close as 7.4 billion miles away from the Sun and as far away as 44 billion miles and it takes well over 4,000 years for it to circle the Sun once. They say that the planet's movements hint that an invisible giant planet perhaps 10 times the size of Earth could be lurking out there. They also say that if astronomers could find several dozen of these dwarf planets it would tell us a lot about the early history of the solar system.
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Chicago Bears.
California's Keveen Quintanilla stopped into San Mateo restaurant Curry Up Now, but the food wasn't the only thing he found spicy. Keveen hit on a 22-year-old employee, giving her his name and phone number. Keveen soon returned, not for food to burglarize the place. Keveen fled from employees, one of whom was the woman he flirted with, who recognized him and gave police his name and number. Officers texted Keveen, posing as the woman, and set up a date. When Keveen showed up he was arrested and a search of his home turned up the stolen items.
1884: The first long-distance telephone call was made between Boston and New York.
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