Bits and Pieces - April 4, 2014
April 4, 2014
Kathie Lee Gifford says NBC has asked her not to talk about her line of wines on the Today Show. However, they say Kathie Lee can talk about her two kids, Ernest and Julio.
GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN didn't want the dirt on their conscious uncoupling to get out, but it looks like it is anyway! People magazine says they had an "open" marriage that's been on and off for many years. Another source told Access Hollywood that Gwyneth didn't care if Chris was playing around and that her philosophy is, 'We're both adults. We make our own choices.'" Martin has been accused of flings with Kate Bosworth and Alexa Chung, while Gwyneth was photographed being friendly with her ex-boyfriend, Donovan Leitch, and was also linked to billionaire Jeff Soffer and entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn. Chris supposedly talked to her about the groupies on the road with Coldplay and Gwyneth would openly flirt with men in front of Chris.
The TV ratings news is not so good for LINDSAY LOHAN. While her reality show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network started out with decent ratings, it's been sliding ever since and now trails far behind SpongeBob Square Pants! Of course, Keeping Up With The Kardashians is also losing out to SpongeBob this season!
- U2'S album "The Joshua Tree" and LINDA RONSTADT'S "Heart Like a Wheel" are among 25 recordings selected for long-term preservation in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Also selected were CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL'S "Fortunate Son" and THE EVERLY BROTHERS' "Cathy's Clown." Librarian of Congress James Billington said the recordings represent part of America's culture and history and as technology continually changes and formats become obsolete, we must ensure that our nation's aural legacy is protected.
According to a new survey, three-quarters of Americans believe marijuana legalization in the U.S. seems inevitable, whether or not they support it themselves. The survey also showed increased support for moving away from mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenders. Some 39 percent said pot should be legal for personal adult use, 44 percent said it should be legal only for medicinal use, while just 16 percent said it shouldn't be legal at all.
Veteran Major League umpire Tim McClelland is out for the season and will re-evaluate whether he can resume his career at the end of the year. McClelland ejected Kansas City Royals star George Brett in the infamous "pine tar incident" in 1983, worked behind the plate during David Wells' perfect game in 1998 and was the umpire in charge during the corked-bat incident involving Sammy Sosa in 2003
Spring forward and get blown back! Last Sunday, Ireland turned its clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time. Forgetting to adjust your clock can lead to all sorts of inconveniences, especially when setting timers on bombs. Dublin police are looking for a man described as a bumbling bomber who was seen on video fleeing from a bombed SUV and getting into a taxi while dripping blood after the explosive device he attached to the vehicle apparently went off an hour early.
2000: A federal judge ruled that Microsoft had broken anti-trust laws in the marketing of its Internet Explorer.
actress Amanda Bynes (What a Girl Wants, What I Like About You, Hairspray) 28