Bits and Pieces - April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014
The new Captain America movie set an April box office record. However, some people are upset with the movie because they don't feel Captain America was portrayed in the movie as he was in the Bible.
JUSTIN BIEBER was reportedly banned from all the hottest nightclubs in Miami over the weekend because they've decided he's a bigger headache than he's worth. Sources tell TMZ that Bieber's people called ahead to reserve tables at LIV, Story, and Adoré while Bieber was in town, but he struck out. Despite his people begging and pleading and promising to spend big money on bottles if the clubs let him in, it was no deal. The problem is, Bieber is under 21 and the last time he hit the Miami clubs he was arrested for DUI, which earned a ton of negative press for SET nightclub, where Bieber had been partying prior to the bust. The clubs did offer to let Bieber in if he agreed to perform a song, since performers can be under 21, but Bieber turned them down and no one cared.
BARBARA WALTERS has announced that her final appearance on "The View" will be on May 16th. It'll be part of a daylong retirement celebration that will see ABC News name its New York headquarters after her, followed by a two-hour prime-time special on her career.
- JACK WHITE has announced plans for a summer tour of the U.S. and Europe. The tour begins May 29th in Tulsa.
Commitment-phobes in Japan can now certify their love without committing to marriage or even engagement. Japanese couples can now have their affection officially recognized by submitting government documents certifying their love for each other in what are called love declaration forms. Couples fill in their names and the time and place they met, assuming they remember. They can also write in the places they want to go with their sweetheart, as well as the things they'd like to say, or be told, by their significant other. A declining birthrate in the country has been hurting the tax man and that's forced lawmakers in the city of Nagareyama to attempt to attract child-bearing couples to their town anyway they can, including promoting the city's use as a filming location for an upcoming romantic movie. Officials say they hope the love declaration form will encourage young people to express their romantic feelings and in turn increase their population base.
Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart has decided to enter the NBA draft. Smart was suspended for three games this season for shoving a Texas Tech fan.
One of the keys to being a successful drug trafficker is to avoid detection by law enforcement officers. Unfortunately for 23-year-old Bianca Dinora, she failed this fundamental step when she was pulled over for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 near Amarillo, Texas. The officer found the more than 15 pounds of heroin in her car, which was valued at $2.7 million, and she was arrested.
1894: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that income taxes were unconstitutional, although Congress later changed the law.
singer/actor John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard's Bo Duke) 60