Bits and Pieces - April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been named Father of the Year. Governor Christie will pick up his award on June 4th, assuming he's not delayed by traffic on any of New Jersey's bridges.
Creepy fashion photographer TERRY RICHARDSON is facing more sexual harassment accusations from another woman. Model Emma Appleton tweeted a picture of a text message she said was from Richardson offering a Vogue photo shoot if he could have sex with her, although he used the F-word. Richardson's rep says it was obviously a fake message and that Terry didn't send the text, although Emma stands by her story. As for Vogue magazine, they told Buzz Feed that they have no plans to work with Richardson in the future, although it's been several years since any of his work appeared in their magazine. Richardson has been accused of sexual assault and harassment many times. Former model Charlotte Waters claimed he groped her and exposed himself during a photo shoot, model Jamie Peck claimed that he demanded she touch his junk, and the list goes on.
HBO has renewed both VEEP and SILICON VALLEY for new seasons. Silicon Valley wraps up its first season on June 1st, while Veep's season three finale airs on June 8th.
- KINGS OF LEON will kick off their "Mechanical Bull" tour on July 31st in St. Louis. Young the Giant and Kongos will be the opening acts.
If you've been thinking about joining Netflix, you might want to do it soon. Netflix says it plans to increase prices for new subscribers by $1 or $2 a month sometime in the next three months. However, they say the price increase would be only for new members.
The Utah Jazz announced that they won't be offering head coach Tyrone Corbin a new contract. The team says they'll begin searching for a new coach immediately.
Pittsburgh police were called to the Easter egg decorating party of 27-year-old Aaron Goempel. It seems Aaron got mad and chucked hard-boiled eggs at his girlfriend after she accused him of cheating. Officers arrived to find her face was red and swollen and Aaron barricaded in the bedroom. Eventually, officers got through the door, at which point Aaron reached for a row of knives and swords atop his dresser. Aaron was eventually taken into custody, at which point he started yelling racist obscenities and kicked an officer in the groin. It was later learned that Aaron has a criminal record for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness dating to 2008 and was awaiting trial on additional charges.
1864: Congress authorized the use of the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. coins.
actress Amber Heard (Pineapple Express, Alpha Dog, Zombieland) 28