Bits and Pieces - May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014
The edition of Vogue magazine with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover is on track to sell a disappointing 250,000 copies. It would've sold more, but Kim said 250,000 copies were all she could afford to buy.
Among the women who missed out on the Mrs. GEORGE CLOONEY sweepstakes was STACY KEIBLER. A source tells Us Weekly she was irked by news of Clooney's engagement to Amal Alamuddin because he'd told her that she'd be the one he married and that they could have kids. However, another source tells the magazine there's no bad blood between her and Clooney and that she's even happy for George and glad he was able to find true love. In any case, Keibler married businessman Jared Pobre in March and is now expecting the couple's first child.
LAW & ORDER: SVU had been considered to be on the bubble for renewal, but yesterday NBC announced the show will be back for a 16th season.
- MIRANDA LAMBERT and CARRIE UNDERWOOD will perform their new duet, "Somethin' Bad," for the first time on TV at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18th. The song will be on Lambert's upcoming album "Platinum," which is due June 3rd.
It could be tough to get a Big Mac next Thursday. Fast-food workers from dozens of countries on six continents are joining forces and striking on May 15th. Workers are demanding $15 per hour and thousands of the nation's estimated 4 million fast-food workers are expected to take part in the one-day strike. U.S. strikes are expected to include walkouts in Philadelphia, Sacramento, Miami and Orlando. Outside the U.S., the protests are expected to take place in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and Central America. However, some fast food workers are only protesting in support of their brethren, such as Louise Marie Rantzau, who makes $21 an hour working at a McDonald's in Denmark. She says she was surprised to hear U.S. workers have to fight so hard to make $15 an hour.
Andrew Bynum has played his last game with the Indiana Pacers. Bynum was signed on February 1st, but only played in two games before going on the inactive list due to knee soreness. Bynum signed with the Pacers for $1 million and won't be offered a new deal.
East Chicago, Indiana's Javier Villasenor-Arreola celebrated his 43rd birthday by returning to his former place of employment. The owner of the business noticed Javier loitering about as he was leaving that afternoon and drove around the block to find the front door window of the business had been shattered, the garage door opened and Javier making his getaway on a stolen forklift. After a predictably low-speed chase, Javier celebrated the remainder of his birthday with police, who arrested him on charges of burglary, damage to property and, yes, DUI.
1999: The first female cadet graduated from the Citadel
comedian Don Rickles 1926