Bits and Pieces - May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014
The new Godzilla movie made $93.2 million over the weekend. In what could be his scariest movie ever, Godzilla savagely attacks Jay Z in an elevator.
AMERICA FERRERA was the victim of a weird prank on the red carpet at the Cannes film Festival. At the premiere of the movie 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk snuck onto the carpet and dove headfirst underneath America's gown. Sediuk was quickly apprehended by security and arrested, but not before grabbing onto America's ankles. (See here)
Filming has begun on STAR WARS: Episode VII. It's the first Star Wars film to be made by Disney since George Lucas sold the franchise rights in 2012. The movie is due in theaters on December 18th, 2015.
- TRISHA YEARWOOD delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Young Harris College in Georgia on May 10th. Trisha told students, "I never let my schooling interfere with my education." She also received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from the college.
AT&T has agreed to buy DirecTV for about $48.5 billion. They say it means that customers will be able to get wireless, voice, data, TV and home security from the same company nationwide. However, critics of the deal say it creates a near monopoly. The deal still has to be approved by regulators, but that's expected to be a formality.
Michael Sam's reality show has been put on hold by the Oprah Winfrey network. The decision was made after Sam's agent met with the Rams and was told the TV show cameras would be an unwanted distraction.
Middletown, Pennsylvania police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a local residence and arrived to find Christopher King walking out the front door. King told officers he climbed through his neighbor's window because he wanted to borrow some eggs for breakfast. Not that it would've been legal anyway, but it didn't explain why police found dresser and cabinet drawers and doors open throughout the house. King was charged with felony burglary and related charges.
1780: Near total darkness covered New England and part of Canada at about noon, the cause of which remains unexplained
musician Pete Townshend 69