Bits and Pieces - May 21, 2014
May 21, 2014
It turns out that Kim Kardashian will film her wedding to Kanye West for her reality show after all. In fact, they're already saying this could be one of Kim's best televised weddings ever.
MICHAEL LOHAN'S baby mama KATE MAJOR has been sentenced to eight months in jail after pleading guilty in Palm Beach, Florida to DUI charges stemming from her arrest in March in which she went ballistic on the arresting officer. That guilty plea triggered a probation violation over her 2012 battery case, when she allegedly attacked a police officer in Boca Raton. (See arrest here)
The ratings for BARBARA WALTERS' final day on THE VIEW last Friday were pretty spectacular. The show averaged 5.2 million viewers, which was their fourth-highest of all time.
- MAROON 5 will release their next album, called "V," on September 2nd. Longtime keyboardist Jesse Carmichael returns after going on hiatus in 2012 to pursue studies in music and the healing arts. Tour plans will be announced soon.
Friday was the deadline to submit comments to the Federal Communications Commission about lifting a 1991 ban on using cell phones on airplanes. Word has it that opposition to lifting the ban was nearly unanimous. The FCC received such comments as, "It is already bad enough with people talking on their phones everywhere but most of the time one can move away from the idiot; on a plane you are stuck." The FCC hasn't said when they'll make a decision, but some airlines have said they won't allow calls, even if the ban is lifted, while Congress is also mulling legislation to block calls on planes.
Racing officials have ruled that California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip at the Belmont Stakes, keeping alive his chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
Venice, Florida's 37-year-old William Clifford and 39-year-old Tammy Landry went to the Sheriff's Office to report they were kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to make purchases on a stolen debit card. After noticing inconsistencies in their stories, William and Tammy eventually admitted to smoking crack cocaine and paying their dealer by buying things for him with the debit card stolen from Tammy's 61-year-old mother, whom the couple lives with. William and Tammy were charged with making a false report and scheming to defraud.
2009: Suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick was released after 19 months in prison for running a dog fighting ring
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart 43