Bits and Pieces - June 18, 2014
June 18, 2014
Former Bachelor contestant Courtney Robertson has revealed that she and Ben Flajnik had sex during their famous skinny-dipping scene. However, Courtney says having sex in the ocean was a bad idea because she caught crabs.
There's good news for TRACY MORGAN as his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair following that New Jersey highway crash. Morgan's rep added, "His personality is certainly starting to come back as well." Morgan suffered broken ribs and a broken leg in the crash that killed fellow comedian James McNair and seriously injured two other people.
The GAME OF THRONES fourth season finale was up over last year's final episode, but it didn't set a record. Sunday's episode had 7.1 million viewers, which was up 32 percent from season three's finale, but just below the show's all-time record of 7.2 million viewers set earlier this season. HBO says it wasn't expecting a new record because of the NBA playoff Game 5 airing at the same time.
- The final concert of QUEEN'S first headlining tour will be released on September 9th as Queen: Live at the Rainbow '74. The group recorded the set on March 31st, 1974 and it'll also include a second disc with a concert supporting 1974's Sheer Heart Attack that the group recorded and filmed at the same venue in November of that year. Between the two discs, there are over a dozen songs that have never been previously released on a Queen concert album.
Congress has hit a new low as just 16 percent of Americans say they approve of the job they're doing as we approach the mid-term elections. That's compared with a previous low of 21 percent just before the 2010 midterms. The lowest non-mid-term rating Congress ever received was just under 10 percent during last year's government shutdown. Despite the low rating back in 2010, 85 percent of House incumbents still managed to get re-elected.
The U.S. Open had its lowest final day TV ratings ever this weekend. The low ratings are generally blamed on the absence of Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer's wire-to-wire blowout win.
Father's Day was memorable for New Smyrna Beach, Florida's Eugene Blackwell Sr. During the course of their celebration, Mr. Blackwell and his wife had a discussion, possibly about another man. This sort of discussion tends to escalate and such was the case in this instance. As things got heated, Blackwell's 18-year-old son, Eugene Jr., stepped in to try and calm the situation. Eugene Jr. failed to do so as his father shot him several times. Dad spent the rest of his Father's Day in jail and his son in the hospital.
1775: The Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill was fought near Boston.
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