Bits and Pieces - July 9, 2014
July 9, 2014
Kanye West went on another rant while performing in London, this time complaining about media intrusion. There's nothing worse than the media intruding on your family while your wife is trying to film her reality show.
It looks like there are some new couple alerts to report! ZAC EFRON and MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ appear to have something going on as the paparazzi caught them kissing and getting touchy-feely with a group of friends on a yacht off the coast of Italy. It wasn't that long ago Michelle was hot and heavy with model Cara Delevingne, but last month she was caught making out with fellow model Karlie Kloss, so this could be a little revenge for Michelle.
ROSIE O'DONNELL is said to be in serious talks to return to THE VIEW. It had been reported the show was looking for a conservative and a Hispanic and while Rosie certainly doesn't fit either of those descriptions, it's said she could be introduced as a new host as early as today.
- PINK FLOYD has confirmed that they'll release their first new album in 20 years. The Endless River will be released in October and in a statement the band said, "Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer." The album will feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and the late Richard Wright, although Roger Waters isn't involved.
If you're traveling overseas, make sure your cell phones and laptops are charged up before you go to the airport. The Department of Homeland Security says they'll be looking for explosives that could be disguised as electronic devices on flights bound for the U.S. As part of its routine screening at the overseas airports, officers may ask owners to turn on these devices and if they don't power up they won't be permitted on flights. Those travelers also may undergo additional screening such as extra pat-downs.
After almost four years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have taken down owner Dan Gilbert's infamous letter to fans, which he wrote just after LeBron James went on live TV to announce he was leaving for the Miami Heat. Gilbert slammed LeBron and was fined $100,000 by the NBA. Word is the Cavaliers have a shot to get LeBron back and James' inner circle reportedly favors Cleveland. (See letter here)
Andrew Robert Rector is suing Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and ESPN and its announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk. It seems Rector was shown on TV, asleep in the stands, during the April 13th game between the Yankees and the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium and claims the announcers used such words as "fatty, unintelligent and stupid" to describe him. Rector is seeking $10 million in damages for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
1835: The Liberty Bell cracked while being rung during the funeral of US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall.
actor Jaden Smith (Karate Kid, The Day the Earth Stood Still, After Earth) 16