Bits and Pieces - July 17, 2014
July 17, 2014
Producers of the TV series 24 say Jack Bauer may not be back for another season. Following the announcement, the nation's terror alert level was raised to orange.
TRACY MORGAN made his first public appearance since his June 7th car crash. Morgan smiled and flashed a peace sign to a crowd gathered outside his home in New Jersey and told them, "I'm O.K. I feel strong. Love you. Thank you. I appreciate everything." Morgan suffered a broken leg, nose and ribs in the accident and is continuing his rehab at home.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE will look a little different this fall as bit players NoÃ«l Wells, John Milhiser and Brooks Wheelan are all out for next season. No word yet on replacements.
- BLINK-182'S Tom DeLonge posted an Instagram throwback of him and band mates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker with the caption: "Rehearsals start today... And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink" No word on when the album might be out.
Megan Christopherson attended a Brad Paisley concert in Chula Vista, California, last week and says she was kicked out because she was breastfeeding her 4-month-old baby during the show. However, in a video Megan posted, but later removed from YouTube, a police officer tells her she was putting her child in danger because she was standing right in front of the stage and the baby had no hearing protection on. Not only that, she was warned the crowd was going to start surging forward and the child could get crushed. However, Megan says before police approached her, a female security guard told her that people were complaining about her breastfeeding. California law allows mothers to breastfeed their children in any public or private location. After given the options of being relocated to a seated area free of charge or receiving a full refund, she chose to leave. However, Megan says she's planning to hire a lawyer and wants the security company for the concert to issue a formal apology.
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham. The deal includes $21 million guaranteed and makes Graham the highest-paid tight end in NFL history.
Joey Logano wasn't the only driver ticked off after a crash at last weekend's NASCAR race at New Hampshire. Damian Biron, not to mention his pickup truck, was bent out of shape after getting into several wrecks. However, Damian isn't a NASCAR driver. It seems Damian got into his accidents in the track's parking lot after the race. Even worse, it was a state trooper's vehicle that he hit three times. While top NASCAR drivers may be sponsored by beer, Damian was apparently under the influence of it as he was arrested on numerous charges including DUI.
1935: Oklahoma City installed the first parking meters.
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