Bits and Pieces - July 28, 2014
July 28, 2014
Robin Thicke is apparently giving up on winning back his wife Paula Patton. In fact, Robin is now claiming he named his new album after Paula Abdul.
You won't see MELISSA MCCARTHY at her cousin JENNY MCCARTHY'S wedding to Donnie Wahlberg. The two are still feuding and after being close in their younger days, Melissa they're on opposite worlds now. While Jenny said Melissa would be invited to the wedding, insiders say she just said that because she was put on the spot during an interview and has no desire to have Melissa there. Jenny feels she helped Melissa get into the business by giving her a job as a production assistant on her short-lived variety show back in 1997. However, Melissa was hurt when Jenny supposedly told her she'd have to lose weight in order to make it in Hollywood.
LISA RINNA has officially signed on for the next season of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS.
- WILLIE NELSON'S annual FARM AID concert will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 13th. As usual, JOHN MELLENCAMP, NEIL YOUNG, and DAVE MATTHEWS are also on board with more acts to be announced.
In South Africa, 9-year-old Sanele Masilela, said to be the world's youngest groom, married 62-year-old Helen Shabangu. While it wasn't a wedding in the traditional sense, the boy did kiss the bride in their spiritual ceremony. This was actually their second wedding, as they also got married last year. Helen's real husband, Alfred Shabangu, who's 66, was on hand to support his wife. They've been married for some time and have five children together. Alfred defended the ceremony saying, "My kids and I are happy because we don't have a problem with her marrying the boy-and I don't care what other people say." If you're wondering, Sanele and Helen first got together because she believes the boy's deceased ancestors told her to marry him. The two wear wedding rings but don't live together full time. Sanele's mother, Patience Masilela, is on board with it saying, "It was, after all, a calling from our ancestors. By doing this we made the ancestors happy."
Ohio State University has fired marching band director Jonathan Waters over allegations he knew about and ignored sexual harassment on the squad. Waters' halftime shows featuring what fans call "The Best Damn Band in the Land" were considered revolutionary and drew millions of YouTube views.
Authorities in Denver cracked a bank robbery case in just five hours this week... and it's a wonder that it took that long. Officials were greatly assisted by 68-year-old John David Martinez, who went into Wells Fargo bank wearing a T-shirt with his first name on it. After collecting money from two tellers, John drove away in a car registered in his name. John's license plate duly noted, a DMV check found his driver's license photo matched surveillance video images from the bank. The tellers positively ID'd the photos and John was found and arrested. As he was being taken to jail, the detective's cell phone rang and he told the caller to call back when he could talk privately without his hands-free device. John then said, "He probably wants to tell you he found the money that I took from the bank this morning."
2004: The Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public for the first time since the September 11th attacks
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