Bits and Pieces - July 31, 2014
July 31, 2014
A record-low 7.5 million viewers tuned in to see Bachelorette Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray get engaged on Monday night's season finale. However, ABC is expecting bigger numbers for the breakup.
Beverly Hills police paid a visit to JUSTIN BIEBER'S condo building this week. However, they didn't talk to Bieber, but his neighbors. It seems they're pretty steamed with his antics and the officers talked with residents about Justin's activities, mainly the noise he and his party guests make. The officers gave residents tips on security measures and how to handle the increased traffic in the neighborhood from both fans and tour buses. It turns out that the building's HOA has even hired an attorney specifically to handle Bieber-related issues.
TV Land has pulled the plug on KIRSTIE ALLEY'S sitcom after one season. Kirstie played a Tony Award-winning diva whose life was turned upside down when the son she gave up for adoption 26 years prior showed up on her doorstep.
- BIG & RICH have a new album coming out called Gravity. The album is due September 25th and it'll be their first on their own record label, Big & Rich Records and will include their latest single "Look at You."
A judge set bail at $1 million for the New Hampshire man accused of kidnapping then 14-year-old Abigail Hernandez last October. Abigail walked back to her home last week and authorities have released few details of the bizarre case. Abby's mother received a letter from her while she was missing and said she lost a lot of weight while she was gone. A neighbor of the alleged kidnapper says he had a large, soundproof shipping container behind his trailer and he was a loner that liked guns and had a little shooting range.
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed on a five-year contract extension with Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson. The deal is worth $70 million, with $48 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.
A group of Houston thugs carefully plotted to rob a gas station. The crooks pulled up to the station in an SUV, piled out and descended upon an employee carrying a bank bag. The only thing the robbers failed to plan for was the employee's co-worker, Mayura Dissanyake. Houston MMA fans may recognize Mayura's name from the local semi-pro mixed martial arts circuit. When he saw what was going on, Mayura leaped into action and beat one of the thugs to a pulp as the others fled. Mayura hopes his newfound fame will help him get fights, while would-be robber Odell Mathis hopes doctors will help him recover. Odell was charged with robbery with bodily injury, although it was likely his body that was injured.
2003: The last original style Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico
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