Bits and Pieces - August 13, 2014
August 13, 2014
A thief broke into Kourtney Kardashian's rented home in the Hamptons and stole a briefcase containing $4,000 in cash. The good news is that friends are taking up a collection so she can buy groceries.
Were Sunday night's TEEN CHOICE AWARDS fixed? Apparently so! A message briefly flashed on the screen at the end of the show saying that winners are determined using the votes cast on the website, but that Teenasaurus Rox reserves the right to choose the winner from the top four vote getters. So, just who or what is Teenasaurus Rox? Apparently the producers choose the winners from among those who commit to attending the ceremony. Naturally, young fans were outraged and the hashtag Teens Don't Have A Choice Awards became a thing.
HAYDEN PANETTIERE'S real-life pregnancy will be written into the upcoming season of NASHVILLE. The big mystery will be whether the baby daddy is boyfriend Avery or one night stand Jeff. The new season begins September 24th.
- KACEY MUSGRAVES will head out on her own headlining tour this fall. The Same Tour Different Trailer tour kicks off in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 25th.
Where is the fastest Internet in the country? The answer may surprise you. According to Akamai's "State of the Internet" report, Virginia tops the list of the states with the fastest Internet with an average speed of 13.7 megabits per second. Massachusetts and Delaware tied for second at 13.1 Mbps, followed by Rhode Island and the District of Columbia at 12.9 and 12.8. New York placed in 14th, and California in 20th. Alaska came in last place at 7 Mbps.
Tony Stewart has yet to decide whether he'll return to racing at this weekend's NASCAR event in Michigan following the incident in which his sprint car struck and killed another driver Saturday night. Stewart has canceled a planned sprint car event for Saturday in Indiana.
A Washington, D.C. news crew from WUSA Channel 9 recently went on location to do a story about an app that alerts people of "sketchy" neighborhoods. It turns out that the app works and the news crew's reporting was accurate. After going out in the neighborhood to conduct interviews, the crew returned to find that their van had been broken into and most of their gear was stolen.
2004: New Jersey Governor James McGreevey resigned and admitted that he had had an extramarital affair with another man.
actor George Hamilton (Love at First Bite, Where The Boys Are, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing) 75