Bits and Pieces - August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are reportedly back together again. In fact, they're already making plans for their next breakup.
It's probably not too surprising, but word has it that ROBIN WILLIAMS was devastated when CBS cancelled his TV series "The Crazy Ones." Williams supposedly saw the cancellation as a personal failure and they say it was likely the main factor in his suicide. Robin was also said to be depressed about being older and having more difficulty landing good roles. Insiders also say the Parkinson's disease wasn't much of a factor as he was told by doctors that thanks to medications he wouldn't even start to show symptoms for six or seven years, although some speculate that the drugs he was taking for it may have played a part.
It looks like CRAIG FERGUSON has landed a new gig. Word is that Ferguson will host a syndicated, early-evening talk show. The half-hour weekday show would likely include sidekick Geoff the robot and air in the 7 p.m. hour. Look for it beginning in the fall of 2015.
- AEROSMITH returned to the road with drummer Joey Kramer over the weekend following a health scare. Kramer issued a statement saying he's feeling better than ever, adding that, despite reports, he "has no history of a heart condition."
If you've noticed your Internet Explorer running slow, chances are you've been hit with a glitch caused by the latest update from Microsoft. Computers have been running slowly and become unresponsive, forcing many people to have to reboot their systems. Microsoft says they're aware of the problem and they've released a hot fix and is urging all Windows users who've been affected to download the software. Doing a system restore may also solve the problem.
Free agent forward Shawn Marion has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marion was reportedly considering the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers, before deciding on Cleveland.
Ryan Coleman anxiously flagged down a passing police officer in Conyers, Georgia. When the officer stopped, Ryan approached his vehicle and began talking very rapidly and incoherently and said that a bug flew into his eye before he bent over and looked at his eye in the mirror of the patrol car door. After a brief conversation, the officer noticed a meth pipe in Ryan's waistband. When asked about the pipe, Ryan tried to hide it and then attempted to break it. Ryan was arrested after a brief struggle at which time the officer found another pipe in Ryan's pocket and a two-foot silver sword in his pants, which is not a euphemism.
1587: Virginia Dare became the first child born on American soil of English parents.
actor Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live, Friends With Benefits, I Love You Man) 36