Bits and Pieces - August 29, 2014
August 29, 2014
Iowa farmer Chris Soules has been officially named as the new Bachelor. Chris says he hasn't been this excited since he experimented with the milking machine.
BEYONCE'S father, Mathew Knowles, is speaking out on those divorce rumors and he seems to think they're just one big publicity stunt for Beyonce and Jay Z's On The Run Tour. Knowles said, "I know, because we've done this. From experience, there's a tour going on. So you sometimes have to ignite that tour. It's called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot." As for the elevator smackdown with Solange, Knowles said that could've been staged as well as Solange's album sales shot up 200 percent after that.
This will make you feel old...we're coming up on the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the TV series FRIENDS! To celebrate, a Central Perk pop-up shop will open in New York next month and will be serving free cups of coffee. Fans will also be able to look at props from the show take photos on the recreated set.
- CHUCK BERRY was among those awarded the 2014 Polar Music Prize during a ceremony Tuesday in Stockholm. However, Berry was unable to attend due to health issues.
A Utah judge has ruled that the state's law making polygamy illegal is unconstitutional. The case was brought by the Brown family of the reality TV series Sister Wives, who sued in 2011 because officials where they lived threatened to come after them. Not only did the judge decide that the law against polygamy was unconstitutional, he also agreed that the Browns' rights had been violated and awarded them attorney's fees and other expenses. While at least for now polygamy in Utah is no longer illegal, it's still against the law there to get legally married to multiple people because that would be bigamy.
USC has apologized and suspended football player Josh Shaw indefinitely from all team activities after he admitted that his story about heroically rescuing his nephew from a swimming pool was a lie. Shaw made up the story to explain how he suffered his ankle injuries over the weekend.
The owners of two Manhattan Taco Bells may make a run for the border to escape counterfeiting charges. After a 17-year-old female employee accidentally accepted two fake $20 bills, she was told to either pay it back out of her own pocket or hand them out to customers. The customers got the fake bills and managers apparently decided to continue the scam. After finally refusing to go along with it any longer, the girl was called into a meeting where four supervisors posed as undercover cops and told her she'd be arrested unless she continued to play along. Not surprisingly, the girl outwitted management by recording their conversation and taking the tape and the funny money to real police, who are now investigating.
2011: For the first time the annual MDA Labor Day telethon aired without longtime host Jerry Lewis
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