Bits and Pieces - September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014
Kendall Jenner was reportedly bullied by models during New York Fashion Week because they felt she only got a modeling job because of her name. Apparently the other models felt Kendall was taking food off of their tables, if they ever ate.
Sparks are already flying behind the scenes at THE VIEW! Just days after their new lineup debuted, sources tell Radar Online that ROSIE O'DONNELL was "ready to walk." In fact, this source says even before the premiere O'Donnell was fuming when Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace were announced. However, the sticking point seems to be Whoopi Goldberg. They say that ABC brass tried to buy Whoopi out of her contract, but she's wasn't budging. O'Donnell was apparently led to believe she'd be the big star of the show, but when Whoopi stayed on, that changed. The source says, "Rosie has since calmed down and is staying for now."
DARRELL HAMMOND is returning to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, but as the show's new announcer, replacing the late DON PARDO, who passed away in August at 96. Hammond filled in for Pardo before by impersonating him.
- TIM MCGRAW'S new album, Sundown Heaven Town, has a song called "Portland, Maine," in which the chorus goes, "Portland, Maine: I don't know where that is...I don't want to know." Portland, Maine spokeswoman Jessica Grondin now says that the mayor will give Tim a tour if he can find his way there.
The World Wide Web turned 25 in April this year and the number of websites has passed the one billion mark and continues to grow, according to online tracker Internet Live Stats. Tim Berners-Lee is considered the father of the World Wide Web. He was an obscure, young computer scientist at CERN lab in Switzerland when he outlined a way to easily access files on linked computers. That paved the way for everything online today. To put one billion websites in perspective, if you were to visit every one of them for one second, it would take you over 31 years. Of course, by then there would be billions more sites to visit.
Peyton Manning may be having more success off the field than he is on in Denver. Manning bought 21 pizza franchises just two weeks before Colorado voted to legalize marijuana. Since then business has been, well, smoking!
There was another mystery in Roswell, New Mexico as police investigated a single car rollover accident, but found no one in the vehicle. It wasn't until seven hours later that a man called 911 saying that he'd been involved in the crash, but was now lost after having awoken in a field of donkeys. The mystery was solved when the unnamed man told authorities he and a passenger were drinking the night before but didn't remember what happened next.
1991: Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack cocaine.
actress Hilary Duff (A Cinderella Story, Material Girls, Lizzie McGuire) 27