Bits and Pieces - September 30, 2014
September 30, 2014
Former American Idol judge Randy Jackson's wife has filed for divorce. Jackson wasn't able to convince her that she misheard him when he said she was 'pitchy.'
Rumor has it that MARY-KATE OLSEN may have secretly married her much older boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy. Mary-Kate has been seen wearing a Cartier engagement ring since spring, but last week she was seen in the Hamptons with Sarkozy and they were both wearing gold bands on their left ring fingers while she had her engagement ring on her right hand.
The latest name being mentioned to replace the late Joan Rivers on Fashion Police is Real Housewives of Atlanta star NENE LEAKES. The show won't return until next year, but not everyone seems to be on board as Kelly Osbourne supposedly feels that it's pointless to continue with the show because anyone they try to replace Joan with will fail miserably.
- R.E.M. has another box set on the way. This one is a six-disc DVD set called REMTV that features decades of television appearances from between 1983 and 2007. It contains both of their MTV Unplugged appearances and has three discs of live performances. REMTV is due out November 24th.
General Motors is warning Chevrolet Corvette owners that an option on their car may be illegal and they're telling them not to use it. The cars' Valet Mode allows owners to secretly record conversations in their cars and performance data while it disables the entertainment system and locks storage compartments to deter thefts when the owner isn't along for the ride, such as when the car in being parked by a valet. It turns out that the secret recordings are illegal in many states. GM is working on a software update that should take care of the problem.
Florida State remains at No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, although they had fewer first-place votes than last week. The rest of the top five are Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma and Auburn.
If you're totally inept and out of work, you might want to apply for a job with UPS. Phoenix, Arizona's 20-year-old Walter Earl Morrison managed to land a job with UPS despite his dubious life skills. It seems Walter allegedly stole a package containing a $160,000 diamond while unloading an airplane. Walter then traded the $160,000 diamond for $20 worth of marijuana. The stolen diamond was recovered and Walter was not only charged with felony theft, he was fired.
2008: The stock market had a record one-day drop of 778 points.
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