Bits and Pieces - October 3, 2014
October 3, 2014
Justin Bieber apparently punched a photographer in Paris the other night. Hopefully this doesn't ruin Bieber's warm relationship with the paparazzi.
It turns out that the injuries TRACY MORGAN suffered in that traffic accident earlier this year were even worse than anyone let on. Morgan's lawyer now says that he sustained a brain injury in the crash and "the jury is still out" on whether he'll be able to perform again. Morgan has been undergoing extensive physical, cognitive and occupational therapy and is still using a wheelchair. It's reported that he may never walk again without some kind of assistance. (See here)
ALYSSA MILANO has announced that she's leaving her show Mistresses to spend more time with her family. The show will move filming for season three from Los Angeles, where Alyssa lives, to Vancouver in order to save money and she doesn't want to leave her family behind.
- MAROON 5's new video for "Animals" with all its blood has RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, bent out of shape. They issued a statement saying the video glorifies troubling stalking behavior, adding that no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance and that it should have no place in the entertainment industry.
There's good news if you like shopping and bad news if you work in retail. Black Friday weekend may include all of Thanksgiving Day this year. Over the past few years, stores started opening at midnight on Thanksgiving Day and those times have gotten earlier and earlier to where last year some opened at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, before the tryptophan even had a chance to kick in. Industry insiders now say that some stores could stay open all day on Thanksgiving Day this year. Expect store hour announcements in the next couple of weeks.
Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation for sexually assaulting a woman on September 20th. The alleged incident occurred at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, which is the Cowboys' official hotel.
In Ontario, Canada, Ha Son Pham and his son, Rich Pham, called police to report they were the victims of an armed home invasion robbery. Police quickly arrived and made arrests. However, the robbers are still at large. It seems police arrested Pham and his son after they discovered their marijuana growing operation, which was likely the reason their home was invaded.
1985: Actor Rock Hudson died of AIDS
singer Don McLean 69