Bits and Pieces - October 14, 2014
October 14, 2014
Duck Dynasty star John Luke Robertson proposed to his girlfriend. She's so excited about getting married that she's already started shopping for a camouflage wedding gown.
Are CAMERON DIAZ and boyfriend BENJI MADDEN engaged or perhaps already married? Diaz was spotted with a gold ring on that finger at a recent Hollywood luncheon. Back in July, a source told E News that they were "openly acknowledging to friends that they see a long future together, and yes, marriage may be a part of that plan." Perhaps it was more than just an engagement ring as the one Diaz wore appeared to be an eternity band, which is a popular choice among women for wedding rings. Diaz and Madden have been dating since at least May and she introduced him to her parents over the Fourth of July Weekend.
JIM CARREY will host the October 25th episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with musical guest IGGY AZALEA.
- GENE SIMMONS is launching a new reality music competition show called Coliseum. Contestants will form rock bands and he'll change personnel as he sees fit. Simmons says he plans to give his contestants tough love, instead of what he calls 'coddling' by other singing show judges. While slamming the other shows, Simmons said, "We want to open the trap doors of life and get tough. There will be heartbreak, and people are going to cry and their dreams will be shattered, just like in real life."
US Airways has a PR nightmare on their hands that started when First Sgt. Albert Marle asked a flight attendant if he could hang his heavily decorated military jacket in a closet during the flight. The attendant told him the closet was only for first-class passengers, and he went back to his seat. It might've ended there had passengers not overhead and pitched a fit on his behalf. One passenger tweeted: "US Airways is it really in your policy to disrespect brave men such as Sergeant Marle?" That tweet and others went viral and the airline issued an apology saying they were reviewing the incident internally, but have a long history of serving military members and that they hold the men and women who serve our country in the highest regard. They added that the closet was full and the flight attendant had no choice, but passengers say if that was true, she didn't say so at the time.
The Oklahoma City Thunder says that Kevin Durant has a fracture in his right foot and will likely miss at least the first month of the season.
You can rest easier knowing that Liberia is tackling the Ebola crisis head on. Officials there say Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man infected with the first case of Ebola in the U.S., will face prosecution when he returns to the country for lying on an airport screening questionnaire about whether he'd "cared for an Ebola patient or touched the body of someone who had died in an area affected by Ebola." Of course, it's possible Duncan hadn't known he was in contact with someone that had Ebola, but it will be impossible to prosecute him as he's dead.
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