Bits and Pieces - October 21, 2014
October 21, 2014
Bruce Jenner is now dating ex-wife Kris Jenner's longtime confidant Ronda Kamihira. In fact, yesterday, Bruce and Ronda went out and had their nails done.
DAVID LETTERMAN is looking for a new cue card boy. Tony 'Inky' Mendez was fired last week after he attacked writer Bill Scheft. Apparently they've had problems for a long time, but Mendez lost it when Scheft interrupted his conversation with Letterman and he told him to get off his back. However, when Dave got angry and told Tony he had a sour disposition, Mendez told Dave, "You're the one who has a sour disposition, mother****er." However, that didn't cost him his job. The next day Tony was still tweaked and grabbed Scheft by the shirt and threw him up against a wall. That cost Mendez the gig, but he was offered severance of his full salary and health insurance until the show ends in May and he says of Dave, "He is the best, the most generous boss I have ever had."
CHERYL BURKE says this will probably be her last season on DANCING WITH THE STARS. Cheryl says, "As of now, it's still up in the air if I'm coming back or not. Contractually, my contract is over and there's other opportunities that have been out there for me."
- ELVIS PRESLEY'S "Graceland West" is going up for auction. The Palm Springs home owned by Elvis is currently bank-owned and in need of some TLC. After Elvis died, the home was eventually sold to FRANKIE VALLI, but has changed hands several times since and has been foreclosed on twice.
If you want to get a cheap buzz, head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A new survey by Wallet Hub finds that Baton Rouge has the cheapest beer in America at $7.41 for a six-pack. However, if you prefer a glass of wine, Indianapolis is where the average price of a bottle of white table wine is the lowest at $4.24. On the other end of the scale, they found that the most expensive beer in America is in Chicago and Aurora, Illinois at $13.32 for a six pack, while Portland, Oregon has the priciest wine at $13.22 per bottle. There are a number of factors as to why the price varies around the country, including regional characteristics, laws and, what people are willing to pay.
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be reinstated to the NFL within the next four weeks. Rice is appealing his indefinite suspension and reportedly plans to argue that commissioner Roger Goodell had no basis to extend his original two-game suspension.
An unnamed Columbus, Ohio woman called the city's fire dispatcher to report her sister had an extremely high fever and might have Ebola. The dispatcher repeatedly asked the woman if her sister had been to Africa in the last 21 days, and she said she had. Police and paramedics responded wearing hazmat suits and roped off the house with crime-scene tape. The good news is the woman actually hadn't been to Africa, didn't have Ebola and just wanted faster treatment for her illness. The bad news is the woman is now facing possible charges for making a false report.
2011: Libyan rebels captured and killed Moammar Gadhafi in his hometown of Sirte
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