Bits and Pieces - October 28, 2014
October 28, 2014
Duck Dynasty's Jep Robertson suffered a seizure last week while deer hunting. Coincidentally, the same thing happened to Phil Robertson when he saw his granddaughter's costume on Dancing with the Stars.
Times are not good for reality show stars. HONEY BOO-BOO is going bye-bye as TLC has canceled Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo following accusations that Mama June Shannon is seeing former boyfriend Mark McDaniel, who's a convicted child molester. Mama June denied the allegations in what she called a "truth video" posted on the Honey Boo Boo's fan page, adding that TLC had told her to be "hush-hush" about the situation. At first, Mama June's oldest daughter, Anna Cardwell, known on the show as Chickadee, defended her mother. However, after seeing evidence that they were back together, she recanted and said that McDaniel had molested her 12 years ago, when she was 8. Anna feels her relationship with her mom has been destroyed, and the only way June can see her granddaughter is if McDaniel is out of the picture. If you're wondering what that evidence was that changed Anna's mind, TMZ posted photos of Mama June and McDaniel house hunting last month and another in which he has his hands on Honey Boo-Boo. They also showed evidence that Mama June recently bought him a car.
MARCIA STRASSMAN, who co-starred in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and played Gabe Kaplan's wife on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died on Friday at the age of 66 following a lengthy battle with breast cancer.
- SAM SMITH, MARY J. BLIGE and 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER have been added to the lineup of performers on THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. The show will be televised live on November 23rd on ABC.
You might want to pay closer attention to what your kids post online. Georgia's Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be liable for their children's online activity. This comes after a couple didn't force their son to delete a fake Facebook profile depicting a female classmate as a lesbian drug user that slept around and had racist views. The girl's parents complained to the students' school, which gave the kid an in-school suspension. However, when the parents noticed the Facebook page was still live 11 months later, the family sued.
It's being reported that the NFL will play five games in London during the 2015-16 NFL regular season.
In South Carolina, Red Bank Elementary School teacher Jan Curtis was arrested after she was caught in an illegal act with a student. No, not that act. Ms. Curtis picked the student up at their house on her way to school but, upon their arrival, she was busted after a highway patrolman saw her weaving down the road and have difficulty pulling into the parking lot. Curtis told officers she had two glasses of wine the night before, but failed the field sobriety test and was popped for DUI and child endangerment.
2004: The Boston Red Sox won their first World Series since 1918
actor John Cleese (Monty Python, A Fish Called Wanda, Fawlty Towers) 75