Bits and Pieces - November 21, 2014
November 21, 2014
Charles Manson and his bride-to-be reportedly have a wedding gift registry at Bed, Bath & Beyond. If you're planning to get something for the couple you might want to skip the cutlery.
The fallout continues for BILL COSBY as NBC has officially dropped plans for his new sitcom. Not only that, TV Land is pulling its reruns of "The Cosby Show" from their schedule effective immediately. About the only bright spot for Cosby is that none of his live shows have been canceled, no one has asked for a refund and ticket sales remain strong. In addition to Cosby, CNN anchor Don Lemon is apologizing after catching flak for remarks he made in an interview Tuesday night with one of Cosby's accusers. Lemon suggested the woman could've avoided being raped had she taken a 'bite out of crime,' so to speak. While the accuser said she wasn't offended, many viewers were. (See apology here)
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There's good news for fans of the recently canceled A&E series LONGMIRE as Netflix will bring it back with new episodes. The 10 new episodes will premiere sometime next year.
BEACH BOYS founding member MIKE LOVE has signed a book deal. Love will write his memoirs, to be called "Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy." The book is due for a 2016 release.
What are your chances of having a bad Thanksgiving? The real estate website Estately crunched some numbers to find out. They factored in such things as the likelihood of a family food poisoning episode, cases of salmonella from poultry, likelihood of relatives getting drunk and making a scene, prevalence of binge drinking among adults per capita, likelihood of political arguments, dietary restrictions impacting meal quality and the likelihood of a favorite NFL team losing on Thanksgiving. What they found was that Ohio won the title of The Most Miserable State to Spend Thanksgiving by an overwhelming margin, thanks to a combination of the aforementioned political discussions, dietary restrictions, drinking and food poisoning. The rest of the top five were Iowa, Pennsylvania, Arizona (although that was largely based on the Cardinals losing, which they don't seem to do as much of this year) and Wisconsin.
The NFL has fined the Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy by refusing to speak to reporters following Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. It was Lynch's third violation of the policy.
Yet another heavily armed man has been arrested near the White House. However, Davenport, Iowa's 41-year-old R.J. Kapheim didn't come close to evading security as he approached a uniformed Secret Service officer near the White House and told him that "someone in Iowa" had directed him to drive to Washington. R.J. then consented to let the Secret Service search his car where they found a shotgun, more than 40 rounds of ammunition and a knife.
1947: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip were married.
comedian Dick Smothers (The Smothers Brothers) 76