Bits and Pieces - January 8, 2015
January 8, 2015
Sting's Broadway musical The Last Ship will close on January 24th. In fact, they're calling it the worst maritime disaster since the Titanic.
Some more details are coming out on the CAMERON DIAZ and BENJI MADDEN wedding. It was a Jewish ceremony held on a stage set up inside Diaz's home. After the vows, Madden requested personal time with Diaz, during which they entered a private room for about 30 minutes in a Jewish wedding ritual known as Yichud. They then joined their guests for a backyard reception where Lionel Richie and Ryan Adams gave surprise performances.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE announced the first two hosts of 2015. Kevin Hart will host on January 17th with musical guest Sia. The following week Blake Shelton will both host and provide the music.
This year's headliners for the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL have been announced. AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline the April event. Other acts announced include Interpol, David Guetta, Florence + the Machine, Steely Dan, the Weeknd, alt-J and Hozier. Tickets go on sale today.
Every year we get a list of new words added to some dictionary or another. Now we have a list of words that the people at Detroit's Wayne State University feel are worth bringing back. Among those words worth reviving from linguistic limbo are Caterwaul: A shrill howling or wailing noise; Flapdoodle: Nonsense; Knavery: A roguish or mischievous act; Obambulate: To walk about; Philistine: A person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them; and Rapscallion: A mischievous person.
Stephen Drew has agreed to a deal to return to the New York Yankees in a one year deal worth $5 million plus incentives. Drew has played the majority of his career at shortstop, but is expected to spend more of next season at second base.
Chicago's 31-year-old Adam Wisneski rode his bike to the Shakespeare District police station to report a stolen iPhone. Since he didn't have his bike lock with him, he asked police if he could leave his bicycle inside the station. They said it was okay and he then filled out a police report about the stolen phone. However, that wasn't the only theft report Adam would fill out that night. After turning in his report on the stolen phone, he noticed his bike was gone. Adam said, "I was just dejected. Like, you've got to be kidding me. And I turned around and I told the officer, 'I would like to file another police report, please.'"
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