Bits and Pieces - January 15, 2015
January 15, 2015
Word has it that Bravo may put The Real Housewives of New Jersey on hiatus until Teresa Giudice gets out of prison. Either that, or they may start a new show called the Real Housewives of San Quentin.
Former BACHELOR contestant JORDAN BRANCH, who got blitzed on Monday night's episode, is now claiming she told producers she was worried about all the booze that was readily available. Jordan says that not only did producers do nothing to correct the situation, she believes they manipulated contestants by constantly refreshing their glasses. However, sources close to the show tell TMZ that while they do provide booze, plenty of past and present cast members have done the show without touching a single drop and it's up to the contestants to decide what's best for them. Incidentally, Jordan admits to overindulging frequently, but insists she's not an alcoholic.
DEREK HOUGH won't be back for the upcoming Season 20 of DANCING WITH THE STARS. Derek is taking time off to star in Radio City Music Hall's New York Spring Spectacular.
The first batch of performers for next month's GRAMMY AWARDS have been announced. The first names to be announced are MADONNA, ARIANA GRANDE, ED SHEERAN, ERIC CHURCH and AC/DC. The Grammy Awards will air on February 8th on CBS.
Briggs Fussy and Brittney Husbyn were just three years old when they served as ring bearer and flower girl to Fussy's godmother in Minnesota some 20 years ago. They walked down the aisle a second time this weekend, but this time as bride and groom. Briggs says he doesn't remember much about the first wedding and the kids went their separate ways until 2007 when they sat next to each other in government class and something about his unique name rang a bell for her. Brittney asked her mom, who produced a photo from the godmother's wedding. It was the same photo hanging in Briggs' house all these years, but he never knew who the girl was. Within two years they were dating, and the rest is history.
ESPN had a record 33.3 million viewers tune in for Monday night's college football championship game between Oregon and Ohio State. The College Football Playoffs gave ESPN the three top programs in cable history as 28 million tuned in to the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl games on New Year's Day.
Apparently having all serious crime under control, police in Idaho have arrested a 9-year-old boy who failed to appear in court after he allegedly committed the heinous crime of stealing a pack of gum. The theft actually took place last summer, but police made the arrest last week after a judge issued an arrest warrant for the kid. It was noted that the boy missed two court appearances because his mother was having difficulty finding transportation. The prosecutor later told USA Today, "I have concluded that my office's request to have an arrest warrant issued was a mistake under the circumstances." However, the mother may still face charges.
1993: David Letterman announced that he would be leaving NBC for CBS in August
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