Bits and Pieces - January 29, 2015
January 29, 2015
The next Ghostbusters movie will have an all female cast. In this movie, the women attempt to track down men that become ghosts after spending the night and promising that they'll call them.
Did LENA DUNHAM spill the beans on her own engagement? During a party at the Sundance Film Festival she referred to Rachel Antonoff, the fashion-designer sister of her boyfriend, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, as her "sister-in-law." Dunham was also spotted earlier this month wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring. They've been dating since 2012 and Lena once said that she wouldn't marry until same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
KATIE HOLMES will appear in what's described as a major season-long arc in the upcoming Season 3 of Showtime's "Ray Donovan." She'll play the daughter of billionaire producer Andrew Finney, who enlists Ray's services.
IMAGINE DRAGONS will be getting high next month! They'll be performing a surprise Live at 35 concert at 35,000 feet aboard a February 24th Southwest Airlines flight and a few people will have a chance to win their way on board. Imagine Dragons will also be releasing its next album, called "Smoke + Mirrors," on February 17th. You can get the details on the contest at their website.
The Super Bowl is just a few days away and, of course, some people only watch for the commercials. However, it's now said that some of those commercials may be bad for your health. Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in caloric intake and advertisers are well aware. Dr. Donald Bucklin, regional director for U.S. Healthworks, says that the commercials work, adding: "People don't spend $4 million for a 30-second ad if it's not going to change behavior. These commercials were produced by very talented people who know a lot about Americans and their whole reason is to manipulate behavior. They want to make you buy more beer or eat more chips."
Tickets to the Super Bowl have set a new record, peaking at $6,500 last weekend, making them the most expensive average ticket prices for any event. It broke the old record set by the 2011 college football championship game between Auburn Tigers and the Oregon Ducks at $5,087.
Pennsylvania's Roxanne Rimer was handcuffed by a man and went for a wild ride. However, this has nothing to do with 50 Shades of Grey as Roxanne was caught shoplifting at a Kohl's store. After a failed getaway attempt with her grandfather driving, the Bonnie and Clyde wannabes were soon pulled over and Roxanne was placed in a police cruiser. However, Roxanne wasn't giving up that easy as she managed to steal the cruiser and crash into her grandfather's car, before leading officers on an 80 mph chase all while her hands were cuffed behind her. Roxanne soon crashed the patrol car and was caught when she tried to escape on foot.
1878: The first telephone switchboard was installed in New Haven, Connecticut.
actress Ariel Winter (Modern Family) 17