Bits and Pieces - February 17, 2015
February 17, 2015
Army Private Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking national security secrets, has been approved for treatment so he can transition to a woman. In a related story, Bruce Jenner has enlisted.
Actor EMILE HIRSCH has been charged with felony assault after allegedly attacking Hollywood executive Daniele Bernfeld at a Sundance Film Festival party last month. According to reports, Hirsch appeared intoxicated and told her she was a 'rich kid' who shouldn't be at Sundance. They say Danielle moved away from Hirsch, but he later came up from behind her and put her in a chokehold, pulled her across the table and onto the floor where he landed on top of her. While on top, he wrapped his hands around her neck and began to choke her. Hirsch's rep says he consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and has no memory of what happened, but checked into rehab a few days after the incident.
ROB LOWE will star in a sitcom pilot for Fox called The Grinder. He'll play an actor who played an attorney on TV and moves back to his small hometown to take over his family's law firm after the show ends.
DEF LEPPARD will hit the road this summer with STYX and TESLA as the opening acts. The 48-date tour kicks off June 23rd in Tampa.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day...but is it? According to conventional wisdom and scientific studies conducted a decade ago, breakfast was the key to maintaining a healthy weight. However, several new studies have found that's not the case. One study took 300 people and split them into three groups that ate breakfast, skipped breakfast, or went about their normal routine. After 16 weeks, they found no difference in weight loss among the three groups. Two other studies found that people who skipped breakfast consumed fewer calories by the end of the day. They say that based on these findings, if you're not hungry in the morning, there's no harm in skipping breakfast when it comes to weight management.
Manhattan's Aliona Russo has filed a lawsuit against the Villagio restaurant on Central Park South claiming the fish she ordered last August contained a 3-inch hook and that she cut her mouth when she bit down on it. However, the restaurant is planning to file a countersuit, claiming Russo planted the hook and is trying to shake them down. The restaurant would seem to have the better claim as they point out how hard it would be not to notice a 3-inch fish hook before biting down. They also point out the fish was from a farm, where they're always caught in nets.
1993: CBS announced that David Letterman would remain in New York City and broadcast from the old Ed Sullivan Theater
actor Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Desperate Housewives, Showgirls) 56