Bits and Pieces - February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015
Ticket prices at Disneyland have been raised to $99. It may sound like a lot, but you get measles for free.
HILARY DUFF has filed for divorce from her former hockey player husband Mike Comrie. They separated over a year ago, but she apparently filed the papers after reports surfaced that he was drunkenly propositioning women at Mastro's steakhouse in Beverly Hills recently. They have a son who turns three next month and Duff wants Mike to have visitation, but sources say she's concerned that his partying and drinking could negatively affect their kid.
The series finale of TWO AND A HALF MEN had some big ratings, but not quite as big as expected. Some 13.2 million tuned in, giving the show its biggest numbers since 2013, although it was a far cry from the 27.7 million viewers that tuned in for Ashton Kutcher's first episode. Meanwhile, the series premiere of the new ODD COUPLE starring MATTHEW PERRY had 13.6 million viewers.
BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robinson has confirmed previous reports that the band is toast. Chris responded to Rich Robinson's breakup talk from last month by saying, "They don't want the Black Crowes to be, it's not gonna be. I would have preferred to just left it be." He also said, "[Rich and I] never really had much of a relationship."
Your days of getting a latte and a new Kenny G CD in one location are coming to an end as Starbucks says they're going to stop selling compact discs. While they'll still play music in their shops, they'll no longer sell CD's in stores due to declining sales. Starbucks plans to phase out the CD's by the end of March.
Kendrick Perkins will reportedly sign with the Cavaliers once his buyout with the Jazz is completed. The Jazz acquired Perkins as part of the three-team deal that sent point guard Reggie Jackson to the Pistons and Enes Kanter to the Thunder.
Moline, Illinois' 28-year-old Jeremie P. Franks called the Quad-City International Airport earlier this month and threatened to blow up "everybody" with a pipe bomb. When the dispatcher asked what he was going to "blow up exactly," Franks said "everybody," adding, "You're going to blow up too. I'm sorry, I gotta do it." Moline police quickly traced the phone number to Franks' mom, who works at the airport, and had recently bought a phone for her son. Franks admitted to making the calls, saying he wanted to get his mother in trouble and that he was angry at the world. He also said that he was drunk at the time.
2014: Jason Collins became the first openly gay player in any of major professional sport when he signed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets.
actor Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold, The Wild Angels) 76