Bits and Pieces - March 5, 2015
March 5, 2015
Kanye West was a guest lecturer at Oxford University and called for a cultural revolution to end luxury branding. Kanye made the remarks after arriving in a chauffeur-driven Bentley wearing an Armani suit and Gucci loafers.
BILLY UNGER, the star of the Disney Channel's "Lab Rats," is suing his father, who also happens to be his manager. Billy claims dad mishandled nearly $400,000 of his earnings last year and charged him a 33.3 percent commission, which is way above the industry norm of between 10 and 20 percent. Billy also claims his dad siphoned off $120,000 to take his girlfriend on lavish vacations and pay for her living expenses. However, his father claims his son's accusations are "false and frivolous" and blames the lawsuit on a "manipulative negative force in Billy's life whose sole focus is to administer pain."
Things may not be so desperate for DOWNTON ABBEY fans after all. After MAGGIE SMITH said she'd be leaving her role as Dowager Countess of Grantham after the upcoming season six, the show's publicists say her remarks were misinterpreted. They added that Smith "has always been on the record as saying she'll be with the show for as long as the show runs." However, there are some rumblings that season six may well be the last.
A BRIAN WILSON tribute concert will be held later this month in Los Angeles. Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson will feature appearances by Norah Jones, the Killers' Brandon Flowers, Heart's Ann Wilson, Wilson Phillips, Boz Scaggs and many more.
The daughter of Baseball All-Star Curt Schilling recently announced that she was joining a college softball team in Canada and for some reason creeps on social media flooded her with rude and disgusting comments. Schilling went to work to protect daughter Gabby's honor and tracked down several of the men that sent the worst of the messages. At least nine of those that Schilling tracked down have faced repercussions. One of the offenders was a part-time ticket seller for the New York Yankees, who's since been fired. Another was a student that has been suspended from his community college.
Fernando Alonso will miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing last month. The McLaren team said the decision was made to avoid the risk of Alonso having another concussion. Reserve driver Kevin Magnussen will fill in for Alonso in Australia.
An unnamed 30-year-old Des Moines, Iowa man has been arrested after he admitted to police that he shot and killed his neighbor. While police would've likely caught him sooner or later, he greatly speeded the investigation by calling his presumably now ex-girlfriend and telling her of the murder. She was apparently out of his league ethically and tipped off the authorities.
1634: The first tavern in America opened in Boston
actress Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond, The Middle, Beethoven) 57