Bits and Pieces - March 9, 2015
March 9, 2015
This was the weekend we set our clocks forward one hour. It was nice to see Bruce Jenner only changing his clock.
Whoever stole LUPITA NYONG'O'S Oscars dress is home free. Calvin Klein contacted the L.A. County Sheriffs earlier this week and said they don't want to pursue the case. For one thing, they got what was their supposedly $150,000 dress back and, for another, after the crook revealed that those pearls attached to the dress were fakes, they just want the story to disappear.
SAMANTHA BEE is the latest cast member to leave THE DAILY SHOW. Samantha is leaving to produce and host her own show on TBS. Samantha's show is still in the early stages of development and no air date was announced.
A documentary on the recording of MARY J. BLIGE'S next studio album will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month. Mary J. Blige--The London Sessions follows her creative process as she writes and records with artists such as Sam Smith, Disclosure and Emeli Sandé.
If you bought a Snuggie you may have some money coming back to you. The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to a settlement with All-Star Marketing Group for $7.5 million, plus another $500,000 to the state of New York, over allegations that they charged customers unreasonable "processing and handling" fees without disclosing them to the buyer. Like many products that are advertised on TV, they offered a second Snuggie for free, but said the customer would have to pay an additional handling fee. It turned out the fee was so outrageous that it ended up nearly doubling the advertised price.
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch won't be charged in the case of alleged domestic abuse against his ex-girlfriend. Busch was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and they say he must still follow the terms of his reinstatement process, which includes counseling, but that the decision by authorities in Delaware removes a significant impediment to his reinstatement.
Raymore, Missouri's 6-year-old Ella Schultz is battling cancer and when her parents asked her what she wanted, aside from not being sick anymore, she asked for a backyard playhouse. Make-A-Wish got on board; a construction company agreed to build it and even ensured the shingles matched those used on homes in the neighborhood. Everything seemed to be going fine until Ella's family got a phone call saying their HOA wouldn't approve it. When her parents broke the news to Ella, she cried. When the story was picked up by the media, embarrassed HOA leaders said that they would try to find a compromise.
1995: Paul McCartney revealed that the surviving Beatles had recorded new music
actor Kellan Lutz (Twilight's Emmett Cullen) 30