Bits and Pieces - March 23, 2015
March 23, 2015
An Iowa lawmaker was caught on the House floor during a debate reading a book called "Sex over Sixty." That's terrible. One should always pull over to the side of the road before having sex.
Not that you have a chance, but BRADLEY COOPER and SUKI WATERHOUSE are back on the market. Reports say they actually called it quits in January, but attended the Oscars together last month as friends. There was no major drama and the split was chalked up to their busy schedules. They were on the new couple alert two years ago but didn't officially go public until award show season last year.
MR. T will star in a new DIY network show called I Pity the Tool. The show will have Mr. T remodeling family homes and it'll premiere later this year.
The documentary KURT COBAIN: Montage of Heck will have a limited theatrical run before it airs May 4th on HBO. The theatrical runs are being done to qualify the film for the Academy Awards and they begin April 10th in 72 countries. In the U.S., the documentary will be screened in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle.
Once upon a time it was big news when CDs surpassed vinyl albums in sales and now the Recording Industry Association of America reports that for the first time ever, revenue from streaming services was greater than that from CD sales in 2014. Streaming revenue grew by 29% to $1.87 billion last year, while CDs accounted for $1.85 billion and declining 12.7%. While permanent downloads are still king,
streaming music services are catching up.
Syracuse sophomores B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson are reportedly leaving the program and will look to transfer. The transfers come just one day after Syracuse announced its athletic director was being reassigned and coach Jim Boeheim would retire in three years.
Iguana go to jail? Key West, Florida's Jeremy Dugas apparently did. A woman flagged down police after Jeremy attempted to sell her three live iguanas which were hog-tied with duct tape to the handlebars of his bicycle, telling her she could cook them for dinner. Jeremy told police he caught the animals at a local golf course and while he was taken to jail on animal cruelty charges, the iguanas were taken to a local SPCA shelter.
1999: Wayne Gretzky scored the last of his National Hockey League record 894 goals
comedian Eric Idle (Monty Python) 72