Bits and Pieces - March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015
An alternate version of Fifty Shades of Grey will be out on video in May. In the alternate version, Christian Grey tortures Anastasia Steele by forcing her to watch Fifty Shades of Grey.
Apparently all is forgiven between MILEY CYRUS and PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER. They were spotted out having sushi on Monday night and sources say there was plenty of PDA over dinner. Things looked iffy for the couple after photos of Patrick showed him doing body shots off a chick on spring break in Cabo San Lucas.
The truth is still out there! After 13 years, THE X-FILES is coming back with DAVID DUCHOVNY and GILLIAN ANDERSON. The show will return as a six episode event series and will begin filming this summer. The premiere date has yet to be determined.
VAN HALEN will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live next Monday. It's hard to believe, but this will be the band's first-ever U.S. TV performance with David Lee Roth. Van Halen will kick off a 39-date tour on July 5th in Seattle. They'll also release their first live album with David Lee Roth, 'Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,' on March 31st.
Teenage years can be awkward enough, but imagine standing up before your classmates and coming out as transgender. That's what 13-year-old Tom Sosnik did and the video of his speech is going viral. Sosnik was previously known to his friends as Mia and said his coming out was prompted by the recent suicide of another teen named Leelah Alcorn, who killed herself after her family didn't accept her transition. Tom wanted to send his message to other kids who may be struggling with the same issues. At the end of his speech, his classmates broke into applause that brought Tom to tears. (See here)
Next year will mark Super Bowl 50 and the NFL is planning a big celebration. Plans include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. Stadiums will have gold-colored 50-yard line numbers and teams will host Super Bowl reunions.
Oklahoma City's Pedro Gonzales recently received an air mail package from the post office. To be precise, security cameras at Pedro's home showed the female letter carrier lobbing the package containing a camera and videos onto his porch before running a lap around her delivery vehicle and leaving. Postal officials went to Pedro's home and apologized and say the woman has been identified and that they're taking steps to ensure the incident is not repeated, although privacy rules won't allow them to release her name or reveal whether she'll be fired. (See here)
1901: The first Mercedes was introduced
singer/actress Katherine McPhee (Smash, The House Bunny) 31