Bits and Pieces - March 30, 2015
March 30, 2015
It was announced that the next season of Downton Abbey will be its last. However, they are planning another British historical drama based on The Beatles called Downton Abbey Road.
MILEY CYRUS is going political and slamming Indiana Governor Mike Pence for signing a religious freedom bill that allows businesses to discriminate against gays. Miley posted a picture of the governor on Instagram with the caption: "You're an a**hole...The only place that has more idiots than Instagram is in politics" Miley also thanked her brother Braison for standing up for what is right adding, "We need more strong heterosexual men fighting for equality in both men and women! Why are the macho afraid to love muchoooo?!?"
CRAIG T. NELSON will return as Coach Hayden Fox in a re-boot of the 90's sitcom Coach. NBC will air it this time around and it'll pick up 18 years after the original series finale with Fox's son being hired as the head coach of an Ivy League school and bringing his dad on board as assistant coach.
Major League Baseball is taking a page from the NFL playbook and staging an opening musical spectacular. MLB Opening Night will have FALL OUT BOY performing at Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals in the first official game of the season. The event happens on April 5th and will be televised by ESPN 2.
Gas prices have been ticking back up a bit lately, but it looks like they're about to fall back down. Just in time for the summer driving season, gas prices could be heading back below $2 a gallon again. The U.S. is pumping more oil, but they're running out of room at storage facilities and inventories have reached an 80-year high. Plus, the economies in China and Europe have been sluggish and they're not using as much as oil, which is driving down the prices even more.
Former North Carolina Tar Heels coach Dean Smith set up a trust to send $200 to every letterman who played for him. The checks were sent out with a note from the late coach telling his players to "enjoy a dinner out" with the money.
Retired western Pennsylvania judge Paul Pozonsky has found himself on the other side of the gavel after pleading guilty to stealing cocaine. It seems the judge didn't think his little scheme all the way through when he ordered police to keep the seized drugs in his chambers instead their evidence lockers. While the crime would normally carry up to two years in prison, Pozonsky cut a plea deal to avoid jail time, although the charges could result in the judge forfeiting his pension.
2006: Katie Couric announced she was leaving NBC's Today show to become anchor of The CBS Evening News.
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