Bits and Pieces - April 7, 2015
April 7, 2015
Barney the Dinosaur is 23 years old today. Barney got some bad news last week when an Indiana pizzeria said they wouldn't cater his wedding.
BILL MAHER is in hot water after making a joke comparing former One Direction singer ZAYN MALIK'S appearance to that of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Maher said of Malik's departure from the group: "I think after everything we've been through, I at least deserved the common respect of being told face to face. Just tell me two things, Zayn. Which one in the band were you? And where were you during the Boston Marathon?" Maher posted a photo of Zayn alongside one of the bombing suspects and the post led to the worldwide trending topic #RespectForZayn on Twitter.
DAVID LYNCH has left Showtime's revival of "Twin Peaks" saying that not enough money was offered to do the script the way he felt it needed to be done. There's no word on whether the project will go forward, but Showtime is hoping they can work things out with Lynch.
MORRISSEY will kick off an 18-date U.S. tour, starting on June 11th in New Orleans. He'll be joined by Blondie at his Madison Square Garden show in New York City on June 27th.
A Rochester, Minnesota family said the "nanny cam" in their child's nursery was hacked. They discovered the hacking when the camera began emitting strange music and they found images from it posted online. The family was able to track the IP address through the camera's software back to Amsterdam. They then found a link to a website with "thousands and thousands" of images inside people's homes, including their child's crib. The family said, "There's at least fifteen different countries listed and it's not just nurseries - it's people's living rooms, their bedrooms, their kitchens. Every place that people think is sacred and private in their home is being accessed." Not only that, the hackers were able to control the camera. The family faced the camera toward a wall, and in a few hours they found it facing the closet.
Wisconsin's win over previously undefeated Kentucky drew the highest preliminary television rating for an NCAA semifinal in 22 years. The Badgers' 71-64 victory Saturday night was up 48 percent from last season's matchup of the same teams and was the best rating for a semi since 1993 when Michigan's Fab Five sophomores edged the Wildcats in overtime.
Anzio, Italy valet parking attendant Robert Cinti is likely looking for a new career. Robert had the fortune to be working during a Ferrari Owner's Club meeting in which he had the opportunity to drive the sleek, exotic and expensive beauties. Unfortunately for the Dutch owners of a $600,000 Ferrari GTO 599, Robert had the misfortune of mistaking the accelerator for the brake and crashing into a shop, destroying the car and badly damaging the shop front.
2005: Monaco's Prince Rainier died
actor Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State, Manhattan Murder Mystery) 39