Bits and Pieces - April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015
Josh Groban has revealed what his favorite pickup line is. Josh Groban says his favorite pickup line is 'Hi, I'm Josh Groban.'
NICKI MINAJ and MEEK MILL are apparently engaged, although the couple has yet to officially confirm. As for how he actually popped the question, a source says, "The way this went down was more personal and private between them." Apparently the engagement won't be a lengthy one and the wedding will be lavish. Speaking of lavish, the ring is a gigantic heart-shaped yellow diamond that's estimated to have cost in the neighborhood of $500,000!
SARAH JESSICA PARKER will star in a new comedy for HBO called Divorce. Parker will play a woman who reassesses her life and marriage and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Thomas Haden Church will play her husband. Filming begins in New York this year.
Former ROLLING STONES bassist BILL WYMAN will release his first solo album in 33 years on June 22nd. It's called Back to Basics and Wyman says, "Initially I thought I'm a bit old for this. But then I thought all the old blues musicians played till they dropped so why don't I give it a go."
WikiLeaks has published a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents and 173,000 emails leaked from the SONY PICTURES computer hack last year. The hackers were believed to be working for North Korea, which was steamed about the movie The Interview, which depicted the assassination of leader Kim Jong Un. That means more dirt should be on the way as soon as people sift through the documents. Among the first of the tidbits to come out is an email between director Cameron Crowe and Sony Pictures' then-co-chair Amy Pascal from last October. When Pascal asked if he'd "have something to show [her]," presumably referring to his upcoming film, he replied, "Does Bruce Jenner want boobs? Hell yes I have something to show you!!!!!"
You can see Pacquiao-Mayweather for just $10! Unfortunately, that's what it'll cost you to see the weigh-in. Money from the pay-per-view will go to charity.
Long Island cardiologist Dr. Anthony J. Moschetto and partner Martin Handler went their separate ways and soon became rivals. Moschetto tried to end the rivalry by hiring two men to set fire to Handler's office. Proving it's tough to find good help nowadays, the men set the fire beneath a sprinkler and damage was minimal. Not one to give up, Moschetto then offered to pay $5,000 to have Handler beaten and put in the hospital for a couple of months or $20,000 to have him killed. Yes, that offer was made to an undercover cop and investigators found a weapons cache in a secret room that was accessed through a motorized bookshelf at Moschetto's home. Moschetto has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges.
1999: Tickets for Woodstock '99 set an all-time Ticketmaster record with first-day sales of $7 million.
entertainer Carol Burnett (The Carol Burnett Show) 82