Bits and Pieces - May 1, 2015
May 1, 2015
Before he left Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey was reportedly making $400,000 per episode to play Dr. Derek Shepherd. That means he was making almost as much money as a real doctor.
PAMELA ANDERSON and RICK SALOMON have settled their nuclear divorce. He wanted an annulment to avoid paying alimony, while she wanted a divorce so she could collect some of his millions in gambling money. Things got nasty when Pam allegedly held Rick's dog Bumblebee hostage for a week, and then saying he was lousy in bed before finally claiming he actually lived in California and not in Nevada, as he claimed, where there are no state income taxes. That could've cost him big time, so he reportedly paid Pam a little over $1 million to make her happy and to shut her up.
ABC has canceled REVENGE after four seasons. Revenge was a breakout hit in its first season, but had a bit of a sophomore slump and never fully recovered. The series finale will air on Sunday, May 10th.
ELTON JOHN'S iconic heart-shaped glasses have been recovered after they were stolen from a Memphis museum last week. The suspected thief left fingerprints at the scene and police were able to track him down and make the arrest.
An unmanned Russian spacecraft loaded with supplies for the International Space Station won't be completing its delivery. The spacecraft is spinning out of control and is expected to plunge into Earth's atmosphere next week. Russian space officials say the craft is expected to drop out of orbit sometime between Tuesday and Thursday. While they don't know exactly where the spacecraft may crash, they say most of it will burn up in the atmosphere, so there shouldn't be any danger.
UFC President Dana White has stripped Jon Jones of his light heavyweight title and suspended him indefinitely following his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque. Jones had been scheduled to defend his title next month.
Virginia's Alexander Hill Jr. was wanted in connection with the murders of four people last year. Hill went on the lam and successfully eluded authorities for a year, eventually taking up residence at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Buffalo, New York. Hill might still be enjoying his free soup had he not done a TV interview about the local pastor who gave homeless people a place to stay in exchange for work renovating a building. A viewer recognized Hill, tipped the authorities, and he was arrested.
2004: Michael Jackson pleaded not guilty to child molestation charges
actress Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man, Wimbledon, Mona Lisa Smile) 33