Bits and Pieces - June 25, 2015
June 25, 2015
Martha Stewart Living has sold for $353 million. It may sound pretty expensive, but Martha threw in a set of her cookware.
CONRAD HILTON is in more trouble with the law. Hilton was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly violating a restraining order obtained by his ex-girlfriend, Hunter Salomon. She's the daughter of Rick Salomon, who starred with Hilton's sister, Paris, in that infamous sex video. They dated several years ago, but it apparently wasn't anything too serious, although Hilton became obsessed with her and kept calling and texting her, calling her the "love of his life." Hunter told him to get lost, but he went to her house on numerous occasions and Hilton supposedly urged her to get a restraining order against him and asked her to see him one last time before he killed himself. Hilton also got in trouble last summer when he caused a disturbance on an international flight.
LIP SYNC BATTLE returns to Spike TV on July 9th and they've announced the next batch of competitors. Among them will be Will Arnett, Justin Bieber, Andy Cohen, Iggy Azalea and Empire stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. There will also be a live episode from Central Park on July 13th. (See preview clip here)
BRUNO MARS, ADAM LEVINE, CYNDI LAUPER, LL COOL J and the late "MAMA" CASS ELLIOT are among the music stars that'll get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.
An Australian doctor is warning against the dangers of "skinny jeans." However, he only cites one case of a 35-year-old woman from Adelaide who spent the day squatting down to do housecleaning. The doctor says the woman noticed her legs were becoming increasingly uncomfortable as the day went on, but didn't pay much mind to it until she fell on the sidewalk and couldn't get up again. The doctor says she had to crawl to the side of the road, hail a cab and get herself to a hospital. The woman's legs were so swollen that hospital staff had to cut the jeans off of her body. She suffered severe muscle swelling and nerve compression and had to be treated with intravenous fluids. The woman was unable to walk for several days but eventually made a full recovery.
The Atlanta Braves have placed first baseman Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list due to a bruised right wrist. Freeman left last Wednesday's game against Boston in the seventh inning.
Fox News anchor Pete Hegseth wasn't quite fair or balanced when he did a live segment over the weekend about lumberjack sports. During the segment, the Fox & Friends co-host threw an axe at a target to demonstrate. Unfortunately, Pete's aim wasn't true and the axe sailed up and over the target and struck a nearby drummer who was performing with a marching band, resulting in minor injuries. Drummer Jeff Prosperie said he received a couple of cuts on his wrist, but it could've been much worse or fatal. No word on if he plans to sue. (See here)
actor Al Molinaro (Happy Days, The Odd Couple) 96