Bits and Pieces - September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015
Donald Trump has announced that he'll release a new book next month. The good news is, unsold copies can be stacked along the Mexican border to make a wall.
JEWEL'S new memoir, Never Broken, is out and one of the reveals is that she had an affair with SEAN PENN in the mid-'90s, during his brief break from his future second wife, Robin Wright. It was shortly after her first TV appearance on Conan O'Brien's show and she'd gone back home to Alaska. One day her dad told her she must be getting some kooky fans out there in the Lower 48 because some guy just prank-called and said he was Sean Penn. Her dad hung up on him, but he called back and asked her to write a song for his movie The Crossing Guard. Jewel ended up writing a song for the movie and love bloomed.
CBS' new show LIMITLESS was the top new show in the ratings on Tuesday night, with 9.8 million viewers. THE MUPPET SHOW was close behind with 9 million. On the other hand, SCREAM QUEENS only pulled in 4 million viewers.
LENNY KRAVTIZ performed at a big Volkswagen corporate party on Monday night in Brooklyn. This took place just hours after it was revealed VW had put software in more than 11 million of its diesel cars to fake their emissions tests. Word has it that VW paid around $1 million for the party, which they could use about now to pay fines. Lenny's reps say he wouldn't have booked the gig had he known VW was being investigated.
American Airlines is apologizing to Marine Corps veteran Jason Haag after accusing him of traveling with a fake service dog and denying them a flight home. Haag tours the U.S. explaining how service dogs can help wounded veterans like him. They were able to board an American Airlines flight last week to Los Angeles where Axel was named Service Dog of the Year at the 2015 Association Hero Dog Awards. However, Haag says the apology isn't enough and he wants to work with the airline to come up with a better process for people traveling with service dogs to make it easier to fly.
Kam Chancellor is ending his holdout and reporting to the Seattle Seahawks. Chancellor wanted to renegotiate his deal entering the second season of a four-year, $28 million extension, while the team countered with more guaranteed money.
Topeka, Kansas' Jacob Daniel Schell and his 4-year-old son, Roman, had a bang up Fourth of July celebration. Following a recently completed investigation, Jacob was arrested on charges of aggravated battery of a child, aggravated endangering of a child; criminal use of explosives; and driving on a suspended license. After celebrating the Fourth with homemade fireworks, Jacob put Roman in the car for the short drive home and placed a sack containing several leftover improvised explosive devices on his lap. As Jacob drove, Roman played with a little cap gun that they bought at a fireworks stand. A spark from the cap gun fell onto the sack of improvised explosive devices, setting off an explosion inside the car, injuring both of them and peeling back the car's metal roof and blowing out its windows.
2008: Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced he was suspending his campaign due to the economic crisis.
TV host Robert Irvine (Restaurant Impossible) 51