Bits and Pieces - November 9, 2015
November 9, 2015
According to a new report, President Obama is now only the third most powerful person in the world. Obama came in right behind Kylie and Kendall.
BINDI IRWIN has banked $230,000 so far on Dancing with the Stars, but there's one little problem. Since she's just 17, the show had to file her contract with the courts, but a judge has rejected the papers. It seems that the judge wants Bindi to prove that her dad is dead. Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin died nearly ten years ago and it was pretty newsworthy at the time. Bindi's mother, Terri Irwin, has signed a document relinquishing all rights to any money Bindi earns on the show, but the judge has demanded the same document from her father. It's unclear whether the judge is clueless or just following legal guidelines.
DANA CARVEY will host a new reality series called First Impressions. The show will have Carvey serving as a mentor to contestants as they master their celebrity impersonations. The show will air on the USA network, although a premiere date has yet to be announced.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will release the box set The Ties That Bind: The River Collection on December 4th. The 2 hour and 40 minute concert film was recorded at the Tempe, Arizona, stop on the tour behind his album The River in 1980. (See clip here)
You may have your iPhone, your iPad, your iMac and your iPod, but what does Apple have? Apple posted revenue of $51.5 billion and a quarterly profit of $11.1 billion for the company's most successful fiscal year ever. It was also noted that Apple has a mere $206 billion cash on hand. To put it in perspective, that's enough to give every person in the United States $646, which is more or less the cost of a brand new iPhone. Since they're not likely to do that, Apple also has enough cash to buy every single team from every major sports league in the world and still have $59.7 billion in cash left over.
The Golden State Warriors could be without head coach Steve Kerr until after February's All-Star break. Kerr underwent multiple back surgeries and is still said to be very fatigued, dealing with headaches and heavily medicated.
Donna Hastings got into an argument with an unnamed man at the Dan McGuiness Sports Bar in Bartlett, Tennessee. The two were arguing over a roofing job that Donna had hired the man to do, but it turned out he didn't have a leg to stand on. That's because an enraged Donna grabbed his prosthetic leg, twisted it off and broke it. The man then lost his balance and fell off his bar stool, injuring his hip. Donna was arrested and her lawyer says she's looking forward to defending her client in court.
1992: Richard Petty retired from NASCAR racing.
actress Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars) 24