Visor-Wearing USC Football Coach Lane Kiffin Gets Axed, Kim Kardashian Says Bonjour
Sept. 29, 2013
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USC Bids Lane Kiffin Farewell
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Nothing like waking up on a Sunday morning after a rough game against Arizona State to see that everyone on the Internet knows you've lost your job.
USC's head football coach Lane Kiffin was fired by the school's athletic director Pat Haden "upon the team charter's arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning," according to a news release from the athletic department. Talk about harsh.
Under Kiffin, the Trojans lost seven of their 11 past games, the release said. Kiffin's overall record in his four years at USC is 28-15.
How are you holding up over there, Lane?
Kim Kardashian Goes Blonde in Paris
Taking a break from motherhood and a Twitter feud with Jimmy Kimmel, respectively, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West jetted off to Paris for some much needed alone time.
In town for Paris Fashion Week, the couple cozied up while strolling through the City of Light, according to E! News. She threw on a long camel coat and wore a wide brim hat over newly colored blonde locks; he rocked a gold chain and ripped jeans.
Perhaps West will be re-thinking his rap lyric, "I'm more of the trips to Florida."
Fill Up Your Cup, It's National Coffee Day 2013
Caffeine addicts, rejoice!
The day to celebrate the legal addictive stimulant that keeps you going through the day has finally arrived. That's right, it's National Coffee Day 2013 (we already have holidays for everything else, so why not?)
Be on the look out for participating Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Peets Coffee & Tea, IKEA and Wawa stores near you for how you can show your love for a strong cup of joe.
Vanessa Hudgens Film to Get in Theaters Stateside
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For all those waiting to see Vanessa Hudgens playing a pregnant teen runaway, you are in luck.
Roadside Attractions has acquired the U.S. rights to "Gimme Shelter," in which Hudgens stars alongside Brendan Frasier, Rosario Dawson and James Earl Jones, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which is set to kick off the opening night of the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis on Oct. 17, will be released in theaters come January.
Oh My God, Ron Perlman
Alright all you Hollywood types, you have officially blown up the Internet this morning searching about Ron Perlman.
The "Sons of Anarchy" actor is set to host the SAG Foundation's "Actors for Actors" inaugural New York Golf Classic on Oct. 7 at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"The SAG Foundation is a phenomenal organization that helps my fellow union brothers and sisters in times of emergency," said Perlman. "I'm looking forward to hosting the first New York Golf Classic so that the SAG Foundation can continue to make a difference by responding swiftly when crises arise."
Could this news be setting off a serious spike in the prices of LAX or JFK plane tickets?