Bits and Pieces - October 24, 2013
October 24, 2013
McDonald's is adding some higher-priced items to its Dollar Menu. However, McDonald's says that while they may be raising prices, they are reducing nutrition.
As you might guess, KANYE WEST'S proposal to KIM KARDASHIAN didn't come cheap. The 15-carat diamond engagement ring probably cost close to $3 million! The cost of renting out AT&T Park for the proposal would've cost at least $200,000, plus another $20,000 for extras such as a personalized message on the scoreboard, although the owner of the San Francisco Giants let Kanye have all that for free. Members of the 50-piece orchestra were reportedly paid close to $1,000 each. While some still photos have been released, word is there were multiple cameras rolling, so you can imagine whose reality show the film will turn up on.
- Organizers of RECORD STORE DAY are doing a Back to Black Friday event on the holiday shopping season's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Among the artists releasing special vinyl EPs, singles and live albums are Bob Dylan (songs that have never appeared on a Dylan record), Nirvana (remix/remastering of "In Utero") and Lady Gaga (remix of Applause single), The Civil Wars (covers EP), Jimi Hendrix Experience (7-inch vinyl featuring live versions of "Fire" and "Foxey Lady" from 1968).
- RIHANNA'S raunchy photos of herself on Instagram may soon be a thing of the past! DreamWorks Animation honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg wants to build an animated movie franchise around Rihanna, but there's a catch. He thinks Rihanna could be even bigger if she can clean up her act to appeal to a wider audience.
- LADY ANTEBELLUM will perform their song Compass at the 2013 CMA Awards, which will be Hillary Scott's first time onstage since becoming a mom.
For the first time ever, a survey finds more than half of Americans think that marijuana should be legalized. The Gallup poll found that 58 percent favored legalization, up 8 points from the previous record of 50 percent in 2011 and up 10-points from last November, just after Colorado and Washington voted for legalization.
The San Francisco Giants and two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum have agreed to a two-year deal worth $35 million.
A number of people visiting patients at Florida's Brandon Regional Hospital tweeted, called media outlets and phoned the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to report a "suspicious" person in the facility carrying a gun. The hospital was placed on lockdown and authorities conducted a sweep of the building and discovered the 'gunman' was actually a maintenance worker carrying a drill.
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