Bits and Pieces - November 25, 2013
November 25, 2013
Former NFL linebacker Channing Crowder now says that during every game in his six seasons with the Miami Dolphins he peed on himself. Amazingly, he was only once called for unnecessary wetness.
HUGH JACKMAN had a spot of skin cancer removed from his nose and shared an Instagram photo of his bandaged face. Jackman included the message, "Deb (his wife) said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!"
Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and William Shatner are among those who'll join KELLY CLARKSON for her Cautionary Christmas Music Tale special on NBC. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum and Jay Leno will also appear on the special set to air on December 11th.
- This will make you feel old...MADONNA and her daughter, Lourdes Leon, visited the University of Michigan this week and checked out their musical theater program. The reason they visited is that Lourdes is now 17 and deciding which college to attend. Madonna briefly studied at Michigan before leaving to pursue her career in New York and the university is at the top of her list for Lourdes.
Just say no to candy. A 9-year-old student at Atlanta's Porterdale Elementary School has been suspended for two days after he was caught crushing up Smarties candy and inhaling the powder through his nose. Apparently this is a thing in schools across the country and the boy's mother asked her son why he did it, he said he saw a girl snorting Smarties and he said her reaction was like, "Wooo!" Reports say inhaling the candy causes students to feel a sugar rush and makes users feel as if they're going to sneeze. However, it's warned that sniffing Smarties can lead to "infections, chronic coughing, choking, recurring infections, scarring, asthma, bleeding and even death." In some cases, the powder can even attract maggots to feed on whatever sugar dust remains in the nostrils.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said head coach Jason Garrett will return as the team's coach next year no matter how they finish this season. Garrett is in his fourth season with the team and hasn't made the playoffs yet.
An unnamed woman returned to her Arizona City home to find Angel Meza in her bedroom. Angel scrambled out the back door, later dropping the magazine of his gun while trying to get a shot off during a brief foot chase with police. Angel admitted to cops that he was in the home, but said the "devil" set him up and put a stolen handgun and other stolen property on his person. Angel cleared that last part up by telling deputies that he'd recently used drugs.
1996: Barry Sanders set an NFL record by recording his eighth straight 1,000-yard season.
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