Bits and Pieces - December 9, 2013
December 9, 2013
US WAR VETERAN RELEASED BY NORTH KOREA, RETURNS HOME
An 85-year-old Korean War veteran held for more than a month by North Korea as a war criminal is back home.
North Korea detained Merrill E. Newman for crimes it accused him of committing during the conflict 60-years ago as a member of the US military.
CAR HITS DEER, DEER HITS RUNNER
A car hit a deer in Ashburn, Virginia and the deer bounced off and hit a jogger.
A 71-year-old woman was driving when a deer stepped into the roadway. It struck the front passenger side of the vehicle and the impact sent the deer airborne.
The deer then hit a 27-year-old woman who was jogging on the sidewalk.
MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT IS UP TO $344 MILLION!
The Mega Millions jackpot moved up to an estimated $344 million for this week's drawing after no one won the top prize of $297 million on Friday.
The next drawing is tomorrow.
Idiots-N-Ignoramus: The mentally-impaired and their 15 seconds of fame.
WOMAN GETS STUCK ON THE TOILET... LITERALLY
A Georgia woman was forced to go to the hospital after she became stuck to a toilet at a Home Depot.
Someone put glue on every toilet in the women's restroom but the woman didn't notice until she was stuck.
HARRY STYLES AND KENDALL JENNER SPOTTED LEAVING A HOTEL TOGETHER!
Harry Styles may have denied he's dating Kendall Jenner, but the two were spotted together on Saturday leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in New York City.
PARIS HILTON'S YOUNGER BROTHER BARRON BEATEN UP BY a LINDSAY LOHAN PAL
Paris Hilton's younger brother Barron was beaten up at a party in Miami-- and he believes Lindsay Lohan was behind the beatdown.
Barron had attended a party at the same mansion in Miami that Lindsay had been staying at. He was jumped and beaten up after the party.
EVELYN LOZADA'S BABY-DADDY IS LA DODGERS' CARL CRAWFORD
Evelyn Lozada has confirmed that the father of her child is Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford.
Big Screen Buzz
"FROZEN" KNOCKS OFF "THE HUNGER GAMES" TO TAKE TOP SPOT AT THE BOX OFFICE
"Frozen" knocked off "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" from the top spot at the weekend box office.
The Disney animated movie took in $31.6 million to move up to first after opening in second place last weekend.
'AMAZING RACE' SEASON 23 WINNERS ARE....
Jason Case and Amy Diaz were named the winners of the $1 million prize on the 23rd season of CBS' "The Amazing Race".
HEART CANCELLED THEIR SHOW AT SEAWORLD BECAUSE OF THE "BLACKFISH" CONTROVERSY
Heart is the latest band to cancel their show at SeaWorld because of the CNN documentary "Blackfish."
A statement from the band said: "Heart has chosen to decline their forthcoming performance at SeaWorld on 2/9/14 due to the controversial documentary film 'Black Fish.'"
GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS WERE ANNOUNCED
The nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards were announced and Jay Z leads the pack with nine nominations. He's followed by Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Lewis, Pharrell Williams, and Kendrick Lamar with seven each.
Rhythm & Urban
DRAKE PLANS TO BUILD A RECORDING STUDIO FOR KIDS AT A HIGH SCHOOL
Drake was so inspired by a recent story about a good deed done towards a struggling high school in Philadelphia, so he dropped by the school to make a special announcement.
He told the students: "In the next few months, I'm building a recording studio inside your school. This is about you, this is about your principal, this is about your future. I love you, I care about you, and I want to see you succeed."