Bits and Pieces - January 7, 2014
January 7, 2014
A Seattle woman named Beautiful Existence consumed only Starbucks products during 2013. She says her weight didn't change much, but she did change her name to Jittery Existence.
After canceling her Australian tour because of what turned out to be her battle with lupus, SELENA GOMEZ has been seen with ex-boyfriend JUSTIN BIEBER. They were spotted riding Segways in his Calabasas, California neighborhood last week and a passerby managed to get photographic evidence, which was posted to Instagram. Bieber also provided photographic evidence by sending out his own Instagram photo of them cuddling together with the caption "Love the way you look at me." Justin also kept busy over the holidays by coming out of his brief retirement to work on new music in Toronto with producer Douglas Romanow.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET has reportedly set the record for the number of F-bombs in a non-documentary movie. In the film's three hours the F-word is used 506 times, which works out to 2.81 times a minute. The previous record holder was Spike Lee's Summer of Sam, with 435 F-bombs. The overall record holder is a documentary about the history of the F-word, titled by the word in question. It came out in 2005 and features celebrities dropping the F-bomb some 857 times.
- Billboard magazine reports that JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S The 20/20 Experience was the biggest selling album of 2013, with 2.43 million copies sold. The 20/20 Experience was the only album to sell over 2 million copies in 2013. Rounding out the top 10 was Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (1.73 million), Luke Bryan's Crash My Party (1.52 million), Imagine Dragons' Night Visions (1.4 million), Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox (just under 1.4 million), Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times (1.35 million), Drake's Nothing Was the Same (1.34 million), Beyonce's surprise LP Beyoncé (1.3 million), Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story (1.11 million) and Jay Z's Magna Carta...Holy Grail (1.1 million).
Drynuary is apparently a thing and it involves going the entire month of January without alcohol. That means no beer with football or after-work glass of wine. It's one of those things that started several years ago and is starting to gain momentum. While consuming foods with alcohol in their recipes is permissible, drinking while cooking is not. As for those non-alcoholic beers, that's up to the individual.
The Los Angeles Clippers say Chris Paul will be out for up to six weeks after sustaining a separated right shoulder during the team's victory over Dallas on Friday night. However, they say Paul won't need surgery.
J. Peter Lark, the general manager of Michigan's Lansing Board of Water and Light, now says he regrets going on vacation during last month's massive ice storm that cut power to nearly 40,000 customers for up to 11 days. While he may regret going on vacation during a time of crisis, Lark doesn't seem too remorseful as he says he has no plans to step down, but still plans to ask the commission for a rate increase in the not-too-distant future.
1412: Joan of Arc was born
TV host Julie Chen (Big Brother, The Talk) 44