Bits and Pieces - January 10, 2014
January 10, 2014
Lindsay Lohan is offering a reward for the return of her stolen laptop because it reportedly has naked pictures of her on it. Lindsay is worried that the photos could be seen by the one person who has yet to see naked photos of Lindsay Lohan.
CHRIS BROWN has rejected a plea deal in his assault case in Washington, D.C. Brown appeared in a D.C. court yesterday afternoon and his lawyer said they turned down the plea deal because "Chris Brown's not guilty." The deal involved pleading guilty to simple assault, which could still mean trouble with his probation situation. Word is that prosecutors have surveillance video of the incident, but haven't turned the video over to Brown's legal team. Apparently, they're not interested in making any deals until they see the video.
DREA DE MATTEO'S Wendy Case character will become a full time cast member for the final season of SONS OF ANARCHY. The seventh and final season will begin airing sometime this fall on FX.
- As had been rumored, OUTKAST will reunite for the 2014 edition of the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL in April. Others on the bill include Arcade Fire, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck and The Replacements.
In what could give bosses a good name, Michael De Beyer is selling his Kaiserhof Restaurant in Montgomery, Texas, after 17 years in business. De Beyer is selling in order to help 19-year-old waitress Brittany Mathis, who has a ping pong ball-sized mass in her brain. Brittany didn't have health care and was forced to put her treatments on hold. Brittany's father passed away from an undetected brain tumor in 2000 and De Beyer is auctioning the restaurant off with a reserve price of 50 percent of its actual value and anything above that will go to help Brittany.
The NBA has fined New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith $50,000 for "recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct." The fine comes after he tried to untie an opponent's sneaker for a second time in two games. (See here)
A woman on Wisconsin's Lac du Flambeau reservation was dismayed to find that her minivan wouldn't start in the midst of the polar vortex. With temperatures at over 20 below zero, the unnamed, but handy, woman removed the battery, warmed it up inside the house, and reinstalled it. She then shoved a mound of hot coals under the van hoping to warm up the engine chamber. The woman was more than successful as the undercarriage of the front bumper caught fire, causing about $1,000 of damage. Lac du Flambeau police Chief Robert Brandenburg says he's used the charcoal trick successfully, but too late advised that others not try it.
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