Bits and Pieces - January 20, 2014
January 20, 2014
Scientists have announced that the Doomsday Clock, which represents how close we are to nuclear war, is at five minutes to apocalypse. They also reminded Americans to remember to set their Doomsday Clocks forward one hour.
It turns out that one of the items that police seized from JUSTIN BIEBER was his cell phone and he's scared witless over it! Bieber and his people are said to be worried because it's speculated the phone could contain naked selfies and drug references. It's also rumored that Bieber is being urged to check into rehab to work on his drug and behavioral issues. Meanwhile, former "Drake & Josh" star Drake Bell continues to lay into Bieber on Twitter. In a since-deleted tweet he said, "Instead of egging speeding around your neighborhood and defacing property like a little sh-- you should practice your guitar!!" and "When is someone going to tell this idiot he can't draw. His art is almost as bad as his music...Talentless artless," and he added a photo of Bieber spray-painting a wall.
Not only is a VERONICA MARS movie being made, plans have been announced for a new online series. The project will be headed by series creator Rob Thomas, but there's not much else in the way of details.
- KISS is featured in ads for fashion designer John Varvatos. The band appears in their stage makeup while wearing business suits. The advertising campaign was inspired by the classic KISS album Dressed to Kill. (See here)
Apparently realizing what a tool he is, California Little League coach Alan Beck now says he'll drop his lawsuit against one of his own 14-year-old players if the kid apologizes. As the kid scored the winning run in a game, he tossed his helmet as he crossed home plate in celebration. The helmet injured the coach's Achilles tendon and he filed a $500,000 lawsuit for pain and suffering. The kid's dad says he's already paid over $4,000 in legal expenses.
The Sacramento Kings have become the first professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoins. For now, Bitcoins will only be accepted at the team store, but fans will soon be able to use the virtual currency to buy tickets to Kings' games.
Buckley, Washington's Tyler Smith appeared on National Geographic's reality show Doomsday Preppers, where he was seen firing his rifle at targets and testing his homemade body armor. Doomsday came a little earlier than expected for Smith because viewers included members of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, who were aware that Smith is a convicted felon and therefore not allowed to posses guns. Smith is now hunkered down in jail.
1875: George F. Green patented the electric dental drill
actress Sara Rue (The Ring, Less Than Perfect, Can't Hardly Wait) 35