Bits and Pieces - January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014
Another polar vortex is moving through the U.S. In fact, it's so cold that penguins are flying south for the winter.
KANYE WEST has given another bizarre interview, but at this point it seems as if those are the only kind he does! This time Kanye explained that he got over the controversy of interrupting Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards with "God, sex, and alcohol...a lot of sex." Kanye also compared fame to being sent into outer space, saying: "Well, I've got my astronaut family. You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into space - sometimes without a spacesuit. We've seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things, but to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family." Kanye added: "As a celebrity, I have an opportunity to make a living at being the spokesperson for the third or fourth rendition of a thought - promoting something that has already been proven. The problem is that I like to be the inventor - I'm the person who works on the concept, who invents new thoughts, who brings new ideas into the universe." Kanye also claimed that several billionaires and companies turned down his offers to start building an empire, explaining: "Basically everyone said, 'F*** you'."
ABC has announced that DANCING WITH THE STARS will be back on Monday, March 17th. Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet and judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will all be returning. No word on who the stars will be, but rumors should be leaking soon.
- BEYONCé and JAY Z have been confirmed as performers at this Sunday's Grammy Awards. They'll perform during the first hour of the show.
It's now reported that the richest one percent of the world's population controls almost half of all wealth in the world. With rapidly increasing income disparities becoming a major economic concern they say that the $110 trillion wealth of the so-called 1 percent is some 65 times the total wealth of those at the bottom half of the world's population. They add that the poorer bottom half now has about the same amount of money as the richest 85 people in the world.
It turns out that the beef between Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and the 49ers Michael Crabtree started at a charity event last summer. While there, Sherman went to shake Crabtree's hand, and Crabtree tried to start a fight. According to Sherman's older brother, Richard vowed that day to make a play and embarrass Crabtree. However, Sherman apologized for his outburst yesterday.
Some young punks toilet papered the home of Dora, Alabama's Cheryl Crausewell over the weekend. Yesterday, Cheryl and her son were cleaning up the mess, but some of the paper was still stuck in a tree, so they lit a piece of it with a lighter in an attempt to remove it. It sort of worked as the wind blew the paper into the yard, setting the grass ablaze. Within seconds, the fire spread to the backyard and a propane gas tank. The ensuing blaze burned for over four hours and the family says they plan to rebuild on the same property.
1994: Lorena Bobbitt was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity for chopping off her husband John's manhood.
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