Bits and Pieces - January 27, 2014
January 27, 2014
A California teenager convicted of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini has been sentenced to life in prison. It could've been worse. He could've been forced to eat at one of Fieri's restaurants.
As had been rumored, TORI SPELLING'S husband, DEAN MCDERMOTT, has entered rehab for health and personal issues. McDermott said in a statement to People magazine that he's truly sorry for the mistakes he's made and for the pain he's caused his family. While he didn't come right out and confirm recent cheating rumors, this would seem to back those stories up. McDermott is also in trouble over a cookbook deal. He hosts a cooking show in Canada and got a $250,000 deal to write The Gourmet Dad. The problem is he stiffed everyone that worked on the book with him and they want their money. They're also steamed because they let Dean live in their homes and fed him for free while working on the book. Now they're calling him "The biggest mooch in Toronto."
It looks like GREY'S ANATOMY will be around at least a couple more seasons as ELLEN POMPEO and PATRICK DEMPSEY have both signed new two-year contracts. While they've agreed to return for seasons 11 and 12, the show hasn't officially been renewed beyond its tenth season.
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Researchers at Princeton have devised a model that predicts Facebook will lose 80% of its users by 2017. They compare Facebook's rapid rise and the proliferation of an infectious disease, which spreads quickly before eventually dying out. Their data also reflects the number of times "Facebook" has been typed into Google as a search term, which reached a peak in December of 2012, before leveling off. Plugging these figures into a modified data program for the spread of infectious disease, they show Facebook losing 80% of its peak user base between 2015 and 2017. They also tested their theory by comparing Google search query data for "My Space" and the numbers added up.
Lance Armstrong may not be banned for life from cycling after all. The new president of cycling's world body says the ban could be reduced if Lance squeals for other doping investigations.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro student Symone Vannessa Brown came up with a novel way to raise money for her tuition. Unfortunately, Symone's method was not exactly legal as she was arrested while trying to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at a local Walgreen's. In what may speak to the quality of education students receive at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the signature on Symone's bill was that of "Moe Money." In all, police seized $12,882 of counterfeit currency following Brown's arrest.
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