Bits and Pieces - March 6, 2014
March 6, 2014
Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty to several counts of fraud. Amazingly, this has nothing to do with the Real Housewives claiming to be real.
KHLOé KARDASHIAN and LAMAR ODOM have been robbed of at least $250,000 worth of jewelry and other items from their former home. They sold the place to "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco and were getting it ready for move-in when the burglary occurred. Khloe wants everyone who had access to the place including staff, assistants, film crews, inspectors and movers to take a lie detector test. The house has undergone work over the last month so police are focusing on some of the tradesmen. The crook is likely to be someone who had access to the home since there were no signs of a break-in.
CONAN O'BRIEN has been named to host the 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS. Conan said, "After eight years of intense negotiations, I am honored to announce I am hosting MTV's second-most prestigious awards show." He added, "I'm humbled, I'm honored and, as of late this morning, I'm contractually obligated." Nominations will be announced tomorrow and the show airs April 13th.
- LINKIN PARK, 30 SECONDS TO MARS and AFI are teaming up for a co-headlining tour this summer called the Carnivores Tour. The 25-date tour kicks off August 8th in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Facebook is in talks to acquire drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace. The company also builds and operates solar atmospheric satellites and Facebook says they want to use the technology to bring the Internet to parts of the world that don't yet have it. The plan would be to build 11,000 unmanned aerial vehicles powered by batteries that can maintain an altitude of 65,000 feet and potentially remain there for five years without needing to land or refuel. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his plan would create more than 140 million new jobs and lift 160 million people out of poverty.
The Baltimore Orioles have signed two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract. Santana is attempting to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
Christopher Fulton walked into a bank in Midwest City, Oklahoma and handed the teller a note reading, "You know what to do or we all die, I will shoot you first $500 $100 $50 $20 $10." However, Fulton fled empty-handed after thinking he had tripped an alarm. That might've been the end of it had Fulton not written his holdup note on one of his mom's personal checks. Despite scratching her name and address out with a pen, the FBI was able to read the information on the check. In what clarifies things, Fulton told FBI agents he was up for four days using meth.
2013: Venezuela's socialist president Hugo Chavez died of cancer at the age of 58.
actor Jake Lloyd (Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Jingle All The Way) 25