Bits and Pieces - March 27, 2014
March 27, 2014
Taylor Swift has gotten a restraining order against a guy that's been stalking her and claiming to be her husband. The restraining order means the guy can't go near Taylor and she can't write a song about him.
The JOHNNY WEIR and VICTOR VORONOV divorce continues to get uglier. Johnny now claims Victor abused his dog, Tema. Johnny says he saw Victor hit the dog and that when he went to pick up some items earlier this month Tema was in a bag on the bed with Victor, crying and trying to claw his way out. Johnny also claims Victor ransacked their apartment and stole a number of valuable items, including a Faberge egg, a Louis Vuitton trunk, jewelry and a Hermes ashtray. Meanwhile, Victor filed a police report, claiming Johnny violated the temporary restraining order he obtained last week by contacting him via e-mail. Sources say Johnny could be in serious legal trouble if the judge finds that the hateful e-mail qualifies as contempt for violating terms of the restraining order.
Good Morning America's ROBIN ROBERTS will be the first of several celebrity guest judges on DANCING WITH THE STARS. Roberts will appear on the show next Monday.
- LINKIN PARK has released a combination music video and video game. The six-minute video is based on their latest single, "Guilty All the Same," featuring Rakim. Fans can take the video apart and remix both the song and the game any way they want, using the free "Project Spark" software program.
As rescue workers continue to pull more bodies from the Washington landslide, a scientist working for the government claims he warned officials in the area 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide. Daniel Miller was working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and issued a report in 1999 in which he questioned why residents were allowed to build homes on the hill and whether officials had taken proper precautions. Miller said, "I knew it would fail catastrophically in a large-magnitude event." However, some officials in the area say they were unaware of the study, while the director of the county Emergency Department said local authorities were vigilant about warning the public of landslide dangers, and homeowners "were very aware of the slide potential."
In a continuing effort to take all the fun out of football, the NFL says they will now ban players from dunking the ball over the goalpost after touchdowns.
When Wood Village, Oregon's 20-year-old Nathaniel Mirelez had his skateboard taken away, he was determined to get it back. Unfortunately for Nathaniel, the skateboard was confiscated by police. Nathaniel tried and failed to get it back by breaking into the police department. The building's surveillance system showed Nathaniel tugging on the door, even putting his legs up against the glass for extra leverage until the handle snapped, launching him backward several feet to the ground. At least Nathaniel wound up in the same building as his skateboard as he was arrested on charges of attempted burglary, criminal mischief and theft.
1964: The musical Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand, opened on Broadway.
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