Bits and Pieces - April 7, 2014
April 7, 2014
The Supreme Court has ruled that people can now contribute as much money as they want to political campaigns. They say it means the cost of buying a congressman could skyrocket.
Airport security may have caught its first terrorist! Celebrity chef NIGELLA LAWSON was denied permission to board a flight from London to the United States last weekend. It may have been because she acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine. While the U.S. Embassy in London said she could apply for a visa, Lawson's co-host on The Taste, Anthony Bourdain, tweeted that he was "absolutely mortified with embarrassment over the cruelty and hypocrisy of U.S. actions" over Lawson's travel.
HBO announced that the final season premiere of "TRUE BLOOD" will be June 22nd. When we last left Alexander Skarsgard's Eric character, he burst into flames in the sun on a snowy mountain peak. However, he's returning for the final season.
- JACK WHITE will attempt to break the Guinness world record for the fastest-ever released record, from studio-to-store, in the history of mankind. To mark Record Store Day on April 19th, White will enter Third Man's Nashville studios and record a live version of the title track from his upcoming album "Lazaretto" direct-to-acetate. The masters will be rushed to the pressing plant, which will immediately begin pressing 45s. The sleeves will be printed from pictures taken at the show and the finished records will be whisked back to Third Man to sell.
If you were boycotting Mozilla because of its anti-gay CEO Brendan Eich, you can resume using your Firefox browser as he announced he'll step down following the uproar. The company said in a statement, "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it's because we haven't stayed true to ourselves." The online dating site OK Cupid urged a boycott, calling on users of Mozilla's Firefox browser to switch to a different browser when using their site.
Former Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe is suing the Galveston police, claiming he suffered a broken nose and an injury to his shoulder that ruined his career when cops raided a wedding party he attended in 2008. Backe is seeking up to $15 million.
Enjoli Norde walked into an Edgewood, Washington 7-Eleven and asked the clerk if he loved Jesus. Apparently unaware of what Jesus would do, Enjoli then pointed a gun at the clerk's head and said, "You better love Jesus because you're gonna die; open up your drawer...I like girls, but if you call on me I'll come back and kill you." Enjoli fled with $150, but returned a short while later and asked the clerk what his favorite beer was before grabbing a six-pack of that brew and loading her backpack with cigarettes while holding him at gunpoint. On her way out, Enjoli left the clerk a couple beers and threw $15 at him saying, "Something for you." Police tracked Enjoli down at the apartment of her mother and grandmother and found the gun, cigarettes and cash in her possession. According to the police report, Enjoli asked the officer if he believes in Jesus and that she loves the Lord, although that was in between screaming fits of rage.
1999: Suicide doctor Jack Kervorkian was sentenced to 10 - 25 years in prison for second-degree murder
actor Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas, Mr. 3000, Still Standing) 75