Bits and Pieces - April 25, 2014
April 25, 2014
Selena Gomez has apparently ditched all of her famous friends on Instagram and Twitter, including Taylor Swift. Taylor is apparently pretty broken up about it because she's writing a vindictive song about Selena.
JOAN RIVERS tweaked off those women who were held hostage in the basement of a Cleveland home for 10 years. Joan was on the "Today" show this week talking about her daughter's guest room and said, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space." The women said they were shocked and disappointed at the "hurtful" comment, but Joan is refusing their requests to apologize and says they shouldn't complain because "They got to live rent free for more than a decade." Joan also said they should lighten up, adding, "One of them has a book deal. Neither are in a psych ward. They're ok. I bet you within three years one of them will be on Dancing with the Stars."
The lineups have been announced for the final three episodes of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. On May 3rd, Andrew Garfield will host with musical guest Coldplay; on May 10th it's Charlize Theron with The Black Keys and for the May 17th finale it'll be Andy Samberg and St. Vincent.
- RYAN LEWIS raised $30,000 for his new charity in just 24 hours after he revealed that his mother, Julie Lewis, has been HIV positive for 30 years. She was infected with HIV back in 1984 when she received a blood transfusion in the hospital after giving birth. Lewis' 30/30 charity will raise money for affordable healthcare worldwide with the first project being a new health center in Malawi.
It's reported that the FCC will propose ending Internet neutrality as we now know it. What it means is that, unlike now, broadband providers would be allowed to charge Web firms for smoother and faster downloads to consumers. Some say it would give major websites like Facebook and Google an unfair advantage over smaller start-ups and it would mean you'd experience different connection speeds with various websites. One unanswered question would be if the major websites pay for faster connection speeds, would they pass along the costs to the consumer? If the changes are approved, the FCC will then invite public comments, few of which are expected to be favorable.
Word has it that both the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in Johnny Manziel. The Bucs pick seventh and the Cowboys 16th.
During an Easter egg hunt, some Henrico County, Virginia families reported finding eggs filled with white supremacist messages inside. Authorities believe the eggs may have originated from someone associated with the "White Man's March." On the upside, at least the white supremacists used colored eggs.
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