Bits and Pieces - April 30, 2014
April 30, 2014
The ex-girlfriend of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling supposedly has more incriminating audio recordings of him. Hopefully those recordings don't contain anything that might tarnish his reputation.
There could be a new couple alert as SELENA GOMEZ and ORLANDO BLOOM were caught hanging together after Chelsea Handler's Uganda Be Kidding Me live show at The Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday night. They seemed to be stunned when a photographer snapped their photo and they scampered off in opposite directions. Although it could be a case of revenge dating as Justin Bieber and Bloom's ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, got very close, and maybe more, during and after taping the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Bloom and Selena also posted a photo on Instagram last month showing him with his arm around her.
Fox will do a three-hour live production of the musical GREASE next year. No casting has been announced as of yet.
- COLDPLAY will hide CHRIS MARTIN'S handwritten lyrics to songs from their upcoming album Ghost Stories in libraries in nine different countries around the world. The lyric sheets will be hidden inside ghost story books and you can get clues to their locations through the band's Twitter account using the hashtag lyricshunt. One hidden envelope contains a 'Golden Ticket' to London to see Coldplay perform at the Royal Albert Hall on July 1st.
The Department of Homeland security is advising people not to use their Internet Explorer Web browsers. A serious security flaw came to light over the weekend that allows hackers to get around security protections in the Windows operating system if you visit a compromised website. Another solution is to turn off Adobe Flash because the attack won't work without it. While the bug affects all versions of Internet Explorer 6 through 10, it's currently targeting IE9 and IE10 and the attacks don't appear to be widespread at this time. Microsoft is working to fix the problem, but if you're still running Windows XP, you're out of luck as Microsoft discontinued support of the system earlier this month. However, Symantec is offering XP users tools to protect themselves on its blog.
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly agreed to a long-term contract extension with safety Earl Thomas that will make him the highest-paid player at his position. Word is the deal will add four years, $40 million and $27.725 million guaranteed to Thomas' current deal.
Fayetteville, North Carolina teenager Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson has been collared over some collard greens. While Tyt'ana's grandma, Gaylon Moody was attending Easter Sunday services, she spiked her pot of greens with insecticide. After digging into the dish, grandma and her friend, Clifton Evans, had to be taken to the hospital. Grandma later told the local newspaper, "She got mad because I took her cell phone from her, and she poisoned my food. I'll tell you one thing: It ain't good to feel." Tyt'ana later apologized to Evans for making him ill, although she and her grandmother haven't spoken since the incident. However, Tyt'ana has likely spoken to a lawyer as she faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
2011: Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton were married at Westminster Abbey
actress Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, The Producers, Be Cool) 44