Bits and Pieces - May 5, 2014
May 5, 2014
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, who's in jail on murder charges, has been indicted for allegedly assaulting an inmate and threatening a guard. The good news for Hernandez is they've dismissed charges of unnecessary roughness.
Now that Toronto party MAYOR ROB FORD is heading off to rehab there's a story going around that back on St. Patrick's Day weekend he ran into JUSTIN BIEBER while doing some heavy duty celebrating. A source tells Toronto's Star newspaper that Ford tried to shake Bieber's hand, but became enraged when Bieber jokingly asked him, 'Did you bring any crack to smoke?'" They say the mayor then "blustered back to his private booth" and continued drinking until 5 a.m. the next morning. The Star also reports that witnesses saw Ford doing lines of cocaine at the same club a few weeks later.
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER is stepping down as host of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE after one season. Cedric cited his busy schedule and the show's Connecticut studio location. Word is producers have talked to former football player and actor Terry Crews about taking over.
- BOB DYLAN'S working draft of "Like a Rolling Stone" is going on the auction block next month. Sotheby's is offering the work written by Dylan's own hand, which they say is estimated to sell for between $1 million and $2 million. The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes and doodles.
Microsoft has issued a fix for the Internet Explorer bug that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. If your computer is set to receive automatic updates from Microsoft, you're good to go and you should already have the fix. Microsoft also issued the fix for XP users, despite dropping support for the operating system last month. If you're not set for automatic updates, go to their website and download the fix.
It's being reported that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer. The New York Post reports the 80-year-old Sterling has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time.
Vienna, West Virginia police responded to a call about a man trying to use a fake prescription for Xanax at a Rite Aid pharmacy. By the time cops arrived, Gregory Allen Horner had fled. However, he returned with another fake prescription while police were still there and was arrested. However, the story didn't end there as several hours after Horner posted bond, police went to his home on a domestic dispute call and arrested him again, this time for domestic battery after his wife got a protective order. Horner again posted bond and again returned to the home and was arrested for the third and final time that day for violating the protective order.
2005: The White House and Capitol Hill were evacuated after a small airplane strayed into restricted airspace.
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