Bits and Pieces - May 8, 2014
May 8, 2014
Russia is reportedly banning swearing. That pretty much ends all chances of a Moscow stop on Kanye West's tour.
Apparently the feud between TAYLOR SWIFT and SELENA GOMEZ is over. What could've been an awkward run-in at the annual Met Ball the other night turned out to be a hug-fest! It was rumored they'd been feuding over Justin Bieber, but with he and Selena apparently splitsville again, the two were all smiles at the event and Selena even posted a video on Instagram of her and Taylor dancing with Dean Martin's "Volare" playing in the background. Selena captioned the video, "And during...sometimes you wanna just be you with someone who knows all your secrets," which was re-tweeted by Taylor. (See here)
It's hard to believe that JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE has already been around for 11 seasons and it's going to be here for at least two more as ABC has signed him to a two-year contract extension.
- MILEY CYRUS and RICKY MARTIN have joined the list of performers at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18th. Miley will be performing via satellite from a tour stop in England and she's up for eight awards.
Your shampoo or body wash may be killing you! Some of the products have been found to contain a cancer-causing chemical called cocamide DEA. That's a chemically modified form of coconut oil used as a foaming agent or thickener in soaps, shampoos and conditioners. California listed the chemical as being known to cause cancer and a subsequent lawsuit was settled with the makers of Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Fair Trade Honey Shampoo, Design Essentials' Organic Cleanse Deep Cleansing Shampoo with Oatmeal Protein, Pharmaca's Ylang Ylang & Ginger Body Wash and OGX's Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo. However, there are pending lawsuits against more than 100 other companies.
The Nashville Predators have hired Peter Laviolette as their new head coach. Laviolette won the Stanley Cup in 2006 with Carolina and coached the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals in 2010. He becomes just the second coach in the Predator's history after Barry Trotz.
Police in New Smyrna Beach, Florida have charged 18-year-old Robert Kelley with numerous traffic violations, including two counts of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries. If Robert left the scene of the accidents, how do police know he was responsible? Kelley filmed himself crashing into four vehicles, which put five people, including himself, in the hospital and posted it to YouTube under the title "Me driving like an idiot". Police Chief George Markert thanked Robert for posting the video saying, "We certainly appreciate it."
1998: Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler for nearly $40 billion, in the largest industrial merger to date.
actor Breckin Meyer (Road Trip, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Robot Chicken) 40