Bits and Pieces - May 15, 2014
May 15, 2014
Procter & Gamble has caused outrage in Germany after unintentionally placing a neo-Nazi code on packages of detergent. In all fairness, the detergent does promise to make your whites whiter.
Rapper LIL' KIM had a baby shower over the weekend, but she's catching heat from some of her fans for sending tweets out telling them where she's registered. In case you're thinking of picking up something, Lil' Kim is registered at such places as Tiffany & Co., Petit Tresor and Bel Bambini and her rep reminds fans to please make sure to check off gifts from the registry after purchase and included an address where to send them. Among the items she asked fans to shell out for is a $500 Tiffany & Co. sterling silver baby cup and more than $4,885 worth of additional items. While one perhaps ex-fan wrote, "Do you really need your fans to buy your baby shower gifts? Tacky," sadly, others seemed to be willing to shell out their hard earned money for her.
X-Men producers have confirmed that CHANNING TATUM will take on the role of Gambit in the next X-MEN movie.
- BOB DYLAN has posted a cover of Frank Sinatra's 1945 hit "Full Moon and Empty Arms" on his website. It's the first song from an upcoming new album due later this year. While Dylan's rep wouldn't confirm an album title, Dylan posted an image of himself with the phrase "Shadows in the Night."
Here's the long and short of it...a new study has revealed shorter men might live longer than taller guys. A team of Hawaii researchers conducted the largest, longest, most thorough aging study yet and found that men who were 5'2" and shorter lived the longest. They also have vastly lower insulin levels and they get less cancer. The ongoing study of over 8,000 men with Japanese ancestry has been underway for nearly 50 years and they found the shorter men outlived their taller counterparts and that today around 250 of them are still alive. Other studies have shown that certain foods may stimulate the so-called longevity gene, including turmeric, green tea, beer and wine...in moderation.
Sources say Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has a torn UCL in his right arm and needs surgery. Fernandez will get a second opinion, but if surgery is needed it will be season-ending.
Patrick W. Ruffner called Louisiana State Police at 3 a.m. Sunday to report he'd been in a hit-and-run crash on I-10 in Baton Rouge. Police told Ruffner to come to their station to fill out a crash report. Ruffner arrived 45 minutes later and met a trooper in the parking lot, who suspected he was under the influence. The trooper's suspicions were correct as Ruffner performed poorly on field sobriety tests and he admitted that he'd been drinking before the accident. To further his problems, Ruffner was also booked for driving on a suspended license.
2008: Justine Henin became the first woman to retire from tennis while ranked No. 1 in the world.
actress Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly, Drake & Josh, The Wild Stallion) 21