Bits and Pieces - May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turns 45 today. You can tell it's Rob Ford's birthday because earlier today he was caught smoking cake.
It turns out there may be more to ROB KARDASHIAN bailing on sister Kim's wedding than meets the eye. It was reported that Rob flew back home to L.A. before the wedding because he was sensitive about his weight gain and didn't want to appear in any wedding photos. However, x17 online says his departure was triggered when Kim asked all of her family members to wear Valentino for the lunch being held at the designer's house. Unfortunately, Rob couldn't fit into any of the clothes and Kim supposedly made fun of him and was upset that he hadn't made an effort to lose weight before her wedding. Rob fired back that he was sickened by Kim and Kanye's display of wealth and clothes and beauty and called it 'superficial bulls***.' Sources say that upon his arrival in L.A. Rob got in touch with former brother-in-law Lamar Odom, who was like a big brother to him. A source says, "Lamar really helped Rob with his problems when it came to wanting to lose weight, and they've never lost touch." Rob started piling on the pounds following his 2013 break-up with singer Rita Ora.
NIA VARDALOS and JOHN CORBETT have signed on to do a sequel to MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. Nia is working on the script, which involves the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding which brings the Greek clan back together again. Nia tweeted: "A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money and just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true."
- THE ROLLING STONES have been named the top live act since 1990. In that time, the group has earned nearly $1.6 billion and has played in front of almost 20 million people. U2 is close behind at a little over $1.5 billion, but they've played to over 20 million fans. They're followed by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MADONNA and BON JOVI.
The family of a pregnant Pakistani woman beat her to death outside a courthouse yesterday as a crowd watched. The 25-year-old woman's father, brother and spurned fiance beat her to death with bricks and clubs in a so-called honor killing because she married the man she loved instead of the fiance, who was her cousin. The father was arrested and he later said, "I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it." If you're wondering, even the Koran does not approve of honor killings.
Shelly Sterling is hoping to reach a deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers this week. So far, the front runners include groups led by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, former players Grant Hill and Magic Johnson and producer David Geffen. However, it's reported that Oprah Winfrey is no longer in the running. Meanwhile, lawyers for Donald Sterling claim they've had offers at $2.5 billion.
Back in 1978, an unknown person bombed the Alaska oil pipeline. Knowing that the statute of limitations on the crime had long since run out, Fairbanks, Alaska's now-61-year-old Phillip Martin Olson began bragging that he was responsible. While Olson could no longer be charged with the crime, what he failed to consider was the fact that he could still be charged with three counts of making false statements about the bombing at the time and has been arrested.
2006: Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth for second on the all-time list behind Hank Aaron.
singer Gladys Knight 70