Bits and Pieces - June 2, 2014
June 2, 2014
Porn star Nikki Benz is running for mayor of Toronto. This will be Nikki's first political contest, although she has had plenty of experience with hanging Chads.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE touched off an international incident after posting a photo of himself on Instagram in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City with the caption, "The Holy Land...What an experience...I will never forget this day." However, the trouble started for Justin when he used the hashtag Israel. Outraged responses included, "You are in Palestine not Israel" and "There was never an Israel, there was always Palestine." Justin hasn't addressed the controversy.
There may be some good news for fans of the canceled NBC sitcom COMMUNITY. Word has it that talks are going on to do a sixth season of the show on Hulu. However, creator Dan Harmon warns that it could be difficult putting all the pieces into place.
- JOHN MELLENCAMP has signed a lifetime contract with Republic Records. The first album under the deal will be called "Plain Spoken" and it's due out this fall.
It's now reported that nearly 30 percent of the world's population is either obese or overweight. Researchers also compiled a list of the top 10 countries with the most obese people and it will surprise few people that the nation topping the list is the good old U.S. of A. They say that in the last three decades, not one country has achieved success in reducing obesity rates. The rest of the top 10 tubby countries are: 2. China; 3. India; 4. Russia; 5. Brazil; 6. Mexico; 7. Egypt; 8. Germany; 9. Pakistan; 10. Indonesia.
Donald Sterling has topped a new poll. Unfortunately for Sterling, he topped the poll of the most hated men in America. Pollsters say that out of the people who were familiar with Sterling, 92 percent said they disliked him. Sterling beat out other swell guys such as O.J. Simpson, Justin Bieber and Jon Gosselin.
California's Jeffrey Rusch was having a lot of difficulty breathing, so he finally saw a doctor and was shocked when an MRI found 20 tumors in his brain. He was further stunned two days later when a C-T scan discovered a large tumor in his lungs, and more in his liver and bones. Doctors immediately hospitalized Jeffrey and removed a half-liter of fluid from his lungs and administered emergency chemotherapy. However, Jeffrey soon suffered another setback. After paying Anthem Blue Cross an estimated $100-thousand in premiums since 2008; they told him that his hospital stay didn't meet their criteria for medical necessity.
1998: The National Rifle Association elected Charlton Heston to be its president.
actor/comedian Jerry Stiller (Seinfeld, King of Queens, Zoolander) 85