Bits and Pieces - June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014
Golfer John Daly has revealed that he lost $55 million on gambling between 1992 and 2007. Apparently he bet on himself to win golf tournaments.
CHARLIZE THERON is catching flak after comparing the media intrusion into her life to rape. Charlize was promoting her new film A Million Ways To Die In The West when she was asked by Sky News whether she Googled herself and she replied, "I don't do that, so that's my saving grace. When you start living in that world, and doing that, you start I guess feeling raped." The outrage swiftly followed from those who felt Charlize was trivializing rape. (See here)
The plug has been pulled on the ARSENIO HALL SHOW after one season. The show had been renewed for a second season, but many stations were moving it to later time slots due to low ratings, prompting the cancelation. The last original episode aired May 21st.
- The GUNS N' ROSES concert movie Appetite for Democracy 3D will hit select movie theaters nationwide on June 18th and 19th. The film was recorded on November 21st, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. If it doesn't play at a theater near you, it'll be out on DVD July 1st.
A US Airways flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City after a service dog pooped in the aisle twice. After the first dump, the crew cleaned it up, but it still smelled bad and then the dog did it again. A passenger said that a couple of people started dry-heaving and a couple others were throwing up. The dog's owner apologized and got passengers addresses so she could send them Starbucks gift cards.
Donald Sterling has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA, claiming he was unconstitutionally forced out of the league. Sterling claims he was ousted based on an illegal recording and that the $2.5 million fine was baseless and a violation of antitrust laws.
The Phoenix police department is investigating a burglary involving two shirts and a pair of slacks. While that may not sound like a major crime, the items in question were part of Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia's uniform. Sgt. Steve Martos said, "Our officers, from any rank, really, from time to time become victims of crime."
2004: Ken Jennings began his record winning streak of 74 games on "Jeopardy!" which would result in over $2.5 million in winnings.
actor Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek, 24) 37