Bits and Pieces - June 6, 2014
June 6, 2014
Rumor has it that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are expecting their third child. It's a big responsibility for the couple because it means another mouth to put a silver spoon into.
That second JUSTIN BIEBER N-word video is making the rounds. The video shows a grinning Bieber changing the lyrics to his song "One Less Lonely Girl" and substituting 'girl' with the N-word and joking about killing black people and joining the Ku Klux Klan. Someone reportedly tried to extort $1 million from Bieber to keep the video under wraps, but his people tell TMZ that Bieber wanted it released "because he wants to own what he did." They say Justin told both Usher and Will Smith about the videos years ago, saying he knew almost immediately it was a stupid thing to do. Usher reportedly showed him historically racist videos to show him how hurtful these words can be. (See here)
ABC has announced the first batch of former BACHELOR and BACHELORETTE contestants who are heading to Mexico for the spinoff series Bachelor in Paradise. Among them are Clare Crawley, AshLee Frazier, Sarah Herron, Daniella McBride, Michelle Kujawa and Ben Scott.
- An airplane carrying MIRANDA LAMBERT had to make an emergency landing this week, but she turned the scary situation into a promotional opportunity for her new album, Platinum. Miranda posted a photo on Instagram of her and fellow passengers wearing shiny firefighting gear with the caption, "Our plane had an emergency landing in Clarksburg WV. But don't worry, we found platinum fire suits. Yes! #platinum."
Captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl may be coming home, but he won't return to the hero's welcome that had been planned. After it was learned that Bergdahl was actually a deserter, the town of Hailey, Idaho has canceled a celebration planned in his honor after receiving hate calls protesting the event. However, some are now questioning whether he actually deserted.
The NFL has announced that they are ditching the Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50. Apparently there were concerns over using a sole "L" for the 50th Super Bowl logo, so the 2016 game will use standard numerals, but they'll revert to Roman characters for Super Bowl LI.
Comcast is airing a new commercial directed at video game players, demonstrating how fast Comcast's in-game WiFi is. The ad tells so-called "real gamers" about how there's "no buffering" and how much better the video gaming experience is with Comcast's Xfinity WiFi. However, the 'real gamers' watching the advertisement quickly noticed that the game in the commercial has no online play mode, meaning it wouldn't be using Comcast or any other WiFi in the first place.
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