Bits and Pieces - June 19, 2014
June 19, 2014
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have reportedly reunited again. Justin and Selena have been on and off more often than the light bulb in Kirstie Alley's refrigerator.
DR. MEHMET OZ was on Capitol Hill yesterday where he was slammed by members of the Senate for exaggerating the benefits of certain products on his program. Senator Claire McCaskill credited Dr. Oz for giving viewers a lot of useful information about health, but then cited several examples where he sensationalized products on his show, including a green coffee bean extract. Dr. Oz responded that he personally believes in the items he talks about on the show, although he admitted that they often don't have the scientific muster to pass as fact.
The first batch of nominations for the 2014 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS was announced yesterday. Pretty Little Liars led the drama category with five nominations, while The Vampire Diaries dominated the sci-fi/fantasy category with four nods. The ceremony airs August 10th on Fox and fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category at TeenChoiceAwards.com.
- TOBY KEITH'S I Love this Bar & Grill apparently doesn't love paying its state taxes in New York. A tax warrant seeks $107,000 owed by the restaurant chain's Syracuse location. State officials say the place also owes more than $145,000 in sales taxes from earlier in 2013.
It turns out there are some catches to Starbucks' free college tuition offer to its employees. According to the fine print, students must first complete 21 credits, or seven courses, before they're eligible for a payout. Without Starbucks' help, the courses would cost at least $10,000. Starbucks said it was offering upfront scholarships to cover part of tuition, but it turns out it's more like a discount that Arizona State is offering to Starbucks employees. The amount students must pay in advance will vary "depending on their major, their course load, the amount of federal financial aid, college financial aid and scholarships they get, if any."
The Cleveland Browns and first-round pick Johnny Manziel have agreed to terms on his rookie contract. Manziel went 20-6 during his two years as a starter for Texas A&M and was the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
Boca Raton, Florida's 18-year-old Evan Steward was pulled over by police for driving without a driver's-side headlight. Evan allowed the officer to search the vehicle, saying he had "nothing to hide." Well, except for the two bags of weed, 19 Xanax bars, a grinder, and a scale. Evan told the officer that he and a friend were going home to smoke the weed. However, the deputy had other plans as he took Evan to jail. It would seem Evan is lousy at hiding things as police later discovered his Twitter feed filled with references to marijuana and distributing it.
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