Bits and Pieces - June 25, 2014
June 25, 2014
It's now reported that Adolf Hitler was a tax evader. You just hope this won't damage Hitler's reputation.
MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY has sort of addressed rumors that he's romantically linked to JENNIFER LOPEZ, not to mention Meryl Davis and Kate Upton. Maks told Access Hollywood: "Those are big names, I'm flattered...I just don't think that's anybody's business." He went on to say, "What would you like me to say? I'm not dating J.Lo, Meryl and Kate. Maybe I'm dating all three, who knows!" So, while he wouldn't confirm or deny the reports, it looks like he's leaving Dancing with the Stars as he says, "I just don't think I want to do the show again as a dancer. I wouldn't be able to do it again at this level, with that big of an emotional output." (See interview here)
GORDON RAMSAY has announced that he's pulling the plug on Kitchen Nightmares after seven seasons. Ramsay wrote on his official website, "As filming comes to a close on the latest series of Kitchen Nightmares I've decided to stop making the show...It's been a blast but it's time to call it a day." However, you'll still be seeing plenty of Ramsay as he plans to continue with Master Chef, Hell's Kitchen, Master Chef Junior and Hotel Hell.
- ONE DIRECTION'S LOUIS TOMLINSON is trying to raise over $3 million for his hometown Doncaster Rovers football team. For $425 you can take a selfie with Louis and the Doncaster squad. Double that and a professional photographer will snap the photo for you. For $17,000, you and four of your friends can go up against Louis and four of "his celebrity pals" in a five-a-side tournament! Louis hopes to use the funds to eventually get the team into the Premier League. (See pitch here)
Last month was the warmest May on record for Earth. They say the heat was fueled by unusual warmth in the oceans. Record-keepers say the majority of the world experienced warmer-than-average monthly temperatures and that the combined average temperature for the entire globe last month was 59.93 degrees, which was 1.33 degrees above the 20th-century average. Global temperature records go back to 1880 and it was also the 351st consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th-century average.
The San Antonio Spurs have announced that Tim Duncan has decided to exercise the 2014-15 player option on his contract and stay with the team. It'll be Duncan's 18th season with the Spurs.
Arkansas' James Bushart had a close encounter of the weird kind when he approached a couple in their Plymouth Prowler and demanded that the aliens take their spaceship back to where they came from. When police arrived, Bushart told them he was interested in the Plymouth because it looked like a futuristic machine and that he was a very big deal and had 100,000 Asian flowers. In what clarifies the matter, police arrested Bushart after they found he was in possession of meth and a pipe used to smoke it with.
2009: After going AWOL for seven days, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted that he'd flown to Argentina to visit his mistress.
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