Bits and Pieces - June 26, 2014
June 26, 2014
LeBron James has told the Miami Heat that he's decided to become an unrestricted free agent. When he heard the news, Heat General Manager Pat Riley cramped up and had to be carried out of the office.
JUSTIN BIEBER was involved in a car accident in Beverly Hills yesterday afternoon while being chased by the paparazzi. Bieber was a passenger in a speeding Escalade when another car hit it. Bieber quickly got out of the SUV and into another car and sped off and no one was injured. Perhaps Bieber was in a hurry to get to his new home. Bieber is renting two units in a new Beverly Hills condo building and he's already ticked off the neighbors. Police have already been called twice because of excessive noise and marijuana smoke. A neighbor told TMZ Justin was having a small party Monday with bongs and a bar on his deck...and the entire penthouse floor was being hot boxed.
Talks to keep the sitcom COMMUNITY alive on Hulu have hit a dead end. The good news for fans is that Sony Pictures Television says they're still determined to find a new home for the series. However, time is running out as the deadline seems to be next Monday when the stars' contracts expire.
- ALOE BLACC and CAPITAL CITIES are coming to a beer bottle near you! They're among the artists that have designed labels for Beck's Beer Live Beyond Labels series. Beginning July 1st bottles with the designer labels will appear on store shelves.
You may recall the story of a Jackson, Mississippi KFC that asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because her face, which was disfigured by a pit bull attack, was disturbing to other customers. After the story of Victoria Wilcher was picked up by the media, her family received more than $135,000 in cash, including $30,000 from KFC corporate headquarters, as well as gifts and offers of free surgeries. They looked into the matter more closely and determined the story was a hoax. Surveillance videos show that at no time on the date in question were any children matching the description of Victoria in either of KFC's Jackson restaurants and no one ordered the food items as described on Victoria's Facebook page. Despite calls to boycott KFC over the incident and subsequent physical attacks on their Jackson restaurant managers by outraged citizens, KFC is letting the family keep the $30,000, if their consciences will allow.
Could he become Johnny Basketball? The Harlem Globetrotters have drafted Johnny Manziel. Manziel has now been drafted by three teams - the NFL's Cleveland Browns, baseball's San Diego Padres and the Globetrotters. However, this draft pick was just a promotional stunt.
Stamford, Connecticut's 22-year-old Darren Shelley showed up for a courthouse meeting with his probation officer reeking of marijuana. Darren explained the aroma by saying his pot-smoking brother had borrowed his sweatshirt and that he "wasn't foolish enough" to bring drugs into court. The ensuing search found that Darren was indeed foolish enough as 19 bags of marijuana were discovered hidden in his sock and he now faces a possible revocation of his probation.
1876: General George Custer and his troops were wiped out by Indians in the Battle of the Little Big Horn
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