Bits and Pieces - July 1, 2014
July 1, 2014
Shia LaBeouf's strange behavior continued over the weekend. On Saturday, Shia announced he was opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat.
ICE-T'S grandson, Elyjah Marrow, was arrested on charges of involuntary manslaughter after accidentally shooting his roommate to death last week in Georgia. Police say the 19-year-old was "recklessly handling" a handgun when it went off and fatally shot the roommate. Marrow is being held in the Cobb County jail and also faces charges of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, reckless conduct, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a stolen firearm. Marrow is the son of Ice-T's daughter LeTesha and was seen on the reality show Ice Loves Coco.
The buzz is that producers of "THE VIEW" want a Latina and a conservative female with a strong, smart point of view to replace Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy as their new co-hosts.
- The Lifetime channel's AALIYAH biopic has hit a snag. Producers have had problems obtaining the rights to Aaliyah's music and now Disney Channel star Zendaya has dropped out of the project, partly because Aaliyah's family had spoken out against the project.
If you've given up on the online dating scene because you can't find anyone smart enough for you, there's good news. Match.com has teamed with Mensa to help you find a brainy match. Match.com found 80 percent of American singles on their site said it was a "must have" or "very important" to date someone of their same intelligence level and that 89 percent of their users would be willing to date someone more educated and intelligent than they are. Mensa members on Match can now add a "badge" to their profile, indicating they're a certified genius. If you think you qualify, you can also take the Mensa test for just $1 until July 6th.
The Phoenix Suns reportedly plan to go after LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. The Suns currently have $33.5 million available in salary cap space and could offer them top dollar, but they still aren't considered favorites to land either player.
Veteran Oklahoma congressman Frank Lucas won the Republican primary last week with over 82 percent of the vote. Runner-up Tim Murray got just over 5 percent of the vote, but has contested Lucas' win, claiming that Lucas was executed by the world court on or about January 11, 2011 in the Ukraine and was replaced by a look-alike. However, Lucas said he's never been to the Ukraine adding, "It does come as kind of a shock to read that you're not you."
1859: Frenchman Jean Francois Gravelet, aka the Great Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
swimmer Michael Phelps 29