Bits and Pieces - July 8, 2014
July 8, 2014
During a concert in London, Kanye West went on a 15-minute rant against consumerism. That's not surprising since Kanye married a penny-pincher like Kim Kardashian.
KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST reportedly stiffed Ireland's Castle Oliver out of $20,000! That's where they went for their honeymoon, but Radar Online says they bolted after dinner and checked into another hotel, complaining the castle was "too big" and that cell phone reception was awful. However, the castle had already ordered countless items from their list of demands and when they reversed the charges on their American Express card, the hotel and the locals who provided the items ended up getting burned. Even worse, a member of the staff based in the United States was fired for booking Kim and Kanye.
HARRISON FORD'S broken leg will halt production on "Star Wars: Episode VII" for two weeks. Shooting will be halted for two weeks in August, although the movie is still "on track" to wrap in the fall and be released in December 2015.
- David Gilmour's wife revealed on Twitter that a new PINK FLOYD album is on the way. It'll be called "The Endless River" and will be out in October. Longtime Pink Floyd back-up singer Durga McBroom-Hudson also confirmed the news, saying the record will consist of "all unreleased material," adding: "The recording did start during 'The Division Bell' sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled "The Big Spliff" that [Floyd drummer] Nick Mason spoke about). It'll also feature late keyboardist Rick Wright, who died of cancer in 2008.
In what should surprise no one, it turns out the NSA has been spying on us. The Washington Post reports that about 90 percent of the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency involved U.S. residents. While they say the snooping did uncover details about a secret overseas nuclear project, double-dealing by a perceived ally, a military calamity involving an unfriendly power, and the identities of aggressive intruders into U.S. computer networks, most of it was "useless" communications that included e-mail messages about "love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes."
In further proof that soccer is catching on in America, an estimated 21.6 million people watched Belgium knock the United States out of the World Cup, while 24.7 million saw the U.S. play Portugal. Those numbers top the ratings for both the most recent World Series and NBA Finals.
Provo, Utah's 46-year-old Heather Rodriguez went out to buy a birthday gift for her sister. Unfortunately, Heather's sister indicated that she wanted meth for her birthday. Like a good, if not stupid sister, Heather attempted to make the purchase. Sadly, the birthday party never got started as Heather tried to buy the meth from an undercover cop. Before she was arrested, Heather also removed a glass pipe with meth residue from her bra that she claimed she was holding for a friend.
2009: Thousands of celebrities gathered at Los Angeles' Staples Center for a public memorial service for Michael Jackson.
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