Bits and Pieces - July 14, 2014
July 14, 2014
Germany has kicked the top American spy out of their country. The Germans accused the spy of passing their soccer secrets to the Argentineans.
JIMMY KIMMEL and wife Molly McNearney welcomed a baby girl. It's their first child together, while Kimmel has two children from his first marriage. Jimmy went on Twitter to announce the news and thank his followers for their well wishes. He then referred to his show's Mean Tweets segment by tweeting, "turns out, not ALL tweets are mean!" Molly also tweeted, "Kids, don't do drugs. Until you have a baby...Then do ALL OF THEM." Incidentally, they named their daughter Jane Kimmel.
It looks like GLEE is going out with a whimper. Fox has cut the number of episodes for its final season to just 13. The final season begins in 2015.
- Dermatologists say that JUSTIN BIEBER could save lives...or at least he could've before he changed his hairstyle. Doctors say that boys, or for that matter girls, who wear their hair in bangs like Justin used to tend to have fewer freckles on their foreheads, which is a risk factor for skin cancer. Incidentally, doctors are calling this study the "Big Bang Theory."
Mike Boyer showed up nearly a day before the first legal marijuana dispensary opened up in Spokane, Washington. His patience was rewarded as he became the first person in the city to purchase legal marijuana. He also became the first person to lose his job over it. Of course, TV cameras were on the scene and Mike was happy to oblige when news crews asked for an interview. Among the viewers was his boss, who almost immediately asked him to take a drug test. Mike says he told them he'd fail, so they fired him before the results came in, even though he says his record was spotless.
The Los Angeles Clippers trial has been put on hold until past the Tuesday deadline to finalize the $2 billion sale to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The next hearing has been delayed until July 21st because two of Sterling's lawyers had plans for a vacation and a wedding anniversary. However, Ballmer's lawyer says there's a provision to extend the deadline another month as long as progress is being made in court.
Back in 2012, Todd Akin was running for Senator in Missouri. Akin's campaign derailed when he stuck his foot in his mouth while addressing female reproduction by saying that he believed pregnancy can be prevented by a woman involved in "legitimate rape" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Following the ensuing firestorm Akin apologized, saying he made a "very, very serious error." Akin is now taking back his apology, blaming the news media for his downfall and stating medical science backs his assertion.
2012: Twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater showing The Dark Knight Rises
dancer/singer Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars) 26