Bits and Pieces - July 15, 2014
July 15, 2014
A tourist lost two fingertips while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World in Florida. Police say they want to question Captain Jack Sparrow.
A brawl broke out at the premiere party for the new Bravo show GAME OF CROWNS, about married women that compete in beauty pageants for wives. VANASSA SEBASTIAN'S husband Brian and LEHA GUILMETTE'S husband Nick got into it on the red carpet at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut last night and Nick bit Brian's ear twice before security stepped in. Brian received minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital and plans to press charges.
BILL COSBY could be returning to NBC with a new sitcom as soon as next summer. It's described as a "classic, extended-family sitcom" with Cosby as the patriarch. The show is currently in the writing stage.
- KATY PERRY is said to be interested in playing the role of Cher in a Broadway musical version of Clueless. However, Katy's day job tends to keep her pretty busy so it's not likely to work out scheduling wise.
Amelia Earhart has completed her round-the-world flight. No, not that one. This Amelia Earhart isn't related to the aviatrix that vanished 77 years ago. She's 31 and became the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single-engine plane when she landed at Oakland International Airport after flying 24,300 nautical miles and making 17 stops along the way. As a kid, Earhart didn't love her name, which her parents chose because it was "filled with inspiration, adventure, and tenacity." She went by Amy for years, but eventually she embraced it and a decade ago she started taking flying lessons, and now she runs the Fly with Amelia Foundation, which provides girls with flying scholarships.
The Atlanta Braves have suspended second baseman Dan Uggla one game for undisclosed reasons. However, there are reports it may have been for tardiness.
Michael Alan Selmer operated what would turn out to be the appropriately named Whoops! Towing Company in Salem, Oregon. Michael's first 'whoops' was not obtaining a towing certificate before posting impound signs at area businesses. Michael's second 'whoops' was to tow an undercover police vehicle. Michael's third, and likely not last, 'whoops' was to do all this after failing to register as a sex offender and violating his parole. Michael's two tow trucks were towed away and Michael was hauled off to jail.
2004: The Senate voted 50-48 against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
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