Bits and Pieces - August 4, 2014
August 4, 2014
Some 3.9 million viewers tuned in to the Syfy channel to see the Sharknado movie the other night. My favorite part was where Matt Lauer killed a shark on the Today Show set. I hadn't seen Matt stab anything in the back like that since Ann Curry.
Former "Scandal" star COLUMBUS SHORT was due in court on Wednesday to appear before a judge in his domestic violence case. However, Short was a no show and there could be jail time in his future as the judge issued an arrest warrant. It turns out that Short was living large in the Caribbean at a festival called Fantasy Barbados and photos of him partying have surfaced online, along with a poster promoting his appearance at an event there, which will no doubt be brought to the judge's attention.
JAMIE FOXX is attached to play MIKE TYSON in a big screen biopic. The as-yet-untitled film is currently in the scriptwriting stage and no release date has been announced.
- THE FOO FIGHTERS have wrapped up work on their next album and producer Butch Vig tweeted: "We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT'S EPIC!!!" Vig and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl go back a long way as Butch also produced Nirvana's 1991 album "Nevermind." The new Foo Fighters album is expected out this fall.
Colombian grad student Diego Gomez wanted to help other researchers and the endangered amphibians they study by sharing a research paper he found online. Gomez posted the paper on a file-sharing site and now the amphibians may have to save Diego as he's facing up to eight years in prison for copyright infringement. Tough copyright laws were introduced as part of Colombia's 2006 free trade agreement with the US, and even though the author was credited and the work was already online, the author filed a complaint for violation of economic rights and related rights.
Demonstrating the importance of maintaining physical fitness was Omaha's 23-year-old Shantoria Valentine. Shantoria was in good enough shape to walk into a Wells Fargo Bank branch and hand the teller a note claiming she had a bomb. While Shantoria was able to lift the $1,200 dollars that was handed to her and run away on foot, her run quickly turned to a shuffle, then a walk, before she collapsed from exhaustion just a few blocks away. Police quickly caught up with Shantoria and it's doubtful she'll have enough strength to break out of her jail cell.
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