Bits and Pieces - August 6, 2014
August 6, 2014
Syracuse University has been named the nation's top party school. You know you're going to a party school when your science class is BYOB.
Has another Kardashian relationship bitten the dust? While Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made it to milestone day 73 of their marriage yesterday, surpassing Kim's 72 days with Kris Humphries, rumor has it that there may be trouble for KHLOé KARDASHIAN and FRENCH MONTANA. The buzz is that he's partying too hard and after going through that with Lamar Odom, she definitely has a problem with it. Khloe sent out a quote from Buddha that reads: "The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."
SANDRA BULLOCK is Hollywood's highest paid actress, according to Forbes. From June 2013 to June 2014, Sandra hauled in $51 million, largely due to the success of her sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and her and Melissa McCarthy's buddy cop flick "The Heat." Jennifer Lawrence was next with $34 million, followed by Jennifer Aniston at $31 million; Gwyneth Paltrow with $19 million and Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz tied at $18 million.
- SOUNDGARDEN, PHARRELL and ARIANA GRANDE will help kick off the NFL season on September 4th. Soundgarden and Pharrell will perform outside the Seattle Seahawks' stadium before the game against the Green Bay Packers. Ariana will sing the national anthem. It'll air on NBC and the NFL Network.
The Union Street Guest House in Hudson, New York wanted to make sure they got good reviews from guests. However, instead of going that extra mile to ensure their guests were happy, the hotel threatened every guest who posted a bad review with a $500 fine. A since removed statement from their website read: "Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our inn, your friends and families may not...If you have booked the inn for a wedding or other type of event and given us a deposit of any kind...there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review placed on any internet site by anyone in your party." Owner Chris Wagoner claims that was put on their site as a tongue-in-cheek response to a wedding many years ago and was meant to be taken down long ago and was never enforced. However, at least one former customer left a one-star Yelp review saying that the owner "had the gall to email us twice to threaten us financially about the negative review." Following a recent story in the New York Post, their Yelp page has been flooded with non-guests leaving one-star, spam reviews. Now, with over 450 reviews, the hotel has a grand total of one star on Yelp, and has been flagged as "permanently closed" on Google Maps, even though it's still open.
It's being reported that a three-team deal between the Cavaliers, the Timberwolves and the 76ers is done. It would send Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota and Kevin Love to Cleveland and could also involve Cleveland's Anthony Bennett and Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young.
On one of his social media accounts, Lawrence, New Hampshire's Stephen Perrotti describes himself as "just a jobless 26-year-old with the mindset of genius." Secret Service agents recently had a chat with Stephen about some online threats he made, including one which read: "I am going to kill Obama even if it takes a lifetime." Stephen may spend that lifetime behind bars as he flipped the genius switch to the 'off' position when he admitted to the agents that he made the threats and allowed them to search the home he shared with his mother where they found an assault rifle, three scopes and four high-capacity magazines and ammunition.
2013: Major League Baseball suspended 13 players, including Alex Rodriguez, for using performance enhancing drugs.
actress Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati's Jennifer Marlowe) 68