Bits and Pieces - August 7, 2014
August 7, 2014
Two double-decker buses collided in Times Square yesterday, injuring a number of people. Sadly, not one of the superheroes in Times Square stopped posing with tourists to help.
Word is that NICOLE MURPHY blindsided MICHAEL STRAHAN by going public with their breakup just as he was entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame because that's when she confirmed that he'd cheated on her. TMZ says Nicole first got wind Michael might be dating another woman in early July and started looking into it and was finally convinced it was true on that Friday and went public. No word on what that final piece of evidence was, but Nicole may have done some cheating of her own as photos have surfaced showing her having a fling in the Caribbean with former NBA star Jim Jackson in early July. Photos show them in a cabana on the beach doing some major canoodling. People at the hotel also say they were hugging, kissing and definitely affectionate. However, Nicole now says she and Michael were "on a break" when she hooked up with Jackson.
CBS has reportedly found the new host of THE LATE LATE SHOW. While there's no official confirmation as of yet, it's widely reported that British actor JAMES CORDEN will replace Craig Ferguson. Corden is best known for his award-winning role in Gavin & Stacey.
- A fight broke out between Dawn Richards and Aubrey O'Day during a DANITY KANE recording session on Monday. Dawn reportedly walloped Aubrey in the head with a closed fist while Shannon Bex tried unsuccessfully to break it up. Aubrey filed a battery report.
Apple is expected to reveal its new iPhone on September 9th and it looks like you'll have to buy a bigger case. It's said that the next iPhone will have a substantially larger LCD screen to better compete with rival phones from Samsung, LG and Nokia. They say Apple will release two models - one with a 4.7-inch screen and another with a 5.5-inch screen. Generally, Apple has their new iPhones in stores about 10 days after the reveal. Apple previewed its iOS8 operating system in June, and it features a new photos app that'll make it easier to transfer pictures to online backup, expanded keyboard choices and new apps that'll tie various home automation and health apps into one place.
Major League Baseball has reportedly narrowed the search for Bud Selig's successor down to three people. Sources say the three finalists are MLB's chief operating officer, Rob Manfred, MLB executive vice president for business Tim Brosnan and Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner. A decision is expected next week when owners meet in Baltimore to vote.
The late wife of Citronelle, Alabama's Phillip McMullen was smokin'. Phillip returned home from an out of town trip to discover his place had been burglarized. Aside from making off with a number of items, the crooks apparently tried to smoke his late wife's ashes, thinking they were drugs. Phillip told local media, "I bet that was a nasty taste when they (did) that." Police say that if they catch the crooks, it's possible they'll be charged with desecration of a grave.
2009: Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice
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