Bits and Pieces - August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014
A professor at the Mayo Clinic now claims that sitting is more treacherous than parachuting. Maybe so, but nobody ever fell 10,000 feet from a Barcalounger.
SHIA LABEOUF called 911 after some crazy lady stalker broke into his L.A. home. During the call Shia can be heard screaming at the woman, "Don't touch me!" Police arrested 31-year-old Graciela Nahle, who'd apparently been stalking Shia for some time. She pleaded no contest to trespassing and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, but was released after just four days. (Hear 911 call here)
CHANDRA WILSON will host the ABC special The ABC's of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK on September 7th. They'll have interviews with the creators and writers of the series along with clips from the show. (See here)
- LUKE BRYAN has announced the line-up for his four-day "Crash My Playa" concert next January on the Yucatan Peninsula. Luke's guests will include FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, COLE SWINDELL DUSTIN LYNCH and ERIC PASLAY. Get the details at CrashMyPlaya.com.
If you're feeling stressed out, it may not be a bad thing. Researchers now say that some stress is actually good for you. They're talking about the type of stress you might feel before speaking in public. Scientists say that our abilities peak under moderate levels of stress and it's actually good for us as long as it doesn't go on too long. A recent study found that some amounts of stress are good to push you just to the level of optimal alertness, behavioral and cognitive performance. They also note that we're more likely to remember something if it was accompanied by some level of stress.
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 NFL season after violating the league's substance abuse policy. Prater was prohibited from drinking alcohol since being charged with DUI three seasons ago. Prater reportedly had a couple beers at home while he was on vacation.
West Columbia, South Carolina police responded to a call about a driver asleep behind the wheel in the middle of the street last Tuesday afternoon. Officers arrived to find Deputy Coroner Barry Wright snoozing in his SUV with a 24oz can of Icehouse beer in the cup holder. Officers noted that when Barry got out of the vehicle he was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and an odor of alcohol emanating from his person. When asked about the open beer, Barry told officers, "I thought I was at the house." He went on to say he bought the beer on his way home, but "didn't know how it was opened." As he was being arrested, Barry told officers that his beer didn't need to be thrown away because it was "from a death scene yesterday." Barry has plenty of time to sleep as he resigned from his job.
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