Bits and Pieces - September 16, 2014
September 16, 2014
On this date in 1954: Marilyn Monroe filmed the famous scene of the movie The Seven Year Itch in which her dress blows up. Al Qaeda later claimed responsibility
Do BEYONCé and JAY Z have a baby on the way? During their On the Run tour stop in Paris on Friday, Jay changed the line in the song Beach is Better from "I replace it with another one" to "cause she pregnant with another one". No official word yet from their rep, but it probably isn't a hoax to drum up ticket sales since that was the last stop on their tour. (See here)
LUKE PERRY has joined the cast of CSI: CYBER. Perry will have a recurring role as an ex-FBI agent who was intended to run the cyber unit in Washington, but ended up taking a job in the private sector. CSI: Cyber premieres next spring on CBS.
- It turns out that the new U2 album wasn't free for everyone. It's reported that Apple paid the band and their label around $100 million for the rights to the album. Songs of Innocence will be available for free on iTunes for another month before physical copies go on sale.
A number of people who managed to snag pre-orders for the first iPhone 6 shipments don't plan on using them. Instead, they're already selling them on eBay, hoping to score more than $1,000 in profits. One eBay seller is advertising a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus for $2,400. The same iPhone is advertised on Apple's website for $1,129, but those buyers won't receive their phones from Apple until mid-October. It remains to be seen if anyone will pay the eBay price gougers just to get their phones a few weeks sooner.
Ray Rice will reportedly appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL. Rice must file the appeal by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday and the players' association is said to be considering multiple ideas on a basis for the appeal.
A Southwest Airlines passenger aboard Flight 3677 from Seattle to Denver last Thursday thought it would be amusing to name his WiFi hotspot "Southwest - Bomb on Board." The hotspot name was then changed to "Bomb Location 19E" and then to something about the stewardess being hot. Passenger Ken Saldi said, "We realized he was probably just goofing off." The crew, however, wasn't so sure and passengers were forced to disembark the plane and be re-screened before takeoff. However, Mr. Wi-Fi was detained and missed his flight.
2001: The U.S. named Osama bin Laden as the mastermind of the September 11th attacks.
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