Bits and Pieces - September 23, 2014
September 23, 2014
Mama June and Sugar Bear from Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo have broken up. Rumor has it that he caught Mama June eating with another man.
Nickelodeon star MIRANDA COSGROVE has gotten a restraining order against some creepy fan that sent her photos showing how he would kill himself with a hairdryer in a bathtub or by slitting his wrists because she ignored his romantic overtures. He also sent her gifts through UPS, but she returned them all unopened.
FASHION POLICE will go on despite JOAN RIVERS' death. The E channel says Melissa Rivers has given it her blessing, although there's no word on which celebrities would be back.
- A collection of Polaroid selfies that STEVIE NICKS took during the mid-seventies will be shown in an exhibition called "24 Karat Gold," at New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery. Stevie also has a new album on the way October 7th called 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault. The tunes are ones she wrote and demoed mostly between 1969 and 1987 and recently re-recorded.
Futurist John Smart says that within five years you could have a "digital twin" capable of making decisions for you and even interacting with loved ones after you die. These digital twins could also perform tasks for us such as filling out forms or scheduling appointments and could even carry on conversations and have faces that mimic human emotion. The first steps toward this are already happening with software like Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and "Eugene Goostman," which is a computer program that imitates a teenager. Smart says, "When you and I die, our kids aren't going to go to our tombstones, they're going to fire up our digital twins and talk to them."
Lawyers for Ray Rice will reportedly argue that TMZ Sports edited the infamous elevator video they posted to their website. TMZ says the only editing they did was to remove frames that caused the video to reverse, making it appear jerky.
What would you do for a new iPhone 6? One unnamed man in Shanghai, China has offered to rent out his girlfriend to raise funds to buy an iPhone 6. The boyfriend posted a sign near Songjiang University's campus stating he would share his girlfriend for $1.64 per hour, $8.19 for the day or $82 for the month. However, he noted that the sharing would be limited to studying, eating, playing games and going on three person dates in which he would act as chaperone and there will be 'no funny business.'
2004: CBS-owned TV stations were fined $550,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for showing Janet Jackson's exposed breast during the Super Bowl halftime show.
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