Bits and Pieces - October 22, 2014
October 22, 2014
Justin Bieber was reportedly reprimanded by Catholic Church officials after he kicked a soccer ball around the hallways during a private after-hours tour of the Vatican. To make up for it, the pope was granted an audience with Bieber.
TORI SPELLING had Ebola-like symptoms over the weekend and was rushed to the hospital. Tori was running a fever, coughing uncontrollably, and having trouble breathing and was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital where the staff treated her as if she had Ebola and quarantined her from other patients and took other precautions. However, it wasn't Ebola, but a severe case of bronchitis and/or possible pneumonia. Of course, it was all caught by the reality show cameras.
Among the changes for the upcoming season of AMERICAN IDOL, viewers will have a say in which contestant gets a golden ticket to the Hollywood rounds. Four hopefuls who haven't been seen by the judges will get their shot with fans. You can check out their videos and vote for your favorite until midnight tonight at AmericanIdol.com/poll.
- PITBULL will once again host the American Music Awards. Pitbull and Charli XCX are the first confirmed performers for the show, which will air November 23rd on ABC. It'll be the second year in a row that Pitbull has hosted.
Researchers now say that if you drink a 20-ounce soda daily, you may be causing your cells to age as much as they would if you smoked. They found that drinking sugary soda was associated with shorter telomeres, which are the caps on the ends of our cells' chromosomes. They say shorter telomeres appear to be linked to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The study found that a daily 20-ounce soda was associated with an extra 4.6 years of aging, the same figure seen in smokers. The good news is 100% fruit juice was marginally associated with longer telomeres.
Golfer Rory McIlroy says he plans to take a month off from the game to prepare for a court case between him and his former sports management company after mediation failed to resolve their differences.
An unnamed 39-year-old Michigan woman went to pick up her boyfriend at a local bar around 2 a.m. Sunday. Unfortunately, the woman mistook the Van Buren County jail for the bar. A deputy spotted the woman backing into the jail parking lot and noticed she smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated. A breath test showed her at more than twice the legal limit to drive and she was arrested.
1998: The New York Yankees set a major league record with 125 victories for the regular and postseason combined.
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