Bits and Pieces - October 27, 2014
October 27, 2014
Kim Kardashian says that when her daughter North grows up she's going to have to work for what she wants just like she did. That's an awful thing to say. That means North is going to have to make a sex tape.
MELISSA RIVERS will sue the medical center where her mother JOAN RIVERS died and the doctors involved in order to find out what really happened. The New York Dept. of Health and Human Services released a report saying they were "deficient" in surgical services and medical staff, but they wouldn't tell Melissa exactly what went wrong. Melissa's lawyers advised her to sue, which will force doctors and staff to sit for sworn depositions.
JERRY SEINFELD has released a video clip promoting the new Season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In it, Seinfeld gets summoned to the boss' office at Crackle, where he meets Dick Corcoran, who happens to be played by MICHAEL RICHARDS. (See here)
- JACK WHITE will take part in an upcoming panel at Yale University about the early 20th century jazz and blues label Paramount Records. "Exploring the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records" takes place next Tuesday at Yale's Battell Chapel.
A 2012 Duke University study that claimed to find a link between heavy marijuana use and IQ decline among teenagers is being called into question. The study is used by the anti-marijuana legalization crowd to back their case, but other researchers have issues with it, especially since the study involved only 38 people and it was later found that it failed to account for a number of other factors. While they say it would be going too far to completely discredit the Duke study, they say that at the very least it was flawed. However, a new study from the University College of London sampled 2,612 children born in 1991 and 1992. Researchers examined children's IQ scores at age 8 and again at age 15, and found no relationship between cannabis use and lower IQ at age 15, when factors such as alcohol use, cigarette use, maternal education, and others were taken into account. They also found that even heavy marijuana use wasn't associated with IQ. However, they did find that the very heaviest marijuana users scored about 3% lower on school exams taken at age 16, even after adjusting for other factors.
The Denver Broncos have released John Boyett after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver and then attempting to hide from police by covering himself in mulch. Boyett was described as intoxicated and also allegedly threatened the officers and dropped John Elway's name in an attempt to avoid arrest. Boyett was a safety on the Broncos practice squad.
Fellsmere, Florida's Billy Wall and his family were having a barbecue Monday night when he got into an argument with his nephew, Charles Williams. The clash escalated until Billy stabbed Charles twice in the abdomen with a butcher knife. Billy fled the scene while Charles staggered out of the house as police arrived and was taken to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to repair liver damage. Billy was quickly arrested and, in case you were wondering, the argument started over how many pork chops each person would get to eat.
1992: Magic Johnson retired from the NBA for the second time, due to fears about his HIV infection.
actress Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, McClintock!, The Girl From UNCLE) 72