Bits and Pieces - November 11, 2014
November 11, 2014
Comedian Andy Dick was arrested for allegedly stealing a necklace from a man on Hollywood Boulevard. Even Lindsay Lohan said it was a stupid thing to do.
The official coroner's report on ROBIN WILLIAMS' death is out and it was ruled a suicide by hanging. The report also noted that Williams was struggling with Parkinson's, anxiety, depression and, in what hadn't been reported until now, paranoia. The report also said his brain showed early signs of Lewy body dementia, which is the second most common degenerative brain disease after Alzheimer's. They say Robin didn't have any alcohol or illegal drugs in his system, although they did find therapeutic amounts of the medicines he was taking. It had been reported at the time of his death that Robin and his wife slept in separate bedrooms, and it turns out that was because he'd been having trouble sleeping and would move around a lot in bed and talk loudly in his sleep.
THE BIG BANG THEORY will be immortalized in plastic as they're getting their own special edition Lego set. The cast and the living room of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter will be included in the set. No word on when it goes on sale.
- RIHANNA will perform with a live orchestra at her first annual Diamond Ball charity event next month in Beverly Hills. The fundraiser will benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation, which was named for her grandparents. The organization seeks to improve the quality of life in areas of health, education, culture and arts for communities around the world.
There's another new Internet scam to be on the lookout for. If you get an email offering a free Pizza Hut pizza - don't open it! The email says they're celebrating their 55th anniversary and it has a button to click to download a free pizza coupon. However, instead of a pizza coupon, you'll end up downloading malware.
Bubba Watson won the HSBC Champions event in Shanghai over Tim Clark in a playoff. Bubba made an eagle on the final hole to force the playoff and sank a 25-foot birdie on the first playoff hole for the win. (See eagle here)
Memphis, Tennessee's Angel Murphy was throwing a birthday party for one of her daughters. Unfortunately, her 13-year-old daughter got upset and attacked the birthday girl and when Angel tried to intervene it turned into a full-blown brawl. When police arrived, Angel told an officer that she's tired of caring for her kids and tired of them, too. After shoving an officer, Angel was arrested and the 13-year-old charged the cops saying, "You all better leave my mother alone, before I hurt someone." Angel was given a dose of pepper spray to stop her from banging her head inside the police car before being taken to jail, while the teenager was sent to juvenile court. If you were wondering what caused the brawl, the 13-year-old got upset because they ran out of hot wings.
1996: The Miami Dolphins' Dan Marino became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 50,000 yards.
actress MacKenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time, The Jacket, So Weird) 55