Bits and Pieces - November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014
Freezing temperatures were recorded in all 50 states yesterday morning. In fact, it was so cold yesterday that Kim Kardashian actually pulled up her pants.
Today's BILL COSBY accuser is model and TV host JANICE DICKINSON. Dickinson said the incident took place in 1982 at Lake Tahoe, California, where he was appearing. Dickinson says she wrote about the assault in her 2002 autobiography, but that Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to omit it from the book. She says they first met when her agent introduced them, hoping she could get a job on "The Cosby Show" and that she went to Lake Tahoe at Cosby's urging, saying he'd help with her singing career. She says that after dinner, she and Cosby were in her hotel room and that he gave her some red wine and a pill, which she'd asked for because she was having stomach pains. Dickinson said that the next morning she woke up and she wasn't wearing her pajamas and that she remembered before passing out that Cosby dropped the robe he'd been wearing and got on top of her.
It's reported that KATHY GRIFFIN will be JOAN RIVERS' replacement on "FASHION POLICE". Kathy will join Melissa Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic while the status of George Kotsiopoulos is unknown. Word is the show will no longer be a weekly series, but a series of specials during awards shows and other occasions.
FOO FIGHTERS have announced plans for what they call their "biggest ever North American tour to date." The Foos will play their first-ever U.S. stadium dates starting next July 4th at Washington D.C.'s RFK Stadium. Ticket pre-sales begin Monday, December 1st.
Oxford Dictionaries has chosen its word of the year for 2014. Take a deep breath as you hear the word is "vape". Noting that e-cigarettes have been around since the early 1980s when "vape" first came on the scene, the folks at Oxford Dictionaries say it took awhile for the word to come into its own. Other contenders for 2014 word of the year were bae, which is a term of endearment for one's romantic partner; budtender, a person who serves customers in a cannabis dispensary; normcore, which is the trend where ordinary, unfashionable clothing is worn as a fashion statement and slacktivism, which are actions performed online in support of a political or social cause but require little time or involvement.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have released LeGarrette Blount after he left the field before the end of Monday night's against the Titans. Blount signed a two-year, $3.85 million contract with the Steelers in March, but played only a couple of snaps against the Titans.
Jose Lopez applied for a job in El Cajon, California this week. It's safe to say the job is still available. When the business owner smelled alcohol on Jose's breath, he confronted him about it. This made Jose angry and a fight ensued. The prospective boss managed to put Jose in a headlock, but he fought back by stabbing the interviewer before running off. However, Jose ran off without his job application, complete with his name and address, which led to his arrest.
2001: Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the first baseball player to win four MVP awards
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