Bits and Pieces - December 5, 2014
December 5, 2014
An arrest warrant has been issued for WWE superstar Heath Slater for allegedly choking a female security guard during a Wrestlemania event. The good news for Slater is that he's been offered a job with the New York Police Department.
BILL COSBY has broken his silence amid the string of accusations against him...sort of. A tweet from his Twitter account thanked Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott for defending him. However, that was before attorney Gloria Allred trotted out three more accusers yesterday and called on him to agree to be sued in order to establish the truth. Allred suggested Cosby place $100 million into a fund and then go before a panel of retired judges who would arbitrate the merits of each claim and award compensation if a claim has merit. Of course, Allred is known for her grandstanding and everyone knows this isn't going to happen. The three women Allred introduced at the news conference were crying as they detailed Cosby's alleged attacks with one woman saying she was 17 at the time. One woman had been part of a 2006 lawsuit against Cosby that was eventually settled out of court, while the other two hadn't previously come forward. Allred said, "It could be advantageous for Mr. Cosby to give up the statute of limitations because there is a huge cloud on his reputation and legacy," adding that "The public deserves to know if Mr. Cosby is a saint or a sexual predator." Meanwhile, Cosby has pulled the plug on this weekend's shows at the Tarrytown Music Hall in New York.
U2 has announced plans for their Innocence + Experience Tour 2015. The North American leg kicks off May 14th in Vancouver. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today for fan club members and next Monday for everyone else.
Starbuck's is giving away free coffee for life...sort of. Winners will receive an Ultimate Starbucks card valued at $5,000. Only 14 cards - 10 in the U.S., three in Canada and one in Britain will be given away. They're made of 10 karat hammered gold and the winner's name will be engraved on the card. While Starbucks says it's free coffee for life, the fine print says it's good for a daily credit for 30 years for one free food or beverage item at participating stores. Customers are asked to use a Starbucks gift card or mobile app through January 5th for the chance to win prizes.
Florida State University has concluded its proceedings into whether quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted a woman in December 2012. Winston has claimed it was consensual and former Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding must now decide if Winston is responsible of any of four violations of the university's code of conduct.
As Christmas approaches it's a good time to remind kids that Santa Claus is a trained professional and that you shouldn't attempt to do what he does. An unnamed 13-year-old Scottsdale, Arizona boy got locked out of his house and attempted to rectify the situation by going down the chimney. Once the boy realized he was trapped, he used his cell phone to call 911. No word on why he didn't use the phone to call someone in the first place, but numerous firefighters from around the area eventually pulled him out.
1812: The power lawn mower was patented
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