Bits and Pieces - December 8, 2014
December 8, 2014
The next James Bond movie has a title. You can tell they're really running out of ideas in Hollywood because it'll be called James Bond: Revenge of the Sith.
BILL COSBY'S lawyers have gone on the offensive, accusing one of his accusers of trying to extort money from him and attempting to sell her story to a tabloid a decade ago. The accuser is Judy Huth, who filed suit against Cosby on Tuesday, claiming he molested her at the Playboy Mansion 40 years ago when she was 15. Cosby's lawyer says her suit was filed only after she tried to extort $100,000 from Cosby a month ago, and later bumped it up to $250,000 as more women came forward. The part that could really trip her up is trying to sell her story to the tabloids around 10 years ago because her lawsuit states that she only recently discovered that she had suffered psychological damage as a result of the alleged molestation. Also, her lawsuit wasn't accompanied by a required certification from a psychologist that the trauma was newly discovered. The certification is required for the case to proceed under statute of limitations rules. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy is revoking Cosby's honorary title of chief petty officer.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH will star in a movie based on Marvel Comics' DR. STRANGE. If you're not in the loop, neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange gets into a horrific car accident and discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions. Look for it in 2016.
AC/DC's PHIL RUDD has gotten himself into even more trouble as he was hauled back into court again after getting into a scuffle with an unidentified man, who pushed him away before Phil started punching and kicking his own bodyguard. Rudd's lawyer said his client had a "chance meeting" with someone he was barred from contacting under his previous bail conditions.
OxfordDictionaries.com, the free online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, has announced new entries, although they seem late to the party on some of them. Among the new entries is "duck face," defined as "an exaggerated pouting expression in which the lips are thrust outwards, typically made by a person posing for a photograph." Also added were "LOLcat," which is a photograph of a cat accompanied by a humorous caption and "al desko," which is eating while working at one's desk. Other behind the curve entries were 'five-second rule' about eating stuff that falls in the floor, Obamacare and Secret Santa. Oxford said new entries are added on the strength of evidence gathered by editors as words and phrases come into widespread use in the English language.
The NFL has suspended Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for four games without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Ngata will miss the rest of the regular season and said in a statement that he took Adderall and accepts "full responsibility."
Sunrise, Florida police do reverse drug-deal stings, where cops pose as dealers selling very cheap cocaine. Although, Florida police said, "You got to be pretty stupid to do this deal in Sunrise," they're still known for big busts like the one that entrapped New York's Philip LeRoy and two accomplices, who allegedly tried to buy 10 kilos of cocaine. You would've thought Philip would know better since two years ago LeRoy was picked from more than 100 officers in New York's Queens Precinct to win its "Cop of the Year" award.
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actress Patty Duke (Patty Duke Show, The Miracle Worker, Valley of the Dolls) 68