Bits and Pieces - January 6, 2015
January 6, 2015
A dangerously cold arctic air mass is sweeping across the country. In fact, it's so cold that North Korea is hacking into computers at Campbell's Soup.
Buckingham Palace is denying claims by a Florida woman who says she was forced to have sex with PRINCE ANDREW when she was 17. The accusations came to light in court papers relating to banker Jeffrey Epstein, who she claims also loaned her out to other wealthy and powerful men. London's Mail newspaper identified the woman as Virginia Roberts, who's now 30 years old. Roberts reportedly told The National Enquirer that she and Prince Andrew took a bath together and he licked her feet. She added, "We went into the bedroom and he proceeded to make love to me, so to speak. He wasn't rude. It wasn't like rape. But it wasn't like love, either. It was more like, 'I'm getting my business done.'"
A reality show starring BRUCE JENNER and his boys could be in the works. While Bruce had gotten tired of appearing on the Kardashian's show, he's reportedly interested in his own series. However, he's still technically under contract with the Kardashians and there's no word on whether they'd release him.
IGGY AZALEA has revealed that she's been diagnosed with TMJ, which causes pain in her jaw and facial muscles. Iggy also said she'll start work on her second album this week.
What is the deal with using Seinfeld to teach a psychology class? Psychiatry professor Anthony Tobia, of Rutgers' Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is teaching third and fourth-year medical students about psychiatric disorders through Seinfeld characters. The students are required to watch two episodes of the show a week and come to class ready to discuss the psychopathology "demonstrated" in each one. Professor Tobia says, "When you get these friends together the dynamic is such that it literally creates a plot: Jerry's obsessive compulsive traits combined with Kramer's schizoid traits, with Elaine's inability to forge meaningful relationships and with George being egocentric."
Former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training camp. Madson hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2011 because of elbow problems.
While most people catch trains, a train caught an unnamed 28-year-old Allentown, Pennsylvania woman. Tired of waiting for the slow-moving train to pass, the woman was attempting to crawl under it when she was hit by a piece of metal hanging from one of the rail cars and knocked down. She then tried to roll under the train but was caught by a wheel, which cut off part of her calf muscle. The woman is on track to recover from severe leg injuries at a local hospital.
2004: For the first time, Pete Rose publicly admitted that he'd bet on baseball
actress Kristin Cavallari (The Hills, Revenge of the Nerds) 28