Bits and Pieces - January 7, 2015
January 7, 2015
This winter's coldest blast of arctic air is moving across the country. In fact, it's so cold in Washington that Michelle Obama's garden is producing frozen vegetables.
Could KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER be back on again? They most recently called it quits last February, but were seen together in Beverly Hills over the weekend. A source tells People magazine they buried the hatchet a while back and are friends. It's been all quiet on the Mayer romance front lately, while Katy has been linked to DJ and producer Diplo.
HBO has renewed LENA DUNHAM'S GIRLS for Season 5. The Season 4 premiere airs this Sunday night.
AKON has announced plans for a five-part concept album called Stadium this year. Each of the five albums will be based in a different musical genre including pop, urban, island and world.
You may have seen a notice in your Facebook feed that says, "In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!" The supposed reason for re-posting the notice on your timeline is that it'll protect your privacy. However, it's a hoax and it's not the first time it's shown up. Facebook says they don't own your media and posting the notice is unnecessary. No word on who may have started it or why, but it doesn't seem to be malicious in nature.
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood, California. The plan will pressure St. Louis to either build a new stadium or watch the team return to Southern California. The Raiders and Chargers have also made noises about moving, but the earliest any team could move would be 2016.
Employees at a Brooklyn mall saw 48-year-old Jerry Mitchell doing donuts in the parking lot. In what made the incident more unusual, Jerry was driving a street sweeper at the time. Police eventually caught up with Jerry some 20 miles away in Nassau County and after a five-minute, 35 mph chase, Jerry pulled over and told officers he was going to buy candy and got lost. As you might guess, the charges Jerry was arrested on included DUI.
2001: Congress certified George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 presidential election
TV host Julie Chen (Big Brother, The Talk) 45