Bits and Pieces - January 13, 2015
January 13, 2015
J.C. Penney has announced plans to close 40 stores around the country this year. In a related story, J.C. Penney still has 40 stores.
Are BEYONCé and JAY Z expecting another baby? Beyonce posted a photo on Instagram showing her buried in the sand on a beach with what appears to be a giant baby bump. So far, no comment from the couple, but in the past Beyonce has expressed a desire to have more children. In any case, they probably won't be voting for Mike Huckabee should he decide to run for president again. In a new book, Huckabee praises Beyoncé's talent, but continues: "Jay-Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?" Apparently unbeknownst to Huckabee, Beyoncé manages her own career.
GLEE kicked off its final season on Friday night, but the ratings were down from its last season premiere. Just 2.3 million viewers tuned in, but part of the reason for the decline was its move to Friday nights, which traditionally has fewer viewers.
ONE DIRECTION'S HARRY STYLES may be at least temporarily off the market as he's said to be dating Victoria's Secret model Nadine Leopold. They supposedly spent her birthday together last week after he planned a few activities for her day.
Those long eyelashes may look sexy, but a new study says they could be bad for you because they funnel air into the eye rather than protect it. While natural lashes protect the eye against dirt and drying by creating an area of stagnant air, longer lashes funnel air into the eyes, drying them out and carrying in particles like dust. While the study was conducted on animals, they think the same is true for humans.
Former baseball great Hank Aaron has joined a group looking to buy the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Others in the group include Memphis Grizzlies minority owner and vice chairman Steve Kaplan and former Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien, who's the current managing general partner of DC United in MLS.
Denver's Michael Than came up with an ingenious plan to turbocharge his income. Michael shoplifted $20,000 worth of TurboTax software from a Target store over four years by concealing it in re-sealable dog food bags and then sold it on eBay for $60,000. While Michael might be congratulated for getting eBay shoppers to pay inflated prices on easily obtainable software, the judge told him he'd ordinarily impose just probation in such a case, but since he was a former high-ranking Denver sheriff's officer, it meant he breached the public's trust and darkened the image of the department and therefore he was sentenced to two months in jail.
2010: A 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing thousands
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