Bits and Pieces - January 14, 2015
January 14, 2015
The watchdog group Morality in Media says they're upset that the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie has only been given an R-rating. In fact, the group says they're fit to be tied.
SELENA GOMEZ may have finally moved on from Justin Bieber. There's some buzz that Selena is dating EDM DJ ZEDD, although other sources say they're just working together. They were spotted holding hands at a Golden Globes after-party and were also seen over the weekend at a West Hollywood nightclub.
MARY MURPHY is leaving SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Murphy was on the show from 2007 to 2009 and then returned in 2011. Mary issued a statement saying, "I'm saddened of course to be released from my contract." No word on why she was dropped or who her replacement might be.
TIM MCGRAW has announced that his "Shotgun Rider Tour '15." will kick off this summer in Little Rock. Billy Currington and Chase Bryant will be the openers.
AirlineRatings.com has released its annual report on the safest and most dangerous airlines. Once again Qantas tops the list as having the best record. Qantas also has the youngest fleet, with an average plane age of slightly less than 8 years. Other airlines deemed safe included British Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Finnair. As for the safest of the so-called budget airlines, those included JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, and Thomas Cook Airlines. Malaysia Airlines, which had two high-profile flight losses last year was awarded 5 out of 7 stars. As for the airlines you should stay away from, Nepal's Tara Air and Nepal Airlines, Kam Air from Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan's SCAT Airlines received only one star. All four are banned in the European Union Member States and strongly advised against by the U.S government.
Kentucky remains atop the Associated Press Top 25 poll, although they're no longer the unanimous choice after twice having to go to overtime to stay unbeaten. Virginia picked up two first place votes to move to second with Gonzaga, Duke and Villanova rounding out the top five.
Rochester, New Hampshire police say Daniel Wilson was loitering about a Shell gas station until the clerk became distracted with several other customers. Daniel then allegedly made his move, slipping behind the counter and stealing money from the safe. While the theft may have gone without a hitch, the getaway wasn't quite as successful. As he was fleeing the scene, Daniel crossed a double yellow line and smashed into a parked car. In addition to the burglary charges, Daniel has also been charged with DUI.
1854: Anthony Faas of Philadelphia patented the accordion
comedian Rip Taylor 81