Bits and Pieces - January 20, 2015
January 20, 2015
The founder of the Home Shopping Network has passed away. You can send flowers for three easy payments of $19.99 each.
The divorce papers have been filed in the MARIAH CAREY and NICK CANNON split. They'd already worked out a property settlement agreement and they had a prenup with a confidentiality clause. If Nick violates the clause, he has to pay her a $250,000 penalty but, if she dishes, she has to pay him $500,000. The prenup says Mariah is worth $150 million with a whopping $30 million listed as "miscellaneous." Nick came into the marriage in 2008 with a little less than $500,000, but has made a boatload since.
PAULA ABDUL is in talks to replace Mary Murphy as a judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. The show returns for season 12 this summer.
The GRAMMY AWARDS are coming up this Sunday, but Pandora is already predicting the winners. They've taken the data from its 76 million users and say that Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" will win Album of the Year; Record of the Year will go to Sia's "Chandelier"; Iggy Azalea will take Best New Artist and Song of the Year will go to Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."
Stop me if you've heard this one before, but last year was the hottest year on record. It's the third time in a decade that's happened and they say 2015 could be warmer still. Last year's average temperature was 58.24 degrees Fahrenheit, which was 1.24 degrees above the average for the 20th century. Record warmth was recorded worldwide across Russia, the western United States, South America, much of Europe, northern Africa and parts of Australia.
CBS basketball analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely by the network after he was arrested on a charge of soliciting a prostitute in a Washington, D.C. hotel.
An unnamed 94-year-old Sacramento man recently took his vehicle to the Quick Quack Car Wash. It turned out to be their quickest car wash ever as the man sped through at an estimated 40 miles per hour. Workers jumped out of the way to avoid being hit as the geezer mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake. The man walked away without a scratch, which is more than can be said for the car wash, which sustained an estimated $100,000 worth of damage. On the bright side, the surveillance video of the incident has gone viral. (See here)
2014: In an interview, President Obama stated that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol
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