Bits and Pieces - January 21, 2015
January 21, 2015
The man who invented instant replay has died. In other news, the man who invented instant replay has died and the man who invented instant replay has died.
MAMA JUNE might give SUGAR BEAR one last chance to work things out, although it's apparently just for the sake of a dollar. Word is that Mama June and Sugar Bear have been contacted by two different reality shows, one of them being "Marriage Boot Camp," to appear on their upcoming season. Of course, Mama June also bragged that she burned some of Sugar Bear's stuff.
Lifetime's WHITNEY HOUSTON biopic, along with the specials Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney and Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances drew 11.8 million viewers on Saturday night. The TV biopic attracted 4.5 million viewers, becoming Lifetime's most-watched telecast since Flowers in the Attic.
Radar Online is saying THE BLACK EYED PEAS are getting back together to do another album and tour. An insider says, "They have already started working on their new material and will be doing a tour together following the release of their first album." No release date was revealed.
A selfie has turned into an international incident at this year's Miss Universe pageant. Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo of herself with Miss Lebanon, Miss Slovenia, and Miss Japan on Instagram. Unfortunately, Miss Lebanon, Saly Greige, faced calls for her to be stripped of her title by hardliners back home for posing with the representative from her country's bitter enemy. Miss Lebanon pleaded her case by saying she'd been doing her best to avoid Miss Israel, but was "photo bombed." Miss Israel said the situation makes her feel sad adding, "Too bad you cannot put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime that we can meet girls from around the world and also from the neighboring country."
Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive backs Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are both expected to play in the Super Bowl despite suffering injuries in the NFC Championship Game. Sherman says an MRI revealed that he has an elbow sprain, while Thomas dislocated his shoulder.
Douglas Stewart has been sentenced to over three years in prison after attempting to rob a betting shop in Devon, England. This case hardly needed a prosecutor as the Stewart did everything he could to ensure his conviction. First, his disguise was paper napkins glued to his face, which clerks immediately saw through to recognize him as someone that had been banned from the shop. Stewart wrote his holdup note on the back of the letter informing of his ban, complete with his name and address, which he left behind when he fled empty-handed. Just in case Stewart had left any doubt, he took off his disguise outside the shop in full view of a surveillance camera and his fingerprints were found at the crime scene.
1885: The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson of Coney Island, New York
actor Skeet Ulrich (Scream, Jericho, As Good As It Gets) 46