Bits and Pieces - January 22, 2015
January 22, 2015
Justin Bieber is going to be the subject of the next Comedy Central roast. Before you get too excited, it's not a roast in the Joan of Arc sense.
It was a day in Hell's Court for celebrity chef GORDON RAMSAY as a British judge ruled that he's on the hook for the $1 million annual rent on a London restaurant. Ramsay had put his father-in-law Christopher Hutcheson in charge of running the place and claimed he used an autopen machine to forge his signature on the lease. However, the judge ruled that Hutcheson was acting within the authority given him by Ramsay to manage the place. Ramsay fired Hutcheson in late 2010, accusing him of gross misconduct.
THE AMAZING RACE has unveiled the 11 teams that will compete for the $1 million dollar prize this season. All 11 teams will be dating couples, although five of them will meet for the first time at the starting line for their extreme blind date! Famous names will include New Kid on the Block Jonathan Knight and his partner Harley Rodriguez, and Olympic medalists Aly Dudek and Steven Langton. The new season premieres February 25th.
MEGHAN TRAINOR and HARRY STYLES are working on music together. Meghan says, "It's a beautiful song we wrote together on my ukulele," adding "It's a cute acoustic love thing." However, her reps say it hasn't been recorded yet.
Big Brother may be watching you! It's reported that at least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to see through the walls of houses. The device lets them see whether anyone is inside and whether they are moving and can detect movements as slight as human breathing from a distance of more than 50 feet. However, it's raising legal and privacy issues because the Supreme Court has said law enforcement generally can't use high-tech sensors to tell them about the inside of a person's house without first obtaining a search warrant. Use of the devices came to light in December when a federal appeals court said officers had used one before they entered a house to arrest a man wanted for violating his parole. The judges expressed concern that agents had used the technology without a search warrant and that it could be a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
It's reported that the New England Patriots had 11 of their 12 allotted game footballs inflated two pounds under NFL minimum regulations. The NFL is expected to wrap up its investigation in the next couple days.
Manlius, New York's David and Arna Orlando recently received a notice from their homeowners association notifying them that they were in violation of rules. It seems that the Orlando's had the audacity to park their pickup truck in their driveway. The association rules state that only "private, passenger-type, pleasure automobiles" may be parked in driveways. The Orlandos countered that their pickup is registered as a passenger vehicle and that other residents have trucks parked in their driveways, which was verified by a local reporter. The association has gone to court to stop the Orlandos from parking in their driveway while they're counter-suing the association for legal costs.
1994: Lorena Bobbitt was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity for chopping off her husband John's manhood.
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