Bits and Pieces - January 26, 2015
January 26, 2015
Will Ferrell was filming a movie at a New Orleans Pelicans game this week and threw a basketball and hit a cheerleader in the head. Even worse, Ferrell is now being accused of using an under-inflated basketball.
According to the National Enquirer, HALLE BERRY has threatened to leave her hot-tempered husband OLIVIER MARTINEZ. Halle has supposedly given him an ultimatum to get counseling or get out. This comes after an incident earlier this month at the L.A. airport where Martinez knocked over an airport employee with the car seat of their 1-year-old son. A supposed close friend of Halle's tells the tabloid, "I think she'll leave if Olivier doesn't clean up his act. The incident embarrassed her. Halle is telling friends she worries that Olivier's runaway temper could put her kids at risk." You may recall that back on Thanksgiving in 2012, Martinez beat up Halle's baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry.
PAULA ABDUL and JASON DERULO are heading to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE as judges when the show returns this summer. This season will feature stage dancers competing against street dancers.
MATCHBOX TWENTY will host a daylong event on the AXS TV channel on Sunday, February 15th. The day will include band interviews, videos and the television premiere of the concert film Matchbox Twenty Live North.
It took over a decade, but the U.S. Senate has finally admitted that scientists are right about climate change. Senators voted 98-1 in support of legislation approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that included an amendment that forced the politicians to concede climate change is "not a hoax." If you're wondering, the one senator that voted against it was Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe.
The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture after scoring a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game. Lynch could face additional fines for his most recent refusal to speak to the media. He can afford the fines as Lynch made $6.5 million this season.
A world economic summit is taking place in Davos, Switzerland this week and among the hot topics is what to do about the ever-growing income gap between the haves and have-nots. Among those in attendance is American Jeff Greene, who made his $3 billion fortune betting against sub-prime mortgage securities. Green says that Americans need to reinvent their whole system of life and to lower their expectations so they have 'less things'. Green said this after flying into Davos on a private jet with his wife, children and two nannies. In all fairness, Green is practicing what he preaches by selling his $195 million Beverly Hills estate, leaving him with only estates in Malibu, the Hamptons and Palm Beach.
2009: The Pittsburgh Steelers became the first team to win six Super Bowls, defeating the Cardinals 27-23
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