Bits and Pieces - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015
Pope Francis is urging people to put away their iPhones and start talking to each other. In fact, the pope's comments are now a trending topic on Twitter.
Dr. McDreamy is back on the market as PATRICK DEMPSEY'S wife Jillian Fink has filed for divorce to end their 15 year-marriage. She cited irreconcilable difference and is asking for joint custody of their three kids, as well as spousal and child support. The bad news for Dempsey is that there is no pre-nup and he's now worth about $40 million. Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, "It remains to be seen whether it will be amicable" and that she's had a problem with his ego for a while now, which she thinks is out of control.
JULIA ROBERTS will produce and star in a movie about San Francisco's Batkid. He's the 5-year-old leukemia patient who was granted his wish to become a superhero for a day.
A red 1965 Mosrite Ventures V1 guitar owned by JOHNNY RAMONE was sold at auction last Thursday for nearly $72,000. The guitar was signed on the body in black marker, "Best always, Johnny Ramone, 5/22/90." Ramone used the guitar until 1990 when he apparently sold it to friend and former Ramones band driver Gene Frawley.
Your next vacation may have just gotten cheaper! No, airlines aren't lowering their fares despite lower fuel costs, but Sky Mall has filed for bankruptcy. Those are the catalogs you find on airplanes that sell weird and highly overpriced items. They're blaming the failure on in-flight Wi-Fi and other entertainment that keeps passengers occupied with other things than buying things from their catalogs. However, their online website will apparently remain in business.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is reportedly facing a suspension of at least one year after yet another violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. It's reported that Gordon tested positive for alcohol, for which he was subject to testing after pleading guilty to a DUI charge in September.
The Ohio Attorney General's Office has accused Roberta Payne of illegally selling more than 2,000 morphine pills and 30 milligrams of liquid morphine. Roberta might not be behind bars on several drug-related charges had she not allegedly sold those drugs to an undercover agent. This is going to look especially bad on Roberta's resume as she was perhaps trying to drum up new business for her job as a drug addiction counselor.
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