Bits and Pieces - February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015
Un-retouched photos of Beyonce were posted online. After he saw them, Kanye West changed his mind and said Beck really did deserve to win the Album of the Year Grammy.
Re-heat the spaghetti because HONEY BOO-BOO may be coming back to television. Apparently producers want them to star in a real-life Beverly Hillbillies-type show with a new house, money, and drivers and watch as they adjust to being famous. There is one little snag and that is that producers want to drudge up Chickadee's molestation business with Mama June's ex, while the family says they're dealing with it privately in therapy and want to move on.
The DANCING WITH THE STARS rumors have begun. Names being mentioned include The Bachelor's Chris Soules, Roseanne Barr, Patriots Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The official announcement comes next Tuesday.
JACK WHITE is letting fans play editor with his new music video for "That Black Bat Licorice," from his Lazaretto album. Users can toggle between three different versions of the video by tapping the number "3" and the letter "B" on their keyboard. (See here)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is urging citizens to stop hurling themselves from their windows into snow banks, saying "It's a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself." Apparently never having watched America's Funniest Home Videos or checked out YouTube, the mayor added "This isn't Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston, where we're trying to remove snow off of the street and it becomes very dangerous." However, the mayor's warning seems to have had the opposite effect as Boston resident Christina Phaup said she hadn't even heard of anyone jumping out of their windows before Walsh's speech, but now that Walsh gave her the idea, she was putting that on her to-do list. Christina's friend, 25-year-old Andrew Rosenblatt, from the Boston suburb of Quincy said he'd definitely heed Walsh's warning, but after learning of Phaup's response, he stated, "If she's doing it, I'm doing it." (See Loon Mountain residents here)
Former NBA player Jerome Kersey has died at the age of 52. No cause of death was given. Kersey played for 17 NBA seasons, 11 of those with the Portland Trail Blazers. Kersey won a championship with San Antonio in 1999 and retired from the NBA in 2001.
Authorities in Oregon brought in Aleksander Robin Tomaszewski for questioning. Apparently the questioning got pretty heated as Aleksander emerged from the room with two black eyes and later signed an assault complaint against detectives. Unfortunately for Aleksander, a video recorder was running and the tape showed him punching himself, leaving two black eyes. Aleksander said he hoped filing a complaint would get him released, but instead it got him charged with initiating a false report and attempted coercion, 20 days in jail and a $500 fine. (See here)
2008: Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president.
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