Bits and Pieces - March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015
It's now reported that the ISIS militant known as Jihadi John was deported from Tanzania in 2009 for being drunk and abusive. Hopefully this won't tarnish his reputation.
HARRISON FORD is being hailed as a hero for steering clear of houses and avoiding any other injuries, or perhaps even deaths, on the ground after his plane lost power and crashed on a golf course last week. The plane reportedly hit a tree on the way down and Ford suffered more injuries than first reported as sources say he underwent surgery to repair a broken pelvis and broken ankle. Ford's rep wouldn't confirm, but said his injuries were not "life-threatening" and that he was expected to make a "full recovery." (Hear police scanner audio here)
JADA PINKETT SMITH says she won't be returning to her role as former mobster Fish Mooney on "Gotham" next season. Jada said she signed on for a year and the year is up.
JACK WHITE has revealed that he was the winning bidder back in January for the first recording by ELVIS PRESLEY. White paid $300,000 for the 1953 acetate disc featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin." White says he plans to reissue the single on vinyl for this coming Record Store Day. White says his Third Man label will go to painstaking detail in order to recreate the original 10-inch 78rpm disc, including reproducing the typewritten labels.
A British man in his 20s is adopting his own biological son, whose surrogate mom was the man's mother. However, the newspaper The Mirror phrased it more spectacularly in their headline: "Woman Gives Birth to Own Grandson." However, before the adoption could occur, it had to go through the legal process and after careful consideration a judge said that while it was unusual, it was legal. Meanwhile, another mother in Britain reportedly wants to become a surrogate for her dead daughter's baby.
LeSean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills have reportedly agreed to a five-year, $40 million contract that includes $26.5 million in guaranteed money. The deal will start once McCoy is officially traded to Buffalo by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Robert Daniel Collins called 911 in Alliance, Ohio last Wednesday to accuse his own wife of theft. Unfortunately for Robert, he told the dispatcher that the item his wife allegedly stole was his stash of cocaine. Police arrived to find Robert in possession of a glass pipe he identified as being for smoking marijuana and later discovered he was wanted on an active warrant. Robert is now facing up to 60 days in jail and $500 in fines if convicted on the charges.
2005: Dan Rather anchored his final CBS Evening News
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