Bits and Pieces - April 2, 2015
April 2, 2015
The Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch appears on the new album by Ludacris. However, Lynch said he only appeared so he didn't get fined.
BRUCE JENNER has reportedly undergone breast augmentation surgery. Bruce supposedly had silicone breast implants put in a few weeks ago and an insider told Radar Online, "He went with a smaller implant because he didn't want to look ridiculous." A supposedly well-placed source says Bruce will undergo full gender reassignment surgery in May or June and he may also undergo another breast augmentation to upgrade to a larger cup size. They're still saying Bruce hopes to have all the surgery completed in time to make his on-screen debut as a woman on the fall season of Dancing with the Stars. Meanwhile, they say Kris Jenner is "in denial" about the changes and is refusing to discuss it with her family!
Fox has renewed NEW GIRL for a fifth season. However, as previously announced, DAMON WAYANS JR. will exit the series at the end of this season.
JUSTIN BIEBER is working on a new album with Kanye West and Rick Rubin. Bieber had an album recorded, but he scrapped it because it didn't reflect where he is in life at this point. No word on when the new album will be out.
Easter is coming up on Sunday and many people will be coloring eggs. But, why do we do it? No one knows for sure, but there are a few theories. Eggs were often associated with celebrations of spring as they're symbolic of rebirth and new life. It was common for eggs to be decorated for these spring festivals, and the symbolism of rebirth fit together with Easter, as it's the celebration of Jesus' resurrection and therefore the practice may have been adopted by Christians. Christians in Mesopotamia also dyed eggs red to symbolize the blood that was shed during the crucifixion. King Edward I of England may also play a part as he ordered 450 eggs to be colored and decorated with gold-leaf, which were then given as Easter gifts to the royal household. Another tale is that Mary Magdalene brought a basket of cooked eggs to share with the other women who would be mourning at the tomb of Jesus, but when she arrived to find the stone rolled away from the entrance, the eggs in her basket turned red. Another story goes that Jesus' mother Mary brought eggs to the crucifixion and as her tears fall on them, they became spotted with brilliant color.
The average salary of Major League Baseball players will break the $4 million barrier for the first time on Opening Day. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw tops all players at $31 million. The average salary broke the $1 million mark in 1992, topped $2 million in 2001 and reached $3 million in 2008.
Post Falls, Idaho's Phillip Poissonnier was enjoying a night out at Club Tequila until he was 86'd shortly after 1 a.m. and a police officer responded to give the drunken Phillip a courtesy ride home. However, the ungrateful Phillip then called 911 twelve times to complain that the bar overcharged him. A bartender at the club provided Phillip's receipts, which showed he was only charged $30 for the 10 beers that he ordered. However, Phillip's night out could cost him a lot more as he now faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine for misusing 911.
1996: Baseball umpire John McSherry died after collapsing during a game between the Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos.
actress Debbie Reynolds (Tammy and the Bachelor, Singin' In The Rain, The Rat Race) 83