Bits and Pieces - April 6, 2015
April 6, 2015
Vanilla Ice has cut a plea deal over his home burglary case. Vanilla Ice won't have to go to jail as long as he agrees to pay restitution, agrees to perform community service and agrees to never rap again.
The stepchildren of the woman who was killed in the BRUCE JENNER car crash are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against him. Apparently it's just a money grab as the stepchildren had virtually no relationship with her and they're not in her will. The woman has no blood relatives and under California law the stepchildren are the only remaining people who have a legal right to file a lawsuit.
BILLY RAY CYRUS will star in a new sitcom for the CMT channel called Still the King. Cyrus will play a scandal-ridden washed-up one-hit wonder who's kicked out of country music only to emerge 20 years later as the second-best Elvis impersonator in Laughlin, Nevada.
The first clip from the AMY WINEHOUSE documentary has been released. The clip shows an interview with a young Amy talking about her music with shots of her later on in her career. (See here)
Perhaps to the chagrin of religious freedom law advocates, you'll soon be able to legally live in sin in Florida. Some 500,000 couples that are shacking up in the state are breaking an 1868 law that makes unwed cohabitation illegal. A state senator fighting to repeal the law says parents and grandparents have been denied visitation rights because they live with someone to whom they're not married and that cohabitation misdemeanors could turn up on a person's background check. Consenting adults who commit such "lewd and lascivious behavior" can be tossed in jail for 60 days and fined $500. Only Florida, Michigan, and Mississippi still have such laws and Florida State Senator Eleanor Sobel said, "The government should not intrude into the private lives of consenting adults."
The Detroit Tigers say pitchers Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon will begin the season on the DL, although Verlander could be back for the Tigers game against the Cleveland Indians on April 12th.
As an April Fools' Day prank, one of four female Grand Valley State University students living in a Michigan apartment thought it would be funny to toss a firecracker at a roommate. It might've been hilarious had the girl not missed her target and the firecracker not landed in the laundry hamper, igniting the clothing inside. The ensuing blaze forced the building to be evacuated and after firefighters from several companies extinguished the blaze they said the apartment where the fire started was unlikely to be considered safe.
2009: American cargo ship captain Richard Phillips was rescued from Somali pirates by U.S. Navy snipers.
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