Bits and Pieces - April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay and actress Stephanie March are getting a divorce. On the bright side, Flay served her divorce papers with a lovely steak tartar.
BELLA THORNE and PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER were photographed leaving the Mud Hen Tavern in Los Angeles Wednesday night and although they weren't even holding hands, Bella sent out a preventative tweet. Knowing MILEY CYRUS' fans would be furious if they thought something was going on between her and Patrick, she posted a photo of them having dinner with the caption, "With my homie Patrick Schwarzenegger if you aren't already following him you should :)) disclaimer *** we are just friends :)"
A two-minute preview clip for the upcoming third season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK has been posted online. It hints at a possible feud between Gloria and Sophia, shows Alex and Litchfield newbie Lolly getting into a fistfight, and finds Crazy Eyes getting reprimanded for writing porn. Season 3 will be online Friday, June 12th. (See here)
GWEN STEFANI has gotten a three-year restraining order against some stalker dude that's been sending her flowers, candy, cards and letters, and even showed up recently at her acupuncturist's office to see her. The guy has also gone to her home on numerous occasions and even threatened to kill himself because he couldn't bear looking at paparazzi photos showing her tripping on a sidewalk.
Kevin Perz graduated from Parkway Central High School in Missouri back in 1977 and after all these years he's paying it forward. In January, Perz tracked down his home economics teacher, Marilyn Mecham, and called her to say thank you. While that might've been nice enough, two days later she received a letter from Perz with a check for $10,000. Perz also wrote her a note saying the Christmas gift is intended to be 100% used on you and your personal life" and "I would be sad if you didn't spend it all on yourself." Marilyn said she got the letter on a Friday but had to wait until Monday to call and thank Perz because every time she started to pick up the phone she started to cry. Perz actually started sending thank you checks to his teachers in 1992. He sent his calculus teacher a $5,000 check and twenty years later he sent a $10,000 check to his business teacher.
The Atlanta Hawks say forward Thabo Sefolosha has a fractured tibia and is out for the season. Sefolosha suffered the injury while resisting arrest outside a Manhattan night club early Wednesday morning following the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland. (See the incident here - careful French profanity!)
Tampa Police arrived at a drug house and were greeted by 23-year-old Kimberly Noelle Collera who told them, "I'm the only one doing illegal activity here. Everything is mine." Kimberly was promptly arrested, but was let out of her handcuffs so she could sign a document. However, instead of reaching for a pen, Kimberly reached for a handful of "molly" and swallowed it, telling officers, "If I'm going back to prison, I'll at least get high before I go." Mission accomplished.
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