Bits and Pieces - April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015
Pepsi will replace Coca-Cola as the official beverage of the NBA. Not to be outdone, Testosterone will replace Estrogen as the official performance enhancing drug of Major League Baseball.
It looks like we have a new couple alert for AZEALIA BANKS and actor JESSE BRADFORD. He's probably best known for playing the annoying older brother in the movie "Bring It On" and while there were some rumors about them for a little while, they were spotted enjoying some PDA at Coachella over the weekend. Bradford was also seen at the side of the stage during her show and she posted a couple of Instagram photos of them together.
The TV ratings for the 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS were down for the second year in a row. This year's telecast drew only about 1.55 million viewers, which was down almost half from 2014's 2.8 million. At least some of the drop can be blamed on MTV having to go up against the return of HBO's Game of Thrones.
JACK WHITE has announced he's taking a hiatus from touring after a brief, first-ever acoustic tour. Dates and locations won't be announced until the day of the show. However, he did say that they'll be in the only five states left in the U.S. that he has yet to play. The shows will be a bargain, too, at only $3 per ticket.
That woman accused of dumping her 21-year-old quadriplegic son in the woods at a park so she could spend the week with her out-of-state boyfriend will face attempted murder and other charges. Nyia Parler has been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons in Maryland since hours after her son was found last Friday. Police said they believe her son had been in the woods all week and was exposed to the cold, rainy weather and wild animals. Police plan to arrest her after she's released from the hospital.
The Kansas City Royals say right fielder Alex Rios is out indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Minnesota earlier this week. Rios was batting .321 with eight RBIs and a home run during the Royals' 7-0 start.
Joseph T. Brennan Jr. was driving through Quincy, Massachusetts when his car suddenly exploded, throwing him out of the vehicle, which crashed into a guard rail. A bystander rushed to aid Brennan, whose eyebrows, eyelashes, and hair were singed. Brennan also smelled of burnt gunpowder and had burns on his face as he said, "I'm an idiot. I lit a cigarette with the gunpowder in the front seat." The commotion attracted the attention of police, who say Brennan also had 14 liquids and powders in the vehicle and he was later arraigned, albeit in his hospital bed.
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