Bits and Pieces - April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015
Mark Wahlberg and Diddy have bet $250,000 on the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight. Coincidentally, that's how much it'll cost you to order the pay-per-view.
The latest dirt on the ARIANA GRANDE and BIG SEAN breakup is that his track "Stay Down" was at least partly responsible for the split. Ariana was supposedly humiliated by the line about him having a million dollar chick with billion dollar lady parts. Ariana felt he was treating her like a piece of meat and the worst part was when her grandmother asked about the lyrics. Ariana also denies Sean's claims that she set up Justin Bieber's onstage grab to get even.
A sequel to the movie SUPER TROOPERS is officially on. The comedy troupe Broken Lizard will begin work on the film after meeting their goal of raising $4.4 million on Indiegogo. The original was virtually ignored when it was released theatrically in 2001, but became a cult favorite on DVD.
PAUL MCCARTNEY has announced his first U.S. arena date of 2015. McCartney will play Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21st. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.
Aside from Disneyland, where is the 'Happiest place on Earth'? According to the new World Happiness Report 2015, the 10 happiest countries are Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia. The World Happiness Report grew out of a project from the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan that set out to measure Gross National Happiness. They eventually got the United Nations to adopt a resolution to get nations to measure their happiness as a guide to improving public policies. Data is gathered simply by asking people around the world to rate how happy they are on a scale of 1 to 10. If you're wondering, the U.S. came in 15th in the survey.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. However, it hasn't yet been determined what the Reds want Rose to be a part of.
After his arrest on drug charges in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Diego Martinez-Espinoza was found to be a Mexican national living in the United States illegally. Pending his trial on May 6th, Diego was ordered to wear a GPS tracking device. At one point the device sent out a tamper alert and Diego texted back an image of himself wearing it. This happened several times until the device went silent. Unfortunately, Diego is nowhere to be found, although authorities know exactly where his cat is. It seems that Diego removed the GPS device from his person and placed it on his pet cat and vanished.
2011: President Obama released his long form birth certificate over questions about whether he was born in the U.S.
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