Bits and Pieces - May 7, 2015
May 7, 2015
Kensington Palace has released Princess Charlotte's birth certificate. The birth certificate was released following demands by Donald Trump.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER has another fight on his hands. This time it's a legal battle as his baby mama Josie Harris is suing him for $20 million. Harris is suing Mayweather for defamation and infliction of emotional distress following that interview Floyd did with Katie Couric in which she asked him about his 2010 domestic violence incident involving Harris. Floyd told Couric, "Did I restrain a woman that was on drugs? Yes, I did. So if they say that's domestic violence, then, you know what? I'm guilty. I'm guilty of restraining someone." Harris now says she's been labeled a drug addict and was humiliated and that he also lied about not beating her. Following the incident, Mayweather was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
ELLEN ALBERTINI DOW, who was the rapping grandmother in the movie THE WEDDING SINGER, has died at the age of 101. (See here)
OASIS' NOEL GALLAGHER has offered his opinion on ZAYN MALIK leaving ONE DIRECTION. To paraphrase Gallagher's profanity-laced interview, he said Zayn was stupid for leaving the band because he was making tons of money and it offered him unlimited female companionship. Gallagher also questioned Zayn's desire to be a normal 22-year-old saying, "Who wants to be a normal 22-year-old?!"
A military training operation called Jade Helm 15 is set to take place later this year in seven Western states and some conspiracy theory nuts think it's a plot to take over Texas. Noting that five Wal-Mart stores were closed abruptly for what they said were plumbing issues, the conspiracy crowd says the military is building tunnels beneath the closed stores, which will be used to house the headquarters of invading troops from China. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott even issued an order for the state guard to monitor the U.S. military, while Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas demanded that the Pentagon change the map being used for the exercise, which shows Texas shaded in red to designate "hostile" territory. All this nonsense forced the Pentagon to issue a statement saying the exercise "poses no threat to any American's civil liberties."
Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Kevin Manion to be the new crew chief for Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 team. Manion replaces Drew Blickensderfer starting this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
Michael Joseph Runko walked into a Papa John's in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday night and demanded free pizza. When he was denied, Runko walked behind the counter, assaulted an employee, grabbed a couple of pizzas and walked out the back door. Once outside, Runko allegedly demanded money from a delivery man, striking him the face and throwing a brick at his vehicle. Police soon caught up with Runko, who spit and swung at the troopers before he was arrested on charges of robbery, assault, resisting arrest, harassment, theft, disorderly conduct and, yes, public drunkenness.
2004: The final episode of the TV series Friends aired.
actress Gabourey Sidibe (Precious, The Big C) 32