Bits and Pieces - May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015
Snoop Dogg reportedly thinks the TV show Game of Thrones is historically accurate. There's another argument against the legalization of marijuana.
To no one's surprise, COURTNEY STODDEN has agreed to release her solo sex tape. However, Courtney is saying that one of her best friends stole the tape and made several copies and was apparently threatening to leak it. Courtney says she's been painted into a corner and that she'll donate her $1 million payday to charity.
Fox has announced that the six-episode return of THE X-FILES will kick off on Sunday, January 24th. The original series ran from 1993-2002.
Now that JACK WHITE has performed his final live show for the foreseeable future he apparently plans to focus on his acting career for the next few years. However, a source close to White said only that he's taking an "indefinite" hiatus to focus on "other endeavors."
There could be a $9 computer in your future. It's called CHIP and it's a Raspberry Pi-based motherboard that can be connected to peripherals such as a keyboard and monitor and the Internet via Wi-Fi. Oakland's Next Thing Company put the deck-of-cards-size computer on Kickstarter this month with a fundraising goal of $50,000 and they've already surpassed $700,000 and counting. For the geek crowd, it has a 1-gigahertz processor with 512 megabytes of RAM and 4 gigs of storage. The company will begin shipping them to their biggest backers this fall before they go on sale to the general public a year from now.
According to a new report, between 2011 and 2014, the Defense Department paid NFL teams more than $5 million to salute the troops and provide patriotic tributes at sporting events. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake said the revelation that these are in fact paid arrangements is disappointing.
Suffern, New York's 23-year-old Jared Hudson got into an argument with his father and allegedly stabbed him multiple times in the head with a screwdriver before fleeing the scene. A police K-9 officer soon found the weapon near the home, but there was no trace of Jared. He might still be a free man today had he not felt the call of nature and decided to use the public restroom at police headquarters. Officers arrested Jared on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
1820: Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in Florence, Italy.
actor Jason Biggs (American Pie, Jersey Girl, Eight Below) 37