Bits and Pieces - May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015
Lindsay Lohan has begun performing community service at a Brooklyn daycare center. For yesterday's arts and crafts project, Lindsay taught the kids how to make fake I.D.'s.
RIHANNA recently received a bouquet of roses believed to be from LEONARDO DICAPRIO. Rihanna's assistant delivered the roses, complete with a Thomas the Tank Engine balloon and a heart-shaped balloon that read "I love you." No word on what led the spies to believe the gift was from Leo.
PETER MACNICOL won't be returning to CSI: CYBER as FBI Assistant Director Stavros Sifter next season. Apparently creative differences are to blame. However, Ted Danson will be bringing his D.B. Russell character to the show after he wraps up the original CSI with a two hour finale in September.
A GEORGE JONES biopic titled No Show Jones is in the works. The film will follow Jones' rise in the 1950s through the 1970s, chronicling his struggles with alcohol and substance abuse and his turbulent seven-year marriage to Tammy Wynette.
Jones' widow, Nancy Jones, is executive producing the film.
The Starbucks mobile payment system has become a huge success story with 16 million users. Unfortunately, it's also become a big success with hackers. Credit card hackers have found a way to tap into some people's Starbucks card and transfer the balances onto cards they control. Then, when you reload, they can transfer that money, too. Here are a few tips to avoid getting burned. First, turn off the auto reload feature. That way if the hackers drain your account, they won't get a fresh amount to steal from you. Also, since the Starbucks card is linked to your bank or credit card accounts, use separate passwords so the hackers can't get into your bank accounts, too.
After going on the DL in April, the Atlanta Braves say pitcher Mike Minor is out for the season following shoulder surgery. The team says Minor should be ready to go for next spring.
Sruli Schochet was in an Arkansas Wal-Mart when he ran into a guy who was proudly showing off a tattoo reading "strength" in Hebrew. Unlike the tattoo guy, Schochet actually speaks Hebrew and knew the word on his arm actually read "matzo," like the unleavened bread Jews eat during Passover. Schochet did have the matzo balls to post a photo of the guy and his tattoo on Facebook with the caption, "Let's just say, there is a white guy in Arkansas walking around with the Hebrew word for 'cracker' on his arm...and he doesn't know it!" (See here)
1995: Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $1,500 for running a call girl ring
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