Bits and Pieces - May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015
Plans have been announced for a sequel to the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road." In this movie, Max gets even angrier when he finds out his car is equipped with recalled airbags.
KANYE WEST says he feels he was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards and seriously misrepresented. Kanye is ticked because he gave producers the lyrics in advance so they knew when the naughty words were coming, but they bleeped a lot more than necessary. Kanye also says he gave producers specifics about lighting and camera angles for his pyrotechnics display so that he could be seen, but apparently that was disregarded and he feels like they screwed him.
If you're still with GAME OF THRONES despite Sunday's controversial episode, COLDPLAY has shared a video featuring PETER DINKLAGE singing about those that have been killed off on the show. (See here)
Doctors say that SAM SMITH'S vocal cord surgery was a success. No word on when he can resume singing, but he did celebrate his 23rd birthday yesterday and his sisters gave him an authentic Harry Potter wand and he was well enough to share a photo on Instagram. (See here)
The recall of cars with potentially deadly air bags has gone nationwide. Japanese air bag maker Takata has agreed to a nationwide recall of nearly 34 million cars. The defective air bags have been blamed for five U.S. deaths and effect nearly all manufacturers. There's a website you can go to where you can enter your vehicle's VIN and see if it's affected. It's at http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/vin-lookup-sites
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says his team will not appeal their punishment in the Deflate-gate scandal. The Patriots will accept its $1 million fine and two lost draft picks. However, the players' association will appeal on behalf of Tom Brady.
ISIS has staged another deadly attack...on itself. Leaked footage shows a masked militant stomping a group of his fellow soldiers. The masked marauder then jabs the men with the barrel of his assault rifle and bashes the head of one of them with the butt of the weapon. Another man then takes over and whips the men with what appears to be a belt. If you're wondering what prompted the violent outburst, it seem the men were caught smoking, which is considered by them a "slow suicide" and, therefore, un-Islamic. However, confusion over the appropriate punishment for smokers reportedly led to a fight that killed 12 ISIS members in February. (See here)
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