Bits and Pieces - June 12, 2015
June 12, 2015
Former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Holly Madison has written a new book claiming Hef's girlfriends hated having sex with him and tried to get it over with quick as they could. Hefner liked marathon sessions - he'd have sex with 26.2 women.
Honey Boo Boo's MAMA JUNE is being sued by her daughter and granddaughter, claiming she owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars from the TV show. ANNA 'CHICKADEE' CARDWELL and her 2-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, claim Mama June pocketed money they should've received and are seeking $300,000 between them. However, Mama June says the network deposited Anna's money directly into her accounts and the TLC channel is apparently backing that up. Mama June also says she gave Anna a $15,400 check last December as her cut of the lump sum the family was paid when their show was cancelled and even helped Anna by paying her cell phone bill and other household expenses.
GWEN STEFANI will be returning to "THE VOICE" this fall after filling in for Christina Aguilera last year. Gwen joins returning coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams. The new season will premiere in September on NBC.
ED SHEERAN has announced that he'll be one of the performers headlining the fourth annual Global Citizen Festival this fall in New York City. It's a free event and is part of Global Citizen's 15-year campaign to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin Group, has a new policy where the company will pay new moms and dads to stay home. The downside is that it only applies to employees of Virgin Management in the United Kingdom and Geneva. New parents can take up to a year of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. Branson said in a statement, "I know how magical the first year of a child's life is but also how much hard work it takes." Other strings attached are that employees must have worked at Virgin Management for four years to get 100% pay. Other employees will still receive a percentage of their paycheck depending how long they've been with the company.
The Glendale, Arizona City Council has voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, leaving the team's future further in doubt. The city says they're open to renegotiating the arena deal, but the Coyotes have refused.
Christopher Trail walked into a Red Bay, Alabama pharmacy and took everyone hostage and demanded drugs. The pharmacist told Trail that he could have any drugs he wanted if he released the hostages. Trail agreed and once the hostages were safely outside, the pharmacist kept her word and handed Trail the drugs. However, Trail didn't notice that she gave him sleep-inducing medication and he soon fell asleep, the standoff came to an end and Trail was awakened and arrested.
1919: Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first Triple Crown winner
actor Shia LaBeouf (Even Stevens, Transformers, I Robot) 29