Bits and Pieces - June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015
Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of Fox News. Murdoch is turning over the operations to his son, Luke Skywalker.
Don't mess with TAYLOR SWIFT on social media! One fan sent a Tumblr message to draw Taylor's attention to a Polaroid from her 1989 deluxe package with a caption that reads: "Say you'll see me again, even if its just in your wildest dreams." The fan said, "uh, taylor there's supposed to an apostrophe on its btw" Taylor responded by saying, "The apostrophe blended into the Y above it" adding, "But if we're being all fancy with grammar tonight, btw would've had a comma before it. And the 'U' in 'uh' would've been capitalized. And there would've been some sort of punctuation at the end of the sentence. SEE IT DOESN'T FEEL NICE DOES IT SO LET'S STOP THIS MADNESS" Taylor did add, "*My lack of punctuation there was intentional, ironic, and for comedic purposes. I'm also joking about being mad. :)"
ADELE'S 21 album has been certified as the biggest-selling album of the decade to date in Britain. The album has sold more than 4.75 million copies in her homeland alone and spent 23 weeks atop the charts there. Her previous album, 19, was no slouch either, ranking at number-11.
Australia's parliament is debating whether to legalize same-sex marriage, but one married couple isn't happy about it. Nick Jensen wrote a piece for the Canberra City News saying he and his wife of 10 years will divorce if gay marriage is legalized. Nick writes, "Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God" and "not a human invention." Although, Nick says he and wife Sarah would still live together and perhaps have more kids and use the terms "husband" and "wife." However, many feel Nick's letter may have helped the same-sex marriage cause, with one saying the country now has international pressure not to be so stupid.
The Detroit Pistons have acquired forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for forwards Caron Butler and Shawne Williams.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When you you're 7 and 8-year-old sisters in Overton, Texas, and you get busted for setting up a lemonade stand to raise money to take your dad a water park for Father's Day, give away lemonade. That's what Zoey and Andria Green did when the police had nothing better to do than to shut their lemonade stand down for lacking a proper health permit. However, their mom found a loophole that said they could give their lemonade away and take donations. On top of that, the water park where the girls planned to take their dad heard the story and gave them free passes.
1999: Britain's Prince Edward married commoner Sophie Rhys-Jones in Windsor, England.
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