Bits and Pieces - June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015
Pope Francis now says that most climate change is due to human activity and calls it one of the most important moral issues facing society. In fact, it's getting so warm that the pope is now wearing a big, pointy sun visor.
There's been some buzz that KRISTEN STEWART switched teams and is in a relationship with her personal assistant Alicia Cargile. Of course, Kristen likes to keep her personal life private, but her mom apparently didn't get the memo. Jules Stewart did an interview with the Sunday Mirror in which she talked about Kristen's "new girlfriend." Jules said, "What's not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She's happy. She's my daughter, I'm just her mom so she knows I would accept her choices. I've met Kristen's new girlfriend, I like her. What's not to accept? She's a lovely girl." However, after the story was published, Jules told US Weekly she never discussed Kristen and that she was talking about a film she made and gay rights. That means the Mirror either made up the quotes or Kristen finally issued the memo and mom is trying to backtrack.
MARTIN HENDERSON will be the new resident hunk on GREY'S ANATOMY next season. He also starred for Shonda Rhimes in her short-lived series Off the Map.
ED SHEERAN was strolling through a mall in Edmonton when he heard a young girl on stage singing his song, Thinking Out Loud. It was 13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau performing at a fundraiser for her music school and Ed gave her the surprise of her young life by jumping on stage and joining in! Sydney told the local newspaper, "I was like, should I stop? I didn't want to stop, but I wanted to talk to him. This is, like, the best thing that's ever happened to me." To make things even better, Ed's manager gave her free tickets to his show. (See here)
If you have trouble remembering your passwords, help may be on the way! A British company called Intelligent Environments is proposing a new system called "emoji security technology." Instead of letters and numbers, your password could be a combination of emojis. They found that about one-third of us have forgotten passwords on at least one occasion and that 64% of millennials regularly communicate only using emojis. They say the new emoji security technology would be easier since research shows humans remember pictures better than words.
The Major League Baseball All-Star game could look like a Kansas City Royals game next month. Royals' players lead eight of the nine positions in All-Star voting. Only the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout breaks up the Royals monopoly.
Mishawaka, Indiana's Darnisha Robinson left her eldest son to care for his younger brother. Unfortunately, Darnisha's eldest son is five years old and his younger brother is just 10 months. One thing Darnisha didn't leave them is food and the 5-year-old was left to call for delivery. However, instead of Pizza Hut, the boy called 911. Police arrived with food and toys and, when mom showed up, officers played with the kids so they wouldn't see their mom being handcuffed.
2011: New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner announced he would resign after admitting to sending sexually suggestive photos to women on Twitter.
actress Joan Van Ark (Knot's Landing, Dallas) 72