Bits and Pieces - June 19, 2015
June 19, 2015
Alec Baldwin and his wife have welcomed a new baby boy named Rafael Thomas Baldwin. You can tell the baby takes after his dad because he's already cussing out photographers.
SEAN PENN and CHARLIZE THERON have broken off their engagement after a year and a half together. The two had just begun to talk publicly about each other to the media. Penn told Esquire UK in March that he felt lucky to fall in love in his fifties saying, "53 years old plus finally beginning to figure out why you haven't been happy in a single relationship? It could seem too late. But to run into somebody now who you care about is a much more passionate, deeper, truer and...a much happier feeling." Meanwhile, Charlize told Esquire, "I'm a very, very, very lucky girl. Very lucky. He's hot. He is hot." Penn is currently finishing editing his next directorial effort, The Last Face, which stars Theron.
The E channel made it official and announced that MELISSA RIVERS will join Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski as co-hosts of FASHION POLICE. They'll be joined by two rotating celebrity guests. Fashion Police returns for six episodes starting August 31st, with coverage of MTV's Video Music Awards.
JUSTIN BIEBER says he wants to introduce his own fashion line. But don't expect it anytime soon as Bieber said, "I just want to make sure it's perfect and right and take my time with it." Bieber says of fashion design, "It's not easy. It's not like putting out an album."
Colorado State University is among the growing list of colleges that now offer an academic major in beer-making. With sales of craft beers on the rise, more small breweries need skilled workers. While it can be fun, there's a lot more work involved than you might imagine. Before students can get down to brewing beer, they have to learn biochemistry, microbiology, physics, organic chemistry and more. Beer-making could be one of the few college degrees that gets you a job right out of college as craft beer brewing is a $19.6 billion industry, while the total beer market is worth $101 billion. As of now, the craft brewing industry employs about 115,000 people, while Anheuser-Busch and Miller-Coors together employ about 24,000 people.
The Golden State Warriors reportedly plan to help former All-Star David Lee find a new team to play for next season. The Warriors feel it would be unfair to Lee to ask him to continue to play limited minutes after doing so without complaint all season.
Charles Cooper was on a fishing trip with friends outside Orlando. As is the case with most fishing trips, this one involved drinking beer. Unfortunately, it also involved firearms. After removing the magazine from a gun, a friend asked if there was still a round in the chamber. Instead of employing a more conventional method of checking, Cooper put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger. The answer to his friend's question was 'yes' and Cooper died at the scene.
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