Bits and Pieces - July 2, 2015
July 2, 2015
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced that they're splitting after 10 years of marriage. They say there could be a big fight over who gets custody of Matt Damon.
PARIS HILTON plans to sue those responsible for that plane crash stunt. You may have seen the video in which Paris was on a TV show that put her aboard an airplane for a sightseeing tour. However, the pilot pretended the engines cut out and then put the plane into a nosedive before eventually landing safely. Paris said it was even worse than it looked on the video and she's reportedly freaked out about flying now. Her lawyers say she has a solid case for emotional distress.
THE FOO FIGHTERS will hit the road again on July 4th at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. despite Dave Grohl's broken leg. Grohl tweeted: "Can't f***ing wait for the 4th!!! See you at home, DC." Word is that they stood to miss a $10 million payday if they'd been forced to scrap the tour. (See tweet here)
With the Fourth of July almost here, scientists are warning that fireworks can be bad for you. Aside from the injuries we hear about at this time of year, they now say the exploding fireworks unleash tiny particles about 1/30th the diameter of a human hair that can travel deep into your respiratory tract and enter the lungs. Both long- and short-term exposure to the particles are linked to everything from coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, to asthma attacks, heart attacks and stroke, to even premature death in people with heart or lung disease. The air is at its worst starting at about 9 p.m. on July 4th, but things get back to safe levels by noon the next day.
For the fourth time this offseason, Luke Ridnour has been traded as the Oklahoma City Thunder sent him to the Toronto Raptors yesterday. Ridnour was acquired by the Thunder from the Hornets prior to the draft and he's also been shipped from the Magic to the Grizzlies and from the Grizzlies to the Hornets.
Some 50 teenagers stormed a Macon, Georgia Wal-Mart at 2 am Sunday, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. The thugs even assaulted an elderly shopper, pulling him from his mobility scooter. One of the punks told a Wal-Mart employee they were doing it just to see how much damage they could cause. The fled when police arrived, except for ringleader Kharron Nathan Green, who returned to the scene of the crime to get the cell phone he'd left behind. Green has been charged with inciting a riot and second-degree damage to property after being forced to watch the surveillance footage with his parents.
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