Bits and Pieces - July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015
Two houses featured on the TV series Breaking Bad are up for sale in Albuquerque. The houses have four bedrooms, three baths and walk-in meth labs.
Another BILL COSBY accuser has come forward. This time it's singer JANIS IAN, although her story is quite different. Back in 1966, Ian was performing on an episode of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, which also featured Cosby. Ian said she was exhausted from making all the publicity rounds and fell asleep on the lap of her female chaperone. Ian says Cosby apparently saw her sleeping on the woman's lap and thought she was a lesbian and told all the other TV shows she wasn't "suitable family entertainment." (See Ian's Facebook post here)
Rumor has it that NBC is going after BEYONCE to be a part of their live production of THE WIZ. Word is that Beyoncé has been offered the role of Glinda, the Good Witch. Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah have already signed on.
If you're wondering how DAVE GROHL is rehabbing his broken leg, he tells Britain's Q magazine he has a daily routine that includes "air drumming" to Led Zeppelin three times a day.
What is the most used technology product in the world? At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people around the world used Facebook at least once a month. Amazingly, that's more than even Microsoft's Windows operating system. That's one reason you're seeing more advertising on Facebook. Meanwhile, Twitter growth has slowed as interim CEO Jack Dorsey says people remain clueless about why they need Twitter.
The NHL has announced that the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will face off in the annual Winter Classic game on New Year's Day at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Florida's Michael Lee Roberts refused several requests to move his SUV from the sidewalk. This would seem puzzling since those requests came from Hernando County Sheriff's officers and he was parked right outside the main entry to the jail. Michael finally backed up into a bench and then accelerated forward, driving through the jail's lawn, before turning back toward the jail and taking aim at a patrol car. Luckily, Michael turned abruptly, did a donut and struck a flagpole, before being ordered from his vehicle and arrested. Perhaps the oddest part of the story was that charges didn't include DUI. (See here)
2003: The last original style Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico
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