Bits and Pieces - August 4, 2015
August 4, 2015
A Donald Trump campaign aide has been fired after it was learned that years ago he posted racially offensive Facebook messages. Apparently, he posted racially offensive messages about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug dealers.
THE DUGGAR FAMILY may have more kids than dollars! Several tabloids are reporting that the Duggars are in financial trouble after their reality series "19 Kids And Counting" was canceled. The cancellation means they've lost around $25 million per year in income from the show and endorsements. One report says they have a home in foreclosure and asked fans to contribute money so they can create "fresh quality content" on their website. However, the appeal was taken down after the online world slammed them.
Opportunity wasn't knocking for RYAN SEACREST as Fox has pulled the plug on his reality TV show KNOCK KNOCK LIVE after just two low-rated episodes. The series averaged 1.75 million viewers and was one of Fox's lowest series debuts ever.
ONE DIRECTION forced actress Eliza Dushku out of her Pittsburgh hotel room because they wanted the entire floor for themselves! Eliza took the incident in stride and even shared an Instagram photo of her belongings being moved with the caption, "Don't worry @OneDirection...It was super chill movin outta my hotel room so u can have the ENTIRE FLOOR I've been staying on for 2 months." She also tweeted, "Tix or pix for my friends kid..?!!" (See Instagram post here)
If you drive a car with the OnStar system, you could get hacked! A Los Angeles hacker shared a video online showing how he can use a device to locate, unlock and remote start vehicles with a device called "OwnStar." The hacking can occur after the hacker intercepts communications between the owner's OnStar cell phone app and the OnStar service. General Motors is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. (See demo here)
If you blinked, you may have missed Ronda Rousey's knockout of Bethe Correia on Saturday night. However, a claymation version of the fight has been posted online that lasts almost as long as the actual match. (See here)
Illinois State Police were conducting a heroin raid in the city of Wood River. Unfortunately, they kept getting interrupted by people who showed up looking to buy heroin. During the 90 minute raid, 10 people showed up to make a buy, only to have undercover officers in their state police vests answer the door.
2004: The Statue of Liberty re-opened to the public for the first time since the September 11th attacks
actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost, Kingdom Hospital, The Hurt Locker) 36