Bits and Pieces - August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015
Taylor Swift is denying reports that she's buying a $7 million Scottish manor. Out of force of habit, Taylor also denied that she was dating it.
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued their report on the bus crash that severely injured comedian TRACY MORGAN and killed another comedian. As had been reported, they blamed it on a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver that failed to slow down despite warning signs and also cited the failure of Morgan and other passengers riding in the bus to wear seatbelts.
The CW network is developing a TV series based on the RACHEL MCADAMS and RYAN GOSLING movie THE NOTEBOOK. No word on when it might debut.
NICKI MINAJ paid a visit to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia last week and talked with patients. Minaj told the kids that she originally thought she would be a soap opera star, because her mom always watched soaps around the house. She also encouraged the kids to get educations. (See here)
Reports out of Zimbabwe say that one of Cecil the lion's eight cubs was killed by a rival cat while trying to mate with its mother, which was one of Cecil's harem. They say the lioness was able to fend off this advance, but others will no doubt follow as more males compete to replace Cecil. Wildlife officials say there's only a 1-in-20 chance that Cecil's remaining cubs will survive. Cecil's hunting partner, Jericho, could have help defend the cubs, but he abandoned the group after Cecil was killed.
Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia next month and Eagles fans have started a Change.org petition to get the pontiff to bless the injury-prone knees of quarterback Sam Bradford.
On Monday, Google announced plans to start a new company called Alphabet. Apparently Google didn't Google Alphabet. If they had, they would've discovered that's also the name of car maker BMW's fleet services company. Not only does BMW say they have no intention of selling their domain name to Google, they're looking into whether Google's Alphabet has infringed on its trademark.
2004: New Jersey Governor James McGreevey resigned and admitted that he had had an extramarital affair with another man.
actor George Hamilton (Love at First Bite, Where The Boys Are, The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing) 76