Bits and Pieces - August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015
The West Coast is having a triple-digit heat wave. In fact, it's so hot in Compton that instead of using guns gang members are actually sweating bullets.
DRAKE has spoken out publicly for the first time following the August 4th OVO Fest after party shooting that left two people dead and three others injured. Drake wrote on the OVO blog that he was "plagued and pained by the violence that continues to escalate in our city" and that he prays for better times and better understanding. Meanwhile, Toronto's police chief is calling for people to come forward with information about the shooters.
As had been speculated, Disney announced plans to build STAR WARS-themed lands for its parks in Anaheim and Orlando. Each Star Wars land will be 14 acres and they're described as the largest single themed expansion in Disney history. No date was given for the openings other than "coming soon."
The buzz on RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' bassist FLEA is that he's now a beekeeper and has over 200,000 of them buzzing in his apiary. Flea has also posted numerous photos of himself in full beekeeping attire. (See here)
Tennessee's 18-year-old Sam Ray was never a fan of Siri because she was always going off at the most inopportune times. However, Ray is now a big fan. Ray was working under his truck when it slipped and fell on top of him, trapping his arms. He yelled for help, but no one was around to hear him. That's when he heard Siri in his back pocket. It turns out that he butt-dialed her and he then told her to call 911. Ray suffered broken ribs, a damaged kidney, and burns from the exhaust pipe but is expected to fully recover.
Jordan Spieth is the new No. 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. With Spieth finishing second in the PGA Championship he moves ahead of Rory McIlroy, who finished 17th. McIlroy had held the No. 1 spot for more than a year.
Britain's Stuart Valentino was named the world's most annoying husband after posting a series of pranks on YouTube, in which he spent an entire weekend slapping his family with a fish, making his wife vomit after pretending to eat cat poo, and drawing a monkey face on his sleeping wife's bottom. However, none of those things prompted Stuart's wife to kick him out of the house. Alas, she finally gave him the boot after he tattooed a gigantic phallus on his left thigh so the end pokes out of his boxer shorts. Stuart said: "In retrospect, I'm not surprised, it really is the stupidest thing I've ever done." In all fairness, Stuart gave himself the tattoo with the ink gun that his wife gave him for Christmas. (See fish-slapping here)
2008: Michael Phelps and his teammates won the 400-meter medley relay for Phelps' record-breaking eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
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