Bits and Pieces - September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015
Guantanamo prisoner Muhammad Rahim al-Afghani, who's accused of being an associate of Osama bin Laden, has a dating profile on Match.com. It's just lucky he didn't put his profile on Ashley Madison or he'd really be in trouble.
RYAN REYNOLDS tells the October issue of GQ magazine that he cut ties with one of his closest friends recently after he caught that person trying to sell photos of his baby daughter to the tabloids. Reynolds says, "A guy that I'd known for my whole life, one of my closest friends growing up, he had been shopping pictures of my baby around...It was like a death. It was like one of those devastating things to find out."
It was another one of those awkward moments on FAMILY FEUD when host STEVE HARVEY asked the question, "What was the last thing you stuck your finger in?" Contestant Kevin answered, "My wife, Steve." (See here)
THE FOO FIGHTERS were supposed to be the first rock band to perform at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. They were going to perform a song from Sonic Highways, but then the Fox network wanted them to play half of a song from the show and then part of "Learn to Fly." However, Dave Grohl refused and the plug was pulled.
Last week, a woman in Texas posted a message on Facebook asking someone to come and shoot her dog, saying that no one at her home had the heart to do it, adding that she'd provide the gun. Luckily, the post was read by the right people and soon a TV news crew tracked down the family where a reporter tried to speak with the dog's owner. However, the son of the woman answered the door and said, "I know how the media works. You people are the f****ng devil." The good news is that animal control officers picked up the dog and say the woman told them she wanted it killed because she could no longer care for her and because the dog kept getting in the garbage. The Saint Bernard/ English bulldog mix named Cinnamon has been placed with a foster family and will soon be put up for adoption. Authorities say the woman won't face charges since she surrendered the dog to animal control.
The Milwaukee Brewers have hired 30-year-old Houston Astros assistant GM David Stearns as their new general manager. Stearns was also director of baseball operations in Cleveland for two seasons and spent three years working in the commissioner's office.
Angela K. Kipp was backing out of her Syracuse, Indiana, driveway when she noticed a spider on her shoulder. The terrified Angela immediately jumped out of the moving vehicle. Unfortunately, Angela's nine-year-old son was still in the car. The boy attempted to leap into the driver's seat to stop the vehicle, but instead hit the accelerator and crashed into a passing school bus. Angela was okay, but her son had to be taken to a hospital, while there was no word on the condition of the spider.
2004: The TV series Lost premiered on ABC.
actor Scott Baio (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi, Charles in Charge) 54