Bits and Pieces - October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015
Lawyers for Justin Bieber are threatening to sue media outlets if they don't remove those nude photos of him from their websites. If there is a lawsuit, I think we've all seen Exhibit A.
It looks like JOHN STAMOS will have to face DUI charges in court after he was busted in June. Stamos was found to be driving under the influence of GHB, otherwise known as the date rape drug. However, TMZ says Stamos was just using the drug to help him lose the flab as he geared up for his new Fuller House TV show. Stamos is unlikely to see the inside of a jail since he went to rehab almost immediately after his arrest and judges tend to look favorably at that.
TV chef PAUL PRUDHOMME, famous for his PBS cooking series and his New Orleans restaurant, K-Paul's, has died after a brief illness. Prudhomme was 75.
TAYLOR SWIFT is the newest GQ magazine cover girl. Taylor can be seen in a skintight nude dress with mussed, morning-after hair. Details on what Taylor has to say in the article will arrive next week. (See here)
Facebook's new 'dislike' button has arrived, but it's not what was expected. Instead of the presumed 'thumbs down' icon, Facebook started testing what they're calling "Reactions," which are basically emojis that can be used to express your opinion of something besides just "like." So far, they're just being tested in Ireland and Spain. Once the testing is done, Facebook users will get to choose from six different emojis, as well as the traditional like button. The emojis being offered are "love," "haha," "yay,"
"wow," "sad" and "angry." No word yet on how long the testing will last or when it'll become a regular feature.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully for the postseason as he recuperates from a medical procedure. However, the 87-year-old Scully plans to return in 2016 for his 67th and final season with the Dodgers.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa's Genio Ruiz has nearly perfected the mobile meth lab. Unfortunately for Genio, he hasn't perfected the art of avoiding arrest. Genio's suspicious behavior alerted police, who stopped him on the street to have a chat. During the course of conversation, officers detected a chemical odor emanating from Genio. A subsequent search of his person turned up 16.5 grams of marijuana and a 20 ounce pop bottle containing a cloudy substance and lithium battery strips, known in law enforcement circles as a "one pot" style meth lab. Genio was immediately arrested on numerous drug charges.
1977: Reggie Jackson became Mr. October, hitting three home runs on three successive pitches in Game 6 of the World Series.
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