Bits and Pieces - October 16, 2015
October 16, 2015
The TV show America's Next Top Model has been canceled. Models all across America have vowed to go on a hunger strike. They also say they may do something to protest the cancellation of America's Next Top Model.
At last report, LAMAR ODOM continued to fight for his life in a Las Vegas hospital with doctors giving him a 50/50 chance of surviving. They now say Lamar was using drugs, particularly crack cocaine, along with the herbal Viagra, which has resulted in a number of his organs, including his kidneys, failing. Lamar has also had a series of strokes in the hospital and has heart problems as well. Lamar also has brain damage, but doctors don't know how bad it is because his other medical issues make it difficult to get an accurate reading on brain function. Khloe Kardashian is at Lamar's bedside and since their divorce was never finalized, she's making the medical decisions. Brothel employees say Lamar was all smiles until Sunday when Keeping Up with the Kardashians came on and he felt it portrayed him in a bad light. The current situation isn't being filmed for their reality show, although some reports say a camera crew did film Khloé leaving to catch a plane to Las Vegas and that she could barely keep it together. (Hear 911 call here)
You won't have to wait quite so long to see the new season of TWO BROKE GIRLS. CBS is bumping up the premiere to November 12th and pushing back the new Jane Lynch sitcom Angel from Hell to next February.
KATY PERRY has a new app game on the way called "Katy Perry Pop." Katy shared the cartoon version of herself on Instagram, green hair and all. Players will get to chase their musical dreams and Left Shark will be part of the fun. It's due later this year. (See Instagram post here)
If you're traveling, be aware of the "Front Desk Scam." It involves someone calling your hotel room claiming to be the front desk clerk. They tell you the computers are down and there's a huge line at the checkout desk. However, if you give them your credit card number you can bypass the line and just drop off your keys. They may even offer you an extended checkout or a night free for the inconvenience. Of course, it's a scam and all you have to do to avoid it is hang up the phone.
The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward for wearing eye-black reading "Iron Head" in honor of his late father's fight against cancer. The NFL's uniform policy against "personal messages" carries a $5,787 fine for a first time offender. (See Heyward's tweet here)
An unnamed man in Liberty, Missouri, was burning garbage in a field. Unfortunately, the fire started burning out of control. In an attempt to put the fire out, the man drove his van back and forth over the flames. It likely won't surprise you that our friend failed to think things all the way through as the tires of the van soon caught fire. It was about this time that the van's owner realized the consequences of having fire in close proximity to the firearms, ammunition and full tank of gas that were in the van and he fled to a safe distance to watch it explode.
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