Bits and Pieces - November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015
More of Hillary Clinton's emails were released on Friday and they revealed she corresponded with Lady Gaga. Apparently this was when, as secretary of state, Hillary was called in to negotiate a peace treaty between Lady Gaga and Madonna.
Comedienne MARGARET CHO has revealed that before she became famous she was a sex worker. In a post on her Twitter page Margaret says, "Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There's no shame in it." Cho went on to say she wasn't exploited and didn't know girls or women who were adding, "We were tough and proud...I found my strength as a sex worker and gained a lot of power as I grew..."
ABC is standing by RAVEN-SYMONE after a petition was started to have her fired from The View. Over 100,000 people have signed the Change.org petition to have Raven axed after saying things like she wouldn't hire somebody with a ghetto name and criticizing the South Carolina girl that was assaulted by a school police officer. ABC says, "We love Raven. She is confident, genuine and opinionated, all qualities that make her a great addition to the panel."
TAYLOR SWIFT is being sued again, this time by R&B singer Jesse Braham, who claims she stole lyrics from his song Haters Gonna Hate for her tune Shake it Off. Braham initially asked for a selfie with Taylor and a writing credit on Shake It Off, but when he was denied, he filed suit. (See Jesse's video here)
A new study has found a link between TV binge-watching and the leading causes of death. The study found that such viewing habits can kill you in eight different ways as it's been linked to cancer, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, Parkinson's, liver disease, and suicide. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute studied more than 221,000 people, aged 50 to 71, who had no chronic disease at the beginning of the study in 1995. Over 16 years, they found those who watched seven or more hours of TV per day were 47% more likely to die from any of those causes as opposed to those who watched less than an hour of TV per day. As for the majority of Americans who watch TV for three to four hours per day, they had a 15% higher chance of death.
The University of Hawaii has fired coach Norm Chow after the team's 58-7 home loss to Air Force. Chris Naeole will finish the season as interim head coach. Chow was 10-36 in four seasons at Hawaii.
Muncie, Indiana's 27-year-old Bryan Edward Alwine recently got into an argument with his girlfriend. As the argument escalated, Alwine pushed his girlfriend with great force, resulting in her flying out of the house and landing in the street, injuring her right knee and elbow. Alwine was arrested on charges of domestic battery and if you're wondering what the fight was about; Alwine was upset because she bought a brand of toilet paper not to his liking.
1992: Magic Johnson retired from the NBA for the second time, due to fears about his HIV infection.
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