Bits and Pieces - November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is buying Botox maker Allergan for $150 billion. That means that Pfizer will have spent nearly as much money on Botox as the Kardashians.
TAREK EL MOUSSA, who co-hosts the HGTV reality series 'Flip or Flop' with his wife, Christina, says his life was saved by fan that spotted a cancerous lump while watching the show. A registered nurse named Ryan Read emailed the show's production company back in 2013 to suggest that Tarek get a medical checkup for a large nodule on his thyroid. Doctors discovered that it was cancerous and had spread to his lymph nodes. However, he's since undergone surgery to remove the tumor and underwent thyroid radioactive iodine therapy and the cancer is now in remission.
Netflix has announced plans to do a remake of the TV series LOST IN SPACE. The original 1960s series followed a space-traveling family whose flight was knocked off course, causing them to get lost and wander about the universe.
JASON ALDEAN says he's working on a new album and that it'll be out sometime next year. Aldean says he hopes to have a new single out sometime in the spring with the album to follow in the summer.
You may recall the story of 7-year-old Texas boy Jack Swanson, who emptied his piggy bank and donated the $20 he'd saved to the Islamic Center of Pflugerville after it was vandalized following the Paris attacks. Among those that saw the story was Muslim human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar, who found out that young Jack had been saving for an iPad. Iftikhar has sent Jack an iPad and a note praising his 'amazing generosity and kind heart' and said that the present was from the entire American Muslim community.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired former player Dave Roberts as their next manager. Roberts is a former Dodgers outfielder who played for the team from 2002-04. He also played for the Indians, Red Sox, Padres and Giants. Roberts was the Padres' bench coach the past two seasons.
A certain segment of Americans are now threatening to move to Canada. The reason this time is because the U.S. may allow up to 10,000 Syrian refugees to enter the country. While the threats to move are likely idle, if it's Syrians that they don't want to coexist with, they might want to choose another country to move to as Canada has said it will accept 25,000 Syrian refugees.
1963: Dr. Who premiered in Britain.
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