Thursday February 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Why assistants for these celebs have the worst gig in Hollywood

Private-jet jaunts. Dom Pérignon on demand. The chance to rub (bony) shoulders with the A-list. Who wouldn’t want to be a celebrity assistant? The answer, it seems, is anyone who values their sanity or self-respect.  More…

Woman falls to her death from Oculus escalator

An adventure-loving substitute teacher from New Jersey fell to her death in the World Trade Center’s Oculus transit hub — toppling off a high escalator while reaching for a hat dropped by her twin sister.  More…

American flag has 51 stars during Mike Pence’s EU visit

The star-spangled banner looked more starry than usual during one of US Vice President Mike Pence’s appearances in Brussels. A background picture of the American flag that went up alongside the European Union flag as Pence and EU leader Donald Tusk spoke on Monday had 51 stars instead of the usual 50, one for each state.  More…

Bill Gates: Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes.  More…

10 Actors Who Crossed The Line On Set

Actors often go to great extremes for a role, but there are some performers whose crazy on-set behavior redefines the term “too far.” From on-set meltdowns to physical altercations, you won’t believe some of the lines they crossed. 

Blake Lively claims she’s part Cherokee – Doesn’t mention if she’s related to Elizabeth Warren


Blake Lively claims that she is part Cherokee — and social media isn’t buying it. The actress is under attack after she briefly addressed her mixed heritage claims in a L’Oreal Paris ad for various skin tones, noting that she is English, German, Irish and Cherokee.  More…

Harrison Ford spotted as air investigation is put on hold

Harrison Ford has been spotted in public for the first time since he nearly crashed his single-engine Husky plane into a Boeing 737 carrying 110 passengers at the start of the week. Ford was seen driving his Tesla Model S to Santa Monica Airport, California, on Wednesday – the same place he nearly caused his second serious plane crash in two years.  More…

Harrison Ford FAA investigation for landing on airport taxiway instead of runway

Harrison Ford will not know his flying fate for weeks and maybe a lot longer, because the FAA is severely backlogged. Ford landed on a taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, thinking it was the proper runway.  More…

Mint worker gets prison for smuggling gold in his butt

He really was sitting on a gold mine. Leston Lawrence, a Royal Canadian Mint worker convicted of stealing 22 gold “pucks” by smuggling them in his rectum, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Thursday. Lawrence was convicted of stealing the gold pieces worth more than $127,000 during a three-month period.  More…

Josh Elliott fired from CBS News

Josh Elliott was dramatically fired from CBS News on Monday after a bizarre series of events when he stepped down from CBS’ digital channel for a larger role at the network — shocking his own bosses.  More…

Girl expelled after suing school to be on boys’ basketball team

The New Jersey seventh-grader whose family sued the Catholic school that refused to let her to play basketball on the boys team was abruptly expelled from her middle school Wednesday. The school reportedly is protected from bias claims because of its religious status.  More…

Pilot’s bizarre intercom rant about presidential election and her divorce

A United Airlines pilot had to be removed from her airliner after ranting on to stunned passengers about her divorce and President Donald Trump over the plane’s intercom.  More…

Hunched over sour-faced teenager mannequins

When it comes to their personality traits, teenagers and mannequins are normally polar opposites. One is quiet, composed and always professional, while the other is renowned for being rebellious, sullen, and permanently attached to their mobile phone. But combining the two can bring about hilarious results.  More…

Waves transform Russian seaside from a dumping ground for alcohol bottles into a colorful ‘pebble beach’

The Ussuri Bay used to be a dumping ground for old glass bottles and waste from a porcelain factory but the waves from the Pacific Ocean have rounded and polished the debris left behind.  More…

Parents of basketball girl who sued school are teaching her narcissism, not justice

Actions have consequences. And legal actions can have big consequences. That’s the lesson that Sydney Phillips and her family got this week when she and her younger sister were expelled from St. Theresa School in Kenilworth, NJ.  More…