Monday February 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

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…

Hotel hermit received $17 million to make way for exclusive New York residential high rise

In 2004, developers bought the famed Mayflower Hotel on the Upper West Side for just over $400 million, with the goal of creating the city’s most exclusive residential building — 15 Central Park West. Only one thing stood in their way: A 73-year-old recluse that leased a little 350-square-foot room.  More…

Former ice queen Tonya Harding isn’t looking too hot these days

She once exhibited elegance as a figure skater, but just look at her now. Notorious Olympic hellion Tonya Harding is barely recognizable as she sits smoking a cigarette in her Mickey Mouse pajama pants outside her Washington state home a few days ago.  More…

Emma Watson, Miles Teller lost ‘La La Land’ roles for being too demanding

Miles Teller and Emma Watson were originally tapped as leads in the movie, but Hollywood insiders said both lost the roles for being too demanding. One movie insider said, “Miles was offered $4 million to star in ‘La La Land,’ but he said he wanted $6 million. Watson demanded that rehearsals for the film be done in London.  More…