Friday, June 2, 2017

News for Week Ending Friday, Jun 2, 2017

1.   Angelina Jolie has just paid $25 million for the mansion originally owned by Cecil B. DeMille.  ***   It was expensive, but it has everything she was looking for in a house--6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and no Brad.

2.   Megan Kelly announced that she’ll be filming a one-on-one interview with Vladimir Putin later today.  ***  He only agreed to it after finding out her back-up plan was to use that guy from Saturday Night Live.

3.   Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the executive in charge of developing a self-driving car.   ***   Then, in a snarky sendoff, they said he should be able to find his own way out.

4.   In talking about the difficulties she has faced in life, especially her affair with Prince Charles, Camilla told an interviewer that to survive “You have to laugh at yourself.”  ***  Sure, that’s easy for her to say.

5.   Lindsay Lohan revealed that she wants to play Ariel in a live remake of “The Little Mermaid.”   ***   She said it’s the ideal role for a woman who drinks like a fish.

6.   The NFL has eased the restrictions on touchdown celebrations, saying that going to ground, making snow angels and using the ball as a prop are now allowed.  ***  Players say they appreciate the change, but are concerned that they only have a few months to choreograph and practice their new moves.

7.   On this date in history:  June 2, 1851The first alcohol prohibition law in the U.S. is enacted in Maine.   ***   However, officials were disappointed to find that after everyone there sobered up they still talked funny. 

8.   On this date in history:  June 1, 1813Captain John Lawrence first utters the Navy motto, "Don't give up the ship!..."  ***  “…It was paid for with your tax dollars!”

9.   On this date in history:  May 31, 1870E. J. DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement.   ***   Inventing the basic blacktop was easy; the hard part was getting all those potholes to suddenly appear.

10.  On this date in history:  May 30, 197136 people are hospitalized during a Grateful Dead concert after drinking apple juice spiked with LSD.  ***  Considering the widespread drug use at those concerts without any issues, authorities concluded it must have been a bad batch of apple juice.

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