Saturday, June 20, 2015

What Happened While the #BB17 House Guests Were Locked Up?

I am adding a new feature to the website this year....I am going to keep a list of notable or newsy events that occurred after the BB17 house guests went into sequester for the summer.

I'm going to focus mainly on U.S. events, because it is hard enough to keep up with the BB game like I do and also be properly educated on world events.

I will add to the list as the summer passes and put this in the sidebar so it can easily be found.


6-9-15:  Nine people tragically killed in a shooting at a black church in Charleston, SC, including State Senator Clementa Pinckney.  Suspect reportedly spent an hour attending a Bible Study meeting before standing up and taking fire.

6-10-15:  Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof captured peacefully in Shelby NC after being spotted by an observant citizen.  Roof, 21 and white, confessed to the murders which are now being considered hate crimes.

6-17-15:  Donald Trump formally announced he is running for President and he will make this country great again.  Filming on The Celebrity Apprentice is delayed indefinitely and it is unknown if that show will ever be great again.

6-18-15:  Lester Holt is officially named the anchor of the NBC Nightly News.  Brian Williams will be banished to MSNBC as a result of his lies and misrepresentations.

6-18-15  Escaped NY Clinton Correctional Facility convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat were placed on the FBI's Most Wanted List.  The convicts have been on the run since their shocking escape on 6-6-15.

6-19-15:  Brandi Glanville is fired from the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

6-19-15:  Toyota's top female executive Julie Hamp was arrested for allegedly mailing herself 57 Oxycodone pills while in Japan, in a box labeled as "necklaces", a crime which could result in a long prison sentence.

6-20-15:  Claudia Jordan is fired from the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.  (Blame NeNe.)

6-23-15  Sean "Diddy" Combs arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon at the UCLA athletic training facility.  Combs allegedly made threatening comments while brandishing a kettlebell at members of the football coaching staff.  Comb's son Justin is a red-shirt defensive back on the UCLA football team (who got a full scholarship).  Sources say Combs is a "helicopter parent" regarding his son's football participation.

6-24-15  Rapper Rick Ross was arrested in Fayetteville, GA on charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery and assault.  Ross' Fayetteville residence is a sprawling property formerly owned by Evander Holyfield.

6-25-15  An F-16 fighter jet crashed near the Mexican border while on a training mission.  Initial reports say the pilot may have ejected, but his whereabouts are currently unknown.

6-25-15  Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was moved to hospice care and is not expected to survive.  Bobbi has been in a coma since being found floating in a bathtub in her Atlanta home on January 31, 2015.

6-25-15  Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was sentenced to death by lethal injection today in Boston.  During the sentencing, Tsarnaev spoke for the first time, admitting guilt and asking for Allah's mercy for himself and his family.  He also said he's sorry for killing people and causing suffering.

6-25-13  A second Clinton Correctional Facility employee has been arrested for their alleged role in helping two prisoners (still at large) escape from the maximum security facility on 6-6-15.  Gene Palmer allegedly delivered packages of frozen ground beef containing hacksaws to the prisoners without putting them through the metal detector.  Palmer is also allegedly brought a screwdriver and  pliers to the prisoners, and also burned and buried paintings he received from the escapees.

6-25-15  An 8 year-old boy was attacked by a shark in Surf City, NC, sustaining minor injuries on his foot and leg.  The NC beaches have been the site of multiple shark attacks in recent weeks.  On 6-14-15, two children each lost an arm in separate attacks on separate beaches.

6-26-15  The Supreme Court ruled in an historic 5-4 decision that same-sex couples have the right to marry, overruling states' existing marriage bans.  Gay couples rejoiced, and rushed to get married in record numbers. Love is love.

6-26-15  Richard Matt, one of the two convicts who escaped from New York's Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6th, died in a hail of gunfire after he refused to "put his hands up".  Apparently Matt was overheard coughing in the woods, and may have been drunk, which led to his demise.  Over 1,200 members of law enforcement are still looking for his escapee partner, David Sweat.  (Surely, Sweat is sweating...)

6-28-15  David Sweat, the second of two convicts who escaped from New York's Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6th, was captured alive on foot 5 miles south of the Canadian border.  He was shot, but transported to hospital.  His fellow escapee was killed by authorities two days ago after not responding to law enforcement orders to surrender.

7-7-15  Jared Fogle, famous as the Subway sandwich shop pitchman who lost over 200 pounds eating only Subway meals, got a surprise today when the FBI conducted a pre-dawn raid at his home near Indianapolis, IN.  Electronic equipment was seized related to a child porn investigation. Although Jared has not been arrested or charged at this time, Subway immediately announced they are suspending their relationship with Jared, which has been beneficial to both parties for over 15 years.

7-7-15  Pop star Ariana Grande was caught on camera in a California doughnut shop licking and spitting on doughnuts on a display rack that were later sold to customers.  Ariana was also rude to the employee behind the counter, asking to see a "doughnut professional", and was also overheard saying she "hates America and Americans".  Grande's presumably American management team did not respond to a request for comment.

7-8-15  United Airlines had a computer glitch that resulted in a WORLDWIDE ground stop impacting app. 3,500 flights described as "automation issues".  These issues lasted about 30 minutes and now everything is apparently hunky dory, so enjoy your flights today, friends.

7-8-15  Florida State University has dismissed QB De'Andre Johnson after a June 24th bar video surfaced of him hitting a blonde coed in the head after she slapped him.  Johnson claims the girl used the "N" word, but has been charged with misdemeanor battery anyway.


Unfortunately, I forgot to update this list....I was having fun doing it, but then I guess I got immersed in all of the live feed action and I gave up.

I am a Virgo, and thus somewhat of a perfectionist, so this lapse has been bothering me.  I was actually considering deleting this post altogether, since I did such a poor job, but I won't.

I may try to do it again next year, but of course this may be another false promise.


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