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In Case You Missed It: Jan. 29 – Feb. 5

1.  All’s Not Well in Sochi

Source: englishrussia.com

Between talk of terrorist attacks and world leaders snubbing the Olympic games, Sochi has been getting a bad rap—this time due to some shocking discoveries made by journalists arriving for the games which open on Friday. Stacy St. Clair tweeted that she was told that the tap water (which is yellow by the way) contains something very dangerous. ABC’s Matt Gutman tweeted a picture of a bee in his honey and confirmed that the tap water is, in fact, very yellow. Other journalists tweeted about the lack of resources in hotels and stray dogs, a problem which President Vladimir Putin is choosing to remedy by feeding them poison (disgusting, I know).

No offense to Russia or anything (I‘m going to say something offensive) but whoever decided it was a good idea to have the games in Sochi really mucked up (you catch my vibe). London spent billions building a fabulous Olympic village and getting the city in tip top shape for spectators and hotels accommodated guests, no problem, so WTF Sochi? Absurd preposterous—if you don’t know understand why I said that, self-educate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmC-QDjt4rQ. And of course, go ‘Merica!

Source: Mia De Graaf, Daily Mail

2. Clay Aitken Running for NC Congress

Today Clay Aitken announced that he’s running for Congress as a Democrat in his home state of North Carolina…and I actually think it’s kind of cool. I wouldn’t count him out of the race either; Aitken comes from a working-class background, was once a special education teacher and spent time working with UNICEF in Somalia and Afghanistan—all things that voters like to see. Personally, I think this story is worth following!

Source: Colleen Jenkins, Reuters

3. Four Arrested in Connection to Philip Hoffman’s Death

Source: clarionledger.com

Over the past week, Hollywood’s biggest stars have been paying their respects to Philip Hoffman’s family and now authorities have arrested his suspected dealers. On Tuesday, NYPD recovered more than 350 bags of heroin, leading to the arrest of three men and one woman; however, none of the have been charged with selling the drugs, as investigation is still underway.

Hoffman is remembered for his roles in “Death of a Salesman”, “Doubt”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, “The Master” and “Capote”—with many considering him to be one of the greatest actors of our time. He was 46 when he passed away on Sunday, survived by his wife and 2 daughters.





4.    Sky High: Justin Bieber Smokes Weed in Plane

First it was egg-gate, then it was a DUI arrest, then, an impromptu trip to Panama and now, hot-boxing a private jet. The Biebs was asked to stop smoking marijuana multiple times by the flight attendant and pilot but continued to do so anyways. It has been reported that he and his dad were verbally abusive towards the flight attendant throughout the flight. Once they landed, DEA agents searched the plane but did not find any marijuana. Justin admitted to smoking weed and drinking alcohol but police will not file any charges.

Lol at this guy. That’s all I have to say.

Source: Eliana Dockterman, TIME Magazine

5.    Kim Kardashian Returns to Brunette Roots

This isn’t news, I’m just happy that I don’t have to look at that “blonde” shit every time a picture of her is in Daily Mail. Side note: maybe I should stop reading Daily Mail…

P.S. I’ve joked way too many times about eating myself into a coma; check this out: http://www.rockcitytimes.com/local-man-coma-eating-413-red-lobster-biscuits/

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