Welcome to Afternoon Six-Pack: Six must-read stories from the worlds of celebrity, oddities and digital miscellany
Britain’s Prince William hosted (and rocked alongside) Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi at a charity gala earlier this week. Well-heeled patrons paid upwards of $10,000 per ticket to mingle with the U.S. music stars at The Winter Whites Gala held at the Prince’s London residence. Proceeds from the event went to the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
Kanye West is unhappy with Nike and vented his frustration with the shoe company’s top executive at a recent concert. The rapper voiced his displeasure with Nike CEO Mark Parker during a concert in Nashville this week. Said West: “Do you know who the head of Nike is? No, well let me tell you who he is. His name is Mark Parker, and he just lost culture. Everyone at Nike, everyone at Nike, Mark Parker just let go of culture.”
FROM THE VAULTS
A British teacher has turned the items confiscated from students over his 30-year career into an art display. Teacher and artist Guy Tarrant accepted contributions from fellow teachers for the intriguing collection, which is currently on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London. Among the finds: Gameboys, Star Wars figures, troll dolls and a Sikh kirpan, a ceremonial sword.
Fast-food chain Pizza Hut has offered a former manager his job back after he quit over refusing to make his employees work on U.S. Thanksgiving. Tony Rohr resigned last week following a disagreement with Pizza Hut management, who were demanding employees work the Thanksgiving holiday in Elkhart, Ind. Pizza Hut has now offered Rohr his job back and told CNN it “made a serious error in judgment, one which we hope to help remedy.”
The British Dietetic Association has released its list of eating plans that should be avoided at all costs. Topping the list was the Breatharian Diet, in which participants consume no food or drink and subsist on air and sunlight, and the Drunkoxeria Diet, which dictates followers consume very little food in order to binge-drink alcohol.
ALL OR NOTHING
The sister of the late George Harrison has been cut out of the former Beatles’ huge fortune. According to reports, Louise Harrison, 82, is currently living in a trailer park in Branson, Miss., and has recently been cut off from the modest monthly pension established by her brother in 1980. George Harrison passed away in 2001 and left behind a fortune estimated at more than $100-million.