Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 17, 2011
June 17, 2011
The third time wasn't a charm for BUZZ ALDRIN --TMZ.com reports the astronaut filed for divorce from his longtime wife, LOIS DRIGGS CANNON, in the Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday. The two made headlines when they tied the knot on Valentine's Day back in '88, but now suffer from "irreoncilable differences."
Editor's note: Hopefully, this is a tad premature. The couple just separated on Tuesday. (Lee)
17th anniversary of O-J SIMPSON's 'slow-speed-chase' (1994). O-J was later arrested and charged with murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, NICOLE, and her friend, RONALD GOLDMAN.
--Today is the 39th anniversary of the second of two Watergate Break-ins (1972) --the first being back on May 28.
--A low-water mark in music history: The Ohio Express received a gold record for "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy."
H-JACKSON BROWN, Jr., is author of a former best seller called, "Life's Little Instruction Book."
Brown once said he originally wrote down his 511 "pearls of wisdom" for his son, just before he went off to college, to give him the benefit of his 50 plus years of experience in Life.
Samples from the book: "Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river." "Never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink." "Learn to handle a handsaw and a hammer." "Live your life so your epitaph could read 'No Regrets.'" You get the idea.
SNOOKI is expanding her line of designer footwear.
The "Jersey Shore" star has added wedges and flip-flops to her footwear line. It’s set to launch in time for the holidays later this year. The shoes will sell for between $15 and $50. Fashionista.com says one pair is pink with a green pickle print. The others are “a little fancier” with a ruched thong and leopard print soles.
Until now, Snooki has only sold leopard print slippers as part of her clothing line. (Bartha)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Actress GOLDIE HAWN is coming back to TV on HBO's "Viagra Diaries."
Deadline.com reports the half-hour sitcom will be produced by Goldie and 'Sex and the City' creator DARREN STAR from the book of the same name.
In the show, a woman's husband leaves her, making her single for the first time in 35 years.
The jockeying for disgraced New York Congressman ANTHONY WEINER has already started. The Hollywood Reporter says "Entourage" executive producer DOUG ELLIN tried to get Wiener to do a guest appearance as himself on the show, shortly after he announced his resignation yesterday. But so far, according to Ellin, "nothing."
Lotsa buzz about comedian DAVE CHAPPELLE coming back to TV with a new show for a pay subscription. As you may remember, Dave caused a stir six years ago when he simply walked away from his TV show on Comedy Central.
However, Chappelle's rep told Entertainment Weekly the report is "absolutely untrue."
Good agent, Dep't:
CHRISTINA AGUILERA is making a lot more money than the other judges on NBC's "The Voice." The Hollywood Reporter says she's getting more than 225-thousand dollars per episode while CEE LO GREEN, ADAM LEVINE and BLAKE SHELTON are only taking home around 75-thousand dollars per episiode. And, it turns out that JOHN MAYER was an early choice to be a judge on the show. (Marino)
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