Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 29, 2011
June 29, 2011
Posturing, Posing and Press Releases:
SARAH PALIN is playing cute with the media again.
She's reportedly made up her mind about whether to run for president, she's just not sharing her decision with anyone outside her family.
At least that's what oldest daughter BRISTOL PALIN is claiming in an interview with Fox News.
In a shocking coincidence, the comments came on the same day Sarah Palin is heading to Iowa for the debut of a feature-length documentary about her time as Alaska governor. (Maiman)
From the "Yeah, right!" Dep't, former congressman and Twitter aficionado ANTHONY WEINER wants a say in who will be is successor and is reportedly calling Democratic power brokers and would-be candidates about his vacant seat to get his two cents in.
"He knows the district better than anyone else," said one source to the NY Post. "He's interested in a Democrat keeping the seat."
Barring a primary, local party leaders will be the ones to choose candidates for the special fall election called to fill Weiner's post. At least six Queens Democrats have their eyes on the job.
The winner of the special election may not have the job for long anyway. That's because the seat is expected to be eliminated after next year, due to redistricting based on 2010 census figures. (Maiman)
Sucks to be you:
PARIS HILTON may have burned too many bridges. Catty sources tell MIKE WALKER from the National Enquirer that the dizzy heiress was horrified when her latest show, "The World According to Paris," bombed in the ratings department. Gay Paree asked both NICOLE RICHIE and KIM KARDASHIAN to do a guest appearance, but both ladies declined. Nic is now a wife and full-time mommy with no time, while Kim said no because it would "dilute her brand."
The biggest name she could pull in was CHARLIE SHEEN's ex-wife, BROOKE MUELLER, and sources say Paris is now a "sad, lonely woman" because she's treated her friends so poorly for so long. (Lee)
“Smurfette” is modeling high-end designer accessories in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The only female in all of Smurfdom is featured in a fashion spread wearing items from Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana and Marc Jacobs. "The Smurfs" movie comes out July 29. (Bartha)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
TMI Dep't: Actress ALFRE WOODARD blabbed a bit too much information yesterday on the syndicated talk show, "The Talk," when she admitted that she hasn't worn underwear since the early 70s.
The former "True Blood" and current "Memphis Beat" actress told the panel she "lives commando," and added: "It really did start out sort of as a comfort thing, and then it got to be a hygiene thing." Hey, thanks for sharing.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
If you've ever wanted to look like LADY GAGA, there's an app for that. For 99 cents, you can upload a photo of yourself and Gaga-ize it by adding effects like crazy makeup, and, if you are so inclined, horns! The iPhone app is available now at Amazon.com. (Marino)
MICHAELE SALAHI worked hard to earn her fifteen-minutes of fame and is desperately trying to keep 'em going. The notorious White House crasher-turned-"Desperate Housewife of D-C" is now pursuing a career in music and has a brand-new dance song! The professional wannabe debuted the ditty on a Florida television show last Friday and it's a doozy --link it to your site here. (Lee)
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