Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 7, 2011
July 7, 2011
Get ready for some Sunday weddings in New York City.
The city clerk's office and judges will be on hand in all five boroughs on Sunday, July 24 so gay couples can wed as soon as it's legal.
New York City's decision to expedite the process came as town clerk and judges around the state grapple with the realization that the day the law takes effect is a day when their offices are normally closed.
July 24th is the day after the state will begin accepting online applications. (Maiman)
Are you one of those folks who likes to take l-o-n-g showers? A new study from Yale University says that folks who take long showers and baths may have a problem with lonliness, and might use warm or hot water for comfort.
And researchers observed another interesting link. Younger study subjects tended to stay in the shower longer, while older subjects wanted warmer water temperatures. (Pacelli)
PRINCE WILLIAM and DUCHESS KATE will be rubbing elbows with American royalty when they head to Southern California. Sources tell Us Weekly the newlyweds are hitting up the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) gala, where JENNIFER LOPEZ and MARC ANTHONY will also be in attendance. Word is they might even sit at the same table and a few Tinseltown big wigs will get to see the future King of England speak at the event.
Everybody in Los Angeles is waiting with breathless anticipation for tomorrow's arrival of the royal couple. They're scheduled to appear first at a charity polo match in Santa Barbara, where William will play and Kate is due to present the prizes.
Celebrities expected to be on hand include DAVID BECKHAM, SYLVESTER STALLONE, a long-time member of the polo club, and OPRAH WINFREY, who lives a short, 10 minute drive away in Montecito.
The BAFTA party is Saturday night, and Sunday the couple will visit the Inner-City Arts school located amongst LA's Skid Row, which features the largest population of homeless people in the U-S. Can you say, "photo op?"
They'll also be attending an event for war veterans at Sony Studios.
Gossip Central: tabloids with Cory Myers:
Being in KATY PERRY's inner circle pays off. Us Weekly reports that the singer loves to pamper those around her. She flew her Grandma Ann to Vegas for her 90th birthday, she regularly flies her cats to see her on tour and recently paid for all 21 of her staff and dancers to have a spa day at the St. Regis hotel. (Myers)
School Daze --(Not) Setting a good example:
A school in Uganda made the news after it turned out they were using a live bomb as a school bell.
The Daily Monitor reports school administrators had been banging on the unexploded ordnance with a rock at the beginning and end of the day. A spokesman with the Anti-Mine Network says, "Its head was still active, which means that if it is hit by a stronger force, it would explode instantly and cause untold destruction in the area."
It's the second bomb found in a Ugandan school in the last six months. (Still)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
The big TV story of the day is once again about CHARLIE SHEEN, with the Hollywood Reporter getting the scoop on a plan to have Hollywood's bad boy star in a in new series based on the 2003 movie, "Anger Management." Charlie would play an ex-jock who becomes a counselor to people caught up in the criminal justice system while dealing with his own anger issues --the same character JACK NICHOLSON played in the movie.
But here's the problem: producer JOE ROTH, whose idea it was, needs somebody to be write the pilot script and (here's the hard part) work closely with Charlie. Could you do it?
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