Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 5, 2011
August 5, 2011
54th anniversary: The TV show, "American Bandstand" first aired in Philadelphia, 1957, starring a young DICK CLARK.
No winner in Wednesday night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means Saturday night's drawing is valued at $180 million ($100.3 million cash value). Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the powerball) are 1 in 195.2 million.
Trolling for publicity:
TAYLOR SWIFT is enjoying a dose of American culture on her "Speak Now" tour. The country cutie "tweeted" that seeing the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, was "magical." The hard-core career woman missed her school trip back in the eighth grade she was already booked to perform. (Lee)
KIM KARDASHIAN is perfectly happy to be marrying a mama's boy. The bootylicious brunette's fiance, KRIS HUMPHRIES, told X17online.com last week that his mother was more beautiful than his bride-to-be. Double-K isn't offended, she tells TMZ.com the comment was "sweet." (Lee)
PIPPA MIDDLETON has a bottom that is so perfect that it almost upstaged her sister, DUCHESS KATE, at the Royal Wedding. In fact, (as we've mentioned before) so many people want a rear-end like Pippa's that it was responsible for a spike in butt-lift surgeries in the U-K.
Well, now it's official. She also has the perfect tan on her perfect butt.
Pippa’s “Royal Mocha” skin tone nabbed top honors as the ‘Most Desirable Celebrity Tan” in a recent British poll. The Daily Mail says a team of tanning experts studied 100 female celebrities to I-D six distinct skin tones favored by the rich-and-famous. More than two-thousand voted and Pippa landed 60 percent of the votes. (Bartha)
Wasted away again in Margaritaville:
Boulder, CO, police have arrested 21-year-old college student they say shot a foam deer at his home the other day.
Incredibly, alcohol was involved.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper, a witness told police she saw a drunk-as-a-skunk MICHAEL LEE enter his house, retrieve the foam deer, assemble it, place it in his open doorway and then shoot it, first with a revolver and then a shotgun.
Adding insult to injury: The foam deer belonged to his roommate.
Key evidence: Police found the foam deer in a nearby garbage bin with shotgun pellets embedded in it.
Lee is free on $1,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court today.
Editor's note: Even worse, foam deer are out of season in August. (Maiman)
Most popular stars on TV: a new survey says most of them are from CBS's hit drama, "NCIS."
Entertainment Weekly magazine got ahold of the latest Q Scores, and five of the top seven most popular actors and actresses on TV are from "NCIS":
7. Michael Weatherly (NCIS)
6. Nathan Fillion (Castle)
5. David McCallum (NCIS)
4. Mark Harmon (NCIS)
3. Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)
2. Cote de Pablo (Ziva David on NCIS)
1. Pauley Perrette (NCIS)
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