Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 26, 2011
August 26, 2011
Computers, and other techno-geek-a-zoid crap:
Now you have a good reason to spend so much time playing Angry Birds. New research says Smartphone games can increase “quality bonding time” for your family.
Now, granted, this study was conducted by video game maker PopCap Games, along with the University of London. But Yahoo News said their survey of more than 32-hundred parents and grandparents found that one-third played Smartphone games with their kids every day. And 80 percent of those people described it as a "quality time" activity with their family. (Bartha)
Warning: Note subject matter!
If you have implants, you might want to rethink this weekend's paintball activities.
The London Sun says an unidentified 26-year-old lady in England was shot in the chest during a game of paintball. And, it caused her soft gel implants to rupture. Now, UK Paintball, a company that operates more than 50 facilities across Britain, is insisting women with implants wear chest protection. A spokesman for the company said, "It's worth remembering that having bigger breasts will make you an easier target for your enemies." (Still)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
As of late last night, Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards still does not have a host. Unless they make some sort of announcement today, there probably won't be one. The last time MTV tried that was in 2007 when the event happened in Las Vegas and bounced between room at the Palms Hotel and Casino. It was a disaster. Over the last few years, RUSSELL BRAND and CHELSEA HANDLER broke out as huge talents, so there was some hope that MTV would another hot young comedian to host this year. Guess we'll see on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, SELENA GOMEZ will be hosting the VMA pre-show this Sunday. COBRA STARSHIP will perform "You Make Me Feel" during the pre-show.
MTV has also announced they'll be running "Jersey Shore" at 7 pm as lead-in for the big night. The pre-show follows at 8, and the VMAs from 9-11 pm. (On this Sunday's "Jersey Shore," things reportedly come to a head between MIKE "The Situation" SORRENTINO and RONNIE ORTIZ-MAGRO, and the story about how The Sitch's became hospitalized during filming is explained.)
The episode will also be shown in its normal Thursday 10 pm time slot later this week. (Marino)
More rumors about "Dancing With the Stars."
TMZ.com reports "Scream" star DAVID ARQUETTE was spotted going into the "DWTS' studios, and says he'll be partnered with professional dancer KYM JOHNSON.
Just add that to the potential list of third, fourth and fifth-tier celebrities including CHRISTINA MILIAN, RYAN O'NEAL, CHAZ BONO, ROB KARDASHIAN, CHYNNA PHILLIPS, KRISTIN CAVALLARI, soccer star HOPE SOLO and GEORGE CLOONEY's ex-girlfriend, ELISABETTA CANALIS.
The new cast will be unveiled Monday on "Bachelor Pad."
Rounding up the usual suspects:
Lattes and lap dances.
Police in Everett, WA, say a bikini barista has been serving up sexually explicit dances in her Java Juggs espresso stand, the inside of which is equipped with a floor-to-ceiling stripper pole.
Prosecutors charged 49-year-old CARMELA PANICO with lewd conduct and also filed misdemeanor charges against six of her employees.
Arrests were made after a months-long that included undercover and surveillance work. A nine-hour police surveillance video shows Panico and an employee doing pole dances, flashing their breasts, and letting a steady stream of early-morning customers touch and watch them for tips. Panico, clad in booty shorts and a cropped shirt, was seen sitting on a window ledge and spanking herself as men put both tips and their faces in her cleavage.
Key investigative detail: At times, customers also appeared to be paying for coffee.
Editor's note: Putting faces in cleavage at a coffee stand. Nothing like putting your mug in a couple of cups to get a little Joe. (Maiman)
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