Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 15, 2011
September 15, 2011
The two American hikers imprisoned in Iran may have to wait a while longer before going home, thanks to what may be a power struggle between President MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD and the clerics who control the country's courts.
A judiciary official denied Ahmadinejad's statement that the two Americans' release was imminent, saying that "reports of their imminent release are wrong."
On Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said Americans SHANE BAUER and JOSH FATTAL would be freed "in a couple of days." An Omani official said a plane has been sent to retrieve the Americans if they are released. (Maiman)
JENNIFER LOPEZ hit the town with BRADLEY COOPER last Sunday, but may have another male admirer. JASON STATHAM gushed to AbsoluteNow.com the diva is "absolutely amazing," says she's simply "thrilling" to work with and hopes she'll invite him for a stint on "American Idol." (Lee)
Like you really care:
That book of conversations by JACKIE KENNEDY debuted at number one on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists yesterday.
Target stores got an early Christmas this week. The NY Times says demand for the Missoni for Target products that went on sale on just two days ago was "unprecedented" and "bigger than Black Friday."
The zig-zag patterned clothes, accessories and housewares designed by luxury goods maker Missoni crashed Target’s servers within hours. And as of yesterday, most of the 400-piece Missoni for Target collection had already sold out. You still can buy online, but you have to go on eBay, where some products are selling for four to five times the original price! (Bartha)
How’d you like to small like MADONNA? Women’s Wear Daily says the Material Girl is in negotiations with Coty for a celebrity scent to add to their many other star perfumes, including ones by LADY GAGA, BEYONCE and JENNIFER LOPEZ. Coty also has male colognes as well, endorsed by DAVID BECKHAM and TIM McGRAW.
No word on what it’ll be called, although she does have a song called "Candy Perfume Girl."
Singer LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, Jr, was the big winner on last night's season finale of "America's Got Talent." The down-on-his-luck car wash employee took home 1-million dollars and gets a headlining show at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas on October 28th. That show will be hosted by JERRY SPRINGER and features the three runners-up: POPLYFE, SILHOUETTES and TEAM ILLUMINATE, along with winners from previous seasons. Last night's two-hour show also included performances from STEVIE WONDER, DEF LEPPARD, TONY BENNETT, QUEEN LATIFAH, COBRA STARSHIP and the little girl with the big voice, JACKIE EVANCHO. (Marino)
CBS has renewed the reality show “Big Brother” for another season, starting next summer. RACHEL RILEY beat out PORSCHE and ADAM last night to win the half-million dollar grand prize on the 14th edition of the show.
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