Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 20, 2011
September 20, 2011
NE-YO got engaged. US Weekly Magazine says the singer and his girlfriend, MONYETTA SHAW will tie the knot soon. She's pregnant with their second child and her due date comes up next month. The couple already has a daughter who was born last Nomember. (Marino)
TRACY MORGAN is taking another stab at marital bliss. The "30 Rock" star told E! Entertainment News that he got down on one knee and asked a lady named MAY to marry him six-months-ago. The bride-to-be says the proposal was pretty traditional and it took place in San Francisco, California. Tracy was married to his first wife, SABRINA, for 24 years and the two have three sons together. (Lee)
Warning: note sexual content:
The world's largest sperm bank is turning away donations from redheaded men. Cryos International says the demand for redheaded donors is so low that men with red hair need not bother donating.
According to the International Business Times, men with brown hair and brown eyes are very popular. There's also a large demand for Indian sperm. (Page)
Sucks to be you:
Has anyone seen JOHN TRAVOLTA's Benz? TMZ.com reports the actor popped into a Jaguar dealership in Santa Monica, California, last weekend for a mere ten minutes and came back to find his vintage 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL had gone missing! The car could be worth up to $100-thousand dollars. A police report was filed, but no witnesses have come forward, so far. (Lee)
Royal Bums Update:
Breaking News! PIPPA MIDDLETON's rear end was spotted in the front row of a London Fashion Week show last night. Styleite.com says Twitter lit up with the news when the Royal In-Law was seated next to ROSARIO DAWSON at the Temperley runway show.
Editor's Note: (Tongue Twister version. It rhymes too!) Trendy Brits took to Twitter to tweet that Pippa's posterior is planted in a Temperley seat (Bartha)
SIMON COWELL wants to make a stage musical out of "The X Factor." Deadline.com says he's working with British comedian HARRY HILL on the story, and record producer STEVE BROWN on the music. Simon wants the show to open in London's West End at the same time his longtime rival, "American Idol" creator SIMON FULLER is set to open "Viva Forever." That's the musical based on the songs of the SPICE GIRLS. Workshops begin on that show next month with opening night set for March of 2013. (Marino)
This is a perfect product to cook ramen. It is not fake.
The Daily Pennsylvanian (the University of Pennsylvania's student newspaper) reports on a microwave that, when you enter the cook time for the food, the machine pulls up a highly rated YouTube video of the same length and plays it on an iPad-like screen attached to the front. Instead of waiting, you get a mindless distraction as your food cooks.
The microwave can also send a text message and a tweet mentioning the user when the food is done being cooked.
The contraption was created by an UPenn engineering student as part of a national competition requiring participants to invent a device using phone and internet applications. The winner, still to be announced, gets $2,500 and an opportunity to present their invention to Google engineers.
Editor's note: Like to see them try this idea for a crock pot. "War and Peace," anyone? (Maiman)
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