Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 10, 2011
October 10, 2011
Political Racket /Dirty Tricks:
How do you define "rich?"
That's the question highlighted by a piece in the Los Angeles Times, which also illustrates the problem Democrats are having with that issue as well. Their original claim of $250-thousand dollars being rich, has now been hiked in most Democratic circles to one-million dollars.
MA Democratic Congressman BARNEY FRANK tells the paper, "I'd vote for $250-thousand, but it may be that we don't have the votes politically... A million is better than nothing." (Pacelli)
Filling a need:
Even as pundits fret about the future of Apple after the death of its visionary founder, the 4S --the first iPhone not launched by STEVE JOBS-- is selling like hot cakes.
Preorders at the online store have been sold out for the Oct 14 release day, so fans will have to wait one to two weeks before getting the phone. Or they can wait in line, but as of yesterday, three people were already camped outside Apple's Fifth Avenue store in New York City --two of them had been there for 12 days. (Maiman)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
ASHTON KUTCHER and DEMI MOORE were back together Friday night, taking in Yom Kippur services at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles.
People magazine reports the pair sat across the aisle from each other --as is customary at the Centre-- then hugged it out and spoke with several people before "walking out with their arms wrapped around the other's waists."
Meanwhile, the London Daily Mail quoted "an entertainment insider," who claimed Demi spent quality time Friday at a divorce lawyer's office before attending those religious services, despite trying to work through their problems with Kabbalah counseling sessions.
Like you really care:
In today’s edition of Profiles in Narcissism, KIM KARDASHIAN says she turned her wedding to KRIS HUMPRIES into a bloated reality T-V Bridezilla-fest because we “would feel cheated if I didn’t film it.”
She told InStyle Australia that she briefly considered not sharing her wedding with the masses. But ultimately, she did it for her fans. (The $15 million she got paid had absolutely nothing to do with it.”) She also said that “The beauty of it is we get to edit it. It [will be] great to look back at that and see this time in our lives.” The first of the two-part mini-series that is Kim’s enormous paycheck --I mean, wedding-- aired last night. You can catch the rest of it tonight on E! (Bartha)
Overheard on Sunset Blvd:
Here's a shocker for 'ya --NADYA SULEMAN got a job! TMZ.com reports the "Octomom" will star as a woman that gets impregnated by a female demon after visiting a haunted house. The notorious mother isn't doing the flick for artistic merit, her manager admits she'll cut her health care premiums in half with the role because she's now eligible for SAG benefits. (Lee)
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