Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 3, 2011
November 3, 2011
23 Years Ago Today (1988): GERALDO RIVERA's nose was broken during a show featuring neo-Nazi skinheads.
Political Racket /Dirty Tricks:
Has House Minority Leader NANCY PELOSI had a little (more) work done? Sure looks like it, in some recent shots that have been floating around from TV interviews and news conferences.
The DC Examiner called her office to ask if she's gone under the knife or had any Botox treatments. The response from her press secretary DREW HAMMILL? "You are a disgrace to journalism!"
Not exactly a denial, is it? (Pacelli)
There was one winning ticket sold by the Connecticut Lottery for Wednesday's $245 million Powerball Lottery drawing. Winning numbers: 12, 14, 34, 39, 46; powerball: 36. 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.
Meanwhile, a pair of television anchors in Canada were visibly shocked after drawing the winning lottery numbers live on th air.
Orange.co.uk says the hosts immediately realized their co-worker --sports reporter BARRY DELEY-- had won the 2-point-4 million dollar jackpot. Odds of winning the grand prize were estimated at one in 288-thousand. Deley says he hasn't decided whether he will return to work again. (Still)
PRINCE HARRY is hooking up with everyone. Training in California allows Harry a lot of free time and Star magazine reports that the flirty Prince got friendly with a waitress in an upscale restaurant and she was seen leaving his hotel room that night.
Is JENNIFER ANISTON married? According to Star magazine, friends of the actress think she secretly married boyfriend JUSTIN THEROUX after he convinced her to makeup with her estranged mom, NANCY.
If you're a fan of INSANE CLOWN POSSE, the FBI says you're a gang member. Wired got a hold of the bureau's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, and it says the hip-hop band's followers, the Juggalos, are a violent, fast growing gang that is worth monitoring. The National Gang Intelligence Center says 21 states have "sub-sets" of Juggalos that are engaging in gang-like activity and committing crimes. (Marino)
Computers, and other techno-geek-a-zoid crap:
If you're looking for that new Gmail app in the iTunes store, you're not going to find it. Google's official iPhone app had glitches from the very start, so the company decided to pull it. According to a company blog post, the app contained a bug that broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app.
The Gmail app has been a long time coming. There are plenty of apps in the iTunes store that allow you to check your Gmail, but Google didn't introduce its Gmail app until yesterday.
Rather than leave a non-working app in the store, Google pulled the app until the bug is fixed. According to Business Week, users who have already installed the app can continue using it even with the glitch. (Page)
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