Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
The President at play:
PRESIDENT OBAMA has finally made it to Australia. After two previous postponements, he arrived earlier today in Australia's capital city of Canberra as part of his Asian-Pacific tour.
He'll concentrate on expanding economic and military ties with the government of Prime Minister JULIA GILLARD. The U-S will be expanding its military presense in Australia, positioning more equipment to send a not-so-subtle message to nations like China who might want to expand their influence in the area, (Pacelli)
Filling a need:
Most popular smartphone in the U-S? That would be the iPhone4, according to market research firm NPD Group.
Android continues to dominate in terms of smartphone operating systems, but experts say with the decrease in price for smartphones, the demand has become greater. Top-five most popular phones:
5.Samsung Intensity II
4.Motorola Droid 3
3.HTC EVO 4G
2.Apple iPhone 3GS
1.Apple iPhone 4
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
OLIVIA MUNN is taking a page from HILARY DUFF's playbook and dating a hockey player. Sources tell Us Weekly the actress has hooked up with BRAD RICHARDS from the New York Rangers and is said to be very excited about her new gentleman caller. Olivia may be the best thing to happen to the Rangers in quite some time --the team has won six straight games since the two began spending quality time together. (Lee)
Did we need to know MARK WAHLBERG has a third nipple... and he doesn't like them to be pinched?
When "Work of Art" host CHINA CHOW and Beverly Hills Housewife ADRIENNE MALOOF appeared on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" Monday night, host ANDY COHEN asked China if she used to date Mark. Then a viewer asked if either lady could give "any more deets." China asked, "Other than his third nipple?"
Andy wanted to know if it was sensitive at all, and China began to answer, saying, "Oh, he doesn't like ... He doesn't like nipple-pinching at all."
What's in LeANN RIMES' purse from Us Weekly magazine:
--an Olympus camera
--new iPhone 4S
--a handwritten note from a friend's eight-year-old daughter (Myers)
On the Beat:
High school nerds always hope life gets better after graduation. But, this guy found out that's just not the case.
The Local reports police officers in Sweden were called to free a man who had been stuffed into a baggage locker at a train station. The locker was only 3-feet-by-2-feet. But, somehow a group of bullies managed to fit the geek inside. Luckily, the grownup nerd had his cell phone handy. He called police, who were eventually able to break him free using some "acrobatic" techniques. It's unclear if any arrests were made.
Editor's note: But, the principal has been notified. (Still)
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