Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 30, 2011
November 30, 2011
CT Independent Sen JOE LIEBERMAN:
is asking the folks at Google to do a bit more toward eliminating terrorist-related content from its search results and web hosting services. Lieberman made his request after the arrest of domestic terrorist suspect JOSE PIMENTEL in New York City earlier this month.
Pimentel also operated operated a jihadist Blogger site that featured terrorist-related material and bomb-making links. Lieberman is asking Google to implement the same standards it uses for YouTube, one of its other properties.
In a letter to Google's CEO LARRY PAGE, Lieberman wrote, "As demonstrated by this recent case, Google's webhosting site... is being used by violent Islamist extremists to broadcast terrorist content... Pimentel's site is just one of the many examples of homegrown terrorists using Google-hosted sites to propagate their violent ideology." (Pacelli)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
MARIAH YEATER better pray that JUSTIN BIEBER really is is the father of her four-month-old baby, especially considering the rumored "real" daddy isn't exactly a prince. RadarOnline.com reports ROBBIE POWELL had a rough weekend in San Diego and was popped on charges of methamphetamine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of commercial burglary. Robbie hasn't been able to pony up the seven-thousand-dollar bail, has two court dates this week and is cooling his heels in a Southern California jail cell.
Although Mariah is pointing the paternal finger at J-B, Robbie insists he fathered the child and told TMZ.com he's more than willing to take a DNA test to prove it. (Lee)
JIM PARSONS of TV's "The Big Bang Theory" is headed to Broadway. He'll star as Elwood P. Dowd in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy "Harvey." JIMMY STEWART snagged an Oscar nomination for playing that part in the 1950 film version. Jim's co-stars on stage will be JESSICA HECHT and CHARLES KIMBROUGH. He played stuffy news anchor Jim Dial on "Murphy Brown." The play begins previews on May 18th at Studio 54, and opening night is June 14th. In case you've never seen the play, or the movie, it's about a man who gets in trouble for being friends with a six-foot invisible rabbit named Harvey. (Marino)
Add another person to the ever-growing list of people who hates the KARDASHIAN family. That would be "007" star DANIEL CRAIG, soon to be out in "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo" on Christmas Day.
In the latest British edition of GQ magazine, he called the whole family "bleeping idiots." I'm sure you can fill in the bleep.
Bottom line is that Daniel doesn't like the fact that the Kardashians have made beaucoup bucks from making their private lives public on reality TV: "It's not about being afraid to be public with your emotions or about who you are and what you stand for. But if you sell it off it's gone," he says. "Look at the Kardashians, they're worth millions. I don't think they were that badly off to begin with but now look at them. You see that and you think 'what, you mean all I have to do is behave like a bleeping idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions."
Computers, and other techno-geek-a-zoid crap:
Maybe you can finally say goodbye to parking tickets.
San Francisco is launching a new service that will alert you with a text message when your parking meter is about to expire. Then, you're given the option of whether you wanna put more money in remotely using your phone.
The service, being launched by the city's, Municipal Transportation Agency, will cost a user for each pay-by-phone transaction. Typically, a parking ticket in downtown San Francisco costs $65, $55 in other parts of the city. (Maiman)
What to wear when you're "hunting":
Hey you wild bachelors and bachelorettes --are you dreading another lonely holiday season? Fear not --the key to finding "the one" might be lurking in your closet! HowAboutWe.com suggests singles throw on something red before hitting the town! The color is known for it's seductive properties and scientists have discovered it boosts men's arousal levels and triggers their desire to chase. Need more proof? Just look at nature --female baboons and chimps redden when they're approaching ovulation, sending a clear sign that it's time for some action. (Lee)
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