Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 6, 2011
December 6, 2011
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Another day, another celebrity sex scandal --this time the honor goes to pro snowboarder SHAUN WHITE. TMZ.com reports pictures of the gold medalist are being shopped around town by a mystery seller. Apparently the photos show Shaun getting (ahem) frisky with a pretty young lady while smiling for the camera. (Lee)
AMY WINEHOUSE's last clothing collection went on sale yesterday. She was collaborating with designer FRED PERRY on a line at the time of her death. His label released 14 pieces from Amy's planned spring 2012 line to coincide with the release of her last album. They include a whole lot of the retro fifties look that Amy was famous for. Amy's line is for sale exclusively on Fred Perry's website. The Telegraph says that all profits from sales of the clothes will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. (Bartha)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Gotta love the girl who saved her mom's life, thanks to all those "Grey's Anatomy" shows she watched.
KANDACE SEYFERTH's 10-year-old daughter, MADISYN, found her mom unable to breathe, thanks to a severe asthma attack. So she called 911 and then, until help arrived, administered mouth-to-mouth CPR.
She told the Sheboygan Press: "Me and my mom watch the show every Thursday, and I learned it from there." Her friend did the chest compressions while Madisyn did the breathing.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
Country singer JOHN RICH, of the duo BIG & RICH, was thrown off a Southwest Airlines flight on Sunday because he had too much to drink. TMZ says he was already half in a bag at 10:50 am when he boarded the plane in Vegas, headed to Nashville. John started arguing with some of the other passengers before he got on the plane and continued to be loud once he sat down. That's when the crew asked him to leave, and he did, calmly and quietly. Southwest offered to rebook John on another flight, but he took the refund and flew with another airline. (Marino)
Off the beaten path:
A woman in England is offering people the chance to go "old school" for Christmas.
According to Orange.co.uk, FIONA TURTON --owner of a bed and breakfast-- is renting out her donkey stable to people who want to experience the "true meaning of Christmas." For under 20-dollars a night, you'll get a stable that has a double bed made of straw, tea making facilities, wi-fi, mood lighting and heating. For a little extra, you can also get shepherd costumes.
Turton plans to donate any money made during the holidays to Leukemia and Lymphoma Research. (Still)
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