Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 13, 2012
January 13, 2012
Overheard on Sunset Blvd:
Didja like "The Bourne Legacy" movies with MATT DAMON? Because Universal Pictures figures they can do it all over again with another series of ROBERT LUDLUM novels, starting with "The Sigma Protocol," the last thriller he wrote before he passed away. Deadline.com says the studio has already hired a couple of sriters to flesh out a script.
SNOOP DOGG knows his gin, his juice and cigars. The rapper-actor is launching his own line of stogies called Executive Branch. Snoop traveled all through South America and the Caribbean to find the perfect smoke, and he says he's done it. First up will be Executive Branch Cigarillos. They'll be sold for 99-cents a pouch with two cigars in each pouch. The cigars are made with premium tobacco from the Dominican Republic. (Marino)
Looking for a job? Practice saying this: "Hi, welcome to Home Depot!"
The LA Times says the home improvement company is looking to hire about 70-thousand temporary workers as the spring cleanup and gardening season ramps up, which is its busiest time of year. The good news: the company also said last year, about half the people who got one of the temp jobs wound up with a permanent position as a cashier, sales associate or garden associate.
FYI: Anybody who's interested can apply online at: www.careers.homedepot.com.
Hey single ladies --are you looking for something smashing to wear on the town this weekend? KATE BECKINSALE thinks a cat suit might be just the ticket! The "Underworld" star tells AbsoluteNow.com she's learned to love the PVC costume she wears in the film series, says the material helps hold you in and would "happily recommend" the outfit to anyone!
Phone starter: What's your golden, "go-to" outfit when you're having a "fat day?" (Lee)
Texting while driving is dangerous. But, a lady in Sweden is accused of doing something even riskier behind the wheel.
The Local says the 30-year-old woman is charged with breastfeeding her baby while driving. Cops say two of her children were in car seats. But, the youngest was propped on the steering wheel while she attempted to feed it. The lady ended up crashing into a truck. Her airbags were deployed and nobody was seriously hurt. Prosecutors are expected to press charges. (Still)
Going Geek-dot-com /Caught in the Web:
Facebook is adding another new interactive feature for users. You may notice a “Listen With” button on your friends’ pages. This cool tool allows you to listen to the same song your friend is listening to on Rdio or Spotify. Not only that, but you get to tune into the song at the same exact point where your friend is currently listening, whether it’s the beginning, middle or end of the tune.
According to CNet News, you only have to hover your cursor over your friend’s name, then click the “Listen With” button. There’s also a chat sidebar that allows you to discuss the music you’re both listening to. (Page)
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