Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 18, 2012
January 18, 2012
Couch potatoes, rejoice! If you're craving a Whopper, Burger King is cranking up delivery service.
Burger King has announced that it will be making deliveries in select areas as part of a pilot program that it may extend to the rest of its 75-hundred outlets.
Obvious goal: Bring in new customers.
Hungry folks near 16 Burger King locations in Virginia and Maryland will be able to have it their way from 11 am to 10 pm starting next Monday for an additional $2 delivery fee. Customers can place an order for a Whopper online or over the phone, but:
--It's gotta be an $8 to $10 minimum order
--They prefer homebodies with the munchies live within a 10-minute-drive radius so the food, packed in a thermal insulated bag, stays hot
--They won't deliver milkshakes, coffee, fountain drinks or breakfast foods (Maiman)
Sucks to be you:
Were you pushed around and bullied in high school? Fear not --you're in very good company! ZOOEY DESCHANEL tells Allure magazine that it wasn't uncommon for teenage girls to spit in her face and she used to "cry every day." Although she thought things would get better in college, the "New Girl" laments that her "specialness" wasn't appreciated at prestigious Northwestern University. (Lee)
We love it when the really hot celebrities endorse underwear. RIHANNA just debuted as a model for Emporio Armani. The singer appears in new ads posed seductively on a bed, wearing a white lacy bra and panties... and nothing else. And DAVID BECKAM’S “bodywear” line for H-&-M stores will feature the soccer superstar in a 30-second ad for the Super Bowl. New York Magazine’s The Cut says David and his boxer-briefed body will be on screen during the second quarter of the big game. (Bartha)
Today's police blotter:
A Florida man was arrested for loving steak just a little too much.
TCPalm.com reports cops allegedly found eight packages of steak in LOUIS OVERSTREET's pants. Cops were called to the grocery store after security informed them Overstreet had jammed 131-bucks worth of meat into his clothing.
Police say, since Overstreet also attacked the store's general manager on his way out the door, the simple shoplifting crime became a felony robbery. Now he's in jail, where authorities stay he won't be eating any steak. (Still)
You've probably seen that viral video about "The Honey Badger," narrated by a guy named RANDALL. As we've mentioned before, it's gotten over 33 million hits on the internet and a certain measure of fame by even being mentioned by BETTY WHITE on her show, "Hot In Cleveland."
Now, the Hollywood Reporter says there's a new comedy series in the works, called "Honey Badger U," which will be an animated series with live-action video (like the Honey Badger).
Executive producer KIRK SCHENCK says Randall will play "a professor who thinks he knows more than he really does, [teaching] his students, who know even less."
FYI: The original Honey Badger video is HERE. [Warning: not for air; uses multiple instances of profane language.]
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