Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 29, 2012
February 29, 2012
got word yesterday that he won't be competing with opening night of next season's National Football League schedule when he gives his acceptance speech on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The NFL's 2012 season-opener featuring the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants will moved up one day and played on Wednesday, September 5th, to avoid conflicting with the president's speech on Thursday night.
The NFL has started every season since 2002 on a Thursday night, but the league hasn't played a Wednesday game since September of 1948! (Pacelli)
We are shocked, SHOCKED! that the online dating service, AshleyMadison.com, finds Washington, D-C to be the best city for cheating on your spouse.
AshleyMadison pitches itself as an online place for people looking to cheat on their significant other, so they just tally up which city has the most members per capita, and that'd be the nation's capital, with 38-thousand members.
Website founder NOEL BIDERMAN says Washington tops out because successful, powerful men and women in politics "are massive risk takers willing to transfer that risk-taking to their personal lives."
And, he adds, "The more successful you are, the more prone to cheating you are and Washington is full of successful people looking for something outside their marriage."
Nationwide, the site has 13 million members.
The top 10 cheatin' cities:
9. Salt Lake City
8. Oklahoma City
2. San Antonio
Making the rounds in Tinseltown:
Hottest rumor of the day: The London Daily Mail reports that CLIVE DAVIS is putting together a film about WHITNEY HOUSTON's life with RIHANNA, JENNIFER HUDSON, VIVICA FOX or JORDIN SPARKS on the short list to play "The Bodyguard" star.
The Huffington Post says BRANDY NORWOOD, Whitney's co-star in "Cinderella," is also a possibility.
Warning: Note content!
Here's proof that smoking kills. According to the Huffington Post, North Carolina resident GARY ALLEN BANNING was at a friend's house when he reportedly mistook a jar of gasoline for a beverage. Witnesses say he took a gulp, then quickly realized his mistake and spit it out. Unfortunately, investigators say Banning went outside to smoke a cigarette a few minutes later and burst into flames. He didn't survive. (Still)
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