Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 7, 2012
March 7, 2012
In one of those silly polls that are probably more fun that the primary voting, a recent Craigslist poll (Yeah, that'll be real scientific), found that if the presidential thingie doesn't work out, 60 percent of Republican voters said they'd feel comfortable buying a used car from RICK SANTORUM.
On the flip side (or the flip-flop side), only 46 percent would purchase a car from MITT ROMNEY. However, poll in the Congressional newspaper, The Hill, found that more voters would rather have a sitdown meal with Mitt than Rick.
Editor's note: Oh, and Newt Gingrich? With him you get a car but only if he gets to marry your wife. (Maiman)
No winner in Tuesday night's drawing for the Mega Millions Lottery. That means Friday night's drawing is valued at $148 million ($108 million cash value). Mega Millions is played in 42 states and Washington DC. Chances of winning the big prize are 1 in 175.7 million.
The Apple announcement:
The big reveal is today! Apple Computers CEO TIM COOK has a press conference set to unveil the newest iPad, presumably the iPad3, or maybe the iPad HD if you believe all the rumors.
The new iPad will likely have a retina display, a faster processor and maybe a new case design --but maybe not. You'll be able to check onine around 10:30 am Pacific time to see whether all the rumors were correct... if you don't already have an iPad to begin with.
Gossip Central: tabloids:
KARDASHIAN update from Star magazine:
--KHLOE is in baby-making mode and rumor is she's made hubby LAMAR ODOM skip games to stay home and work at getting pregnant
--KIM has been working out and losing weight to get into man-catching shape. Rumor is she wants to land herself a rich Saudi prince! (Myers)
Drug Bust of the Day:
Customs officials in Miami seized 172 lollipops.
CNews says the treats contained more than just sugar and flavoring --they were laced with heroin. Agents arrested a 45-year-old Guatemalan man. They say he was looking "very nervous and was sweating profusely" as he passed through customs with his luggage. That's when officers searched his duffel bag and found 3-point-2 kilos of heroin disguised as lollipops. A police spokesman said, "When one took off the outside wrapper, there was a thin layer of candy shell covering a ball of condensed heroin powder." The man faces up to 10-years in prison. (Still)
Pilots for new shows:
You probably know what a "MILF" is, but can you picture a "DILF"?
That's the concept for JIMMY FALLON's sitcom pilot, about three 30-something guys who are parents --and the trouble the get into.
ANTHONY ANDERSON and JESSE BRADFORD will play two of the three Dads, with the other still to come.
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