Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 19, 2012
March 19, 2012
A news study finds that a large majority of young adults living with their parents are happy with the arrangement. And the arrangement appears to be mutually beneficial.
According to the new Pew Research Center report, the stigma once attached to adults living with their parents is pretty much gone.
Almost 22 percent of the so-called "boomerang generation" of 25-to-34-year-olds have moved back home --the highest percentage of multigenerational living since the 1950s.
Of this group living at home, nearly half --48 percent-- say they have paid rent to their parents, and 89 percent say they have helped with household expenses.
Although "boomerang kids" are not doing as well financially as their peers who live on their own, the majority say they either have enough money to lead the kind of life they want or expect they will in the future. (Maiman)
Phoner: Who's in this arrangement? Oldest person to move out for good? (They're burying him now.)
No winner in Friday night's drawing for the Mega Millions Lottery. That means Tuesday night's drawing is valued at $241 million ($170 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.
JENNIFER ANISTON is in great shape at 43-years-old and spends a small fortune to maintain her good looks. The British tabloid the Sun reports she drops a cool 950-bucks per-week on private yoga sessions and isn't getting her hair done at Bargain Cuts --highlights run six-hundred-dollars and it's another three-hundred for a trim. Add it all up and the grand total is over 142-grand every year! (Lee)
Cops in Pennsylvania are investigating a mother and her three kids for allegedly disrobing outside a high school.
The NY Post says 43-year-old SARA BUTLER, her two adult daughters and her 14-year-old son allegedly stripped completely naked outside Upper Darby High School. Cops say the family was attempting to remove another child from the school shortly before the incident. But, school officials would not let her take the kid because she doesn't have custody.
Witness say, after disrobing, the family laid down on the ground and began chanting religious sayings.
They were arrested and taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. (Still)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
WHITNEY HOUSTON's career-making film, "The Bodyguard," will be shown again in theaters for one night only. Fathom Events is screening the movie in more than 400 theaters on March 28th. Conveniently, "The Bodyguard 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray" is due out on March 27th. Bonus features include Whitney's "I Will Always Love You" music video, and a documentary about the making of the 1992 film. (Marino)
Who knew rodents could jump this far?
Orange.co.uk reports a guinea pig from England named TRUFFLES has successfully broken the long jump record for his species (video). Truffles successfully leapt 11-point-81-inches, making him the new Guinness record holder. He broke the existing record by nearly 4-inches after being tempted with a piece of cucumber. (Still)
Space, the Final Frontier:
Remember that asteroid that almost hit the Earth, but didn't last fall? It's coming back in February 2013.
And this time, it will get even closer to our planet.
Current predictions have coming within 24-thousand kilometers of Earth, which is closer than any satellites. That sounds scary to us but researchers assure everything will be OK. "This is a safe distance," says one scientist with the European Space Agency. "But it is still close enough to make the asteroid visible in normal binoculars." So a near miss! That's a relief. (Maiman)
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