Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 22, 2012
March 22, 2012
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Is JOHNNY DEPP rebounding from VANESSA PARADIS with ASHLEY OLSEN? In Touch Weekly reports the "Pirates" cutie was spotted leaving an office building connected to tiny twin's apartment building late last month. Word is they got together on February 26th and he spent a cool 24-hours in her Tribeca pad. Nosy sources say it didn't seem like a visit between friends and he looked "out of it" the next day. (Lee)
One of the hottest men on the gridiron has a thing for DIANNA AGRON. Sources tell the NY Post's Page Six gossip column TIM TEBOW is quite "smitten" with the "Glee" cutie and made his intentions quite clear. The timing may be ripe for the Jesus-loving quarterback to make his move --rumors are swirling she just broke up with SEBASTIAN STAN for a second time --a story her rep denies. (Lee)
There's a new store in Malaysia that caters to both shoe lovers and foot fetishists. The store, called Shoes, Shoes, Shoes is in Kuala Lampur. It has teamed up with Asia's largest dating service. According to NY Magazine's The Cut, if you buy from their special shoe collection, you get a free lunch date with a guy who likes your choice. And you get 10 percent off the price of the shoes. (Bartha)
Hello Kitty. Meet Hanky Panky. The company that produces all those adorably girlie kitten products is partnering with the ladies underwear brand to produce Hello Kitty lingerie. (You can see this one coming, can't you?) The parent company of Hello Kitty products told Women's Wear Daily that the reason is "many women 18 years and older have grown up with Hello Kitty and can relate to the brand in a more adult way."
The Hello Kitty lingerie line starts selling online next month at hanky-panky.com. But it will be in stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and small boutiques by the end of June. Prices will range from between $27 and $98 dollars.
Editor's Note: Lingerie + kitty cats= hours of tasteless joke-making fun. (Bartha)
In the Dumper:
If you're gonna lie in court to get out of jury duty, don't share the story in public --like to someone on talk radio.
SUSAN COLE of Denver is facing two felony charges for allegedly acting mentally unstable in order to avoid jury duty. The topic of jury duty came up on the radio. Using a fake name, she called to share an elaborate story of how she deliberately dressed like an uncoordinated fashion disaster, rollers in her hair, bad make-up job, and told the court she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from military service, was the victim of domestic violence, and had been homeless. (Audio, talk show call --wav format)
She was immediately excused. Now she's under arrest.
How'd she get caught? Not only did she give a lot of details, she gave the actual date she did it. (Maiman)
If you've been cutting back on your coffee intake to see if it might help with your psoriasis, you may as well sit down and pour yourself another cup of joe. Researchers say there's no link between the itchy skin condition and caffeine intake.
Writings in the Archives of Dermatology suggest that caffeine may actually help psoriasis. Or at least it seemed to during a trial where caffeine was applied directly to the skin.
Health experts believe psoriasis is caused by an abnormal immune system attack on the body's own cells, causing them to form red, scaly, itchy patches. (Page)
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