Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 26, 2012
March 26, 2012
The President at play:
Hey guys --ever tell the missus a little white lie? You're not alone --even PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA fibs from time-to-time. DAMIAN LEWIS tells the National Enquirer he met up with Commander-in-Chief, who revealed he's a fan of his show "Homeland." Apparently MICHELLE and their two daughters head off to play tennis every Saturday while Mr. Obama claims to be working, but he actually seizes the opportunity to catch up on his favorite drama. (Lee)
Men may be helping out around the house more than ever before, but that's not necessarily making life easier for the women in their lives.
According to a new survey of 2-thousand women in the U-K, women said they spent three hours each week re-doing the chores that the men have done badly.
The cleaning chore men do worst? Wiping down the kitchen counter, followed by plumping and arranging sofa cushions and making the bed. But men were also not so great at laundry, vacuuming, and putting away dishes, clothes, and other stuff --basically everything.
"Although it's impossible for women to do everything themselves, they still have high hopes for perfection," says a spokesman behind the survey. "If jobs aren't done to the desired standard by the partner, often many feel they could do better themselves." (Maiman)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Gotta love a guy who can write a check and pay for a new car outright... and that would put hoops star KOBE BRYANT right at the top of any list, since Kobe reportedly wrote out a check for $329-thousand Friday for his new ride --a Ferrari 458 Italia.
E! Online reports Kobe's salary for the season is roughly $25 million, so for him, it's chump change, kinda like buying a used Honda.
JANUARY JONES is sharing some fairly revolting health tips. The "Mad Men" beauty tells RadarOnline.com she's gotten back into tip-top shape after giving birth to little XANDER last September through diet, teas and (wait for it...) eating her own placenta! The actress swears the flesh is chock full of vitamins, recommends it to all new mommies and says we're the only mammals that shun the practice. (Lee)
CLAIRE DANES' husband, HUGH DANCY, will be one of the stars of the upcoming NBC drama, "Hannibal," about that farva-bean eating Hannibal Lecter from the "Silence of the Lambs" and "Red Dragon" movies. Dancy, who was last seen on "The Big C," will play the FBI agent looking for the mass murderer. No word on who's going to play the role done by Sir ANTHONY HOPKINS in the original.
THE FACES will reunite with ROD STEWART when the band is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next month in Cleveland. This will be the first time since 1993 that the surviving members will perform together. The last time was for Rod's Lifetime Achievement honor at the BRIT Awards. Drummer KENNEY JONES told MusicRadar (quote), "We all had dinner about a month ago and decided that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be the perfect time and place." (Marino)
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