Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 3, 2012
April 3, 2012
Are you excited about hunting eggs this weekend? You may want to pop by MARISKA HARTIGAY's house. Theactress tells CINDY ADAMS of the NY Post she owns a pink bunny suit that used to belong to her grandmother, refuses to throw it out and plans to wear it on Sunday. (Lee)
Phoner: spring traditions at your house...?
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
More details are slipping out about MIKE "The Situation" SORRENTINO's severe addiction to prescription pills. A source close to the guido tells RadarOnline.com he was tossing back Xanax, Ambien and "unbelievable amounts" of Dilaudid before getting help at the Cirque Lodge. Word is he was taking about 20-30 pills every day and is lucky he never suffered an overdose. (Lee)
The next big thing in do-it-yourself home manicures is nail wraps and strips. The stick-on nail polish prints let you get those complicated manicure designs without spending hours with a magnifying glass drawing intricate designs with nail lacquer.
Beauty brand Sally Hansen has partnered with designer PRABAL GURUNG and AVRIL LAVIGNE to put out two different lines. Elle magazine says Gurung's nail art features prints from his spring collection. People magazine says Avril's nail strips feature 12 different rocker-themed prints, including leopard and a skull-and-crossbones designs. Both nail collections are $9.99 and available in drugstores. (Bartha)
Federal agents arrested more than 31-hundred illegal immigrants who had previously been convicted of serious crimes or were otherwise seen as national security threats during a recent six-day nationwide sweep.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement called the operation the "largest of its kind" and said it involved nearly 2,000 federal agents and included arrests in all 50 states, as well as a handful of U-S territories.
The sweep comes nearly a year after ICE vowed to focus its deportation efforts more on illegal immigrants with serious criminal histories and less on those who do not run afoul of non-immigration laws.
Roughly a third of the arrests were of immigrants with multiple convictions for crimes that included murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and sexual crimes against minors, according to the government. (Maiman)
How about a new reality show based on speed dating?
Yep, that's the concept behind a new Fox TV show called "Take Me Out," which will debut this June.
Deadline.com says the show will be produced by the same guys who do "American Idol" (FreemantleMedia) and will have a panel consisting of 30 good-looking single women who interview individual men... the ones who make the cut then turn the tables and get to interview the women. This goes on for another couple of rounds, with the final couple going on a fantasy date, and the remainder of the women move on to the next week's show.
Movies that will suck:
Angry Birds fans will be able to get a series of three-minute videos streamed to their phones or other devices later this summer. Deadline.com says the 52 episodes will be a test for an "Angry Birds" feature film, whcih will likely be out in 2013 or 2014.
One possible plot line (like you couldn't see this one coming) --NICK DORRA, the head of Rovio's animation dep't, says the movie could show "deeper feelings of the characters, such as, why are they always angry?"
That SPICE GIRLS stage musical may not happen after all. The New York Post says that even though the 90's pop group won't be in the show, they are pestering "Absolutely Fabulous" star, JENNIFER SAUNDERS, who is writing the musical. Scary and Sporty can't agree on anything, and Posh could care less. The show was supposed to open in London's West End by the end of this year, but that's not going to happen. (Marino)
A million men planned a march on Washington DC to demand a tax break for facial hair.
But, the Washington Postsays the so-called "Million Moustache March" fell a little short of its attendance expectations yesterday (Monday). In fact, only about 100 people showed up.
They marched from Capitol Hill to the White House demanding passage of something they call the Stimulus To Allow Critical Hair Expenses (STACHE) Act. Basically, they want a tax break for buying razors, clippers and other moustache grooming products. (Still)
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