Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 8, 2012
May 8, 2012
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
DUSTIN HOFFMAN has joined the ranks of celebs who save lives.
He was walking in London's Hyde Park when he spotted a jogger first stagger, then keel over, frothing at the mouth. He immediately called the emergency Brit number --999-- and stayed as paramedics performed CPR on 27-year-old SAM DEMPSTER.
As paramedics hoisted the revived runner into an ambulance, Hoffman told them: "Great job, guys."
Dempster, who's on the mend, says he has "no memory of what happened. The paramedics told me. It's unbelievable. I want to say 'Thank you' to Dustin Hoffman. He saved my life." (Maiman)
MOLLY RINGWALD wants you to know that she's had a pretty good life since she made hit films like "16 Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" in the 80's. "The Secret Life of An American Teenager" star tells Us Weekly magazine, "I do lots of things... write books, speak a little French and, until I started a Twitter account three days ago, raise three kids." (Myers)
Of all the e-mails Eastern Michigan University could accidentally send to its students, it went with one that said due to academic performance in the winter 2012 semester, you've been dismissed from the university and all further enrollment will be canceled.
The school isn't sure how many of its 23-thousand students received the e-mail but they believe the error originated at the Academic Advising department, which routinely notifies students who are subject to dismissal for academic performance.
The school has apologized. (Maiman)
Losers in Lockup:
A University of Iowa student charged with using a stolen I-D came face-to-face with karma.
The Press-Citizen reports 19-year-old STEPHEN J FIORELLA allegedly tried to get into a bar using stolen identification. The problem? It turns out the I-D actually belonged to the bouncer. According to police, the doorman immediately recognized his own driver's license, which had been reported stolen.
Cops say Fiorella was also in possession of the doorman's debit card and Triple-A card. Fiorella claimed to have purchased the items at a party for 20-bucks. (Still)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
It's a prehistoric prom night at McKinley High tonight on "Glee," with Brittany behind the theme-driven show. Not the brightest bulb in the socket, Brittany bans hair gel from the big event because the sticky stuff "wasn't invented until almost 30 million years after the Upper Paleolithic Stone Age."
That causes a minor crisis for some of the students, but there's way more. Ace Showbiz reports Selena Gomez and The Scene's "Love You Like a Love Song", Berlin's "Take My Breath Away", Stacy Ferguson's "Big Girls Don't Cry", and Ke$ha's "Dinosaur" are among the tracks included in the song list.
Food and Nutrition:
Real men eat... yogurt? MIT cancer biologist SUSAN ERDMAN, evolutionary geneticist ERIC ALM, and colleagues found that male, yogurt-consuming mice carried themselves with a "mouse swagger" –-whiskers up, and dragging testicles that were five to 15 percent larger than those on mice fed normal food or a mouse equivalent of "junk food."
The yogurt-fed rodents also had leaner body mass and thicker, shinier fur. First reported last week in Scientific American, the research also notes female mice that were fed yogurt gave birth to larger litters and had less difficulty weaning them than control rodents.
Comments to the online report:
--" I'm… too sexy for my ears... Too sexy for my tail..."
--"So that's how Mickey Mouse has held onto Minnie all these years!"
--"O Mickey you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey!" (Kaye)
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