Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 9, 2012
May 9, 2012
The Media Post blog, Engage:Moms, finds Mother's Day is actually a lot of work for mothers. Over 85 percent of mothers report they have to devote multiple hours of Mother's Day to the other moms in their lives (i.e., mothers-in-law and grandmothers).
More than 70 percent of moms actually have to celebrate Mother's Day with more than two other mothers in their families --preparing gifts and meals for grandmothers, mothers-in-law, and all the caretakers in the lives of their own children.
What began as a day to celebrate Moms, in reality has become a day with lots of chores attached to it. (Kaye)
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
MILA KUNIS is a life-saver --literally! The NY Post's Page Six gossip column reports one of her employees suffered a serious seizure at her home last Saturday and the "Black Swan" beauty immediately swung into action. Mila turned his head to the side, had someone else put a wallet in his mouth so he wouldn't choke and called 9-1-1. When paramedics arrived she even offered to accompany him to the hospital and the lucky guy made a full recovery! (Lee)
On, off and way-off Broadway:
"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" has failed. Even with Disney Channel heartthrob NICK JONAS in the starring role, the Broadway musical will close on Sunday, May 20th. The show will have played just over 500 performances by then since it opened in February of 2011. The news isn't all bad. "How To Succeed" made back its nine-million dollar initial investment in December of 2011, thanks to "Harry Potter's" DANIEL RADCLIFFE who opened in the revival as J. Pierpont Finch. Nick Jonas was supposed to be in the show until July first, and he just released his own recordings of the musical's big songs. Guess that's a real collector's item now. (Marino)
Cops & robbers:
Our Dumb Criminal of the Day comes to us today from Chicago, Illinois.
The NY Post says the unidentified thug allegedly told a bank teller he had a bomb, then demanded she fill a bag with cash. He then made a successful getaway. The problem is --he forgot the bag of cash. No arrests have been made. (Still)
Idiots or Insane:
A dream for many five-year-olds has come true for a full-grown man in Nebraska.
A 23-year-old from York County, Nebraska, has legally added "Tyrannosaurus Rex" to his name.
TYLER GOLD is now officially named TYRANNOSAURUS REX JOSEPH GOLD.
Gold said in his public filing for the change that the dinosaur's name is cooler. Gold also says that "as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable."
Judge ALAN GLESS asked Gold at Monday's hearing whether he wanted a new name so he could hide from creditors or law enforcement. Gold said no.
Gless noted that Gold had gone through the proper legal channels for changing his name, so the judge granted Gold's request.
The name change also did its trending thing on Twitter.
Editor's note: He really can't do this. His arms are too long. (Paleontology joke! --Maiman)
Would you like running more if it added years to your life? Researchers found that jogging an hour a week can increase your lifespan.
According to the European Society of Cardiology, joggers lived an average of six years longer than people who didn't jog. They also reported an overall sense of wellbeing not described by non-joggers. (Page)
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