Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 27, 2012
July 27, 2012
Party time! Forget about traveling to Tinseltown, Manhattan or South Beach Miami to get your groove on this summer --the hottest party on the planet is happening in London! Sources tell the British tabloid the Sun that Microsoft big wig PAUL ALLEN is will be hosting a fabulous bash on his private yacht during the Olympics. Rumor has it BRANGELINA's names are at the top of the guest list and even BILL GATES will be popping by. (Lee)
Stupid people, stupid places:
Performance enhancing drugs are a bad thing, right? Not for this beer maker in Scotland.
Scottish brewery BrewDog has unveiled a new beer called "Never Mind the Anabolics", which contains performance enhancing ingredients. BrewDog says the limited edition ale is designed to "undermine global sponsorship" of the London Olympics.
The beer contains creatine, guarana, maca powder and steroids, among other things. All these ingredients are banned for professional athletes. James Watt, cofounder of BrewDog says, "beer laced with performance enhancing ingredients isn't actually illegal, but it is definitely frowned upon". (Still)
Call Me, Mountie? Canadian pop star CARLY RAE JEPSEN says her computer has been hacked, and she's called police in Vancouver. There have been reports that Carly is worried about naked photos of her that were on her laptop. Police may have a suspect, but no one's been arrested yet. (Marino)
PITBULL is so hungry, he bought a whole chain of sub shops. He now owns a major chunk of the Florida-based Miami Subs, and has renamed the locations The New Miami Subs Grill. Pitbull remembers when the shops were poprular in the early 1990's and he wants to bring that back. Plus, now he can eat for free. (Marino)
Stars and their movies:
Lots of talk this week about whether the number of people attending movies this weekend will be drastically down, after a poll by the respected NRG group showed nearly a quarter of people polled were hesitant to go back to the movies.
Besides "The Dark Knight Rises," which is a bit off compared to the previous performance of "The Dark Knight," there's also two movies opening: Fox's R-rated "Watch" --originally called "Neighborhood Watch" but renamed after the TRAVON MARTIN shooting-- and another sequel in the "Step Up" dance franchise, this time in 3D.
"The Watch," by the way, is about a neighborhood watch group of dads who get together to escape their wives, only to wind up defending their turf against an alien invasion.
Obvious phone starter: Will you go back to the movies?
A Canadian motorcyclist wanted for a 186-mph YouTube romp along the Trans-Canada Highway in April has turned himself in to police.
Twenty-five-year-old RANDY SCOTT of Edmonton appeared in court in Kelowna on Wednesday on a charge of dangerous driving.
The video, posted on YouTube, came from a camera mounted on the bike and shows the speedometer needle climbing as the driver weaves through traffic along a Vancouver Island highway in British Columbia. Speeds there range about 65 mph; he's passing them as if they're standing still.
Scott will appear for trial in August but was released after pledging he will not drive any motor vehicle, including scooters or ATVs.
Investigators were able to track him down through tips from the public as well as by using the video to identify both where the ride took place and the bike he was riding, a 2006 blue Yamaha sport bike worth eight grand.
The bike belongs to Scott's mother.
Editor's note: Forget the driver. Where do you get a bike that goes 186 mph for only $8,000? (Maiman)
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