Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 30, 2012
August 30, 2012
Trash talk and satellite dish:
MILEY CYRUS and LIAM HEMSWORTH may not make it to the altar. Sources tell PerezHilton.com the 19-year-old wild child has been smoking pot and partying like a rock star in Philadelphia while her beloved films the movie "Paranoia." Word is she hit up a gay club without her engagement band and was laughing about how she couldn't find her precious ring! To make matters worse, she reportedly got quite flirty with an intern at a recording studio and asked for his phone number. (Lee)
LADY GAGA feels used. In Touch Weekly reports that the singer posted a letter to her fans letting them know how betrayed she felt by friends and mentors that she's had her whole life. But fear not Little Monsters, Mother Monster is doing just fine now saying, "I am feeling blessed to have removed...from my life [those who are] driven by money and luxury. I feel free today." (Myers)
The Politics of Fashion: GOP Convention Edition:
ANN ROMNEY committed a major fashion "Don't" when she made her big 'The G-O-P Loves Women" speech Tuesday night. She "did the matchy-match make-up thing." Her lips and nails were as bright-red as her crimson Oscar de la Renta dress. NY Magazine's The Cut says her overall look "was that of a retro housewife in Republican power colors." (Bartha)
NY Magazine also wonders if ANN ROMNEY's choice to wear a gown by OSCAR DE LA RENTA wasa bit of "anti-Obama subtext." That's because during BARACK OBAMA's first term, First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA has never worn one of his gowns. It's a noticeable snub in Fashion-Land. First Ladies across the political divide --including LAURA BUSH, NANCY REAGAN and HILLARY CLINTON-- have all worn his designs.
And the designer himself has publicly admitted that he was "dying of jealousy" because hasn't worn one of his creations. Mrs. Obama has worn pieces by Oscar's son, MOISES DE LA RENTA. She's also helped designers like JASON WU and NARCISO RODRIGUEZ become stars after wearing their clothes.
Editor's note: That's not subtext. Her Republican husband wants to unseat the President. That's boldfaced-48-point-type-screaming-headline-text. (Bartha)
Don't expect VAN HALEN to get back on the road anytime soon. The band's official website says EDDIE VAN HALEN needed emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. That means part of his colon is cut out, and he'll be wearing a colostomy bag for a while. Eddie will need four-to-six-months to recover. So, Van Halen's upcoming tour of Japan has been scrapped, but the boys hope to hit the stage again sometime in 2013. (Marino)
Computers, and other techno-geek-a-zoid crap:
Apple is paying iPhone users for their old iPhone 4S. According to the Tech Crunch blog, the company is offering up to $345 back in the form of an Apple gift card. Other companies have also been offering rebates, with Amazon paying the most --up to $500 dollars for a used iPhone 4S in good shape.
Some analysts see the buy-back as a sign Apple is getting ready for a new phone launch. Only phones in good condition --with no water damage, no cracks and no scuff marks are fetching that much money. Apple resells the phones as used or reconditioned models if they're in good shape. If not, the phones get broken down for recycling responsibly. (Page)
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