Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 6, 2012
September 6, 2012
A big story lost in all the convention hoopla yesterday. A federal judge ruled that Arizona can start enforcing the most controversial part of its recent immigration law reform --the so-called "show me your papers" provision. The law requires that law enforcement --while enforcing other laws-- question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country without documents.
That requirement has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June upholding it. (Pacelli)
Tonight at Duh Democratic Convention:
Better safe than sorry. PRESIDENT OBAMA's convention speech tonight will be moved indoors due to the possibility of severe weather.
Obama was originally scheduled to accept the nomination at the open-air Bank of America Stadium, and it was reported that he would speak there rain or shine, as long as there was no risk of lightening or tornadoes. The entire program for the evening, including JOE BIDEN's speech, will now take place indoors.
The forecast calls for scattered showers and a 40 percent chance of rain, which has nothing to do with odds; that means it's going to rain, but only on 40 percent of the region. (Bet you didn't know that, huh! --Maiman)
President OBAMA has enough problems, but he can breathe easy about one thing. The MTV Video Music Awards will air an hour earlier tonight so the event won't interfere with the president's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Obama is scheduled to hit the podium at 10pm Eastern, soon after the award for Video of the Year in handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
FYI: GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is out of the hospital, and will perform with the band on the big show. (Marino)
Wotta surprise: BEN & JERRY's filed suit yesterday in US District Court against a couple of companies which produce hard-core porn.
Rodax Video and Caballero Video have ten x-rated movies whose titles are take-offs on Ben and Jerry flavors, including the Ben and Jerry flavors "Cherry Garcia," which was changed to "Hairy Garcia," "American Dream" to "American Cream"; "Boston Creme Pie" was changed to "Boston Cream Thigh," and other flavors were changed to "Chocolate Fudge Babes," "Peanut Butter D-Cups," and "New York Fat & Chunky." We can't even tell you what "Banana Split," "Coconut Seven Layer Bar" and "Late Night Snack," were turned into.
The lawsuit asks for a restraining order and claims Ben & Jerry's good name and reputation has been smeared by the porn distributor. Your own edgy joke goes HERE. You know you want to.
You may have thought that with summer is over – no more "Call Me Maybe" to earworm its way around your brain. Think again. CARLY RAE JEPSEN just announced that she's modeling for Wet Seal. People magazine says shes partnering up with the teen clothing company to gear up to release her album, "Kiss." As part of the promotion, she's also giving away a $1,000 shopping spree and four tickets to see her perform with JUSTIN BIEBER. (Bartha)
The Hollywood rumor mill:
Lotsa buzz about the rumor that RYAN GOSLING could star in the movie being made from the E-L JAMES novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The latest confirmation fomes from E-L James' husband, NIALL LEONARD, who told the UK magazine, Now, that the last he'd heard, Ryan was the top choice for the role. Still, there's been no official word from producers.
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