Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 7, 2012
September 7, 2012
Space: the final frontier:
NEIL ARMSTRONG will be swimming around for all eternity. TMZ.com reports the legendary spacewalker was actually a Navy fighter pilot before joining the space program and is set to be buried at sea. Before he swims with the fishes, however, a public memorial will be held at the Washington National Cathedral next Thursday. The astronaut passed away on August 25th at the age of 82. (Lee)
Filling a need:
Smelling like roses is a bit overrated, according to Archer Air Fresheners.
The brand currently is offering three scents of "manly air fresheners that ensures your house will never smell of 'femininity' again."
These scents would be Hunting Lodge, which smells of "hearth stone, gun powder, and damp timber"; Distillery, which smells like "charred oak, sour mash, and enough bourbon to kill an elephant"; and European Sports Car, which smells like "worn leather, excessive horsepower, and a hint of aftershave."
Editor's note:At least they don't make "NHL Locker Room." (AB)
It looks like Apple will try to muscle in on the digital music niche carved out by Pandora.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has begun talks to create a rival radio service similar to Pandora's, in which listeners punch in the name of an artist they like and then get selections from that singer and similar ones. It's free, but ads appear.
The company has begun negotiating with record companies on licensing, unlike the still-in-the-red Pandora, which pays royalty fees set by the government. If it flies, the launch is still months away. (Maiman)
Before the MTV Video Music Awards last night, RIHANNA chopped off all her hair. She didn't go the full MILEY CYRUS (who looked just like PINK, now). But she's now rocking a new pixie cut with pieced bangs. People magazine says this is at least the 4th major style change for Rihanna's hair this year. There was the bleached blonde look, the half-shaved head, the dreadlocks, then the long black locks. (Bartha)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
How about a "Wonder Woman" TV show. Wait --you say it's already been done?
No problem --TV Line reports The CW is talking about a reboot of the 1970s series with LYNDA CARTER but based on her "early years" --apparently when she was still learning to use that golden lasso!
That's right --think "Smallville" only with Wonder Woman instead of Superman.
KANYE WEST's ex-girlfriend is pregnant. AMBER ROSE revealed on the red carpet last night at the MTV Video Music Awards that she and her fiance, rapper WIZ KHALIFA, are expecting. Kanye didn't show up for the awards. He stayed in New York to be with his new squeeze, KIM KARDASHIAN, as she promoted her new fragrance, True Reflection.(Marino)
Before you decide to do a cleanse, check this out. The Enquirer says EDDIE VAN HALEN nearly died because he tried the Master Cleanse Diet. That's the one that supposed to get rid of toxins in your body by drinking a cocktail of water, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper instead of food. Well, Eddie's insides went kablooey and there was literally an eruption in his intestines. That's what caused the extreme pain that put Eddie in the hospital and forced Van Halen to cancel all of its tour dates for the rest of this year. (Marino)
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