Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 24, 2012
September 24, 2012
35 years ago today, "The Love Boat" debuted (1977).
Trivia: Who starred in more episodes... Gavin MacLeod (Captain Merrill Stubing), Fred Grandy (who played Gopher), Ted Lange (Issac the bartender), Bernie Kopell (Doc) or Lauren Tewes (Cruise director Julie)? Answer: That would be Cap'n Stubing. He was in 246 episodes, while Gopher and Issac were in 143 and Doc and Julie were in 139.
No winner in Saturday night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means Wednesday night's drawing is valued at $200 million ($128.5 million cash value). Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the powerball) are 1 in 175.2 million.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Did you get your mitts on one of those hot iPhone 5's last Friday? KRIS JENNER is probably green with envy! Insiders at a Southern California Apple store tell RadarOnline.com the matriarch of the KARDASHIAN clan called up to request five of the new products be set aside. As you may know, that's strictly against the rules, the employee told her so, Kris demanded to speak to a manager and everyone ignored her call. Unfortunately, her assistant didn't get the message and was directed to the end of a very long line by security. (Lee)
MONICA LEWINSKY has reportedly sold a memoir to a major publishing house for $12 million bucks.
The NY Post's Page Six gossip column reports the former White House intern, who had an affair with then-President BILL CLINTON, will reveal all the nasty ways she used to refer to his wife (and current Secretary of State) HILARY CLINTON as well as Bill's fondness for "kinky sex."
Wasted away again in Margaritaville:
In Seminole, FL, 56-year-old ROBERT HAGERMAN is out on bail after calling 911 because he was upset that his daughter wouldn't get him a beer.
Police figured that out once they got to his house because Hagerman first told the 911 dispatcher he needed help with a domestic dispute because his daughter was hitting him, throwing things and using drugs.
Not true, because the daughter used her cell phone to record the dad's threats to her for refusing to go to the store to get beer.
More beer, apparently, because incredibly, alcohol was involved. Hagerman was all liquored up good, and was charged with filing a false report.
Editor's note: Outrageous. However, a sammich on the other hand, now that's a different story. (Maiman)
GREEN DAY's BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG is in rehab. He checked himself in for substance abuse yesterday after blowing a head gasket on stage Friday at the iHeartRadio music festival on Friday in Las Vegas. The band was 25 minutes into its 45-minute set when Billie Joe went nuts after he was given the one-minute warning to wrap it up. He stopped in the middle of "Basket Case" and started shouting and cursing things like, "I'm not f'ing Justin Bieber!" He then smashed his guitar, gave the finger to the sound crew and stormed off stage. Green Day released a statement yesterday confirming that Billie Joe is in rehab, and that their set was not cut short by the organizers of the festival. The band's new album, "Uno!" is out tomorrow, but they had to cancel a bunch of promotional appearances.
Editor's note: Billie Joe's meltdown is HERE, but you will have to bleep the bad words... and there's a lot of them. (Marino)
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