Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 4, 2012
October 4, 2012
Bid'ness is Bid'ness:
Warning: note content!
If you like booze and women, a company in Germany has a product for you.
Orange.co.uk says German company G-Spirits has released a line of hard liquor that has been "poured down the chests of glamour models" before being bottled. The limited-edition vodka, rum and whisky is being sold for around 170-bucks per bottle.
G-Spirits insists that they are following public health department requirements during the bottling process. (Still)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
Great news for LISA NIEMI, who may have found love again. The National Enquirer reports the longtime wife of the late PATRICK SWAYZE has been seeing a wealthy jeweler named ALBERT DEPRISCO and they're starting to get serious. Word is the two were introduced by friends, had an instant attraction and she's even met his mom and dad! Lisa was married to the "Dirty Dancing" star for a whopping 34 years before losing him to pancreatic cancer back in 2009. (Lee)
On, off and way-off Broadway:
THE GO-GO's are headed to Broadway. The Hollywood Reporter says GWYNETH PALTROW wants to produce a musical based on the career of the 80's all-female New Wave band. The ladies have been asked to be involved and may write a few new tunes for the show. The Go-Go's were the first all girl group that played their own instruments to score a number one on Billboard 200 Pop Albums chart. (Marino)
The Reel Deal:
When the James Bond movie "Skyfall" opens on Nov 09, you won't be seeing DANIEL CRAIG drinking a martini, shaken, not stirred. Instead, he'll be drinking a beer from Heineken.
Yep, the brewery bought a product placement in the movie, and it's upsetting to some Bond purists. But Daniel Craig tells Vanity Fair magazine the film couldn't have been made without the extra cash from the beer company: "A movie like this costs $118 million to make ...and it costs another $200 million to sell it... Heineken gave us a ton of money for there to be Heineken in a shot in a bar... Without them, the movie couldn't get sold."
Daniel didn't elaborate on exactly how much of the $318 million Heineken forked over for the product placement in the flick.
Singer R.B. GREAVES has died. The New York Times says he passed away last week at age 68. R.B.'s biggest hit was "Take A Letter Maria," which peaked at number 2 in 1969. He also had a minor hit with the BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID tune, "Always Something There To Remind Me."
FYI: R.B. was SAM COOKE's nephew. (Marino)
Taking everything much too seriously:
A tense moment in Akron, OH, yesterday when someone found an aluminum rod at the City Hall with the word, "Kaboom" on it.
The place was evacuated but "after Akron Police, Fire, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Summit County Bomb Squad cleared the scene --it turned out the rod was really a man's walking stick, and the man's legal name really was "Kaboom."
Editor's note: Well, OK, then!
--Think I'll change my name to "Nothing to see here, move along." (Maiman)
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