Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 11, 2012
October 11, 2012
80-year-old Tony and Academy Award nominee DEBBIE REYNOLDS has been taken to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering an adverse reaction to medication. She has cancelled all her shows and appearances through the end of the year.
91-year-old show biz legend CAROL CHANNING, who recently re-injured her backbone's fifth vertebrae, and Playbill says her doctor has advised her against air travel from her home in Palm Springs until it's healed.
Hottest Couples Halloween Costumes:
1. "Air Marshal John" and "Megan" from "Bridesmaids."
2. "Portlandia's" "Put a Bird on It" Couple.
3. "Katniss" & "Peeta" from "Hunger Games."
4. "Effie Trinket" & "Haymitch Abernathy" from "Hunger Games."
5. Batman & Catwoman
6. Pregnant Snooki and "The Situation" from "Jersey Shore."
7. "Black Widow" & "Thor" from "The Avengers." (Source: Yahoo.com --Lee)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
The cat fight du jour goes to LINDSAY versus DINA LOHAN. Yep, mom and daughter got into it yesterday morning and authorities were called to family home in Long Island, New York. TMZ.com got their hands on some audio that features a hysterical Lindsay speaking to her father, MICHAEL, on the phone and reveals that everything started over a $40-thousand dollar loan she gave her mom to halt foreclosure proceedings on her property.
Lilo asked to have the money returned, claims Dina and the driver were essentially kidnapping her, the rehabbed redhead wound up with a gash on her leg, a broken bracelet and accused her mom of being high on cocaine.
No one was arrested during the melee and the two were spotted hugging it out a few hours later.
Editor's note: This phone call reveals volumes about why Lindsay is in such dire straits. Check out the audio here. (Lee)
Gossip Central: tabloids:
HONEY BOO BOO needs to clean up her act and she's not alone. According to Star magazine, the family all had lice that mom JUNE treated and then sent the kids right back to school. June herself, along with being extremely overweight, is legally blind and hasn't worked in eight years. With the success of their reality show, friends are hoping that the family will "clean" up it's act, literally.
A new study has ranked the Most Comfortable Cities, based on the per capita sales of sweatpants and other "casual outerwear."
At the top of the list: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is Philadelphia's second year as the world leader in sweatpants-wearing. Coming in at number two is Hartford, Connecticut. Pittsburgh, P-A, ranked third.
But don't feel judged if you have a closet full of sweats. Experian Marketing researcher JOHN FETTO says it doesn't mean you've given up. "There are probably plenty of fashionable sweat options that are out there." Or maybe, he says, lots of sweats mean you're "more physically active" or "have more activities" that make sweats appropriate.
Editor's Note: Nah. That's not it. We've given up. But if you have a collection of "dress-up" sweats... yeah, you should feel a little judged. (Written while wearing my dress-up sweats. I have a fashion sense made for radio.)
Phone Starter: Aside from working out, do you wear sweats to make a fashion statement, or because you just don't care anymore? (Bartha)
Top 20 Cities for Sweats Consumption:
(Source: Experian Marketing)
20. Chicago, Illinois
19. Providence, Rhode Island
18. Idaho Falls, Idaho
17. Jacksonville, Florida
16. Watertown, Massachusetts
15. Austin, Texas.
14. Washington, D-C
13. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
12. Marquette, Michigan
11. Salt Lake City Utah
10. Scranton, Pennsylvania
9. Victoria, Texas
8. Los Angeles, California
7. New York City
6. Boston, Massachusetts
5. Laredo, Texas
4. Lafayette, Louisiana
3. Pittsburgh, PA.
2. Hartford, CT
1. Philadelphia, PA. (Bartha)
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