Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 7, 2012
November 7, 2012
Victoria's Secret annual holiday fashion show is being held tonight at the Lexington Avenue armory in New York City. It'll air on CBS next month. While all eyes will be on the models and their jewel-encrusted bras, the production team will also deserve a round of applause.
That's because Victoria's Secret rescued the National Guard during the hurricane.
Fashionista.com says the lingerie retailer with an army of "angels" provided eight 500 kilowatt generators to the New York Army National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment after the hurricane wiped out power to the armory. Captain BRENDAN GENDRON told Wired magazine that the Guard was "dead in the water until Victoria's Secret showed up."
The Victoria's Secret crew got the armory powered up. They also provided Internet and essential operational equipment to the National Guard. Victoria's Secret also lent the first-responders a forklift so large amounts of food could be loaded onto trucks for distribution. (Bartha)
Auto World /Gas Guzzlin' Update:
The Japanese automaker announced yesterday that it will cease U-S sales of its cars after its current inventory runs out. The company, which has been selling vehicles in the States since 1985, filed for bankruptcy protection in California as part of the move.
Suzuki, which maintained a point-two-percent market share, follows Saab and Isuzu out of the U-S. The company says it will now focus on emerging markets in India and elsewhere in Asia, while continuing to sell motorcycles, ATVs, and boat motors in America. (Maiman)
(More) Face time with the judge:
Another day, another charge for LINDSAY LOHAN. TMZ.com reports the Santa Monica City Attorney isn't impressed with the rehabbed redhead --especially after she allegedly lied to police when her Porsche ran into the back of an 18-wheeler on the Pacific Coast Highway last June.
Apparently the men in blue found prescription pills in her purse and the car's trunk after the crash, but she wasn't charged because the medication was prescribed and she told them she wasn't driving. One small problem --multiple witnesses say she was behind the wheel.
So, word is the charges will be filed this week and could trigger a probation violation which might mean a stiff, long stint behind bars for Lilo. (Lee)
The Reel Deal:
As we mentioned earlier this week, tickets to see the latest version of "The Hobbit" go on sale today. The movie, "An Unexpected Journey," will hit theatres Dec 14 in several versions:
--regular 2D, and
The high-frame-rate --48 feet per second, or twice the speed of regular movies-- is supposedly the latest thing and all theatres will be upgrading to that method of showing films. The higher speed is also said to complement 3D, smoothing out the picture and enhancing the effect, making it look "more real" --if that's possible.
There are 450 theatres that will are now capable of showing the new format --an impressive achievement considering that no theaters were ready in April.
You can hear the second installment in GREEN DAY's trilogy right now. The album comes out on November 13th, but RollingStone.com is streaming the entire "Dos!" album. It clocks in at less than 30-minutes. (Marino)
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