Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 15, 2012
November 15, 2012
No winner in Wednesday night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means Saturday night's drawing is valued at $214 million ($143 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.
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
Police arrested JON BON JOVI's 19-year-old daughter yesterday morning after being called to her dorm room over a report that she had allegedly OD'd on heroin.
Cops found STEPHANIE ROSE BONGIOVI alive at upstate New York's Hamilton College, but a drug task force also found heroin, pot and drug paraphernalia. She and a male 21-year-old were arrested on drug possession charges. The rocker's only daughter and eldest of his four kids, was released from custody and will appear in court to face the charges. (Maiman)
Congratulations to CHANNING TATUM, who just nabbed the honor of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." The hot and humble 32-year-old couldn't believe the news at first and told his blushing bride, JENNA DEWAN-TATUM, after they washed their dogs who'd been sprayed by a skunk! The missus gushes that her hubby is a sensitive sculptor that quotes EDGAR ALLAN POE, loves to give her massages and is an emotionally deep, open-hearted person.
Other honorees that didn't make the cover include cowboy BLAKE SHELTON from "The Voice," CHRIS HEMSWORTH of "Snow White and The Huntsman," "New Girl's" MAX GREENFIELD, BEN AFFLECK, South African runner OSCAR PISTORIUS and DENZEL WASHINGTON. Check out the entire list here. (Lee)
Stars and their movies:
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA and the family will get to see the new STEVEN SPIELBERG movie, "Lincoln," tonight at the White House.
As much as we'd like to tell you the screening will be in the Lincoln bedroom, that wouldn't be true. The bedroom isn't big enough to hold the members of the cast and crew who will also be there, including actors DANIEL DAY LEWIS, SALLY FIELD and TOMMY LEE JONES as well as Spielberg himself and the President and First Lady.
Deadline.com reports Spielberg, who was a big contributor to the Obama reelection campaign this year, has repeatedly said that he delayed the film coming out until after Presidential election to avoid having the movie become a political football.
JON BON JOVI's daughter got busted after she overdosed on heroin. TMZ says 19-year-old STEPHANIE ROSE BONGIOVI was found unresponsive in her dorm room at Hamilton College in upstate New York. Police found a bit of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Stephanie's room. She was arrested and released with a court date next month. Stephanie is Jon Bon Jovi's only daughter. He also has three sons, all with his wife DOROTHEA HURLEY. (Marino)
PSY was a surprise guest at MADONNA's Madison Square Garden concert Wednesday night. Naturally, they did "Gangnam Style" together, along with Madonna's hit, "Music." The Material Mom told the sold-out crowd of 20,000 that Psy flew all the way in from Frankfurt, Germany, just to be part of her show. (Marino)
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