Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 10, 2013
January 10, 2013
NBC's DAVID GREGORY is still not out of hot water for using a high-capacity ammunition clip as a prop on the December 23rd edition of "Meet the Press."The Washington Post reports that police have finished their investigation of the matter, and have forwarded their info to the D.C. district attorney.
Possessing a high-capacity clip in the District is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000-dollar fine. The NRA says Gregory should not be prosecuted. (Pacelli)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
RIHANNA is one of the wealthiest women in showbiz and expects top-notch service when she does a little retail therapy. MIKE WALKER of the National Enquirer reports the young super star popped into the shoe department at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, proceeded to snap her fingers at the sales clerks and needed three people to keep up with her demands. The singer is a speedy shopper that blew through over 100 pairs of designer kicks. (Lee)
Stars who claim they invented stuff from Us Weekly magazine:
--KATHIE LEE GIFFORD claims Spanx were her idea when she flashed her control top pantyhose on TV
--JANICE DICKINSON says she created the term Supermodel by combining Superman and model
Making an Appeal:
A judge in Texas has ruled against a student who was expelled after she refused to wear a tracking device mandatory for all students at her high school.
The case is making its way toward federal courts, but in the coming spring semester 15-year-old ANDREA HERNANDEZ will either have to return to her magnet school wearing the device or opt to go somewhere else.
The ACLU says, "We should not be teaching our children to accept such an intrusive surveillance technology." But the school maintains that it is not trying to spy on students. The technology works only within the walls of the school and is used to detect students who may be loitering in hallways or stairwells between classes.
Because the school gets funding based on how many kids are in class when the bell rings, the devices could save big bucks --the school says it loses $1.7 million a year because of absent students.
The guys who gave us the hit movie, "The Hangover" have sold ABC on a new sitcom called "Mixology." It'll be about the folks who hang out at a sexy Manhattan bar, and reportedly focus on singles in search of love --but just one evening per episode.
Saving the whales:
If you like swimsuit models and saving the whales –you'll appreciate this.
Orange.co.uk reports a pair of female swimwear models posed underwater with whale sharks in the Philippines (video). The photo shoot is part of a campaign to raise awareness about illegal poaching of the world's biggest fish. Whale sharks don't have teeth --they eat krill and other small fish like whales. But they are not mammals, like whales, even though they are about as big as a small school bus. Models HANNAH FRASER and ROBERTA MANCINO swam with the 30-foot creatures while a photographer swam nearby. (Still)
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