Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 11, 2013
January 11, 2013
The Sandy Hook shooting has been good for business for the NRA.
In the last 18 days, the gun lobby claims it signed up more than 100-thousand new members. That bumped its overall membership from 4.1 million to 4.2 million. "Our goal is to get to 5 million before this debate is over," said a spokesman.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Did EDDIE CIBRIAN cheat on LEANN RIMES with a waitress? SCHEANA MARIE from "Vanderpump Rules" tells RadarOnline.com she hooked up with the actor shortly after he called it quits with ex-wife BRANDI GLANILLE and felt like "such an idiot" after finding out he'd been seeing the country cutie. Scheana and Eddie have quite a history --they "dated" while he was still married to his first wife and Brandi had some choice words for her while the cameras were filming on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." (Lee)
DAVID BECKHAM was spotted running around half naked in L-A Wednesday. The sexy soccer superstar with the rockin' ripped bod was shooting a new round of ads for his line of boxer-briefs for H&M stores. Fashionista.com says the drool-worthy new pictures come out next month. (Bartha)
Crooks too stupid to live:
Today's nominee for Criminal Mastermind of the Week is brought to you by Ocala, FL, where 30-somethings JASON LAIN and CHRISTINA BRICK were arrested within an hour of committing a home invasion because:
a) The victim recognized their voice
b) The suspects referred to each other by name
Turns out the victim, an 80-year-old woman, had hired the pair to do some work around her house. During the burglary, they told her to remain in her bed.
When police found them at their hotel, they discovered two children there as well as the stolen goods. The couple had left their one and seven-year-old alone in a motel room during the robbery. (Maiman)
If you're good with numbers and love marine mammals –get ready for a new career.
The NY Post reports officials in Hawaii are looking for people to count humpback-whales. Participants will be assigned to various beaches and asked keep track of how many times they see a whale pop out of the ocean. The bad news is: the whale counters won't be getting paid.
Editor's note: In other words, officials want people who are good at counting sea life but terrible at counting money. (Still)
Health and Medical Briefs:
Safe sex, kids.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says an "incurable" --or at least, antibiotic-resistant-- strain of gonorrhea has made its way across the pond to North America. At least nine Canadian patients have failed to respond to the typical dose of cefixime, one of the last antibiotics able to treat the STD.
The World Health Organization started warning of the dangers of drug-resistant gonorrhea back in June, predicting that in a few years gonorrhea might be able to resist any available treatment. That isn't the case yet however; all nine Canadian patients were eventually cured, most with an injectable antibiotic.
Editor's note: I believe the Kardashian Strain has been residing in L-A for some time now.
--Now this is what you call a thunder clap. (Maiman)
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