Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 26, 2013
March 26, 2013
Broadcast, cable and video news:
The former "Six Million Dollar Man," LEE MAJORS, will be doing a story arc on "Dallas."
Yesterday, Majors told the RBR that his friend LARRY HAGMAN had lobbied with producers before his death to get him on the show, and hinted that he'll play a romantic interest for Sue Ellen.
Lee said Hagman was still very much a presence on the set --his trailer was still there and there are pictures all around. Turns out that the pair lived just a few houses down from him in Malibu and they hung out on weekends.
PS: when asked about a possible "reboot" of the "Six Million Dollar Man," Lee said he'd love to play the "Oscar Goldman" role on a new series --but so far there's nothing set.
Making the rounds in Tinseltown:
TIM TEBOW's football career isn't going so well, so perhaps it's the perfect time for him to shift his focus to the entertainment industry.
TMZ says a a Christian film producer named DAVID DGINGUERIAN has the New York Jet a role in his next movie. TMZ amusingly describes the films as "Jesus-y" (Movie trailer), but David says he believes the Jesus-fearing football star is "an inspiration" and thinks that passion will come through on film. No word from the Tebow camp on whether he'll accept. (Lee)
Editor's note: Ah, so the religious entertainment industry shows interest in Tim Tebow free publicity. (Maiman)
Still have a goatee? Then you will love this. The Summerland Tour is back for another spin with EVERCLEAR, LIVE, FILTER and SPONGE hitting the road together. The tour will visit 30 cities, beginning on May 29th in Fort Myers, Florida, and wrapping on July 28th in Kansas City, Missouri. But, like most of these treks, you won't be seeing the classic lineups of these bands. ED KOWALCZYK (ko-WAHL-check) is no longer the singer for Live. Frontman ART ALEXAKIS is the only original member of Everclear left. Filter still has singer RICHARD PATRICK, but the rest of the band is different from its 90's days, and only singer VINNIE DOMBROSKI remains from Sponge. (Marino)
Health and Medical Briefs:
There are a few things you're likely to see at any Spring Break hotspot: beer, bikinis and tattoos. For anyone not willing to commit to the needle-and-ink variety, there are temporary tattoo stands set up along the boardwalk. Health officials are concerned people considering the "risk-free" art may not realize there are consequences.
MedWatch has received reports of negative and long-lasting reactions to temporary tattoos. Unlike permanent tats, the temporary ones rest on the skin's surface. They're often made of black henna, which is mixed with other ingredients or even hair dye. If it contains an ingredient called p-phenylenediamine (PPD), it can cause some pretty nasty skin reactions.
CBS News reports about a five-year-old girl who had red marks on her forearm for two weeks after a temporary tattoo. Water blisters formed on the skin of a 17-year-old girl who had a henna tattoo. Another girl had blistered hands after having a temporary henna tattoo applied. They lasted for at least six months.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds consumers that just because a tattoo is temporary doesn't mean it's risk-free. (Page)
Hold onto your pants, party people --PRINCE HARRY is headed back to the U.S.! Us Weekly reports the wily young royal will arrive stateside on May 9th and attend the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado --a competition for wounded, ill and service members. He'll then visit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, Capitol Hill and Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. and finish his trip at the Sentebale Polo Cup in Greenwich, Connecticut.
As you probably know, the good-timin' young prince made international headlines during a game of nude billiards in August of last year during a wild trip to Las Vegas. (Lee)
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