Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 16, 2013
April 16, 2013
The Reel Deal:
A new JAMES BOND book is in the works, which (of course) possibly means another movie, as well.
The BBC reports author WILLIAM BOYD is writing "Solo," which will feature Bond travelling across Africa and America on "a self-appointed mission of his own, unannounced and without any authorization."
Boyd was officially chosen the estate of IAN FLEMING to write an official "Bond" novel, which will be published Sep 26 in the UK.
Detroit-area police responding to calls of a reckless driver were surprised to find out who the suspect was.
The erratic driver turned out to be a six-year-old boy. The kid told cops he had taken his parents' car out to get some Chinese food. Unfortunately, he hit a street sign along the way. Cops caught up with him after he tried to drive the wrecked vehicle to a dealer to get it repaired. The boy wasn't injured and police aren't sure whether they'll press charges. (Still)
Need a new look for summer? Great news --WILLOW PALIN is now available to give you a full makeover! The 18-year-old's mom, SARAH "Pitbull" PALIN, revealed on Facebook that her "artistic" baby girl just graduated from beauty school. The right-wing spitfire was fully supportive of her daughter's choice to attend a vocational school, says she'll be graduating with no debt and doesn't think a four-year degree is the "only path to employment today." (Lee)
The Stock Market:
The stock market suffered its worst day in five months yesterday as both China and the U-S posted lower-than-expected growth, and commodity prices took a steep dive.
The Dow Jones sank 266 points, gold fell by nine percent, and the S&P lost 37. The China worry: Its growth fell to only 7.7 percent, something that's hardly a low growth rate for most nations, but said an economist, "China is not most nations." He added that China requires nine percent GDP growth to accommodate massive numbers of Chinese people moving east to the nation's coast.
Meanwhile, in commodity-linked sectors, energy shares and materials dropped by 3.7 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively. (Maiman)
JOEY McINTYRE of NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK was running in yesterday's Boston Marathon. He Tweeted that five minutes after he crossed the finish line, he heard and saw the explosions. Joey is fine, but he knows that many people were hurt. (Marino)
Looks like OZZY OSBOURNE has moved out. The New York Daily News had a photo of the Prince of Darkness moving his stuff out of the mansion he shared with SHARON OSBOURNE on Sunday. Ozzy has relocated to a new location in Beverly Hills. Rumors of their breakup have been out there for a while, and even though their son, JACK OSBOURNE, has denied it, it looks like Ozzy has moved on... or at least out. (Marino)
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