Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 28, 2013
May 28, 2013
AARON PAUL of "Breaking Bad" is off the market. RadarOnline.com reports the actor met LAUREN PARSEKIAN at the altar last Sunday in Malibu and his co-star BRYAN CRANSTON served as best man. The bride wore a strapless gown and boots for the occasion and the groom popped the question back in January of 2012. (Lee)
"Big Bang Theory" star MAYIM BIALIK and her husband, MICHAEL STONE, after eight years. Irreconcilable differences. The couple have two sons, MILES, who's seven, and FRED, who's four. TMZ.com says she gets the house in Studio City, CA; he'll get the their three-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks.
Actor TIM CURRY, who reportedly suffered a major stroke last Thursday. His agent tells the London Daily Mail he's recovering at home. Marcia Hurwitz told the tabloid "He absolutely can speak and is recovering at this time and in great humor." Curry --who's now 67-years-old-- is famous for creating the role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
He's dead, Jim:
Say good bye to Snapple founder LEONARD MARSH. Actually, Leonard was just one of the three co-founders of the Snapple drink company. The NY Times says he died May 21 at his home. He was 80 years old. One thing he had --a lotta money. He and the other two guys (the late HYMAN GOLDEN and the late ARNOLD GREENBERG) sold the company to Quaker in 1994 and collected $1.7 billion on their investment.
DEBBIE MARTIN --the maternal aunt of ANGELINA JOLIE --passed away last Sunday after a battle with breast cancer. Her husband RONALD MARTIN told People magazine that the A-lister was not present at her passing, but has been "sending her wishes." Angelina went public just two-weeks ago with the news that she underwent a double mastectomy after testing positive for a "faulty" BRCA gene and is planning to have her ovaries removed as well. Debbie was just 61 and the sister of MARCHELINE BERTRAND, who died of ovarian cancer back in 2007. (Lee)
It was a snowy Memorial Day weekend for parts of the U-S, thanks for asking.
Aptly named Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York got 34 inches of snow. (What's that look like? Have a look.)
A couple of mountains in Vermont got 18 inches of snow, while some towns with higher elevations clocked in at about 7 inches of snowfall this weekend. Others tweeted pics of fresh Memorial Day snowfall in upper New England. No barbecues there.
To figure out how unusual the snowfall this weekend was, you have to go back to 1816, the so-called "Year Without Summer." Snow fell in the eastern U-S and Canada in June as far south as the Hudson River just above New York City.
What caused this extraordinary phenomenon was a catastrophic volcano eruption the year before halfway around the world in Indonesia --one of the largest eruptions in recorded history-- that blanketed the atmosphere with ash and lowered temperatures across the globe for a year. (Maiman)
Stars and their movies:
See ya: TOM CRUISE is out of the upcoming Warner Brothers film remake of the classic 1960s TV series, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."
Tom dropped out because of scheduling problems with the upcoming "Mission Impossible Five," which apparently was also scheduled to shoot this fall.
That leaves the Napoleon Solo role --originally played by ROBERT VAUGHAN-- open for casting. ARMIE HAMMER is already set to co-star as Solo's partner, Illya Kuryakin, and various Hollywood trade papers have said Swedish actress ALICIA VIKANDER is in in talks to play the female lead. She was last seen in "Anna Karenina," and will be in the upcoming film, "The Seventh Son," with JEFF BRIDGES and JULIANNE MOORE.
Use it or lose it:
LAURI QUINN LOEWENBERG is a dream expert; she's been on all the big talk shows. We worked with her last week and she not only is quick and witty but gives "sound bite" answers which moves the pace along. If you've got a good phone screener who can get the wierd dreams, Lauri is a great guest. Her website (if you want to do some research. Feel free to use my name. (RB)
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