Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
I'm a Poll Man:
A new Quinnipiac University poll takes a look at several current so-called D.C. "scandals," as well as PRESIDENT OBAMA's approval numbers. The bottom line: The IRS mess is hitting home with a ton of Americans on both sides of the aisle, and the president's approval number has dropped back below 50-percent again.
The Q-Poll finds Americans --by a whopping 76-to-17-percent margin-- want a special prosecutor named to wade through all the evidence of the IRS allegedly targeting conservative groups leading up to the last election cycle. That call breaks out at 88-to-6 for Republicans, 63-to-30 for Democrats and 78-to-17 for Independents.
And the president pulls a 45-to-49-percent approval-disapproval number, with men disapproving 54-to40, and women approving his performance, 49-to-45.
Editor's note: Women just want to be held. (Pacelli)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
It's a good thing the "Hangover" franchise has filmed it's last installment because the stars can't stand each other! ZACH GALIFIANAKIS supposedly refused to attend a press conference on a mountain peak in Brazil due to his fear of heights, but insiders tell the NY Post's Page Six gossip column a different tale. Rumors are swirling he couldn't agree on a time for the event with ED HELMS and BRADLEY COOPER, while Bradley refused to speak to fans and ignored most of the press. (Lee)
Like you really care:
We have more proof that hell has frozen over as longtime enemies DINA and MICHAEL LOHAN have kissed and made up. TMZ.com reports LINDSAY LOHAN's mom and dad made nice while eating some burgers and fries this week, appeared to be "friendly" and even laughed a bit. Word is their eldest daughter is finally taking rehab seriously, family therapy is a big part of the program and hopes to repair broken bonds with the magic of accessories! Apparently she's buying all her nearest and dearest an "anchor" chain because they're all anchors in her life. (Lee)
A single acrylic nail allegedly worn by LADY GAGA just sold for a whopping $12-thousand bucks! An auction website called ArtFact.com claims the intricately-manicured black and gold nail "was personally worn by Lady Gaga during her 'Born This Way Ball' tour and was "recovered from the stage by a crew member" after she finished her performance.
It says that along with they nail, they also sold a photo of Lady Gaga on stage with a nail clearly missing from the little finger of her left hand, and a second photo showing her the night before her performance in Dublin, wearing the same manicure design.
Movies that will suck:
Yes, Virginia, there will be a "Bad Santa 2."
Deadline.com reports Miramax Studios have gotten a writer for the sequel to the 2003 BILLY BOB THORNTON film, and apparently gotten Billy Bob to reprise his role as well.
The film will begin shooting in the fall, which means it probably won't be out in theatres until the holiday season in 2014.
Jedi mind tricks:
An artist in England claims she painted a picture of her husband four years before she met him.
31-year-old CHLOE MAYO created the portrait of herself holding hands with her dream partner, a mysterious man with a dark beard. She later joined an online dating site.
Mayo says she spent months messaging MICHAEL GOEMAN before finally meeting him face to face. When they finally met, Mayo knew it was him. In fact, she hid the canvas under her bed for months because she didn't want Goeman to think she had been stalking him. (Still)
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