Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 5, 2013
June 5, 2013
What do most guys want in their "man cave"? According to a survey of 35-hundred men by Newegg, the top four items include:
--videogames, 61 percent
--a computer, 69 percent
--a surround-sound system, 72 percent
--a flat-screen TV, 84 percent
Several planes were delayed at Canada's Montreal-Trudeau airport last week due to worms.
The real problem wasn't so much the worms --it was all the birds they attracted. Birds can pose a huge danger to planes landing and taking off. Luckily, an airport spokesman says these types of delays are minimal and disruptions like this are rare. (Still)
Remember when MIGUEL fell on that girl's head during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards? TMZ says she may have suffered brain damage. Khyati Shah was just diggin' the show when Miguel leapt across the stage and landed right on her head. Instead of rushing Khyati to the hospital, the production staff gave her an ice pack. Khyati's lawyer says neurological tests are being done now, but some of the pain and suffering she is experiencing points to a serious head injury. Depending on those test results, Khyati will then decide if she's going to sue Miguel and the Billboard Music Awards.
TMZ also says Miguel was warned by the show's producers to NOT make that jump over the crowd because it was too dangerous. He did it anyway, and the video has gone viral... including a version in slo-mo. (Marino)
This week's hot TV shows (Nielsen, 2+):
10. "CSI," CBS,
9. "Body of Proof," ABC,
8. "Mike & Molly," CBS,
7. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS,
6. "Oklahoma: Healing the Heartland," (special), NBC,
5. "60 Minutes," CBS,
4. "NCIS," CBS.
3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS,
2. "The Voice" (Tue), NBC,
1. "The Voice" (Mon), NBC.
On, off and way-off Broadway:
The lights of Broadway will dim tonight in memory of JEAN STAPLETON. She died on Friday at age 90, and at 8 pm, all of the theater marquees will turn down their bright lights for one minute. Way before Jean starred as Edith Bunker on TV's "All In The Family," she was a celebrated Broadway actress. She appeared in the original casts of the musicals "Bells Are Ringing," "Damn Yankees" (in 1955 with GWEN VERDON and RAY WALSTON) and "Funny Girl" (with BARBRA STREISAND), along with many plays. (Marino)
Those in its path probably won't be surprised, but the monster tornado that whipped through Oklahoma last week was the widest ever measured by the National Weather Service. (video)
Its span of 2.6 miles edged out a 2004 Nebraska tornado for the record.
The tornado's winds of 295 mph are second only to 300 mph winds registered by a 1999 tornado in Oklahoma. Friday's storm near Oklahoma City came less than two weeks after another tornado killed 24 in the state. They both ranked as EF5 tornadoes, the most powerful level. (Maiman)
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