Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 1, 2013
July 1, 2013
Giving the National Bird ...some space:
Officials near Seattle changed the launch location of the annual Fourth of July fireworks display to avoid startling some birds.
Well, okay, they are more than just birds --they're a pair of baby bald eagles. And, it would be pretty unpatriotic to disturb their nests on Independence Day. The tiny eagles are still too young to fly. And, experts say the loud pyrotechnics may have caused them to fall from their nest, leaving them vulnerable to predators. The fireworks launch pad will be moved from its original spot in Kirkland's Heritage Park to another area at least a half-mile away. (Still)
Earth911.com reports Dunkin' Donuts is planning a move to recyclable paper cups within the next few years. CEO NIGEL TRAVIS says the time frame is two to three years to find "a cup that meets our cost, performance and environmental criteria." Meanwhile, DD has launched an in-store foam cup recycling pilot in company-operated stores and will work with franchisees to expand the program. (Kaye)
Trolling for publicity:
CHANNING TATUM may want to buy stock in Kleenex --the "Sexiest Man Alive" is a sensitive little beast. The actor revealed to CHELSEA HANDLER last week that he broke down into fits of tears while his blushing bride, JENNA DEWAN-TATUM, was giving birth to their baby girl, EVERLY. The leading man admits there's a "real reason" God didn't give guys the ability to have children, says that dudes are "really useless" during the birthing process and the baby will come out one way or another. (Lee)
What's hot in Hollywood from Starmagazine:
--America Popper Cupcakes, red, white and blue tie-dyed cupcakes at www.bakedbymelissa.com
--MacBeth Collection Venti Oval Tub, $75 bucks at www.themacbethcollection.com
--Dr. Imber Youth Corridor Summer Sun Pack, $99 bucks at www.tryboost2.com (Myers)
A new study has found that most women feel comfortable wearing a bikini well after they're eligible to join the A-A-R-P! In a study of over 2,000 women, a British retailer, T-K Maxx (no relation to T-J Maxx) found that an astounding 6 out of 10 women felt best rocking a bikini "after reaching 59!" The study suggests that older women appear to be much more confident in their bodies. The Gloss.com says the study also found that of women between ages 18 to 34, only one in five felt truly comfortable in a bikini. (Bartha)
THE ROLLING STONES wowed the crowd Saturday night at the band's first-ever appearance at the Glastonbury Music Festival. Founder MICHAEL EAVIS said it was (quote), "the high spot of 43 years." The Stones played for more than two hours with former guitarist MICK TAYLOR onstage for most of the set. NME.com says 100,000 fans watched the Stones on the main Pyramid Stage including PRINCE HARRY. The BBC wanted to air the entire performance, but MICK JAGGER would only allow the first hour to be telecast. Next up for the Stones is London's Hyde Park on July 6th and 13th. (Marino)
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