Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 10, 2013
July 10, 2013
The The President at play:
Yesterday, PRESIDENT OBAMA told a kid reporter that his favorite food was broccoli. A bit pandering, perhaps since this happened at the White House's Kid's State Dinner, which had the theme "healthy eating," but Americans were excited to hear it nonetheless.
Now here's the problem: We probably won't ever see a picture of the president nibbling on veggies. We checked. A search for President Obama and broccoli turns up zero images.
That's OK, though, because when it comes to visuals, we want to see the leader of the free world chow down! Oh, we may want to hear what his favorite vegetable is, but we want to see him eat fried things.
Think of all those times BILL CLINTON hit McDonald's. And yeah, there's that famous photo of GEORGE BUSH eating a corn cob right off the stalk, but let's face it: Any president who's gone through two national campaigns, or even one, has probably eaten every fried thing known to man, and also, slurped down some good old-fashioned ice cream. Unless they cheated and went with the frogurt.
After the President's admission yesterday, some excited citizens have coined the term "Barackoli" and created images of Obama's face superimposed on a head of broccoli. But still, no pictures have surfaced of our leader actually consuming the vegetable. There you have it, America: we'll turn our president into broccoli before we'll watch him eat it. (Maiman)
Back to School:
A survey from BigInsight finds 37 percent of respondents plan to cut back-to-school spending this year because of the US economy. In 2009, during the recession, 50 percent said they'd spend less overall. (Kaye)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
Sorry boys, another Victoria's Secret angel may be off the auction block. Sources tell Us Weekly that JASON STATHAM is ready to pop the question to ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELY after three years of dating. Word is they have a (wait for it...) "very serious and physical" connection despite their 19 year age difference. The supermodel-turned-actress revealed that they whisper "naughty stuff" to one another on the red carpet and Jason is "all the man I need." (Lee)
Ultra-luxury, ultra crazy design house MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA has created Cinderella glass slippers that are made out of real glass! SheFinds.com says the limited edition shoes can't actually be worn --because of that whole they're-made-out-of-real-glass thing. You can buy them, but you'll probably need to be married to a real prince in order to afford them. They're not even being sold in pairs, It'll cost you almost $13-hundred dollars just for one single glass slipper. If you want a matched set of Cinderella shoes, it'll will run you about $26-hundred bucks. (Bartha)
Waiting to exhale:
Police in Clawson, Michigan, were called to a suspected domestic violence incident which turned out to be something entirely different --and a lot smellier.
Cops were dispatched to the house after neighbors heard loud screams and other strange noises. Nearby residents were sure they could hear a woman being beaten and crying out "Stop! No!" When cops arrived, the woman answered the door and admitted she had been shouting because "her boyfriend had continued to pass gas, and she was yelling at him to stop". No charges were filed. (Still)
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