Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 5, 2013
August 5, 2013
"I Do," too:
ELLE MACPHERSON really knows how to pick 'em. Insiders tell Us Weekly the Aussie stunner tied the knot with billionaire JEFFREY SOFFER in Fiji. The two dated for two years before calling it quits in March of 2012, but reunited after he was seriously injured in a helicopter accident and got engaged last March. The missus was previously married to photographer GILLES BENSIMON from 1986 to 1989 and has two sons, 15-year-old ARPAD FLYNN and 10-year-old AURELIUS CY, with ex-boyfriend ARPAD BUSSON. (Lee)
I'm a Poll Man:
Despite the ongoing back-and-forth about legalizing marijuana for recreational and medical use (see above), a new Gallup survey points out that the vast majority of Americans have always steered clear of the stuff. Just 38-percent of young adults surveyed by Gallup say they've ever tried marijuana. That's an increase of just five points since 1985.
Just seven-percent classify themselves as regular users of marijuana. (Pacelli)
No winner in Saturday night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means Wednesday night's drawing is valued at $400 million ($230.3 million cash value). Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the powerball) are 1 in 175.2 million.
Like you really care:
KATIE HOLMES is ready to sing like a bird. Star magazine reports that the former wife of TOM CRUISE is getting help from pal ROBIN THICKE in the studio. The two met when Robin's wife PAULA PATTON costarred with Tom in "Mission Impossible -Ghost Protocol" and Robin thinks that Katie can really sing her face off. (Myers)
KESHA has a new sell-out jewelry line. And it's weird. Probably because the jewelry features lots of teeth. And skulls. And... um, well... it rhymes with "Genuses."And "Venuses."
In fact, Styleite.com says Kesha's Rhymes-With-Genus jewelry is going the fastest. Prices range from as low as $15 dollars for a charm to $600 for a necklace. The Kesha Rose by Charles Albert jewelry line also features lots of semi-precious stones and crystals. (Bartha)
KANYE WEST wants to buy Graceland. The UK's Daily Star says the rapper was told the former home of ELVIS PRESLEY in Memphis is about to be put up for sale, and Kanye thinks it would be the perfect gift for his girlfriend, KIM KARDASHIAN. The King's daughter, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, sold everything having to do with her father, except Graceland, the house she was born in. Kanye wants to live there, at least some of the time. Small problem there. The house is a museum, where people come to see 'em...Elvis, that is, who's buried in the backyard.
Editor's note: Kim Kardashian was disappointed when she was told that Graceland is not where PAUL SIMON lives. (Marino)
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