Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 7, 2013
August 7, 2013
ELVIS PRESLEY's granddaughter is now a lingerie model. The Huffington Post says RILEY KEOUGH is the new face for the Australian clothing brand, Bonds. The 24-year-old actress/model and oldest grandchild to the King of Rock-n-Roll's throne is the same model we mentioned yesterday (RBR 8.6.2013) that was ROBERT PATTINSON's "hangin' out and hookin' up" buddy. (Bartha)
Losers in Lockup:
In Fort Collins, CO, a 19-year-old rapper named JOSH JACKSON found his home surrounded by 15 marked police cars and an armored SWAT vehicle Monday night after he allegedly threatened his roommates with a knife, so he did what any real rapper would do: He sat down in front of his computer to record a song called "police are trying to murder me as I write this."
That's right. Jackson, who goes by the stage name Adequate Advocate put some of his tough talking peers to shame by recording a song about engaging the local police in a standoff while in the middle of an actual standoff with local police.
The video, which was uploaded to the rapper's YouTube account, shows Jackson attempting to throw off the police by rapping in the dark, only to be abruptly interrupted by one of several flash-bangs grenades that were eventually hurled by officers into his bedroom. (The "S-" and "F-bombs" begin right at about :30, but they're easy to bleep out.)
A police spokesman said the amount of force deployed to bring Jackson in was necessary, because "he's got a history of resisting the police."
At the end of the minute-long video, you hear a muffled boom and then Jackson saying, "Oh s***! You heard the blast!" And the video ends abruptly.
Editor's note: I can finish that for you: "Oh s***! You heard the blast! The blast was in my face and now the s*** is in my pants!
--Some rapper. It's enough to make me suddenly miss Vanilla Ice. (Maiman)
Fans of the FX network series, "Sons of Anarchy," will be amused to find out that Sesame Street is doing a parody of the biker show called "Sons of Poetry."
And yes, the Muppets doing the poetry look like bikers, complete with beards and helmets.
A new documentary about JOURNEY's search for a lead singer and the incredible resurgance of the band's career will premiere on PBS next month. "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" has been shown in theaters and On Demand, but this will be its first airing on public television. Guitarist NEAL SCHON stumbled on a YouTube video of a Filipino singer named ARIEL PINEDA who sounded just like the band's former frontman, STEVE PERRY. That's where it all starts. The documentary airs on PBS September 30th. (Marino)
People from all around the U-K gathered Saturday for the world's first skunk beauty contest.
The event in Birmingham, England, features skunks dressed up in flashy clothing and groomed just like show dogs. One contestant said, "People say cats have a strong personality but skunks are a lot more interesting." Best in Show went to a seven-month-old skunk named JORDI ALBA, who was praised by the panel for her excitable personality and adorable features. (Still)
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