Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 9, 2013
August 9, 2013
From Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago, IL:
Top talkables of the day:
Do you believe in angels? KATIE LENTZ certainly does! KHQA-TV reports the 19-year-old was struck by a drunk driver last Sunday morning on Highway 19 in Missouri and rescue crews were having a really tough time extricating her from a Mercedes-Benz. New London Fire Chief RAYMOND REED says the young victim was pinned between the steering wheel and the seat and asked everyone around her to pray when a Catholic priest appeared from nowhere! The man offered up words of encouragement and anointing oil, said quite clearly that the tools would now work and then disappeared.
He was absolutely right --officers appeared with the jaws of life just moments later, Katie was airlifted to a local hospital and the man disappeared. How he made it to the scene is a mystery --the roadway was closed for a quarter-mile in each direction and no one saw a parked car anywhere near the site. Word is Katie's spirits have been lifted by the divine intervention and she's on the mend with several broken bones. (Lee)
Barbie's got a brand new designer bag! Coach has partnered with Mattel to give Barbie dolls a whole line of collectible Coach handbags. Fashionista.com says for the first-time ever, Barbie's tiny wardrobe was produced from start to finish by the Coach design house. Meaning, everything she's wearing, you can wear.
Coach is just the latest brand to create doll-size designs for Barbie. Barbie's also been dressed in designer duds by legends like CALVIN KLEIN, RALPH LAUREN, BILL BLASS, VERA WANG, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Dior andVersace. (Bartha)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Warning: mentions HOWARD STERN
SIMON COWELL and HOWARD STERN are tied for the the highest paid TV celebrities in a new Forbesmagazine survey.
RYAN SEACREST, although he seems to be involved in just about everything, only ranked number six on the list, and although JUDGE JUDY gets more viewers as a syndicated personality on TV, Dr PHIL McGRAW actually makes $25 million more, according to Forbes. The entire top-10:
10. Judge Judy Sheindlin, $47 million
9. Ellen DeGeneres, $56 million
8. Ryan Seacrest, $61 million
7. Donald Trump, $63 million
6. Rush Limbaugh, $66 million
5. Dr. Phil McGraw, $72 million
4. Oprah Winfrey, $77 million
3. Glenn Beck, $90 million
1. (tie), Simon Cowell and Howard Stern, $95 million
Wanna see LADY GAGA nekkid? She's in a new video released by the Marina Abramovic Institute. Gaga practiced Marina's method which is a series of excercises that will help you get through very long performances of various art forms. The video shows Gaga humming, walking naked in a field and curled around a giant crystal. You can see it on VIMEO. (Marino)
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places:
Warning: Note sexual content!
Organizers of a public love gathering in Toronto, Canada are being warned they could be subject to hefty fines if they get too kinky.
City officials have warned the Oasis Aqualounge sex club they could be fined $100-dollars each for their "Sex on Cherry Beach" event planned for August 13th. But, they'll only be fined if someone complains about their activities.
Organizers promised members the event would be free --including free transportation-- for anyone who shows up naked or wearing only a towel.
A spokesperson for the group says, "We're not planning to have an orgy out there or anything like that. But whatever two people do in private spots in the bushes is out of our control." (Still)
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