Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 14, 2013
August 14, 2013
Back to school:
Going-away gifts for the college student headed off to school might include the Wool & Prince button-down shirts. They're designed for men, but can easily be worn by women too --men or women who don't like to do laundry! They're designed to be worn up to 100 times without washing.
They're made of wool that the makers claim will be virtually wrinkle and odor-free as long as the wearer hits the showers more often than the Laundromat. Cost: $98 at woolandprince.com. (Kaye)
Men in Uniform:
Sixty-eight-year-old former NATO commander Gen. WESLEY CLARK is divorcing his wife of 46 years, citing her "general indignities." However, Clark is apparently involved inan affair with 30-year-old fashion designer SHAUNA MEI.
His wife --GERTRUDE KINGSTON CLARK-- has followed him around the world through 32 moves. (Pacelli)
Thanks to CARA DELEVINGNE, our long national eyebrow plucking nightmare may finally be over. Google says searches for the terms "eyebrow plucking" and "tweezers" has dropped since November of last year. Vogue says that coincides with an increase in searches for the British supermodel, along with the search term, "fuller eyebrows." (Bartha)
Hot punks in the Summertime:
One of Iowa's "important public treasures" has been mutilated by terrorists.
A life-sized cow made entirely of butter was vandalized with red paint at the Iowa State Fair. Police say the damage was caused by animal-rights activists who wanted to send the message that "meat is murder." A spokesperson for the fair says, "It's sad, because the butter cow is iconic of the Iowa State Fair."
A group calling itself Iowans for Animal Liberation claimed responsibility. Police say the group has repeatedly targeted similar events over the past 13-years. (Still)
Tonight is the fourth season premiere of "Duck Dynasty," and with it comes good news for fans --the ROBERTSON family has settled their contract dispute with A&E.
The Hollywood Reporter say they'll get more than $200-thousand dollars an episode, to be split between the 20 family members --nine adults and 11 kids.
That's about four times as much as they pulled down for each of the first three seasons, and reportedly will guarantee their appearances for several more seasons at the same salary --should A&E want them.
And they probably will, since the show is currently one of the highest-rated shows on cable.
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