Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 3, 2013
September 3, 2013
Filling a need:
Preparing for a baby isn't easy --you've gotta stock up on clothing, diapers, bottles, new furniture and oodles of accessories for the new arrival --so how are you gonna pay for all that? Take heart --the answer could be right on the internet! The Daily Dot reports one of the hottest rackets around is selling positive pregnancy tests on Craiglist! One enterprising New Jersey mama tempts other women to "get your boyfriend to finally pop the question" or "play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends!" The average price to see those two little pink lines runs from about 20-40-dollars. (Lee)
SNOOKI says there's a perfume on the market that is a blatant rip-off of her perfume. The artist formerly known as "Jersey Shore's" NICOLE POLIZZI has filed a lawsuit against Excell Brands. She's claiming that their perfume, "Snazzy" is a blatant knock-off of her official fragrance, "Snooki." And TMZ.com says she might have a case. It says right on the "Snazzy" box that it's "our version of Snooki by Nicole Polizzi." (Bartha)
Stars and their movies:
It's what every "Fifty Shades of Grey" fan has been waiting for --details on who's been cast in the lead roles for the upcoming movie, which will be out next August.
And yesterday, novelist E-L JAMES tweeted that ("Ben and Kate") actress DAKOTA JOHNSON --the daughter of MELANIE GRIFFITH and DON JOHNSON-- will be playing Anastasia Steele, and "the gorgeous and talented CHARLIE HUNNAM will be Christian Grey." Charlie's casting is not a surprise... there have been rumors about that since early last week.
Charlie, who's 33 years old, is currently starring as Jackson "Jax" Teller on FX's "Sons of Anarchy," and you might have seen him in the movie "Pacific Rim" this summer as well.
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places:
Warning: Note sexual content!
A Polish woman says she plans to have "intimate relations" with 100-thousand different men.
21-year-old ANIA LISEWSKA will begin her lust filled escapade in the Czech Republic, then travel around the world meeting as many men as she can. One of her blog posts reads: "I am Ania Lisewska --a simple girl who wants to sleep with 100-thousand men, nothing more." Some people are doubting whether she'll be able to accomplish her goal, since it would take 33-thousand consecutive hours --or about four-years --without taking a break. (Still)
The Electric Zoo electronic music festival on New York's Randall's Island over the weekend was forced to end early. The New York Daily News says two people died at the festival on Friday and Saturday so the promoters canceled yesterday's schedule. 20-year-old University of New Hampshire student Olivia Rotondo and 23-year-old Syracuse University grad Jeffrey Russ both died of an overdose from MDMA, or "Molly," which is a very potent dose of Ecstasy. Olivia told an EMS worker that she had just taken six hits of Molly. She then collapsed, had a series of seizures and died. Four other people wound up in the hospital from taking the same drug. There were 31 arrests for drug sales, disorderly conduct and other offenses. There were many complaints that there wasn't enough security or medical staff on Randall's Island to deal with all of the problems. (Marino)
Taking everything much too seriously:
Tensions are so high in Egypt, not even migratory birds are immune from suspicion.
An Egyptian citizen captured a stork he suspected of being a spy. A veterinary committee convened by government officials concluded that it was instead a wildlife tracker used by French scientists, and that it stopped working when the stork crossed the French border.
The bird was released into the wild.
Editor's note: But, where will babies come from now? (Maiman)
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