Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 4, 2013
September 4, 2013
The President at play:
In the midst of the Syria debate, PRESDENT OBAMA is on the road again today. The president departed last night for a three-day trip to Sweden and Russia, for this year's G-20 meeting.
The stop in Sweden was added at the last minute after the president decided to scrap a one-on-one meeting in Moscow with Russian PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN. That meeting was ditched after Russia granted admitted NSA leaker ED SNOWDEN at least one year of temporary asylum. (Pacelli)
Great news, guys --PIPPA MIDDLETON and her wonder booty aren'toff the market. As we told 'ya yesterday (RBR 9.3.13) rumors have been swirling that her boyfriend NICO JACKSON popped the question, but sources tell Us Weekly there are no plans for a wedding. (Lee)
It's a good thing AMANDA BYNES is wealthy, 'cuz treating a serious mental illness ain't cheap. TMZ.com reports the hot mess is dropping $35-hundred bucks a-day for treatment at the UCLA Medical Center, which could rack up to over $200-thousand dollars if she stays 60 days. Although the "What I Like About You" star is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, her insurance policy covers just a small portion of the cost. (Lee)
Is BRAD PITT converting to Scientology? A report from Star magazine details the actor taking courses at the Scientology Celebrity Centre in Hollywood plus he's been hanging out with GIOVANNI RIBISI who's an active member.
Stars and their movies:
"Glee" star JANE LYNCH is getting a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame at 11:30 this morning. Jane will receive the 2,505th star at 6640 Hollywood Blvd, in front of the Sports Center store. "Glee" producer RYAN MURPHY will be on hand to help with the ceremony. ANA MARTINEZ, who produces the ceremonies, said she hoped fans would show up "wearing their tracksuits in her honor."
Another ELVIS PRESLEY biopic is on the way. "Last Train To Memphis" is based on the 1995 book of the same name by PETER GURALNICK that covers the future King of Rock 'N' Roll's early years.Variety says "Last King of Scotland" director KEVIN MacDONALD will be behind the camera. No casting has been announced yet, but you can audition through a website called youngelviscasting.com.
All the instructions are there if you're between the ages of 18 and 22. MICK JAGGER is one of the producers on the film. This will be Mick's second musical biopic. He's also connected with the JAMES BROWN movie that begins production this month. (Marino)
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