Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 5, 2013
September 5, 2013
If you're on the Greek yogurt bandwagon and Chobani is your brand, you'll want to know about this unofficial recall. There's an issue with swelling or bloating caused by mold in some of the yogurt cups.
Yogurts bearing the code 16-012 with expiration dates that fall between September 11th and October 7th should be tossed out. Rather than issue a formal recall, Chobani has voluntarily contacted grocery stores where the yogurt is sold and asked them to pull the product from their shelves. The affected products came from a facility in Idaho and accounted for less than five-percent of total production. (Page)
KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN's husband, NBA star LAMAR ODOM, has checked into rehab for drug and alcohol abuse. People.com quotes a source who said "He realized he needs help." The move comes not even a week after he was arrested for DUI, and puts into question whether he'll be playing for the LA Clippers this season after his stint in rehab is finished.
Good news, air travelers! The TSA is going to let you keep your shoes, belts and jackets on, leave laptops in their cases, and not have to remove liquids and gels from carry-ons.
If you pay for it. Just sign up for the TSA Precheck program --at $85 bucks annually-- and you're cleared for takeoff. You'll also have to be fingerprinted, which had previously been limited to frequent flier members from "select airlines," will be available in 100 airports by the end of the year.
On, off and way-off Broadway:
Another revival of "Cabaret" is on the way. This time, MICHELLE WILLIAMS will play Sally Bowles. It was supposed to be EMMA STONE, but she backed out. ALAN CUMMING returns from the 1998 revival as the Master of Ceremonies. Previews begin March 21 and opening night is April 24th at Studio 54, which is also where the 1998 revival ran. Same creative team too. SAM MENDES is directing with ROB MARSHALL doing the choreography. (Marino)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Props to "Modern Family" star SOFIA VERGARA, who is far and away the highest paid TV actress, according to the latest survey from Forbes magazine. Sofia pulls down a hefty $30 million a year --more than twice as much as the second place stars KALEY CUOCO and MARISKA HARGITAY, thanks to her endorsement deals with brands such as Diet Pepsi and her fashion line with Kmart.
The rest of the top-10:
10. Kerry Washington, $3 Million
9. Mindy Kaling, $4 Million
8. Whitney Cummings, $5 Million
7. (tie) Courteney Cox, Zooey Deschanel, Lena Dunham, $6 Million
6. (tie) Julianna Margulies, Amy Poehler, $7 Million
5. Allyson Hannigan, $8 Million
4. Cobie Smulders, $9 Million
3. (tie) Tina Fey, Ellen Pompeo, Melissa McCarthy, Bethenny Frankel, and Khloe, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, $10 Million
2. (tie) Kaley Cuoco, Mariska Hargitay, $11 Million
1. Sofia Vergara, $30 Million
Two trains collided in Western Australia and officials are blaming it on worms.
Black Portuguese millipedes are the suspected culprits in the rear-end collision. Officials say hundreds of the tiny creatures were squished on the tracks, creating a slippery mess. Luckily nobody was killed in the wreck. But, six passengers were treated for stiff necks. (Still)
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