Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 18, 2013
September 18, 2013
Trends for Halloween 2013:
The folks at the thrift store chain, Savers, Inc, have released their annual survey of Halloween costume trends:
--Get Your Camo Ready. "Duck Dynasty" will rule this Halloween as nearly one in two costume wearers plan to deck themselves out in camo and big beards for a group look. That's more than those who would select the Royal family or the newest KARDASHIAN brood: KIM, KANYE and NORTH WEST.
--For the third consecutive year, most people chose "The Walking Dead" as their costume inspiration. In second place, superheroes, with 30 percent choosing something from Wolverine, Iron Man or Superman as top picks. Another 31 percent will get their costumes from cartoons like "Monsters University" and "Despicable Me."
--Finally, 92 percent of parents typically dress up their children and 78 percent join in the fun and also wear a costume, plus 40 percent say they'll dress up their pet as well.
--No winner in Saturday night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means tonight's drawing is valued at $400 million ($223.6 million cash value). Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the powerball) are 1 in 175.2 million.
Every girl dreams of seeing BRAD PITT's smiling face on her wedding day, but ABI LINGWOOD actually got to see it! The UK's Daily Mail reports Abi just said "I Do" to her new hubby, DANIEL, when he spotted the "World War Z" star at a bar outside their reception. The dashing groom brought his wife over to say hello, she got a picture with the golden boy and he wished them congratulations.
Understandably, ANGELINA JOLIE's baby daddy was a big hit and made the girls go wild. (Lee)
KANYE WEST famously gave KIM KARDASHIAN a major wardrobe overhaul when they started dating. Now it looks like Yeezy is offering some style advice to big sister KOURTNEY, too. People magazine says he least-adventurous Kardashian sister has been spotted in a few head-turning styles lately. And quite a few of them are dropping some definitive Kanye cues. That includes complicated studded, heeled, knee-high gladiator sandals, a tight printed pantsuit and major lable accessories like Birkin bags and Moschino belts. (Bartha)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's aunt is in prison. TMZ says Jane Harless was arrested on Friday in Shelby County, Tennessee, after cops found out she forged more than 100 bad checks. See, Jane's brther Paul married Justin's mother when the singer was five years old. The cops say Jane was writing checks to herself and forging Paul's signature to the tune of $64-thousand dollars. Paul is a co-owner of the Memphis Grizzlies and owns part of Justin's Mirimichi golf course. (Marino)
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