Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 23, 2013
September 23, 2013
Those @$#%* Foreigners:
Mommies that dream of having the next HONEY BOO BOO will need to outside of France. CNN reports the country's Senate voted to ban beauty pageants for anyone under the age of 16! Proponents of the law say the competitions "hypersexualize" girls, they have a "duty" to defend the interest of the child and the young'uns are "blinded by the glitz and pursuit of the crown." Breaking the rules isn't a joke --offenders face steep fines and can be imprisoned for two years!
Obvious phone starter: What do you think? (Lee)
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
JON GOSSELIN may seem like a mellow fellow, but don't get on his bad side. TMZ.com reports a photographer popped up outside his job over the weekend, followed him back to his home in Beckersville, Pensylvania, and started snapping pictures. This idea didn't go down well --he began yelling at her, fired a warning shot from a gun he had in the back of his pants and followed her until she returned to a public road.
The mystery snapper tried to press charges but was notified by local authorities that she would be the one catching a case for criminal trespassing. (Lee)
On, off and way-off Broadway:
Guess what the next movie-turned-stage-play will be? If you said "Fatal Attraction," give yourself a pat on the back.
Deadline.com reports the guy behind "Cats," TREVOR NUNN, is going to put together the show, which starred GLENN CLOSE and MICHAEL DOUGLAS when it was in movie theatres back in 1987. No word on casting for the stars --and whether there'll be stunt rabbits in the stage show, which is set to open in March in London's Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Broadcast, cable and video news:
If you're a fan of "Breaking Bad" --or if you haven't been watching the series and want to find out what it's all about-- you'll have the chance beginning Wednesday as AMC runs a marathon of all four seasons shows --62 episodes-- ahead of its finale next Sunday night at 9 pm.
The network also says "Talking Bad," the talk show about the series, immediately after the Sunday night finale as well, with many of the stars of the show.
The owner of a 1966 Volvo has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
IRV GORDON has owned the red P-1800 for almost 50-years. And, in that time he's driven it three-million miles. That's the most miles driven by any single vehicle ever. Gordon says, "I picked it up on a Friday night and started driving around" ..."Before I knew it, I was up in New Jersey and up in Connecticut and went back to my college in Massachusetts."
The qualifications he was looking for in a car were simple: reliability and dependability. Gordon's pretty sure he picked the right vehicle. (Still)
Time now for another "It's All About Me" YouTube Moment.
MATT GENCARELLA decided to take the plunge and propose marriage to his girlfriend while they were tandem wakeboarding.
He writes in the video description: "This was my way of creating that once-in-a-lifetime, never-been-done, proposal and having some fun in the process."
Girlfriend BRYNN said yes.
Editor's note: And if she'd said no, it would've been a long, awkward ride back to the marina. Now that would've been worth posting on YouTube.
--Suddenly your plan to have the Olive Garden server slip the ring on one of your endless bread sticks doesn't seem so hot. (Maiman)
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