Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 11, 2013
October 11, 2013
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
LEA MICHELE has finally broken her silence about the sudden passing of boyfriend CORY MONTEITH. The "Glee" cutie tells TV Week Australia that she's actually grieving two deaths --"Cory and Finn"-- the actor's character from the hit show. Although some people need time away after tragedy, Lea says it's no harder at work than in life and the cast is working together as a family to support each other.
Despite his death from drugs and alcohol, the loyal lady swears there was no "greater man" than Cory. (Lee)
Forget about eating healthy, exercise and portion control --the hottest new way to lose weight comes straight out of the Victorian era! Dr. ALEXANDER SINCLAIR tells ABC News that a number of his patients are dropping those extra inches by wearing a tightly-laced corset for several hours per-day. Apparently the foundation garment moves the ribs causing women to eat less and sweat more. The good doc claims some have lost up to six-inches from their waistline by strapping one on for just three-to-five hours per-day, but some medical professionals aren't on-board with the idea.
Dr. SUE DeCOTIIS tells the UK's Daily Mail that the approach won't get rid of fat cells and could compress organs and cause muscle spasms, while DR. JENNIFER ASHTON claims it's simply "the latest in a gimmicky, trendy phase." (Lee)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
"Falcon Crest" could be coming back.
TV Guide reports some of the stars of the original 1981-1990 CBS primetime soap have been approached by one of the writers to see whether they'd be interested in appearing in a reboot.
The new series would be centered on WILLIAM MOSES character, Cole Gioberti, and DAVID SELBY, who played JANE WYMAN's son, Richard Channing, on the show.
Nominees for the 41st Annual American Music Awards were announced yesterday. The Artist of the Year category has newbies MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS up against BRUNO MARS, TAYLOR SWIFT, RIHANNA and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. In fact Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the pack with 6 nominations. The awards will be handed out on November 24th from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
What's next for MILEY CYRUS? Porn! Relax. It's not what you think. TMZ says the adult video retailer GameLink has offered Miley $1-million dollars to DIRECT a hardcore sex movie. She would have complete and total creative control to have the on-camera "talent" do anything she wants. So far, Miley has not responded to the offer. (Marino)
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