Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 15, 2013
October 15, 2013
The documented antics teenagers' parents worry will haunt them on Facebook may not have the impact with one sector of gatekeepers. A survey of more than 400 college admissions officers by test prep firm Kaplan finds less than a third (31 percent) have visited an applicant's social media profile. A similar proportion of admissions officers (29 percent) said they've Googled an applicant. (Kaye)
Gossip Central --tabloids:
KRIS JENNER's sister, KAREN, is sure their childhood made Kris a momager. Karen tells In Touch magazine that Kris came out of the womb asking where's my Ferrari. Kris always wanted money and lavish things but they were raised in a middle class family. "What's interesting is that as much as [she] gets, she's never satisfied. She wants more, more and more."
If you love KERRY WASHINGTON'S "Scandal" style, Glamour magazine has now made it possible to shop each of her new Olivia Pope looks the day after a new episode airs. The fashion magazine has created a Scandal "boutique" on the social shopping network Keep.com.
As the biggest trendsetter on TV since "Sex and the City's" Carrie Bradshaw, SheFinds.com says Kerry has already made white Burberry coats, Prada tote bags and Donna Karan loungewear some of the hottest must-have items of the year. (Bartha)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
The guys behind "Goodfellas" are working on a new mob series for the Discovery channel.
The Hollywood Reporter says IRWIN WINKLER and NICHOLAS PILEGGI are putting together a show called "The Five Families," about the founding families of the Mafia. That would be the GAMBINO, GENOVESE, LUCCHESE, BONANNO and COLOMBO families which all began in New York City, then spread across the United States.
Asleep at the switch:
A man who weighs over 500-pounds claims an airline forced him to buy a second ticket. Unfortunately, the two seats were nowhere near each other.
43-year-old LES PRICE of Wales says the airline required him to purchase two tickets because of his obesity. He bought the tickets but says, "When I got to the airport I had to explain to all the staff why I had two tickets, they didn't have a clue." When he finally got on the plane, one was an aisle seat and the other was by the window --several rows away.
Price refused to say which airline had made the mistake. And, on the upside, he says the incident has encouraged him to begin losing weight and eating healthy. (Still)
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