Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 18, 2013
October 18, 2013
Who doesn't like potato chips? And with the holidays coming, the folks at Pringles, who already make off-the-wall chip flavors like "Dill pickle," have stretched the chip boundaries to include some holiday flavors including pecan pie, mint chocolate chip, and cinnamon and sugar.
Business Insider reports the cinnamon and sugar flavor is not new --it was rolled out in the US last year along with white chocolate peppermint and pumpkin pie spice. But it appears that cinnamon and sugar is the only one to make the cut and re-issued this year.
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
SNOOP DOGG --who just last year changed his name to SNOOP LION to honor the late BOB MARLEY-- has now changed his name again to SNOOPZILLA.
Snoop told Rolling Stone magazine he decided to do the name change in honor of his latest project, a funk album called (wait for it...) "7 Days of Funk" with fellow rapper /producer DAM-FUNK.
"We're the babies of the Mothership," Snoopzilla said. "I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."
The first single is available on iTunes today.
Gossip Central --tabloids:
SANDRA BULLOCK is ready to be a mom again. According to Star magazine, the actress is adopting a baby girl and even bought her son, LOUIS, who's three, a baby doll so he can practice taking care of his little sister.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR's dad died without talking to her for 11 years. Star magazine reports that the actress and her dad stopped speaking and her dad believed it was his ex-wife, Sarah's mother, who poisoned his daughter against him. Sources on the set of Sarah Michelle's new show, "The Crazy Ones," say that Sarah has now become attached to her on-screen dad, ROBIN WILLIAMS --and he feels the same about her.
Wasted away again in Margaritaville:
A woman in Britain is accused of driving her mobility scooter while drunk.
Cops say 54-year-old TINA MORRIS was found slumped over in her scooter in the middle of the day. Witnesses say she consumed up to six vodkas during lunch at the pub. Morris told police she wasn't passed out, she was just pausing because her back was sore. Morris said, "I wasn't drunk. I had only had two or three double vodkas with my lunch." She refused a breathalyzer test and has been fined 50-dollars. (Still)
The late BIGGIE SMALLS was supposed to be honored with a street named after him in Brooklyn, but that's not going to happen. The Hollywood Reporter says plans for "Christopher Wallace Way" in the Clinton section where the rapper grew up were squashed by members of the community board. They were not too eager to honor Biggie who was a convicted drug dealer, arrested for assault, and for his misogynist lyrics. Plus, the board said he was not a good role model for kids... because he was really fat. That's f.a.t., not p.h.a.t. (Marino)
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