Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 7, 2013
November 7, 2013
Auto World /Gas Guzzlin' Update:
Looks like those WILL FERRELL commercials are doing the job for Chrysler.
The company reports those commercials --and there were reportedly 70 made-- with Will dressed up and pitching as "Anchorman 2" star Ron Burgundy have resulted in an 11-percent increase in sales over the past month --and according to Bloomberg Businessweek, the sales of the Durango SUV are up an impressive 59 percent! Stay classy, Chrysler!
Trash talk and satellite dish:
Is WILL SMITH stepping out on his longtime wife, JADA?
Star magazine reports the action stud got very cozy with new co-star, MARGOT ROBBIE, at a party in New Orleans last month. Apparently the two huddled in a photo booth, she lifted her shirt and exposed her bra and bystanders say he "wasn't acting like a married man."
The new pals immediately left the shindig while his assistant confiscated the pictures. Rumors have been swirling for years that Jada and Will are on the rocks and the missus wasn't wearing her wedding band at an event this week. (Lee)
Abercrombie & Fitch announced yesterday that they will, in fact, be expanding their size range to include sizes larger than a 10 or a size large. The big announcement comes several months after the company first came under fire for their blatant size discrimination policies. Boycotts and plummeting sales have since followed the controversy.
People magazine says in addition to the wider range of sizes and fits, they also plan to expand their accessories and shoe lines. The re-tooling of Abercrombie & Fitch will also include making major changes to their sister store, Hollister, as well. They're also closing their Gilly Hicks lingerie stores. (Bartha)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
"Dancing With the Stars" cast-off BILL NYE the Science Guy --who was booted off the show last month-- drops in on the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" tonight along with BOB NEWHART, who plays the guys' childhood idol, Professor Proton, on the show.
In the episode, Professor Proton contacts JOHNNY GALECKI's character, Leonard, to ask for help on an experiment, prompting a scorned Sheldon (played by JIM PARSONS) to seek revenge on his favorite childhood hero by befriending rival TV science host, Bill Nye.
Another obvious study:
Warning: note content:
Scientists at Brigham Young University have perfected the art of relieving yourself in a urinal.
Researchers are calling it the study of "urinal dynamics." Professors TADD TRUSCOTT and RANDY HURD run something called "The Splash Lab". And, they promise men can reduce unhygienic urinal splashing by simply adjusting the angle and distance of their stream. The pair plan to present their findings at an upcoming meeting of the American Physical Society.
Editor's note: Let's home their presentation doesn't include a live action demonstration. (Still)
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