Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 15, 2013
November 15, 2013
Actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL was taken to the emergency room of a Los Angeles-area hospital after he punched a mirror so hard that he cut his hand while filming a scene for his new movie, "Nightcrawler."
A source told People.com Jake was just a little too intense with his method acting in the scene. He plays a crime scene reporter in the movie.
PS: He's OK --after being treated at the hospital, he was back on set later that day.
CHRIS BROWN has left the rehab facility he entered last month after his assault arrest and will be continuing his treatment as an outpatient, according to his rep, who told People.com he will also be finishing up his community service in the LA area as well.
Hey, if HILLARY CLINTON is running for president in 2016, who's up for another BUSH, as well? Politico reports that there's renewed talk that a fractured Republican Party could look to former FL Gov. JEB BUSH as a possible 2016 candidate.
The thought is that the Jebster could unite the TED CRUZ/RAND PAUL wing of the party with the GOP establishment as a "fusion" candidate. A senior Republican now working in finance tells Politico, "The environment is shaping up well for him. Republicans want someone who is competent and who can win and that's Jeb." (Pacelli)
Sony officially rolls out the latest version of its video game console, the PlayStation 4, today.
It's the first big change in the console since the Playstation 3 came out in 2006, and there are reportedly over 100 million pre-orders for the console worldwide.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
February 9th, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of THE BEATLES first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." To celebrate, CBS will air "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Saulte To The Beatles." The two-hour special is set to be taped on January 27th, the day after the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, which will also be on CBS. You'll see original footage from that live "Sullivan" broadcast which was watched by 74-million people. And, some of today's biggest stars will do a whole bunch of Beatles tunes. The special will air on February 9th from 8 pm to 10 pm (Eastern). (Marino)
Quotable: "It's to make it up to them for naming ROBERT GOULET the Best New Artist of 1963." (Stevens & Grdnic's "Daily Comedy Exclusive")
The pilot of a small plane flying off the coast of Florida claims a passenger simply tumbled out of the aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration reports the pilot told air traffic controllers the passenger "opened the backdoor and he just fell out the plane." But authorities could not confirm the incident because rescue crews found no trace of the victim. The plane landed safely at the airport. At this point, it's not clear if the fall was deliberate or accidental. (Still)
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