Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 6, 2013
December 6, 2013
One big question still to be answered: How many people have actually paid for their Obamacare plans? CNN reports that if you want to be insured on January 1st, you have to pay your first month's premium by your insurer's due date, which is likely to be December 31st.
However, federal officials and insurers are concerned that many consumers don't realize they have to take this last step and will remain uninsured.
Editor's note: Paying your premium. What a concept. (Pacelli)
No winner in Tuesday night's drawing for the Mega Millions Lottery. That means tonight's drawing is valued at $291 million ($157 million cash value). Mega Millions is played in 42 states and Washington DC. Chances of winning the big prize are 1 in 175.7 million.
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
AMY ROBACH is putting on a brave face after her breast cancer diagnosis, but don't fool yourself --the road to recovery ain't easy. The "Good Morning America" host fessed up to People magazine that having 13 lymph nodes removed was much more painful than her double mastectomy, she's completely focused on being at her daughters' big life events and even sobbed herself to sleep a few nights. (Lee)
Like you really care:
STEPHEN MOYER loves giving his "Sound of Music" costar CARRIE UNDERWOOD a hard time. The actor tells Us Weekly magazine that he didn't know much about her when they started filming but then he started calling her a "country and western" singer to which she would yell, "You don't say western!" (Myers)
Just what you always wanted --a TV series about bad plastic surgery!
Yes, E! TV has put together "Botched," a reality show where two plastic surgeons --Dr TERRY DUBROW and Dr PAUL NASSIF-- will try to fix everything from bad tummy tucks to off-center nose jobs and the like. The series is scheduled to debut next fall.
There have been some great songs written about NELSON MANDELA. The best known, and most upbeat, is 1984's "Free Nelson Mandela" by the SPECIAL A.K.A., which was basically the British ska band, THE SPECIALS with a few extra members. SIMPLE MINDS celebrated Nelson's 70th Birthday with "Mandela Day." And, U2 just released "Ordinary Love," from the new biopic, "Mandela: Walk To Freedom." (Marino)
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