Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 8, 2014
January 8, 2014
Reporting this morning from Dreams Villamagna in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
MADONNA isn't crying lonely tears into her Kaballah water over BRAHIM ZAIBAT --the material girl has already replaced her boy toy with another younger man named TIMOR STEFFANS! Party goers at a New Year's shindig in Switzerland tell RadarOnline.com that the duo had "intense" chemistry, the latest dude even looks like her ex, is just 26-years-old and works as a backup dancer. (Lee)
Sucks to be you:
The National Enquirer reports jailbird O-J SIMPSON may have brain cancer and has reportedly asked for clemency from PRESIDENT OBAMA. He's currently behind bars serving a 33-year jail sentence for kidnapping and robbery, and besides a possible brain tumor, also claims to be suffering from an extreme case of diabetes. The 68-year-old slow-speed chase survivor also reportedly suffers from blurred vision, stuttering and failing hearing, and since he's not eligible for parole for another three years, allegedly wrote a letter to the Obama saying "I know my life is coming to an end. Please, don't let me die in prison."
On, off and way-off Broadway:
If you're planning a trip to New York City to catch a few Broadway shows, book it for January 21st through February 6th. That's when NYC & Company sponsors its annual two-for-one Broadway ticket promotion. 26 shows, including "Pippin," "Wicked," "The Lion King," and "Kinky Boots" are all offering two tickets for the price of one. Get all the info at nycgo.com/broadwayweek. (Marino)
Old Spice just released a survey of two thousand girls and boys ages 13 to 25. And – surprise, surprise -- researchers discovered that 75 percent of boys and 83 percent of girls think overspraying is a problem among young men.
Old Spice also talked to the moms of a thousand teenage boys. Another shocker --72 percent of moms also think their sons should ease up on the spray-on scents. (This research helps explain the new Old Spice commercial with the stalker moms –and makes it just a bit more creepy.) New York magazine says the study also got to the bottom of the reason why boys fog it on: because they believe the scent will fade too quickly.
Editor's note: Boys, Stop! Those body sprays can't fade quickly enough! (Bartha)
And then we get the story of how it was so cold in Fargo (How cold was it?), that a man who works as a frozen food and dairy manager took refuge in the company deep freezer to get out from the cold outside. The temp outside: minus 40 with the wind chill. Inside the freezer? A balmy minus 10.
Editor's note: Yeah, I'll bet this guy takes a lot of HEAT from his co-workers. Ba-dump psssh!
--He's a bit of an unusual character, don'tcha know. Yeah, on hot days, he likes to hide in the oven. You're darn, tootin'! (Maiman)
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