Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 9, 2014
January 9, 2014
I'm a Poll Man:
A new Quinnipiac University poll has more good news for Republicans heading toward the November midterms:
--PRESIDENT OBAMA's approval-disapproval numbers come in at 41-to-53-percent.
--38-percent of voters say they'd back a Republican candidate in the upcoming midterms, while 37-percent would back a Democrat.
--Voters want Republicans to take the U.S. Senate, by 46-to-42-percent, and keep control of the House by 46-to-44-percent. (Pacelli)
Filling a need:
Football fans be warned --you may not be enjoying those ooey, gooey nachos with your favorite playoff game! Yahoo.com reports Velveeta is quite popular at this time of the year and Kraft Foods is having trouble keeping up with demand. Luckily, spokeswoman JODY MOORE predicts it will be a "short-term issue" while the Twitterverse went wild with the news, dubbing it the "Cheesepocalypse." (Lee)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
Another day, another breakup for JAKE GYLLENHAAL. This time the unlucky young lady is Sports Illustrated hottie ALYSSA MILLER and insiders tell Us Weekly they've parted ways after six months of togetherness. Rumor has it things were good until he had to film "Nightcrawler" in Los Angeles last fall, they fizzled out before the holidays and the 24-year-old hottie is a "long-term relationship" kind of girl. Jake is known for playing the field and has romanced REESE WITHERSPOON, TAYLOR SWIFT and KIRSTEN DUNST. (Lee)
The polar vortex launched a new winter fashion trend this week: It's The Flandanna. A fleece-lined bandanna. Brilliant! It's double the size of a regular bandanna so you can comfortably wrap it around your nose and mouth when so cold you feel like your face is going to break. It runs $32 dollars on their website (shop.flandanna.us). Racked.com says The Flandanna has become so popular this week that DRAKE and RIHANNA have been seen wearing it. (Bartha)
Look what I found:
Officials in Austria were concerned after finding "alarmingly high" levels of radiation coming from a dump truck.
The truck had just arrived at an incinerator when it's radioactive readings were found to be through the roof. A search of the vehicle turned up nearly two dozen dirty diapers which had just been sent from a hospital to be destroyed. The diapers had reportedly become contaminated with radioactive iodine. The substance is swallowed during some medical and diagnostic procedures and experts say it later found its way into the diapers. (Still)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
Citi cardholders in New York around Super Bowl time will have access to a whole lot of live music. RollingStone.com says the BLACK KEYS, BAND OF HORSES and JOHN LEGEND are all booked for concerts in Manhattan during the week leading up to the big game. Add those shows to gigs already announced from FOO FIGHTERS, IMAGINE DRAGONS, THE ROOTS, FALL OUT BOY and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Of course on game day, BRUNO MARS will do the halftime show. (Marino)
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