Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 25, 2014
February 25, 2014
Prices are reportedly going up at Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando.
CNN says beginning Feb 23, visitors who want to see Mickey and Company will have to fork over $99 for a one-day pass to the Magic Kingdom; one-day tickets for the other parks --Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios-- also have increased four bucks, from $90 to $94.
Looking at Logos:
Say goodbye to those "Got Milk?" ads.
The Milk Processor Education Program has decided to ditch one of the most iconic slogans of the past few decades: "Got Milk?"
While California Milk Processor Board, which first used the tagline, will continue to do so, the national campaign will now use "Milk Life" in a new effort to play up milk's nutritional benefits. SAL TAIBI, president at Lowe Cambell Ewald, the agency behind the new slogan, said "Got Milk? has very high awareness. But we have a new strategy. We have a new message and we just felt we needed a new approach." (Maiman)
Stars and their movies:
JUDY GARLAND's children, LIZA MINNELLI, LORNA LUFT and JOEY LUFT, will be on hand at this weekend's Academy Awards as they mark the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," in which their late mother starred.
The Hollywood Reporter says the three children haven't always gotten along, but they are said to be on good terms these days and enthusiastic about this opportunity to celebrate their beloved mother in such a high-profile way.
Record Store Day is April 19th, and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has something special for you. It's a four-track, 12-inch vinyl EP called, "American Beauty." Three of the four tracks were recorded during the sessions for The Boss's latest album, "High Hopes," and the other has mysterious origins. Also on the way is a DVD, Blu-ray and digital download of the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year concert. Bruce was the honoree that year and the all-star event featured his songs performed by PATTI SMITH, MUMFORD & SONS, STING, NEIL YOUNG, and, naturally Bruce himself and the E STREET BAND. Look for that on March 25th. (Marino)
GREEN DAY's contribution to Record Store Day will be 18 demos and one previously unreleased track. Unfortunately, they are all from the sessions for the band's 2012 trilogy, "Uno!" "Dos!" "Tre!" which were disappointing to say this least. The tunes will be available on colored vinyl, CD, and, yes, cassette! (Marino)
Taking everything much too seriously:
Forget the 'Mile High Club', now you and your partner can become members of the 'Mile Low Club'.
A travel agency is offering couples the chance to get intimate in a submarine. Oliver's Travels as acquired "a specially adapted leisure submarine, interior designed and furnished to the individual customer's specification for an undersea encounter." The submarine is nicknamed 'Lovers Deep' and comes with a crew of three: the Captain, a chef, and personal butler. It isn't cheap though. Prices for the intimate undersea adventure start at around $300-thousand dollars per night. (Still)
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