Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 28, 2014
February 28, 2014
ONE DIRECTION is launching a second grapefruit-based fragrance to follow up its massively popular first grapefruit-based fragrance. The first one was called "Our Moment." The new one... "That Moment." New York magazine's The Cut says HARRY STYLES made the announcement on video yesterday. He said "That Moment" will include "pink grapefruit, jasmine, mixing them with new scents like green apple and violet." He added the new perfume will also be packaged in "a swanky new bottle." (Bartha)
Nielsen has just added in the DVR viewing for JIMMY FALLON's first week on "The Tonight Show" and it shows the largest audience --10.42 million-- since JOHNNY CARSON's final week in 1992. And, as a sidebar, the age of the viewers has gone down a bit --just what NBC wanted. The median age for Jimmy's audience is 52.6 years old, while JAY LENO's was 58.1 and DAVID LETTERMAN's is 58.7.
Stars and their movies:
With the success of "The LEGO Movie," should it come as any surprise that Warner Brothers has picked up the film rights to the videogame, "Minecraft"?
Deadline.com reports the movie execs see the more than 100-million players worldwide as a big potential audience for a new franchise, of course.
--Getting the nickname: They say "Oscar" got its nickname when Bette Davis said the statuette had the same butt as her ex-husband, Harmon "Oscar" Nelson. The real name for the statuette, by the way is the "Academy Award of Merit."
--Oscars in multiples: Every year you hear someone say that Meryl Streep has received the most acting nominations. She's gotten her 18th this year with "August: Osage County." Though she's won three times ("Kramer vs. Kramer," "Sophie's Choice," and last year for "Iron Lady"), the most acting Oscar wins goes to Katharine Hepburn for "Morning Glory," "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," "The Lion In Winter," and "On Golden Pond."
--Three Oscars is the most any male actor has won, and three male actors have done it: Walter Brennan was the first actor to win three Academy Awards and remains the only person to have won three Best Supporting Actor awards (in 1936, 1938 and 1940); Jack Nicholson for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "As Good as it Gets" (1997), and Best Supporting Actor for "Terms of Endearment" (1983), and, Daniel Day Lewis, all for Best Actor: "My Left Foot" in 1990, "There Will Be Blood" in 2008 and "Lincoln" last year. Have a milkshake!
Five individuals have won back to back Oscars one year after another:
--Luise Rainer was the first, in 1936 and 1937 for lead actress performances in "The Great Ziegfeld" and "The Good Earth."
--Spencer Tracy won the lead acting Oscar in 1937 and 1938 for "Captains Courageous" and "Boys Town."
--Katharine Hepburn, Best Actress winner in 1967 and 1968, for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "The Lion in Winter."
--Jason Robards won the Supporting Actor Oscar in 1976 and 1977 for "All the President's Men" and "Julia."
--Tom Hanks, Best Actor in 1993 and 1994 for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump." He was nominated a third straight year for "Apollo 13," but didn't win.
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