Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
Another @$#%* Press Release:
Ever wanted to ride the teacups at three-a.m. or see the Matterhorn at sunrise? The chance can soon be yours! PerezHilton.com reports that Disneyland and Walt Disney World will be open for 24-hours straight from six-a.m. on May 23rd to six-a.m. the following day. Mouse maniacs are invited to dress up and celebrate for the event, which is called "Rock Your Disney Side" and unofficially marks the beginning of summer vacation season. (Lee)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
JIMMY KIMMEL went that extra mile over the weekend, picking up embattled Toronto Mayor ROB FORD at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday. Ford, who was in town to see the Oscars, will also be on Kimmel's show tonight.
What you probably missed:
The winner for most bejeweled may go to CHARLIZE THERON. She wore $15 million worth of HARRY WINSTON diamonds. But Harry Winston's security guards were also tailing JARED LATO, who was brandishing ruby shirt studs and 18-carat yellow gold cufflinks. And WILL SMITH had Harry Winston security guards in tow for wearing one of the jeweler's Skeleton watches, which sell for about $50,000.
Backstage, Best Supporting Actor winner JARED LETO let reporters manhandle his Oscar statuette. "You can take a selfie with that," he told one reporter manhandling the trophy, to which the publicist in the room reminded him, "They can't take cell phone photos back here."
"Well," said Leto, "if you wanna get the media, you gotta let the media do what they do," at which point, the media room erupted in a cheers.
During the Q&A, he mentioned that "at one point in my speech I found myself talking directly to De Niro. As if the room wasn't intimidating enough. I was like, bad choice. I'm going back to my mom."
Then he held up his Oscar and said, "Anyone else want a fondle?"
Leto is on Ellen's show today.
Best Supporting Actor nominee BARKHAD ABDI from "Captain Phillips" didn't get Ellen's joke about him. "He's from Somalia," she said. "He is a sommelier. So he knows a lot about wine. Who's the wine captain now?!" Backstage he said he didn't know what a sommelier was.(Maiman)
Idiots or Insane:
A California man is suing McDonald's because they only gave him one napkin with his burger.
WEBSTER LUCAS bought a Quarter Pounder Deluxe at the Pacoima, California restaurant last month. When he got his order, there was only one napkin. Lucas says he asked the manager for more napkins, but the guy allegedly refused to hand them over. The unidentified manager then allegedly made a racist comment toward Lucas, who is African American.
The disgruntled customer says he emailed customer service and they offered him free food, which he refused to accept. Instead, he's asking for $1-point-5-million dollars in compensation. (Still)
Checking the Food Chain:
Scientists are developing a pizza that lasts several years without refrigeration.
Researchers at the Natick military labs in Massachusetts say their pizza won't need refrigeration or freezing. The goal is to have it last for three years, even while it's stored at temperatures up to 80-degrees. Scientists have been adjusting the acidity of the sauce, cheese, and dough to make it harder for bacteria to grow. Once perfected, the pizza will be available to combat soldiers in 'meals ready to eat' --also called M-R-E's. (Still)
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