Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 19, 2014
March 19, 2014
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
THE ROLLING STONES have canceled their entire tour of Australia and New Zealand. It was supposed to open tonight in Perth, but after the suicide of MICK JAGGER's girlfriend, fashion designer L'WREN SCOTT on Monday, all of the shows have been called off. The promoter asked that everyone holds on to their tickets since the tour will be rescheduled. The next concert on the Stones' schedule is June 7th at the Pink Pop Festival in the Netherlands. (Marino)
MICK JAGGER posted a message yesterday on his official Facebook page about the death of his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer and stylist L'WREN SCOTT. It reads:
"I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her. –Mick" (Bartha)
There are new reports that L'WREN SCOTT's fashion empire was deep in debt just prior to her death Monday, apparently a suicide. Despite having expanded into new fashion categories, The New York Post is reporting that her London-based business, LS Fashion Ltd., was deep in debt, with an October balance sheet revealing it was $5.9 million in the red for 2012. That's after recording a $4.2 million deficit for 2011.
L'Wren's apparent suicide also followed the last-minute cancellation of her London Fashion Week show last month. Women's Wear Daily says she had blamed the cancelation on "production delays in key show and couture pieces."
There are also conflicting reports that L'Wren and her longtime boyfriend MICK JAGGER were having relationship troubles. Some reports say the couple had just split up after 13 years together. But a representative for Mick insists that the two were still a couple at the time of her death on Monday. (Bartha)
Rounding up the usual suspects:
State police in western Pennsylvania are searching for an unlikely suspect in a hit-and-run accident --the driver of an Amish buggy.
Troopers from the Mercer barracks say the buggy hit a Honda CRV at a crossroads on Route 158 in Wilmington Township Sunday evening. Then the buggy managed to hit the CRV a second time and somehow took off an disappeared.
No one was injured. Police are investigating.
Editor's note: Did they at least got the license plate number? Yes, it was an orange triangle.
--Sounds more like a hit and gallop, if ya ask me.
--Was there a "Witness"? (Gotta be careful out among dem English - drop --(Maiman)
For those of you already missing WESLEY WARREN, Jr --better known as "The Man With the 132-Pound Scrotum"-- TLC yesterday said they'll be airing a one-hour special re-run ("encore presentation") tonight at 10 (EDT).
As you know, Wesley died Friday in Las Vegas at 49; the special is about his rare medical condition called scrotal lymphedema, which he was diagnosed with in 2008.
Movies that will suck:
Yes, Virginia, there will be a "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" sequel.
Deadline.com says producers have already been given $4.3 million in tax credits to shoot the film in Las Vegas, so it's just a matter of time before filming gets underway with KEVIN JAMES in the title role again.
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