Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 20, 2014
March 20, 2014
Lululemon --still recuperating from last years' whole see-through-yoga-pants debacle-- is forging ahead with a new line designed to be worn for a trip out the nighclub after you get in your workout. The line is called and-go (&go). Fashionista.com says the six-piece collection features tank tops with fabric that flares out like a peplum at the waist, shorts and pants made of a shiny material that's meant to look like leather and silky tanks with open backs that can easily be slipped over a sports bra --or worn to a bar right after your Pilates class. Prices range from $54 for a top to $198 for a dress. The whole collection is on sale now at Lululemon's website. (Bartha)
Losers in Lockup:
A Tennessee man got stuck while trying to peek under a stall in a women's bathroom.
JASMIN JOHNSON was using the toilet inside a Memphis McDonald's. Cops say that's when 28-year-old RONALD HENDERSON entered the bathroom and "crawled under... the stall." Johnson screamed for him to get out, but he couldn't --he got wedged under the partition. The good news is, because he was stuck, police didn't have any trouble arresting him. (Still)
The Reel Deal:
How big is the Disney movie, "Frozen"? When the DVD went on sale Tuesday, it sold 3.2 million copies. It's also become the fastest-selling digital release of all time, according to Disney.
And, the movie's soundtrack hit number one again on the Billboard charts this week (see Music, below), selling more than 1.4 million units. It has also been streamed over 100 million times on Spotify.
Midwest farmer's daughters:
When you think of Amish women, the word 'sexy' probably doesn't come to mind --until now.
23-year-old KATE STOLTZ grew up pitching hay in the fields, cooking, cleaning and following traditional Amish beliefs. In fact, she wasn't even allowed to have her photograph taken and she had to keep her head covered at all times.
But, Stoltz has now swapped her shapeless dresses for skimpy lingerie to become a model in New York City. She says she's still close with her family, but if she showed her father one of her lingerie pictures "he would probably burn it and tell me that I'm going to hell."
Stoltz was recently featured on the reality TV show Breaking Amish. (Still)
Science says sniffing fruit will make you skinnier. Psychologists at the University of Bourgogne in France say that smelling fruit smells can encourage healthy-diet decisions. They split 115 volunteers into two groups, informing them they would test how people communicated while they ate. One group waited in a room smelling of fresh-pear scent, the other waited in a waiting room smelling of room.
The results: Seventy-five percent of the room-smelling control group selected a decadent-brownie-dessert option, while more than half of the group coming from fruit-fragrance room picked an apple-y option. New York magazine's The Cut says the researchers speculate that the smell of fruit could have registered in subjects' subconscious, conveniently bubbling up to influence their food choices. (Bartha)
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