Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 25, 2014
March 25, 2014
Going Geek-dot-com /Caught in the Web:
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery surveyed 27-hundred of its members about their patients last year, and found Facebook is GREAT for business: one out of every three people (33 percent) seeking facial plastic surgery in 2013 was prompted by a desire to look better for social media; 13 percent of plastic surgeons surveyed specifically identified photo-sharing apps and Web sites as fueling increased demand.
--58 percent of plastic surgeons surveyed reported more requests from people under age 30.
--they reported a 10 percent increase in rhinoplasty (nose jobs), a seven percent bump in hair transplants, and a six percent rise in eyelid surgery
--nose jobs were the most popular surgery for adults under age 35, sought by 90 percent of women and 86 percent of men in this age group
--among older adults, women were most likely to seek facelifts and eye lifts, while men were most concerned with wrinkles and having a full head of hair.
--women received 81 percent of procedures and injections reported by Academy members. (Kaye)
Trolling for publicity:
SHARON STONE decided go undergarment-optional --again-- when she stepped out in a sheer blouse and no bra over the weekend. The NY Post says the 56-year-old and her "gal-pals" were all hanging out and having a good ol' time as she left a West Hollywood restaurant Sunday night... and the paparazzi followed their "Basic Instinct" to get lots and lots of pictures of them. (Bartha)
Congratulations to KATIE FRANCIS, a sixth-grader from Oklahoma City, who has broken the record for number of Girl Scout cookies sold --ever. Avert your eyes if you're feeling undervalued today. Her sales were to the tune of 18,107 boxes.
The last Girl Scout to even grace that number was ELIZABETH BRINTON, who sold around 18-thousand boxes one year in the 1980s, so breaking the challenge has taken over thirty years. Last year, Katie sold 12,428 boxes.
Katie's sales methodology seems simple enough in theory: "a lot of time, a lot of commitment and asking everyone she meets to buy."
Editor's note: ABC. Always Be Closing! (Set of steak knives! --Maiman)
Face time with the judge:
Former TV judge JOE BROWN was arrested yesterday on contempt of court charges and sentenced to five days in jail.
Turns out Joe --whose show was cancelled last year and who's currently running for the District Attorney General's office in Tennessee-- was in juvenile court on a child support case when he reportedly chastised the judge, threatening to take the matter to a judicial review.
The Hollywood Reporter says a request for bail has been denied, so he'll sit behind bars at the Criminal Justice Center in Shelby County, TN, until the weekend.
Just as you were getting used to DIDDY, the hip-hop mogul is returning to his original rap name. Billboard.com says SEAN COMBS has gone back to PUFF DADDY for his new album. There's a new single on the way called "Big Homie," followed by the "MMM" album which doesn't have a release date. This will be his first absolutely solo effort since "Press Play" from 2006. "Big Homie" drops on March 31st, and a teaser video is up now on Vimeo. (Marino)
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