Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 10, 2014
April 10, 2014
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
If your tattoo is about to be on the cover of Rolling Stone, you might want to have a friend proofread it for historical accuracy.
Unfortunately for JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, her full torso tattoo of the Constitution punctuated with the signature of JOHN HANCOCK on the cover of next month's Rolling Stone magazine didn't get a thorough enough edit. The problem?
John Hancock didn't sign the Constitution. He signed the Declaration of Independence.
Politico's DYLAN BYERS points out this could have been Rolling Stone's reasoning: "It was on purpose. On 'Veep,' Dreyfus plays a bumbling Vice President --of course she'd get her tattoo of the Constitution wrong!" But, the editors at Rolling Stone missed that opportunity telling the journalism website, the Poynter Institute: "The Declaration of the Independence is on the other side but we couldn't fit in all the signatures." (Maiman)
HEATHER LOCKLEAR and RICHIE SAMBORA are giving it another go. According to Star magazine, the divorced couple spent time together in Hawaii but are taking things slow. (Myers)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Simpsons marathon: FXX has picking up "The Simpsons" and will be showing all 552 episodes of the series over a 12-day period, from Aug. 21 through Labor Day.
Deadline says it could tie in with the Guinness record for the longest continuous TV viewing, currently held by DAN JORDAN, SPENCER LARSON and CHRIS LAUGHLIN, who spent their quality time watching TV for 87 hours in the TiVo booth this past January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
That broke the record set in 2012 by JEREMIAH FRANCO and CARIN SHREVE, who watched Simpsons re-runs for 86 and a half hours at a Simpsons Ultimate Fan Marathon hosted by Fox.
PS: Under the Guinness rules, you can have a 5-minute bathroom break each hour, and in the most recent attempt, the guys were allowed to "bankroll" their break times so they could use the longer periods for sleep breaks.
While KISS gets inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 tonight, GENE SIMMONS wants fans to spend more money. BIG money, on a rather cool box set. "KISSTERIA" has 34 newly-remastered vinyl LPs, featuring all 19 studio albums, five "Alive" releases, the four solo albums, and six albums on vinyl that only come with this set. There are also 12 KISS posters, lithographs, a set of dominoes, a KISS cleaning cloth, a KISS turntable mat and more. All of that is stuffed into a hardcore road case. So, what does Gene want you to pay for this? $1,749.99. Oh, and the shipping is free. (Marino)
What city has the most cheaters?
The Windy City has much more to offer than Wrigley Field, the Bears and deep dish pizza --they've also got the most online cheaters out of any city in the country! Victoria Milan --a website where attached people find friends with benefits-- reports Chicago is the city with the most active users, followed by Los Angeles, New York City, Houston and Dallas.
SIGURD VEDAL is the CEO of the virtual dating service and thinks the frigid temperatures could be to blame. In his view? "When things get cold, the cheating gets hot." (Lee)
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