Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 11, 2014
April 11, 2014
SELENA GOMEZ has fired her parents. TMZ says her momager MANDY and step-father BRIAN were pink slipped last month and they're no longer looking after Selena's career. Word is that Selena feels she's old enough to have a real showbiz manager with other A-list clients. She's on the hunt for one now. Maybe her boytoy JUSTIN BIEBER's manager, SCOOTER BRAUN wants the gig? (Marino)
You'd think BILLY JOEL is way too famous and way too busy to show up at a school concert, but that's exactly what he did. New York Newsday says he was invited to a tribute concert Wednesday at Deasy Elementary School in Glen Cove, New York. And, there he was, fresh off his motorcycle, sitting in the back of the auditorium as the kids played his music. Billy lives about 10 minutes away so it was a short ride over. The school's principal asked Billy if he wanted to sit down front, but he said he didn't want to make the kids nervous. (Marino)
The deluxe, two-CD reissue of the first LED ZEPPELIN album will feature previously unreleased live tracks. RollingStone.com says nine songs from the band's concert at L'Olympia in Paris in October of 1969 will be on the second disc. That includes a 15-minute version of "Dazed And Confused." Look for that on June 3rd, along with deluxe reissues of "Led Zeppelin II" and "III." (Marino)
Idiots or Insane:
A dentist who owns one of JOHN LENNON's teeth is looking forward to the day when human cloning becomes sufficiently advanced enough for him to create a baby version of the late Beatle and raise the mini-rockstar as his own child.
MICHAEL ZUK, of Alberta, Canada, paid $33-thousand for the tooth when it was auctioned by Lennon's housekeeper two years ago. He not only wants to clone Lennon's DNA, he believes his exclusive control of the Beatle's genome is worth "millions."
As for the legal implications of "owning" a cloned individual, Zuk is confident he can navigate them by shopping for a country where regulations are loose.
Once he has his Cloned Baby Lennon, Zuk plans to put that whole "nature versus nurture" debate to rest by signing Lil John up for guitar lessons to see if he can become a famous musician, just like Lennon, while "hopefully keeping him away from drugs and cigarettes." (Maiman)
The Reel Deal:
The MTV Movie Awards are Sunday. CONAN O'BRIEN will be hosting the festivities. One of the highlights of the show will likely be a performance by EMINEM and RIHANNA; CHANNING TATUM is getting the Trailblazer award and will be appearing with co-star JONAH HILL.
The festivities begin at 9 pm (Eastern) and will be tape-delayed on the West Coast. JOAN RIVERS will also be doing a special "Fashion Police" episode devoted to the red carpet at 9 pm on E! as well; you'll have to choose which to watch!
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