Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 25, 2014
April 25, 2014
CAROLINE and BRYAN RUSCAK's newborn daughter, CARISA, made quite an impression when she popped into the world last Tuesday. PerezHilton.com reports the little girl weighed in at a whopping 14.5-pounds and shocked everyone in the delivery room. Mom says the enormous size makes sense and feels "validated" because she suffered a lot of pain while carrying the princess. (Lee)
FYI: Last year a couple from Daly City, CA, set a record for the biggest baby... SAMMISANO OTUHIVA weighed in at 16 pounds and change. However, Guinness says the heaviest baby ever was born to ANNA BATES of Canada back in 1879. It weighed 23.12 pounds, but died just 11 hours after birth.
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
It's not easy being MARC ANTHONY, or cheap for that matter! TMZ.com got their mitts on some documents showing that he shells out around $305-thousand dollars per-month on auto leases, domestic help and three homes in California and New York. His ex-wife, DAYANARA TORRES, wants more cash from her former lover and alleges he's raked in $60-million-bucks over the last four years, although he says the number is closer to $40-mill. (Lee)
The Reel Deal:
Look for the final MONTY PYTHON live stage show to be broadcast all over the world.
As you know, the surviving Python members are reuniting for a series of live stage shows at London's O2 Arena this July.
Deadline reports their final show, on Jul 20, will be broadcast to around 450 theatres around the UK, as well as another 15-hundred in the US, Australia, Russia and Sweden.
ERIC IDLE, JOHN CLEESE, TERRY GILLIAM, MICHAEL PALIN and TERRY JONES issued a statement saying "Get your knotted handkerchiefs out and warm your brains one last time... in a final weepy, hilarious, uproarious, outrageous, farewell to the five remaining Pythons as they head for The Old Jokes Home."
Taking everything much too seriously:
A pizzeria in California will give you $25-hundred dollars if you can finish their giant pie in under an hour.
So far 15 people have tried --and failed-- to finish 'Da Big Kahuna' at '8 Buck Pizza' in Manteca. The pizza measures 30 inches across and weighs 15-pounds. Bring your appetite because the cheese alone is 64-hundred calories. (Still)
MICHAEL PHELPS is back. The Olympic swimmer returned to competitive swimming yesterday, and had the fastest time in preliminaries in Mesa, AZ, for the 100-meter butterfly. He even was a tenth of a second ahead of RYAN LOCHTE. The two met in the finals of the Arena Grand Prix last night.
"I was like, 'Let's try to get in the big final'," Phelps said. "[Ryan] and I enjoy racing each other. Obviously neither one of us wants each other to win, and that's the best part about it. We leave everything in the pool when we race each other."
Unfortunately for Michael, Ryan swam the second fastest 100-meter butterfly in the world in the final to beat Michael, whose time was the fifth fastest in the world this year.
FYI: Michael has 22 Olympic medals; Ryan has 11.
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