Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 12, 2014
June 12, 2014
Ladies, your prayers have been answered --Spanx is coming out with a new line of denim jeans! Yep, TheStir.com reports the company that's infamous for giving girls a smoother shape is making two styles --Signature, which features a high, wide waistband and size zipper, as well as Slim X, the tradition five-pocket jeans with a stomach control panel. Both will be offered in skinny, straight or boot-cut designs and will set you back a cool $148. (Lee)
Trash talk and satellite dish:
ROB KARDASHIAN's issues may be worse than anyone imagined. His mother, KRIS JENNER, recently revealed that her baby boy was "struggling" and sources tell In Touch Weekly the problems is drugs! Apparently the unmotivated reality "star" does nothing but smoke weed, watch movies, eat and pop hard-core prescription pills like Norco, Percocet and Xanax. (Lee)
CARA DELEVINGNE likes to lick people. Pics in this weeks Us Weekly magazine show the model with her tongue on SHARON STONE, KELLAN LUTZ, SUKI WATERHOUSE and no surprise here, MILEY CYRUS.
Up on Capitol Hill:
A bill to allow student loan borrowers to refinance those loans at lower interest rates failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate yesterday. That bill would allow holders of both federal and private undergraduate loans to refinance at 3.86-percent, with the lower interest charges offset by higher taxes on those making at least $1-million-dollars a year. Republicans thought the legislation was too expensive.
The Senate voted 56-to-38 to end debate on the bill, but that fell four votes short of the 60 votes needed to move it forward. (Pacelli)
There was one winning ticket for last night's $257 million Powerball Lottery drawing... and it wasn't you, unless you live in Tennessee. Winning numbers: 14, 18, 25, 33, 49; Powerball: 23.
Moles have now been linked to breast cancer. Researchers in the United States and France report in the journal PLOS Medicine that their study of more than 164-thousand women found that breast cancer patients tend to have more moles, which could be because they also have a higher level of the hormone, estrogen.
Where skin cancer is concerned, it's the appearance of the moles that cause concern. With breast cancer, it's just the number: women with 15 or more moles on one arm were 35 percent more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer over the next 24 years compared to women without any skin spots.
It's just one of many factors doctors will continue to examine while reminding women to stick to the proven preventatives: a low fat diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, regular exercise and yearly mammograms from age 40 on. (Kaye)
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