Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 10, 2014
July 10, 2014
It's far from over for FRANK STALLONE, who's drying out at the Betty Ford Center. A rep for the 63-year-old actor, singer and musician tells People magazine that he's taking a "much needed break" to "regroup and focus on his health and well-being" and hopes to "move forward in his career from a solid foundation." His big brother, SYLVESTER, says he supports his decision and "this process." (Lee)
EVA MENDES is going to be wearing maternity this fall and is pregnant with RYAN GOSLING's baby! Sources tell OK! magazine the actress has been "ready for motherhood" for a while and the little one is "dream come true." Don't hold your breath waiting for a shotgun wedding --word is the baby's daddy doesn't think they need to tie the knot, but the mama-to-be may have other ideas. The duo met while filming "The Place Beyond the Pines" back in 2011. She's a fine-looking 40-years-old while he clocks in at just 33. (Lee)
It sounds like ROBERT DOWNEY, Jr. is going to be a dad again. The quirky actor sent out a mysterious Tweet yesterday with just six words --"Susan. Me. Baby. Girl. November" and "Scorpio?" Obviously, speculation is that his wife, SUSAN, has a bun in the oven and they'll be headed to the labor and delivery ward this fall. The couple has a two-year-old son named EXTON while the action star also shares a 20-year-old son named INDIO with ex-wife DEBORAH FALCONER. (Lee)
Really, really dead:
ANDY GRIFFITH ...is still dead. Although Facebook posts yesterday were all over the fact that he had just died, his actual death was back in 2012. Thanks for checking.
Political Racket /Dirty Tricks:
The Senate voted 71-to-26 yesterday to confirm San Antonio Mayor JULIAN CASTRO as the nation's new secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Eighteen Republicans voted in favor of the 39-year-old Castro, who's considered a new rising start in the Democratic Party. (Pacelli)
Get ready to get your Guernsey on! Chick-Fil-A's annual Cow Appreciation Day is tomorrow --Fri, Jul 11. Any customer who visits a restaurant dressed "head to hoof" in a cow get-up gets a free breakfast, lunch or dinner combo meal --which includes an entree, side item and beverage. Customers too "chicken" to go all-cow attire get a free entree of choice for sporting a cow-spotted accessory.
CowAppreciationDay.com offers cow costume ideas and even downloadable cow spots and masks for customers to turn out in their bovine best. Cows-for-a-day are encouraged to share their Cow Appreciation Day pix in a photo gallery on the site or tweet pictures of their costumes using the hashtag #CowAppreciationDay. (Kaye)
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST says her one-year-old baby girl has already developed "very sophisticated color preferences, including "greys, creams, oatmeal colors and black." In her interview with Lucky magazine, Kim says baby NORTH WEST likes to "keep it pretty simple." As for herself, New York magazine's The Cut says Kim is "in hot pursuit of MILF status."
Editor's note: It's always good to have goals. (Bartha)
Running with the Bulls:
The annual Running of the Bulls is underway and for the first time, this morning's run featured the Bulls from Garcigrande, about 60 miles Northwest of Madrid. As soon as the six-pack came out of the pens, one of the bulls charged ahead and created many dangerous situations for the runners, several of whom were caught by the charging bull. At least one runner suffered a goring to his right leg, and other one a goring to his left leg. After about a third of the way, the rest of the pack caught up and they ran together to the stadium.
Here's today's Running of the Bulls "GoreBoard":
Mon, Jul 07: 4 people injured, 1 gored; 2 min, 25 sec.
Tue, Jul 08: 3 people injured, 0 gored; 2 min, 20 sec.
Wed, Jul 09: 3 people injured, 2 gored; 3 min, 23 sec.
Thu, Jul 10: 4 people injured, 2 gored; 2 min, 30 sec.
"GoreBoard" Total: 14 injured, 5 gored.
FYI and disclaimer: Thanks to WOGL-FM News Director BILL ZIMPFER for the use of the term, "Goreboard" (trademark pending).
By the way --one of the people gored at yesterday's bull run turned out to be BILL HILLMAN --the author of the book, "Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona." The Chicago writer --who's written several articles for Outside magazine on how to run with the bulls-- was gored twice in his right thigh after talking a spill. CBS Chicago's website says the bull's horn missed an artery by inches, and might have killed him if it punctured it. He had surgery yesterday and will be OK.
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