Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 25, 2014
July 25, 2014
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
So where's CASEY KASEM these days?
As you know, last week it was revealed that the countdown legend's body was picked up from the Gaffney Funeral Home in Tacoma, WA, by his wife, JEAN, and then sent somewhere... but nobody knows where. The Montreal funeral home told The Canadian Press on Saturday it had no record of poor Casey's remains as being at the facility --or that they were supposed to arrive.
But now, a private detective hired by Casey's daughter, KERRI, says he believes the body is actually somewhere in Montreal, where it was shipped last week.
The private detective --named LOGAN CLARKE-- tells the NY Daily News that Montreal is the hometown of JOHN PAUL GRESSY, a Canadian businessman who's been romantically linked to Jean Kasem and who's allegedly been living in her Malibu condo for months.
Meanwhile, TMZ.com reports Jean's attorneys at Haney & Young are cutting her off and asking the court to relieve them as her counsel because Jean rarely responds to their emails, refuses to communicate by phone, and worst of all --she's racked up $500-thousand dollars in unpaid fees during her various legal battles.
In their letter to Jean, the firm says if she doesn't fork over the cash... the money's gonna come out of Casey's estate.
Too much information:
STACY KEIBLER is going to eat her placenta. The former wrestler and ex-girlfriend of GEORGE CLOONEY tells Us Weekly magazine that she only eats organic and after giving birth will make her placenta into pills that she can take everyday. (Myers)
Kids still love hanging out at the mall. National real estate company Forest City finds shopping ranks as a favorite activity among nearly half of all teens and young adults aged 13 to 24. Their survey finds shopping at malls ranked above a virtual shopping experience among the entire group, with the 13-to-17-year-old age group showing the strongest preference for a bricks-and-mortar shopping experience.
Once there, purchases are heavily influenced by friends and in-store displays. The study found that young shoppers are four times more likely to be influenced by friends and three times more likely to be influenced by in-store displays than by social media. (Kaye)
At some point when no one was looking, wearing socks with sandals suddenly became a "fashion forward" look. People magazine's Stylewatch says you can blame the OLSEN TWINS. MARY-KATE and ASHLEY accessorized their usual bohemian look with socks back in March and now it's cropping up everywhere. The formerly-taboo socks-and-sandals trend isn't just for the flat hippie-style sandals. The look is also popular on runways with platform stacked heels. (Bartha)
Stupid people, stupid places:
An inventor in Dover, England, built a giant buttocks and has fired a loud 'fart' toward France.
COLIN FURZE fired up his "fart machine," sending a 140-decibel blast of wind toward the French coast 21-miles across the English Channel. His valveless pulse machine fart was launched from a 16-foot self-built buttocks sculpture Thursday night at 6 pm (British time).
The inventor says, "This is not an attack at France at all, it's just that they're our closest neighbors. If Norway was a bit closer then we'd be farting at them."
No word from the French if they heard --or smelled-- anything. But, a video of the guy's stunt is going viral on YouTube. (Still)
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