Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 28, 2014
July 28, 2014
Face the Nation (CBS):
Former Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT didn't pull any punches when she was asked about all the world's present hot spots. She said, "To put it mildly: the world is a mess."
She added, "There are an awful lot of things going on that need understanding and explanation ...Can you recall a time when there was so much trouble in so many places around the world? ...We have so much going on right now, it's almost like we're caught up in events out of control."
And when asked about Secretary of State JOHN KERRY's current push for a cease fire in Gaza, she added, "I so admire Secretary Kerry for all the effort he's put into this... I think Secretary Kerry is doing everything he can at this moment to prolong the short peaceful cease-fires. It's a tough sell for everybody." (Pacelli)
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Is ROB KARDASHIAN going on "The Biggest Loser?" Star magazine reports that the brother of the famous brood of KIM, KOURTNEY and KHLOE is joining season 16 to lose the 80 pounds he's gained over the last two years. (Myers)
The Reel Deal:
Look for Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah in the next "Godzilla" film.
Producers revealed the additions during the Legendary Entertainment panel at Comic-Con on Saturday. "Godzilla" director GARETH EDWARDS will be back to do the sequel after finishing work on the upcoming "Star Wars" spinoff film for Disney.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
DEMI LOVATO and her new severe haircut will perform at the Teen Choice Awards. Billboard.com says she'll duet with CHER LLOYD on "Really Don't Care" from Demi's self-titled 2013 album. Demi is up for four awards including Choice Summer Song and Choice Break-Up Song. RITA ORA will do her latest single, "I Will Never Let You Down," and more performers will be announced soon. The 2014 Teen Choice Awards air live on Fox, August 10th. (Marino)
On Sunday, JEFF GORDON won a record fifth Brickyard 400... widely recognized as the second most prestigious event on the tour (behind the Daytona 500). Gordon also won the race in 1994 when it first moved to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He is now tied with Formula One legend MICHAEL SCHUMACHER as the winning-est driver in the 105-year history of the track. It is the 90th career victory for Gordon, his second in 2014. (Lane)
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