Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 4, 2014
August 4, 2014
Ladies, start your engines --MICHAEL STRAHAN is back on the market. The charming "Good Morning America" host will not be headed to the altar with NICOLE MURPHY since the duo have called it quits after seven years of togetherness. A rep for the former baller tells People magazine that they "love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship." The duo originally hooked up back in '07 and got engaged two years later. (Lee)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE and NICHOLAS HOULT have called it quits once again. Sources tell RadarOnline.com the "Hunger Games" hottie and her longtime love are no longer together because things just weren't working. Word is there was no scandal or cheating, but the 24-year-old bachelor recently hit the town with KRISTEN STEWART while guys are knocking down J-Law's door. (Lee)
ROBERT F. KENNEDY Jr. and CHERYL HINES said their "I Do"s" in front of 300 big-name guests like LARRY DAVID, JULIA LOUIS-DREFUS and KEVIN NEALON last Saturday at the groom's family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Us Weekly reports the blushing bride wore a strapless Romona Kevez cocktail gown while the attorney dressed in a black suit and striped tie for the occasion. This was the Camelot prince's third shot at wedded bliss and the missus' second; the couple has seven children from previous relationships ranging in age from 10 to 29. (Lee)
Warning: note content:
A vibrator that also doubles as jewelry exists. It's called The Vesper. It is a small, multi-speed vibrator that you can wear around your neck as a pendant. The $49-dollar Vesper is silver-plated. It also comes in rose gold and 24-carat-gold plating. TechCrunch.com describes it as looking like "the pencil pendant [CHRISTINA HENDRICKS'] Joan wears on "Mad Men." It has other uses, too. In addition to acting as a stylish piece of jewelry, the Vesper, which gets its charge from a USB port, can also be used as a thumb drive.
Editor's note: "...can also be used as a thumb drive" is not a metaphor. (Bartha)
Today's police blotter:
Emergency workers in New Jersey broke a car window to save a baby, then found out they'd made a mistake.
Rescuers in Hoboken spotted the "lifeless" child strapped in a car seat, alone in the vehicle. They quickly broke the driver's side window to save the baby. It turned out to be a realistic looking plastic doll left there by a two-year-old girl. The car is owned by the kid's grandmother, KITTY MIELES, who has filed a claim to have the window replaced. A spokesperson for the rescuers says, "You can replace a window, but you can't replace a life." (Still)
Taking everything much too seriously:
A group of sandwich makers in Mexico City got together over the weekend to attempt a new world record.
More than 80 people helped build the torta sandwich, which measured almost 200-feet long. It contained hundreds of pounds of meat, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. And, it was topped with hundreds of gallons of mayo and mustard. In the end, it did break a Latin American record for biggest sandwich. But, the world record still belongs to a 54-hundred pound corned beef hoagie made by Wild Woody's Chill and Grill in Michigan. (Still)
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