Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 7, 2014
August 7, 2014
A couple of hurricanes are on the way to Hawaii.
The National Weather Service says Hurricane Iselle will pass the Big Island tonight, and another hurricane, Julio, which is right behind it, will pass by this weekend. Of course, that's not good news for the tourist industry, and could be problems for the coffee and pineapple plantations there.
And it's a big event for the islands, which have only been hit by a hurricane three times since 1950.
Trash talk and satellite dish:
The NICOLE MURPHY/MICHAEL STRAHAN split ain't pretty. As we told 'ya yesterday (RBR 8.6.14) the ex-wife of EDDIE MURPHY went public with the news of their broken engagement the same day Michael was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and rumors are swirling she had a little side action. TMZ.com reports Nicole thought the "Live!" host was cheating and took off for a girls' trip to Puerto Rico.
As luck would have it, the model ran into an "old friend" named JIM JACKSON, got "very snuggly" with the NBA star in paradise and thought she was "on a break" from her fiance. (Lee)
On the Beat:
A mom in South Carolina called the cops on her teenage son because of what he was watching on television.
Real estate agent CHAVONDA GALLMAN had invited a client over. During the visit, Gallman's two-year-old daughter flipped on the TV. That's when a hardcore adult movie started blaring on the screen, revealing what her 15-year-old son had been watching earlier. Gallman quickly shut of the TV and called police on her son, who was upstairs in his room.
When cops arrived, Gallman explained that her son has been having problems with listening, talking back, and stealing --and now, porn. She requested that a police report be filed. But, It's unclear if the kid faces any charges.
Editor's note: Unless you count Pay Per View charges. (Still)
Top-10 Chocolate consuming countries (in pounds per person):
10. Sweden, 11
9. Denmark, 12
8. Belgium, 12
7. USA, 12
6. Austria, 13
5. Norway, 14
4. Germany, 17
3. Switzerland, 21
2. Ireland, 22
1. U-K, 22 pounds per person per year.
Most people send their sexts while they're at work. In fact, according to New York magazine's The Cut we now know exactly when you will be sending your honey that naughty note under the conference room table. A recent poll by the computer-tracking software company Retina-X Studios found that peak sexting hours are between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesday mornings. (Bartha)
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