Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 3, 2014
September 3, 2014
The Washington Free Beacon reports that Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies are now warning that those jets could be used in major terrorist attacks. Sources say intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks.
One source said, "There are a number of commercial airliners in Libya that are missing... We found out on September 11 (2001) what can happen with hijacked planes." (Pacelli)
Looking at Logos:
Warning: note scatological content:
The iconic chocolate company, Hershey, has changed its iconic logo, calling the new look in a news release "a fresh and modern interpretation of the beloved KISSES icon."
Unfortunately, to many in the twitterverse, the stylized unwrapped chocolate kiss looks too much like a --ahem-- fragrant chocolate by-product.
"The new #hershey logo looks remarkably like the poo emoji. Seems someone should have caught this earlier. #branding," tweeted @carryoncarrie.
"#isitjustme or does anyone else see a steaming #turd? New #Logo and Identity for The #Hershey Company #chocolate," tweeted ?@LeungKelvin.
The block lettered company name is now just "HERSHEY" without the apostrophe-S. Check it out HERE. (Kaye)
Top designer CAROLINA HERRERA thinks your average New Yorker has "horrendous" style, and lamented that "I have never seen people so badly dressed in my life! It's amazing the way they look! I don't know why... I don't know what's going on... but it's really, really bad." The worst fashion offense, in her humble opinion: all these crop tops! They're everywhere! But not for everyone. Carolina told the New York Post, "When you are very young and you have a wonderful figure you can pull it off," Herrera says of bare midriffs, "but whenever I see this style, it's usually on the wrong person." Herrera's latest collection shows Monday during New York Fashion Week.
Phone starter: What's one style trend you wish would go away now? (Bartha)
The "Dancing With The Stars" complete celebrity roster will be revealed Thursday morning on "Good Morning America," but several websites and tabloids --including the NY Daily News-- are reporting the Season 19 celebrity lineup, which will apparently include 73-year-old designer BETSEY JOHNSON and 76-year-old TOMMY CHONG of Cheech & Chong. The rest of the rumored celebs:
--Olympian LOLO JONES,
--"Duck Dynasty" star SADIE ROBERTSON,
--Actor ANTONIO SABATO, Jr,
--YouTube star BETHANY MOTA,
--Actor JONATHAN BENNETT (from "Mean Girls"),
--Mixed Martial Arts champ RANDY COUTURE,
--"Pretty Little Liars" star JANEL PARRISH,
--"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star ALFONSO RIBIERO,
--Race car driver MICHAEL WALTRIP, and
--Actress LEA THOMPSON
"Dancing With The Stars" Season 19 premieres on Sep 15 on ABC.
CEE LO GREEN may have stayed out of jail, but his Twitter trouble lost him a TV show. The Hollywood Reporter says TBS has canceled the singer's reality show, "The Good Life." The cable network claims that's because the ratings were awful. Only 677-thousand people tuned in for the run of six episodes. But, it's more than a coincidence that TBS pulled the plug right after Cee Lo Tweeted, "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" He pleaded no contest on Friday to slipping some "E" in a woman's drink. Yesterday, the women's rights group Ultraviolet contacted TBS and said (quote), "rapists and rape-apologists should have no place in your lineup." "The Good Life" is no longer on the website for the cable network.
However, the Hollywood Reporter says its sources claim the network's decision to cancel CeeLo's series was based only on its poor ratings performance. (Marino)
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