Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 19, 2014
September 19, 2014
As regular readers know, we've been plugging "Talk Like a Pirate Day" like it were goin' out of style. Arrr! That's because, unlike other days, this one is particularly an AUDIO type of holiday, where one of your crew of bandicoots and neer-do-wells can be a pirate all morning long and annoy people. 'Nuff said, ya lubber!
Free donut offer:
Meanwhile, you can get free Krispy Kreme donuts today if you talk --or dress up-- like a pirate!
Krispy Kreme says if you just talk like a Pirate when you come in and order, they'll give you a free donut. And if you dress up like a pirate by wearing three of the following items, they'll give you a dozen!
Here's what you'll need:
--An eye patch,
--A parrot on your shoulder,
--A leather belt,
--A pirate shirt,
--A pirate hat,
--silver and gold necklaces and earrings,
--pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals
--A pair of knickers. Choose three and leave your weapons aboard your ship, matey!
Editor's note: At participating US and Canadian locations (excludes Puerto Rico and CT).
DEMI LOVATO has launched a line of hair extensions so you can riff off of her multi-colored dyed hairdos without having to actually color your hair. The line is called Secret Color. MTV's website says the "hair" is made of keratin-conditioned fibers. It comes in pink, red, blue and purple. They're attached to an "invisible" headband that easily blends into the bottom layers of your hair. They're being marketed as extensions you can put in and pull out in less than 30 seconds. They run $20 bucks and are available only at Secret Color's website. (Bartha)
MILEY CYRUS may be in big trouble in Mexico. TMZ.com says government officials want to fine Miley and throw her in jail after one of her backup dancers whacked Miley's prosthetic twerking butt with a Mexican flag during a concert in the country Tuesday night. The flag is sacred in Mexico and lawmakers in the state of Nuevo Leon want Miley to pay $1,200-dollars and spend up to 36 hours behind bars. (Marino)
Stars and their movies:
Lotsa stories yesterday about the upcoming "Magic Mike XXL" sequel.
First of all, it looks like MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY will *not* be in the flick, but CHANNING TATUM will, along with ALEX PETTYFER, MATT BOMER and JOE MANGANIELLO. Daily Variety says details about the plot are still sketchy, but it involves the guys taking some kind of road trip.
However, Channing recently told ELLEN DeGENERES that there's still room for more male talent in the movie, and he thinks CHRIS PRATT (from "Parks and Recreation") and ZAC EFRON would both definitely be great.
Also, ANDIE MacDOWELL has just signed to co-star and Deadline reports JADA PINKETT SMITH is in talks to play the owner of a strip club in the film as well. Warner Brothers is releasing the film next year for the Fourth of July weekend.
Taking everything much too seriously:
An unidentified man in Vancouver, Canada, is selling what he claims is the "actual breath" of actor KEVIN SPACEY.
The seller says he worked with Spacey on the set of American Beauty and asked him to blow into the jar as a gift for his mother. He says, "She was a huge Kevin Spacey fan before she passed away, I think because he resembled her first husband."
The breath jar is up for sale on Craigslist. The seller is asking potential buyers to make an offer for the jar. The guy promises "This is real, it's his actual breath in there." (Still)
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