Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 24, 2014
October 24, 2014
Top Halloween make-up videos on YouTube:
Google searches for makeup tutorials are at an all-time high right now. Fashionista.com says views of Halloween how-to make-up tips tripled between 2012 and 2013. The most popular YouTube tutorials uploaded this month:
--A "Queen of Hearts" look by YouTuber NICOLE GUERRIRO. She also has a bloody-eyed look called "Los Lonely Bride" that's the third most-viewed makeup video.
--Sandwiched in-between those two is a video demonstrating is a dramatic eye make-up look called a "cut crease," by YouTuber CARLI BYBEL. The look isn't specific to Halloween, but is very handy if you want to go as KIM KARDASHIAN to a costume party.
--For the most popular tutorials of all time, YouTube beauty icon MICHELLE PHAN dominates the pack. Her Barbie makeup look from back in 2009 leads with more than 56.9 million views. Her LADY GAGA-inspired "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face" make-up videos follow close behind. (Bartha)
Another @$#%* Press Release:
Starbucks addicts start your engines --the java giant is introducing a brand-new beverage for the holidays! The Huffington Postreports the latest concoction is called the Chestnut Praline Latte that will join fellow holiday favorites like the Peppermint Mocha and Gingerbread Latte. A spokesperson describes the treat as "inspired by the time-honored holiday tradition of warm roasted chestnuts… with freshly steamed milk and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices."
The creation comes topped with whipped cream, a grande version clocks in at 330 calories and they'll be available nationwide on November 12th. (Lee)
Quotable: "And to make it more affordable, they're offering five-year financing." (A-List Comedy)
The war between the iPhone 6 and pants has escalated. iPhone started the fight when Apple made the new phone with a bigger screen that didn't fit neatly inside most denim pants pockets. Now New York magazine's The Cut says pants are getting their revenge by turning iPhone 6s blue from the denim dye. The plastic strips on the backs of the phones are picking up a subtle, faded hue. To fix the pants-transferred dyed-Phone-6 problem, Apple recommends a good old-fashion scrubbing of the discolored areas of the phone. (Bartha)
Look what I found:
A woman in Hartford, CT, found someone's cremated remains in her closet.
CARMEN ZAYAS was doing some cleaning in a recently converted closet when she spotted the little black box filled with ashes. Zayas has no idea who the 10-year-old remains belong to, but she's on a mission to reunite them with family members. (Still)
Political Racket /Dirty Tricks:
A legal win Thursday for the Internal Revenue Service over several conservative groups. U.S. District Court Judge REGGIE WALTON dismissed lawsuits brought by more than 40 conservative groups seeking remedies for being singled out in the Tea Party targeting scandal.
Walton tossed out almost all counts brought against the agency in two cases, ruling that both were essentially moot now that the IRS granted the groups their tax-exempt status that had been held up for years. (Pacelli)
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