Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 30, 2014
October 30, 2014
Take back Halloween:
Enough with the Sexy Big Bird. Sultry SWAT Team Officer. Racy Robin Hood. Naughty School Girl.
Ladies, if wandering the aisles of so-called "sexy" store-bought Halloween costumes leaves you feeling depressed, there's a very cool website called "Take Back Halloween" (takebackHalloween.org) that might be for you. It's a free guide on how women can dress up as famous queens, goddesses and other female historical figures. They don't sell any costumes, but they are promoting a campaign now to add 15 new costumes for next Halloween.
There are four categories on the Take Back Halloween site right now:
--"Glamour Grrls" Strong silver screen icons and trailblazers like GRACE KELLY, JOSEPHINE BAKER, AUDREY HEPBURN, MAE WEST and RITA HAYWORTH.
--"Goddesses and Legends" Create your own version of the Greek goddess Athena, the Egyptian goddess Isis or Pele, the volcano goddess of Hawaii.
--"Notable Women" A how-to guide on a cross-section of women in history, including literature's JANE AUSTEN, artist FRIDA KAHLO, JOAN OF ARC, infamous axe murderer LIZZIE BORDEN and abolitionist SOJOURNER TRUTH.
--"Queens" features costumes for The Queen of Sheba, Queen Victoria and British warrior Queen Boudica.
Editor's note /phone starter: There's nothing wrong with dressing up sexy for Halloween, but it's not for everyone. Do you feel limited by the onslaught of "Sexy" costumes every Halloween? (Bartha)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
Late-night television is a brutal business. Insiders at "The Tonight Show" tell MIKE WALKER of the National Enquirer that JIMMY FALLON has packed on a few pounds since taking over for JAY LENO and that could lead to big trouble. Apparently producers will not allow the wardrobe department to let out the waist or chest of his custom suits and he's in grave danger of bursting through his clothes! (Lee)
DEMI MOORE and DEMI LOVATO are BFF's. According to In Touch magazine, the two met at yoga class and bonded over staying sober. They like to hike meditate and talk about boys despite DM being 51 and DL being 22.
Phone starter: Do you have an unconventional friendship that works that no one understands? (Myers)
On, off and way-off Broadway:
LINDSAY LOHAN cancelled two of her "Speed the Plow" performances in London yesterday, announcing on Twitter that she was "down for the count": "So sorry everyone but (I'm) too ill to perform and down for the count," she wrote. "Dr wants me to rest. Wont make shows 2nt but pls enjoy #speedtheplow XxL."
It was just last week on the BBC's "JONATHAN ROSS Show" that she pledged that she'd never miss a show. "That will never happen" she said.
Wasted away again in Margaritaville:
A woman in Rochester, New York, was arrested twice in three hours for the same offense.
26-year-old CATHERINE BUTLER was pulled over last Saturday night for driving with her headlights off. Cops say Butler --in full zombie makeup-- was intoxicated. She was arrested and released. But, cops pulled Butler over again two hours later. She had removed the makeup, but was allegedly still drunk. She was arrested again on a misdemeanor charge.
Police say she now has a total of four DUI's on her record. (Still)
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