Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 6, 2014
November 6, 2014
The Ebola Mess:
New York City health officials say the number of people under "active monitoring" for Ebola symptoms has increased from 117 on Monday to 357 people Wednesday. The vast majority of those being monitored arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries.
All those being monitored showed no symptoms but are being checked on out of "an abundance of caution." (Pacelli)
MILEY CYRUS has a new collection of fake redneck teeth. So... she gets points for originality? Miley calls them "bubz" and they're being sold by retailer BillyBobProducts.com. says each set the deformed dental-ware is "officially licensed Miley-Bob Teeth… pulled from an assortment of Miley's favorite designs and come with a special Miley-Bob insert card." If you want to get the (truly horrific) fake teeth, you'll have to wait. PaperMag.com says the $11.99 sets have already sold out. (Bartha)
Yesterday was BRITNEY SPEARS Day in Las Vegas. Sin City gave her the key for all the revenue she's brought into town, especially at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino where her "Piece Of Me" show is raking in multi-millions every week. Britney also has a new boyfriend. TMZ.com says the lucky dude is CHARLIE EBERSOL, son of former NBC executive DICK EBERSOL. She's also part of a program to help children and families in Las Vegas with Zappos whose headquarters are in the city. (Marino)
Could you see KEVIN SPACEY as ELVIS PRESLEY?
It's in the works, as part of the upcoming movie, "Elvis and Nixon," which describes the meeting of the pair at the White House on Dec. 21, 1970, when Elvis showed up to be sworn in by the Prez as an undercover agent. Daily Variety reports MICHAEL SHANNON will play the former President in the film.
Originally, the movie was to have starred ERIC BANA and DANNY HUSTON, but that was several years ago, back in 2011.
Taking everything much too seriously:
A new device allows babies to post their own selfies on social media.
The device is called New Born Fame and it's designed to hang from a crib like a mobile. It features social media symbols that are activated when the baby touches them. When activated, it takes a picture or video of the kid, then automatically uploads it to a social media account. Designer LAURA CORNET says she created the device because "This generation of newborns is the first to be brought up by parents who grew up with Facebook." (Still)
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