Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 14, 2014
November 14, 2014
According to new research from LoyaltyOne, half of Americans think stores being open on Thanksgiving Day is a bad idea, though that attitude is very age-dependent.
While 33 percent of Americans believe stores being open all day on Thanksgiving Day is a great idea and provides more time for holiday shopping, 50 percent believe store opening on that day detracts from the traditional celebration. Seventeen percent aren't sure.
Among Millennials, 50 percent believe that all-day shopping on Thanksgiving Day is a great idea, dropping to 48 percent among 25-34 year olds. Among older age groups, those age 55 and older, just 16 percent believe stores opening all day on Thanksgiving is a great idea.
Attitudes vary by gender and region, too. More men (37 percent) than women (29 percent) think stores opening all day on Thanksgiving is a great idea. Consumers in the South are more likely (40 percent) than those in the West (32 percent), Midwest (29 percent) and Northeast (26 percent) to appreciate the opening hours. (Kaye)
TAYLOR SWIFT is putting the moves on CHRIS MARTIN! According to Star magazine, T has had a crush on him forever and now that he's on again off again with JENNIFER LAWERENCE, Taylor is making her move!
Meanwhile, the "Shake It Off" singer showed up in North Haven, Connecticut yesterday near the Quinnipiac College campus to grab a coffee at Starbucks after paying a visit to a sick little fan named Leyton. She brought him a little car he could drive and an even cooler mohawk helmut to wear when he's cruising around. Leyton's mother wrote on her Tumblr after, "I AM NOT ALIVE. Let the gross sobbing begin. Thank thank thank you Taylor for visiting Leyton. I can't even put into words how amazing you are and can never repay you. Leyton will remember this and his awesome gifts forever. We all love you so much and I'm so glad he thanked you with this epic kiss." See all the Twitter pics HERE. (Myers)
On, off and way-off Broadway:
MARTIN SHORT is taking over for NATHAN LANE in "It's Only A Play" in January, and now Playbill.com says MATTHEW BRODERICK has decided to hang on to his part as the show gets extended through March 29th. The production is moving out of the Schoenfeld Theater on January 18th, and reopens a few doors down West 45th Street at the Jacobs Theater on January 23rd. (Marino)
Canola-oiled Kim --the day after:
In the horrific aftermath of KIM KARDASHIAN'S "Break the Internet" pictorial, inquiring minds want to know... Are those things for real? Or were they Photoshopped? New York magazine's The Cut says photographer JEAN-PAUL GOUDE has a "long history of manipulating images using props and analog techniques throughout his career." In the pre-Photoshop era, for his portraits of GRACE JONES, whom he dated for about 10 years in the 1970s and '80s, Goude innovated portrait manipulations using multiple photographs. In interviews he's described "chopping up photos and rearranging them in a montage to elongate limbs or exaggerate the size of someone's head or some other aspect..."
USA Today spoke to several plastic surgeons who say they thought some digital alteration of Kim's figure may have been involved. But many agreed that plastic surgery could have also achieved the "freakish" proportions Kim appears to have. Said one plastic surgeon, "People aren't born like that. She has probably had at least one or two procedures. You can see it in pictures of Kim over the years. She had kind of a curvy full-butt figure, but it has definitely been enhanced. People are going to want this butt now." (Bartha)
Disneyland Paris went from the "Happiest Place on Earth" to one of the scariest places yesterday (Thursday).
Residents near the park were told to stay indoors after a tiger was spotted running loose through the neighborhood. Wildlife experts were seen tracking the tiger by following its paw prints, while a helicopter circled overhead. Officials with Disney say the tiger didn't escape from their park. So, along with trying to find the animal, officials are still trying to figure out where it came from. So far, nobody has been injured. (Still)
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