Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 21, 2014
November 21, 2014
Time to monger a RIHANNA rumor… The singer is reported to be close to signing a $1 million dollar deal with Puma to design a line of sneakers and help the footwear brand launch a "lifestyle" line. Puma and Rihanna will be focusing on shoes, "but she will also be helping with pants and tops." The deal isn't final, but The New York Daily News says "she is 100 percent in and wants to do this."
And what might that this Puma deal mean for Rihanna's love of all-things-Adidas? The contract is allegedly written to prevent her from wearing her rivals' brands. That means Rihanna "will have to slowly start to incorporate Puma into her wardrobe. She will be wearing all Puma gear in [photo] shoots and [when] out and about." (Bartha)
Marie Claire magazine asks, "Which TV power player would you swap careers with?"
--14 percent: "Veep's" Selina Meyer, one-term vice president
--22 percent: "The Good Wife's" Alicia Florrick, litigator
--24 percent: "Nashville's" Juliette Barnes, country star
--40 percent: "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison, CIA officer (Kaye)
The "American Music Awards" are on Sunday, and the performance you need to see will be JENNIFER LOPEZand IGGY AZALEA. They'll be doing their sexy single, "Booty" for the first time on television and TMZ.com says network executives at ABC are afraid it may be too hot for a live Sunday night broadcast.
Iggy Tweeted yesterday (quote), "We haven't been asked to make any changes and there are no plans to expose anyones nipples or vaginas... but... okay tmz if you say sooooo." She followed that up with (quote), "With that being said, we aren't performing in turtleneck sweaters either... hahahahaha ;-)" Iggy has the most nominations with six.
PITBULL will be your host when the "AMA's" are handed out Sunday night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles at 8 pm (Eastern) on ABC. (Marino)
Public transportation in England is in the toilet these days.
Britain's first bus powered by human waste has gone into service between the towns of Bath and Bristol. The so called Bio-Bus seats 40 passengers and runs on fuel generated by processing sewage and food waste. It travels up to 186-miles on a single tank of fuel. The fuel is produced by a company called GENeco. A spokesperson says the Bio-Bus "is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself." (Still)
Health and Medical Briefs:
The type of laser used to remove tattoos also may reduce the appearance of acne scars. In a new study, a tattoo removal laser was used on acne scars, modified with a special lens and transmitted lower energy doses. The result: reduced acne scars by an average of 25 to 50 percent. WebMD.com says acne is the most common skin disease in the U.S. (Bartha)
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