Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 24, 2014
November 24, 2014
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
You may not know the name APRIL LOVE GEARY, but have probably heard of her gentleman caller. The sleuths over at TMZ.com noticed the photos she's been posting on Twitter appear to be taken inside ROBIN THICKE's family home! The model is big on selfies, has taken a few in his bed and drinking coffee and clocks in at just 19 or 20-years-old. (Lee)
Remember rapper BIZ MARKIE? He's literally half the man he used to be. Us Magazine says Biz has lost 140 pounds and has more to go. He told ABC News that when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he knew he had to make a change, and fast. Biz said doctors told him he could lose his feet and other body parts if he didn't slim down. When he's on the road, Biz only eats organic food. He hopes to lose another 10 pounds in 2015. (Marino)
Trolling for publicity:
LADY GAGA commemorated the fifth anniversary of her breakthrough album "The Fame Monster" with another piece of body art. The pop tart revealed a new tattoo on Instagram featuring her nickname: "Mother Monster" right under her left underarm. If you're keeping track at home, this was number 17 for the chart-topper, who only gets inked on the left side after her father requested she stay "slightly normal" on half of her body. (Lee)
TAYLOR SWIFT may have been pleasantly surprised with 1989 roses in honor of her new album, but HARRY STYLES did not send the monster bouquet. ELLEN DEGENERES asked the ONE DIRECTION stud about the hot new rumor, he immediately started blushing and claimed to know "nothing" about the flowers.
Meanwhile, T-Swizzle admits in the new issue of Lucky magazine that she'd be in a "content relationship" if she liked one person as much as a "skinny caramel latte." (Lee)
Best red carpet looks from the American Music Awards, according to InStyle magazine:
--JENNIFER LOPEZ got away with showing a whole lot of skin in a nude-colored Reem Acra gown.
--SELENA GOMEZ went sophisticated and slinky in a long-sleeved gunmetal-gray and black Giorgio Armani Prive gown on the red carpet.
--FERGIE rocked it old-school in a black-and-gold Halston Heritage gown with some sky-high stilettos by Versus Versace.
--NICKI MINAJ went with a black, high-necked Alexander Wang figure skating-style dress with triangle cut-outs for her abs. (Bartha)
Another obvious study:
Public restroom hand dryers spread more germs than paper towels. That's the result of a new British study, which looked at bacteria levels on warm-air dryers, high-powered "jet-air" dryers and paper towels. U.S. News & World Report says jet-air dryers were the worst, with bacteria levels in the air around them 4.5 times higher than around the warm air dryers. They were also 27 times higher than paper towel dispensers. The University of Leeds researchers also found that bacteria stays in the air near jet dryers longer --anywhere from five to 15 minutes.
Phone starter: When washing hands in a public restroom, which do you prefer: hand dryers, paper towels, or drying your hands on your pants? (Bartha)
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