Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 8, 2015
January 8, 2015
Drug Bust of the Day:
A man in Hudson, Florida, wearing a pro-drugs T-shirt was arrested for --you guessed it-- drug possession.
A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy allegedly spotted 50-year-old JOHN BALMER in the supermarket with a shirt that read: "Who needs drugs? No, seriously, I have drugs." Officers say they saw Balmer pass a suspicious bag to another customer at the checkout line. Police say a search of the bag turned up crystal meth and marijuana. (Still)
Warning --note content:
JUSTIN BIEBER's new Calvin Klein underwear ads are being called out for being Photoshopped. If you look at videos for The Biebs' new ads and compare them to the print ads, Fashionista.com says you can clearly see "...[Calvin Klein] darkened up some of the lines of his abs and pecs to make them appear more muscly."
If you're inclined to look that closely, Fashionista also noted that Calvin Klein also appears to have digitally enhanced Bieber's --ahem-- "happy trail," in the area above the waistband. (Bartha)
I'm a Poll Man:
A new Rasmussen Reports survey says most U.S. voters think the Mexican government doesn't do enough to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking. That majority also favors stopping foreign aid to Mexico until it does more to prevent illegal border crossings.
Just 14-percent of those surveyed think the Mexican government wants to stop its citizens from illegally entering the U-S. Fifty-five-percent say Mexico is not interested in stopping illegal immigration. Thiryt-one-percent are not sure. (Pacelli)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
Usually by this time of the year the ads for the Super Bowl are sold out, but with less than a month to go before NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl 49, there's still around five percent of the ads available for the big broadcast. In comparison, FOX sold its entire inventory of commercial time for Super Bowl 48 by Thanksgiving.
So, if you've got $4.4 million lying around, you could buy 30 seconds of time during the game in Phoenix on Feb 01, which will be seen by around 111 million viewers, if last year's game is any indication.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
FOO FIGHTERS just announced a very special concert. It's "Dave's Super Rad Rock & Roll Club," and features the band performing in the round at the Los Angeles Forum this Saturday night! Doors open at 6, show starts at 8 with no opening act, so expect a very long set. Tickets are $50-dollars and went on sale last night. $10-dollars from each ticket sold will go to three musical charities. (Marino)
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