Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 14, 2015
January 14, 2015
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
JENNIFER ANISTON wants her bestie to button up. Sources tell the National Enquirer that the golden girl worries CHELSEA HANDLER is "cheapening herself" by posting topless selfies on Instagram and fears she's "turning into a KARDASHIAN." The comic loves showing off "the girls" on the social network, but Jen smells "desperation" around her outrageous pal and thinks it's making her "tarnished goods."
Phone starter: Do you have a friend that absolutely, positively must hog the spotlight at all times? Have you minimized contact because they're just so embarrassing --and exhausting? (Lee)
Warning --note language:
Today in wonderfully diabolical news (Bwah-hah-hah)... There's a new Australian company start-up that has come up with the most brilliant idea ever for exacting revenge upon your enemies. It's called ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com. Their website calls glitter "the herpes of the craft world." This is real... for approximately $10 U-S dollars, they will send your enemy a glitterbomb envelope that promises to coat every surrounding surface for weeks --no matter how much you vacuum! The glitter will still be there! The company will also cram a note inside telling recipients how much of a jerk they are.
The website's (very "Crocodile Dundee"-esque) founder, MATTHEW CARPENTER, told Wired.com's U.K. website that the response to ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com has been "[F-bleeping] huge... the amount of times the website has been shared on Facebook and Twitter has been more than I can count whilst drunk, and for some reason we're making a tonne of money. Who knew, aye?"
Phone starter: Have you ever gotten revenge against an enemy? What did you do, and how did you do it? (Bartha)
Stars and their movies:
You may remember the classic 1951 HITCHCOCK film, "Strangers on a Train," if you studied the director's big body of work. It starred FARLEY GRANGER and ROBERT WALKER as a couple of guys who randomly meet on a train and agree to murder somebody the other person wants killed. One of them goes through with it; the other doesn't, leading to the question: will he blackmailed into doing it?
Now, Daily Variety says BEN AFFLECK and DAVID FINCHER, who teamed up for "Gone Girl," are looking to do a reboot of the classic movie --this time about two strangers meeting on a plane.
A black lab in Seattle is famous for riding the bus all by himself.
ECLIPSE the dog takes the bus with his owner JEFF YOUNG a few times a week. But, Young says Eclipse will take off without him if he gets impatient. Commuters in the Belltown area say they've they've become accustomed to seeing the 2-year-old lab climbing aboard and hopping into an empty window seat. Eclipse always gets off at the right stop too --the one near the local dog park. (Still)
Moschino designer JEREMY SCOTT is going to create KATY PERRY'S costumes for her big Super Bowl half-time show performance. Racked.com says expect plenty of glitter and humor from both Katy and the designer... Scott's most recent work included an ultra-Barbie-inspired look for Katy's Prismatic World Tour and a whole collection of clothes with a McDonald's theme. (Bartha)
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