Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jan 16, 2015
January 16, 2015
MUHAMMAD ALI --who turns 73 tomorrow-- is back in the intensive care unit once again. RadarOnline.com reports someone in the champ's Scottsdale, Arizona, home dialed 9-1-1 early Thursday morning after he was unresponsive and slept over 24-hours. The former boxer suffers from Parkinson's disease, is recovering from pneumonia and a urinary tract infection and just left the hospital a few days ago. (Lee)
Men --and women-- in uniform:
Looks like we may see some female Rangers in the US Army.
Yesterday, the Army released a statement saying that for the first time, they'll admit women to the grueling two-month combat school to become one of the Army's elite Special Ops soldiers based at Ft Benning, GA.
The new ruling is based on a directive which says that by January of next year, the military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why.
On, off and way-off Broadway:
Auditions are starting for the upcoming Broadway version of the movie, "The School Of Rock." Producers are looking for boys and girls, ages 9 to 15 who can sing and act, along with kids who can play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Auditions begin in Los Angeles on Saturday, then on the 24th in New York and Chicago. They're also looking for a young-ish actor to play JACK BLACK's part of Dewey. Get all the info at schoolofrockthemusical.com. The show is set to open November 2nd at the Winter Garden Theater. (Marino)
BETHENNY FRANKEL is reportedly planning to follow up her Skinny Girl franchise with her very own line of marijuana!!!
Us Weekly reports the "Real Housewives of New York" star would sell her signature product in states where it was legal --Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington-- and it would not conflict with her Skinny Girl products because it would be "a specially engineered strain of pot designed to not give you the munchies," according to an insider.
MARIAH CAREY is heading to Sin City. She was on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" yesterday and said she'll be doing her first ever residency in Las Vegas. It will be an all-hits show at Caesars Palace called "Mariah Carey's Number One's" and the first run begins May 6th. She'll perform Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Colosseum Theater for the entire month of May, then come back for more shows in July. Mariah will also re-release her "#1's" album in May so that it includes all 18 of her chart-topping singles.
FYI: Mariah was booked at Ceasars because CELINE DION won't be returning anytime soon. She's taking care of her husband, REBE ANGELIL who is very ill.
Editor's note: Mariah better get paid in advance. Ceasars Entertainment just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (Marino)
Warning --note content:
Here's something JUSTIN BIEBER can add to his resume: GAY PORN! Billboard.com says gay porn star JOHNNY RAPID and Men.com are offering the Bieber $2-million dollars to do one sex scene with Johnny. Johnny posted a video pitch to YouTube and says (quote), "I'll do most of the work: come in for a few hours, then you're out of here with $2 million. Hope to see you soon!" (Marino)
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