Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 4, 2015
May 4, 2015
Popping another one out:
KATE MIDDLETON --the Duchess of Cambridge-- had a baby girl around 8:30 am (British time) at London's St. Mary's Hospital, and she was a big girl --weighing in at eight pounds, three ounces. The new baby is fourth in line for the throne (see succession line below), immediately behind her big brother, PRINCE GEORGE, who was born in July, 2013. The baby is still unnamed at press time, although there are bets being placed (see below) on what it will be; Alice, Charlotte and Olivia are the current favorites. The baby's last name will be "Cambridge" when she attends school.
Names for William and Kate's baby:
British betting sites have a list of prospective names for William and Kate's baby, with Alice leading the list at 11/4 odds. The top-10:
10. Harriet, Catherine (or Kate, Margaret, Spohia or Anne, 50/1
9. Caroline, Matilda or Florence, 40/1
8. Rose, Frances or Grace, 25/1
7. Mary, 16/1
6. Alexandra or Diana, 10/1
5. Elizabeth, 7/1
4. Victoria, 6/1
3. Olivia, 11/2
2. Charlotte, 3/1
1. Alice, 11/4
FYI: A couple of the longshots: Khaleesi (500/1), Daenerys (475/1), Sansa (225/1).
Line of succession to the British throne:
1. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
2. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
3. Prince George of Cambridge
4. Daughter of the Duke of Cambridge
5. Prince Henry of Wales
6. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
7. Princess Beatrice of York
8. Princess Eugenie of York
British law firm Slater and Gordon released the results of a survey showing social media is a frequent source of marital discord and cited as a contributing factor in a disturbing number of divorce cases.
The survey of two-thousand married British people found that one in seven had considered divorce because of their spouse's behavior on social media sites like Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter, or Whatsapp. A quarter argue at least once a week with their spouse over their use of social media, with 17 percent calling these fights a daily occurrence. Fifteen percent consider social media dangerous to their marriage, with Facebook pegged as the biggest threat.
As for snooping, 58 percent know their partner's logins and passwords for social media sites, often without their spouse's knowledge. Just under half admit to actually secretly checking their spouse's Facebook account, with 14 percent specifically seeking evidence of infidelity, and one in five had an argument about something they found there. One in ten admit to hiding images and posts from their partners, and eight percent have secret social media accounts. (Kaye)
Start Cinqo de Mayo with a FREE Biscuit Taco from Taco Bell! Tomorrow morning, May 5th from 7-11 am, choose between Sausage or Bacon Biscuit Tacos as part of their Breakfast Defector promotion. (No coupon need. Limit one per person. Blah blah blah. --Kaye)
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
MILA KUNIS may be gorgeous, rich and successful, but hasn't forgotten her humble roots. MIKE WALKER of the National Enquirer reports the new mom spotted a homeless man with a flat tire in West Hollywood, asked the poor guy if he needed anything and he responded that some water would be nice. The "Black Swan" beauty handed him a bottle from her purse, left the scene and quickly returned with a brand-new bike for her pal.
Mila's family emigrated from Ukraine with just $250 and insiders say she's a big believer in "sharing blessings." (Lee)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
BEN E. KING passed away on Friday. The New York Times says he died of natural causes at age 76. King was a member of THE DRIFTERS in the late 1950's and sang lead on "There Goes My Baby," which he also co-wrote, "This Magic Moment," "Save The Last Dance For Me" and others. He left the group in 1960 and scored solo hits a few months later with "Spanish Harlem," and his career-defining single, "Stand By Me." Ben co-wrote that one too. The song peaked at number 4 in 1961, but then got back in the Top 10 in 1986 as the title song to the hit movie starring the late RIVER PHOENIX and WIL WHEATON. JOHN LENNON covered the tune and got it up to number 20 in 1975. The hits slowed down for Ben for a while until he got back into the Top 5 with the very danceable "Supernatural Thing - Part 1." King has been on the road ever since. His most recent tour was in the UK in 2013. (Marino)
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