Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015
The White House:
The White House was put on lockdown yesterday afternoon when a man tried to fly a remote-controlled drone over the White House fence. He was detained by Secret Service agents for questioning.
PRESIDENT OBAMA was at a Camp David summit with representatives from several Middle Eastern nations and not at the executive residence during the incident. Traffic outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue was stopped while the Secret Service investigated. (Pacelli)
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
Rumored details of PATRICK DEMPSEY'S exit from "Grey's Anatomy" are coming out and it's just as messy as the onscreen drama at Sloan Grey Memorial. RadarOnline is reporting that Patrick had a "very messy and emotional" fling with a much younger staffer on the ABC drama, which is what ultimately led to his longtime absence from the show before suddenly having his character killed off in a car accident. The affair could also explain his,sudden divorce filing from his wife of 15 years back in January. (Hah! Mer was right! McDreamy did cheat after all!)
The alleged affair with the member of the "Grey's Anatomy" staff is reported to have started last August. Sources are telling the celebrity gossip site that "Patrick would remain in his trailer after hooking up with her on set and refuse to come out." At about the same time, Patrick was also allegedly complaining about his storyline. Showrunner SHONDA RHIMES is said to have "suspended" Demspey while the female staffer was moved off the set to work in another production office. But even after returning to the "Grey's" set, the sources claim "There were lingering feelings of anger towards Patrick, and it was only getting worse. This is when he began showing up late, not remembering lines. Shonda had no other choice but to fire him."
Dempsey's people are calling the whole story "absurd." And after learning the affair was made public, Shonda Rhimes apparently issued a gag order to the entire "Grey's" cast and crew. (Bartha)
Sucks to be you:
JOHNNY DEPP's dogs are in mortal danger down under.
According to ABC News, Depp did not declare his two Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, at Australian customs earlier this month. The dogs are now under a euthanasia warning from the Australian government, seeing as the dogs could be carrying diseases such as "rabies, ehrlichia, leishmania, leptospirosis, parasites," and other unpronounceable maladies. If Depp doesn't get them out of the country, the dogs will be killed in a mere seventy-two hours.
The dogs were discovered on Wednesday by a biosecurity officer, who realized that the Yorkies were in the country illegally. Depp himself is in Australia to film the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, "Dead Men Tell No Tales."
Thus far, over sixty-five hundred people have signed a petition to "save Johnny Depp's dogs," while others have started a countdown entitled, "It's almost time to kill Johnny Depp's dogs."
Australia's Minister of Agriculture, BARNABY JOYCE, has been quoted as saying, "I don't hate Johnny Depp's dogs but I dislike the way that someone comes into our nation and doesn't go through the proper process, so basically you're standing away from the law of this nation."
Joyce also is quoted as saying that Depp's dogs were "probably hidden in his Louis Vuitton bag" when he arrived in Australia. He told the BBC he believed they were leaving by private jet on Friday, which he said was "the wisest move."
"If we start letting movie stars even though they've been the 'sexiest man alive' twice to come into our nation, then why don't we just break the laws for everybody?" he said yesterday. "It's time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States." (AB)
The 2015 Playboy "Playmate of the Year" is... DANI MATHERS. The busty blonde first appeared in Playboyas the magazine's May 2014 Playmate of the Month. She'll be featured on the June 2015 cover in a 10-page pictorial (that you'll want to read for the articles, of course.) The model has also appeared in a number of films, including "Furious 7" and has a recurring role on the CBS daytime soap "The Bold and the Beautiful." She is the 56th Playboy Playmate of the Year. (Bartha)
Look what I found:
A woman in Jordan gave birth via C-section and ended up with a vibrating stomach.
36-year-old HANAN MAHMOUD ABDUL KARIM went back to the hospital complaining of strange vibrating sensations. An x-ray revealed a cell phone was left behind in her stomach. Doctors performed emergency surgery to remove the device. It's thought the doctor who did the C-section might have left the phone behind. But, it's unclear if anyone has been reprimanded for the error. (Still)
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