Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015
A major confession yesterday from HILLARY CLINTON. She told those gathered at the South Carolina Democratic Women's Council, "I've been coloring my hair for years."
She added, "So you're not going to see me turn white in the White House... Just pull up the images in your head: All our presidents come into office looking so vigorous... Think about what they look like on Inauguration Day. And then we watch them... they grow grayer and grayer. And by the time they leave, they are as white as the building they live in." (Pacelli)
Getting up to speed:
That might have been a shipment of live anthrax spores riding next to your package the other day! A spokesman for the Pentagon said yesterday that apparently the "live anthrax" was shipped from a lab in Utah to states including Texas, Maryland, Wisconsin, Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, New York, California and Virginia.
The Pentagon says the general public was never in danger, although employees at the companies where the shipments were sent could have been exposed if they had opened the packages --all of which are now accounted for and have been locked down.
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors:
BOBBY FLAY is back in the dating game even though he's in the midst of an ugly divorce battle with STEPHANIE MARCH. RadarOnline.com reports the celebrity chef is dating one of his co-workers from the Food Network, GIANA DE LAURENTIS! Bystanders at a swanky joint called Emilio's Ballato say they held hands under the table and carved their initials in the wall, while others swear the new twosome call and text "all the time."
Phone starter: If you're keeping track at home, this is Bobby's third failed marriage. Would you date a guy --or gal --with that horrid track record? (Lee)
CHER is the new face of Marc Jacobs! The designer revealed the 69-year-old icon as the star of his fall-winter campaign on Instagram wearing a black gown, jacket, leather gloves and looking great. People Stylewatch says Jacobs was one of the first to kick off the trend of hiring models older than age 50, including other legends like TWIGGY and JESSICA LANGE. (Bartha)
Be warned of the Ghost Pepper!!!! A Long Island student thought he was expanding the palates of his friends when he introduced them to the spiciest pepper, but instead he got slapped with detention. "I was shocked, because I didn't realize that giving someone a pepper could get me into as much trouble as I was in," said NICK LIEN, a student at Centereach High School. "I was told it's the equivalent of giving someone LSD."
After eating tiny bite-sized pieces, two of his pals ran to the nurses office with massive stomach pain. The school said that he was no better than a drug dealer and gave him a two-day, in-school suspension. (Myers)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
PAUL McCARTNEY almost wound up on "Friends." The show's casting director told the Huffington Post that she wanted Paul to play Ross Geller's father-in-law after he married Emily Waltham during the season four two-part finale in 1998. LESLIE LITT says she contacted McCartney's manager, then got a fax from Sir Paul himself thanking her for the offer but he just didn't have time to do it. (Marino)
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