Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 5, 2015
June 5, 2015
Trash talk and satellite dish:
A Change.org petition posted yesterday asking the International Olympic Committee to take away CAITLYN JENNER's gold medal was a hoax.
The petition, which claimed that "Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are two entirely different people" immediately got several big media outlets to print it, including CBS News, the Washington Post, TV Guide, London Mirror, the Sporting News, but it was a prank by the group, 4chan.
"We congratulate Ms. Jenner on these new developments and wish her the best," the petition states. "However, this creates somewhat of a problem as Ms. Jenner (as talented as she is) claims that she has always believed herself to be truly female, and therefore, was in violation of committee rules regarding women competing in men's sports and vice versa."
As of press time (4 am, EST) the petition has already received more than 13,500 signatures of its 15-thousand signature goal.
Today (Jun 05, 2015), in honor of National Doughnut Day, guests will be treated to one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating Krispy Kreme store in the US and Canada.
National Doughnut Day commemorates The Salvation Army volunteers who provided doughnuts to soldiers in WWI.
No purchase necessary, while supplies last, and Krispy Kreme stores in Connecticut and Puerto Rico are NOT taking part. (Kaye)
Today's police blotter:
Chicago police say a suspect chewed through the squad car's seatbelt in an escape attempt.
33-year-old LASHON STUCKEY was arrested Monday for allegedly selling heroin. He was placed in a squad car and driven to the police station. But, during the drive, cops say Stuckey chewed through his restraints and caused hundreds of dollars worth of damage. His excuse? He didn't want to miss his son's birthday party. Stuckey was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal damage to property. Oh, and he didn't make it to the party. (Still)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
SAM SMITH can speak again. He posted the happy news yesterday on Instagram, one month after he had surgery on his vocal cords. He thanked his surgeon, Dr. Zeitles and wrote (quote), "I have fallen in love with music all over again over this past month, and more than ever I feel so blessed to be able to sing and do what I love every day." Sam gets back on the road on July 3rd with a show in Suffolk, England. He's also rescheduled his tour of Australia which will now happen at the end of November. (Marino)
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