Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 5, 2015
August 5, 2015
Posturing, Posing and Press Releases:
The 10 candidates who will take part in a Fox News prime time debate tomorrow night have been announced. DONALD TRUMP, JEB BUSH, SCOTT WALKER, MIKE HUCKABEE, BEN CARSON, TED CRUZ, MARCO RUBIO, RAND PAUL, CHRIS CHRISTIE and JOHN KASICH all made the cut for the night time event, after garnering enough support across major polls.
RICK PERRY, RICK SANTORUM, BOBBY JINDAL, CARLY FIORINA, LINDSEY GRAHAM, GEORGE PATAKI and JIM GILMORE missed the cut for the night event, but have been invited to take part in a 1 p.m. event. (Pacelli)
Filling a need:
Mashable reports Ty Warner is producing a Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby in memory of the big cat who became world-famous after he was lured out of a national park in Zimbabwe and shot by an American tourist. According to Ty, 100 percent of the profit from sales of the Cecil plush toy will go to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of the University of Oxford, the group of researchers who was studying the lion when he was killed and continues to work toward wildlife conservation all over Africa. (Kaye)
Taking "butt-dialing" to a whole new level... There are blue jeans that can charge your cell phone now. Joe's Jeans created the hashtag "#Hello" denim line. MTV News says it works like this: the skinny jeans line have a back pocket big enough to hold your cell phone --an engineering feat in and of itself. But to charge up your phone, all you need to do is swipe up their custom battery pack, slip it into the waistband of the jeans, and you're good to go. The super slim battery can charge an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S up to 80 to 85 percent, and an iPhone 6 up to 70 percent. The "#Hello" jeans come in four different washes and run $189 bucks. (Bartha)
Popped by the cops:
Another day, another arrest for KIM RICHARDS from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." This time, the tiny blonde was popped for allegedly shoplifting at a Target store in San Fernando Valley. The Van Nuys Police Department tells Us Weekly that she was apprehended at 4:30 Sunday afternoon, had $600 worth of items in her cart and was placed under citizen's arrest.
Ms. Richards was charged with public intoxication, battery and resisting arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel last April, then checked into rehab in June. (Lee)
On the Beat:
A Georgia woman is accused of eating crack cocaine right in front of police.
Coffee County deputies say they stopped 48-year-old LINDA BLANK, who was on foot. While questioning her, they found she had an outstanding warrant and was wanted for a probation violation. As they prepared to take her into custody, police say Blank pulled out a small amount of crack cocaine and started chewing it up. She was transported to the Coffee County Jail. On a side note, her unique mugshot is worth a look. (Still)
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